Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2020 HaPI Measurement Scholarship. Each scholarship provides a $500 award to a U.S.-based graduate student in the field of health or psychosocial science (e.g., psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, nursing, public health) who is in their 2nd year or beyond. The scholarship funds are intended to support the selected student’s master’s thesis, dissertation or other research project in the health or psychosocial sciences.
Here are the recipients of the 2020 HaPI Measurement Scholarship:
Silvia Hernandez is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio). Ms. Hernandez plans to use the scholarship to fund her dissertation research on suicidal ideation across the adult lifespan. The goals of her proposed research include validating an instrument designed to assess suicidal ideation in older adults, and evaluating the psychometric properties of a new measure of adult stages of psychosocial development.
Kenzhane Pantin is a graduate student in the Social-Personality Division in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Pantin plans to use the scholarship to fund her dissertation research on sexual self-concept among sexual gender minorities. The goals of her proposed research include validating a multidimensional questionnaire designed to assess sexual feelings and attitudes, and examining the role of sexual self-concept in mediating health risk among sexual gender minorities.
Congratulations, Silvia and Kenzhane! We wish you all the best with your dissertation research!
We would like to thank everyone who submitted applications for the HaPI Measurement Scholarship. They were all strongly grounded in theory and psychometrically rigorous. Thank you all for your interest.
And be sure to check back here in the coming months for an announcement of the 2021 HaPI Measurement Scholarship!