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SCOPE Program 2021

Are you a BIPOC student interested in psychology graduate school? Apply for the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education Program!


Loyola University New Orleans, Auburn University, and Emory University will be hosting the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) Program on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 9 am to 6 pm. This program is FREE to participants and will be held virtually via Zoom. SCOPE was founded in 2015 and aims to improve the recruitment and retention of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) undergraduate students into graduate programs in psychology. The ideal participant for this program is a BIPOC undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing graduate-level education in any field of psychology. Examples include Clinical, Experimental, Industrial-Organizational, Counseling, Human Development and Family Studies, Neuroscience, Social Work, and Applied Behavioral Analysis.

The program will include a series of dynamic breakout sessions led by current psychology faculty and graduate students (with a ratio of five participants to one breakout leader so participants will have an individualized experience). After attending this program, participants will enhance their graduate school applications by learning skills that will increase their likelihood of success in the graduate application process, including:

o Understanding disparities in mental health among BIPOC individuals
o Understanding how to conduct a program search
o Learning how to write a personal statement and format a CV
o Practicing interview skills through mock interviews
o Learning how to receive fee waivers for graduate application fees and GRE testing
o Learning more about the different options for graduate school in psychology
o Taking a full-length practice GRE test
o Learning self-care skills to manage common graduate school stressors

In addition to the development of new skills, participating students will receive the following:
o Receive a free GRE test book
o Be paired based on interests with a psychology graduate student or faculty mentor who will meet with you one-on-one to provide individualized feedback about your application materials and academic/career advice

If you are interested in applying for this competitive program, please complete the following application by April 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm central time: https://loyno.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OXVkPrhv3puNw2

If you have any questions, please let Madison Silverstein know (mwsilver@loyno.edu)