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SCOPE Program 2023

Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate student who identifies with a historically excluded racial or ethnic group who is interested in pursuing graduate-level education in psychology? 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, June 3, 2023 from 9am to 5pm CST. 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 students who have been historically excluded from graduate programs in psychology on the basis of race and/or ethnicity. The ideal participants for this program are undergraduate students or recent graduates who identify with a historically excluded racial or ethnic group and are 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 and education

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

Applications due April 23rd, 2023.

For the program application click HERE!

If you have any questions, please let Madison Silverstein know (

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