Pearson Sponsors Scholarship Program to Promote Career Development for School Psychology Faculty

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It is school psychologists, after all, who work daily with our students in schools across the nation to help ensure their academic, social-emotional, behavioral, and developmental health.

Pearson, the global leading education and education technology company, is joining with the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) to offer nine scholarships for new trainers and junior faculty from school psychology programs. For the third year in a row, Pearson is sponsoring TSP's Faculty and Student Scholarships Project to promote the career development of current and future school psychology faculty members.

"At TSP, we are extremely pleased to enjoy the close collaboration with Pearson and its affiliated divisions through our Faculty and Student Scholarships Project," said Dr. Daniel Olympia, TSP president and University of Utah associate professor. "When TSP and Pearson representatives give out these awards, it is always very clear that the recognition is both professionally meaningful and appreciated."

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be junior faculty members or graduate students at school psychology programs that are TSP members and must have been accepted to present at National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) annual conference. The TSP Scholarship Committee selects winners based on an independent review process, with particular attention paid to submissions that address training, supervision, assessment and diversity.

"At Pearson, we believe educational opportunity is the foundation for professional success, and we understand the importance of fostering quality training for school psychologists," said Aurelio Prifitera, group president and CEO of the Clinical Assessment group of Pearson.

"We are honored to sponsor TSP's scholarship program, which contributes directly to new and aspiring faculty," added Carol Watson, president of Pearson's Clinical Assessment group in North America. "It is school psychologists, after all, who work daily with our students in schools across the nation to help ensure their academic, social-emotional, behavioral, and developmental health."

The TSP organization fosters high quality training in school psychology programs by examining current trends in graduate education programs, providing professional development opportunities, facilitating communication, and supporting legislative efforts that promote excellence in training. For more information about TSP, visit http://www.trainersofschoolpsychologists.org/.

About Pearson:
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the assessment group of Pearson, visit http://www.ed.pearsonassessments.com.

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