September 30, 2021

Bao Ngoc Tong Awarded with NASP Minority Scholarship

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.”
  • Bao Ngoc Tong

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has introduced the new recipients of the NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship and named current student Bao Ngoc Tong (EdS, School Psychology ’22) among them. According to NASP’s website, the NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.” The program provides a $5,000 scholarship along with a commitment to mentorship through Tong’s journey.

Tong joined the graduate school community in 2019, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Practices from Portland State University. She aims to leverage the support of the NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship in order to further her mission of bridging special education and general education for new coming families of the United States and other underserved groups, and hopes to continue her path in higher education by pursuing a doctoral degree and gaining the opportunity to contribute to the field of psychology internationally.

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Our nationally-approved school psychology program emphasizes the development of a deep understanding of children, families, and schools as well as the development of effective relational and communication skills. Through coursework and practica in counseling, consultation, assessment, and intervention, our students learn to work effectively with individual children, whole families, special education teams, as well as whole school communities to help create learning environments that foster the healthy development of all children.

More information is available on our School Psychology program page.