Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders (formerly Master's Student Minority Scholarship)

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation awards scholarships to minority students. The scholarship is open to the following membership categories: Pre-Clinical Fellows, Student, and Clinical Fellows who have been members for less than 5 years. COAMFTE students or graduates from a COAMFTE program are preferred, but it is not a requirement. The purpose is to support the recruitment, training, and retention of minorities in the field of marriage and family therapy. See application for further criteria. The award consists of a plaque, a cash award up to $3,000, reimbursement for travel to the Annual Conference, and a conference registration fee waiver. 

How to apply:In order to qualify for this award, interested candidates must complete an online application.

2016 Award Recipients


Cerise Lewis

Kyle Zrenchik

Past Recipients of the Minority Scholarship

  • Kiran Hussain (2015)
  • Bridget Sanchez (2015)
  • Florence Lewis (2015)
  • Jessica Floyd (2014)
  • Lawrence Jackson (2014)
  • Eilene Ladson (2014)
  • Brittany Lynch (2013)
  • Beverly Clemons (2013)
  • Anike Adekoya
  • Tina Phousouvanh (2012)
  • Sarah McDougall (2012)
  • John R. Hart (2011)
  • BreAnna L. Davis (2011)
  • Edward M. Callirgos (2011)
  • Jacqueline F. Walker (2010)
  • Shardé N. McNeil (2010)
  • Blendine P. Hawkins (2010)
  • Maryah F. Qureshi (2009)
  • Corinne A. Stevens (2008)
  • Xavier A. Spencer (2008)
  • Claudia M. Lara (2008)
  • Roy C. Fisher (2007)
  • Narkia M. Green (2006)
  • Katrina Robinson (2005)
  • Tricia Hudson (2005)
  • Kristine M. Andrews (2005)
  • Karen M.T. Quek (2004)
  • Nelba L. Marquez-Greene (2004)
  • Christina M. Holland (2004)
  • Christopher D. Stevens (2003)
  • Ericka L. King (2003)
  • Omari L. Dyson (2003)
  • Nikkiah Wyatt (2002)
  • Dynesha Riley (2002)
  • Marian Mitchell (2002)
  • Duduzile Dludlu (2001)
  • Sandy Moghadam (2001)
  • Linda Young (2001)
  • Ayanna K.H. Reed (2000)
  • Dakesa D. Schooler (2000)
  • Salima Jiwa (2000)
  • Marcy Galvez (1999)
  • Leon Altamira (1999)
  • Tara Edwards (1998)
  • Hector Gonzales (1998)
  • Yoko Fukui (1997)
  • Jeannie Hahn (1997)
  • Keith Bell (1997)
  • Karen Fernandez-Cosgrove (1996)
  • Wellington (Duke) White (1996)
  • Judith Maria Bermudez (1996)
  • Marlo Theresa Rouse (1995)
  • Gloria Gonzalez Lopez (1995)
  • Young Hee Chang (1995)

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