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The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children and Families

The Melissa Sullivan Endowed Internship/Practicum with Children and Families has been established to honor Melissa Sullivan, a CSPP student who graduated with the MA degree in 2001. She died unexpectedly in December 2001. The Sullivan family established the endowment in honor of Melissa and to encourage the training of students to work with children and families. The student selected will receive $10,000 during the academic year.

Eligibility requirements

  • Work in an internship/practicum site with children and families during the 2008-2009 academic year
  • CSPP MA or PhD student
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Financial need is a secondary consideration.

To apply, please submit

  • A completed application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship
  • A vita
  • An unofficial copy of your graduate transcript

Deliver the above materials to:

Educational Psychology – CSPP
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Materials must be received by March 3.

Please note: The CSPP Scholarship Committee will screen these applications and identify up to five finalists. The finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a letter of recommendation, to the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship Committee. That committee will determine the scholarship recipient.

All materials are to be submitted in a manila envelope, marked “Melissa Sullivan Fellowship,” and delivered to the Educational Psychology office front desk in 250 Education Sciences Building.

All questions are to be directed to Thomas Skovholt, CSPP.

Application for the Melissa Sullivan Fellowship

Please answer the following questions on ONE separate sheet of paper.

  • Describe your career aspirations and how the internship/practicum might help you to achieve these aspirations
  • Name the internship/practicum site you will be working at during the year. In addition, describe the types of services offered and the types of clients served at this site.
  • Do you expect to be employed (outside of the internship/practicum site) during the academic year? If so, where will you be employed? How many hours will you work per week?
  • Describe your financial need/situation.
  • Include your name, your degree program, date you entered the program and your anticipated date of graduation.

Please return this application, a vita, and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 250 Education Sciences Building per instructions above.