Psychology Research on Asian American Youth Scholarship

The AAPA is Proud to Offer The Stephen C. Rose Scholarship for Psychology on Asian American Youth

Established by The Steve Fund, this scholarship is in memory of Stephen C. Rose whose passions included psychology, in which he attained a graduate degree. It seeks to encourage and promote research on psychological challenges confronting Asian American youth and young adults. This is an area of study which needs greater attention, particularly given the impact of societal issues such as racism, which have a negative effect on the mental health of Asian American college-aged youth.

The Steve Fund has established this annual award in recognition of the inspiration Stephen gave to all of those who knew him. Stephen was a young African American man who lived life with courage, determination, and compassion. He cared deeply about the well-being of others, therefore this fund was created by his family and friends to promote the mental and emotional well-being of young people of color. For more information, please contact Richelle Concepcion, Psy.D., MPH ( or visit the award website at


$1,000 plus travel stipend to present research at the 2019 AAPA Convention.


Graduate or Undergraduate student members of AAPA may apply.

To Apply

  • Must be a current student member of Asian American Psychological Association
  • Submit a 500-word abstract of proposed research focused on the mental and emotional health of Asian American students on college campuses
  • Submit a 500-word personal statement that provides an overview and background of experience and interest in the research topic, and background information in terms of where you are in your studies.
  • The recipient of this award will be expected to present the results of their work at an upcoming AAPA convention

A Completed Application Package Must Consist of:

  • Personal statement
  • Research summary/abstract
  • 1-page Letter of Support from Research Advisor/ Sponsor
  • Unofficial copy of most recent transcript


Submit one digital copy of the proposal (including supporting documents) to the to the Awards Committee Chairpersons (One comprehensive Word or PDF file please), Dr. Kimberly Langrehr ( or Swap Mushiana, MS ( Please put the name of the applicant and “The Steve Fund” in the subject line of the email.



Our Mission: Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color