The Awards Committee has created information packets for the APABA awards that have been established. It is hoped that the awards will recognize initiatives of members, help spread understanding of ABA among the public and encourage students to enter our field. A brief description of the awards follows and more complete information will soon be available.
The Verna O’Coin Memorial Bursary
Verna O’Coin was a much loved and respected member of the education community in New Brunswick. She will be fondly remembered for her many years of dedicated work in special needs education, and particularly for her work with those living with Autism. In her memory, a Professional Development Bursary has been established. The bursary (up to $250) will be granted to applicants who live in Atlantic Canada and who are seeking funding in order to pursue continuing education in the field of behaviour analysis. Members will be able to contribute to, or apply through the APABA website for this supplemental funding when they are attending professional development activities.
For more information on this award click here.
To make a donation towards this bursary click here.
APABA scholarship to support BIPOC students of ABA in the Atlantic Provinces
The Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis would like to support individuals who identify as black, indigenous, or as a person of colour who is pursuing education or certification in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Criteria: Currently enrolled students who are taking university or college coursework in ABA, or those pursuing certification with the BACB at any level. This scholarship can be applied to any expenses related to this education or exam preparation or associated fees.
Priority will be given who students who clearly demonstrate a strong interest and calling towards the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis, and an intention to use the science to benefit the community. Financial need may also be considered.
Application process: Award distributed on a bi-annual basis. Scholarship amount will be up to $350, depending on funds raised. Apply through the website.
Application deadlines: August 1st and Feb 1st. First application date: August 1, 2021.
For more information on this scholarship click here.
To make a donation towards this scholarship click here.