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APF/TOPSS Scholars Essay Competition

Sponsored by: American Psychological Association Foundation

Applicants must be high school students who have been or are presently enrolled in a psychology course and must write an essay answering a question from the APA. A Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) member must sponsor all candidates, and each school may submit no more than five papers.


Application Deadline March 16
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $250


Average 4

Contact Information

American Psychological Association Foundation
American Psychological Association Foundation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Phone: 800-374-2721

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