Awards & Fellows

HNS awards & fellows Program

The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) is proud to support graduate students and recognize members for their outstanding achievements in support of the neuropsychology profession.
Awards Committee Chair
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Laura Renteria, PhD, ABPP (2021-2023)
Awards Committee Members
Veronica
Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP
Mirella
Mirella Diaz-Santos, PhD
Yayci Patiño, MA

Yayci Patiño, MA

Krueger K

Kristin Krueger, PhD, ABPP

Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP
Award Presentations at HNS meetings

Click on the links below to learn more about the various HNS awards, eligibility, and submission requirements.

Award Category Call for Applicants Deadline to Apply Notification
Student Research Award Early Spring Late Spring Late Spring
Fellows Program Early Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award Early Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award Early Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Student Internship Scholarship Award Late Summer Early Fall Fall
Student Research Award

The Awards Committee, in collaboration with the HNS Mentoring and Education Committee, offers a monetary award (totaling $1000) to support graduate students of HNS. The call for applicants is in Early Spring, and the deadline to apply is in Late Spring. The notification of awards takes place in Late Spring.

Half of the award ($500) can be used for student research that addresses cross-cultural issues or clinical materials needed for evaluation of Hispanics (i.e., Spanish language testing materials). The remaining $500 can be used toward travel to a conference, where the student will be expected to present their research as a poster and/or during HNS Heritage Month.

Eligibility:

The award is limited to graduate students who are current student affiliate members of HNS.

Procedure:

The student’s application must include the following:

  1. A one-page description of how funds will be used and how this supports the student’s development as a psychologist who serves Hispanics or addresses cross-cultural issues
  2. A copy of the student’s CV
  3. A letter of support from a relevant sponsor that describes the student’s potential to contribute to Hispanic/Latino neuropsychology and feasibility/resources available to complete such a study
Student Research Award Recipients
Established December 2014
Jéssica Orobio

2021
Jéssica Orobio

Ochoa Lopez

2019
Andrea Ochoa Lopez

Conde

2017
Katheryn Conde

Duan

2016
Jenny Zhen-Duan

Internship Scholarship Award
(Formerly Internship Fees Award)

The Awards Committee, in collaboration with the HNS Student Association, will accept applications for a monetary award to support graduate students of HNS. This award is designed to provide financial assistance to two outstanding student members of HNS applying for the APPIC Internship Match. Awardees will receive $600 each to subsidize both internship registration and application costs. The call for applicants is in Late Summer and the deadline to apply is in Early Fall. The notification of awards takes place in Mid Fall.

Eligibility:

Candidates must be a current student member of HNS who will be applying for the APPIC clinical internship match. Students must be from an underrepresented background and demonstrate financial need in their application. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

Procedure:

The student’s application must include the following: 

  1. A one-page statement of purpose specifying a) financial need, b) approximate number of sites applying to, c) commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in neuropsychology, and d) professional development goals
  2. The student’s CV
  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, supervisors, or mentors (letters from HNS professional members are encouraged)
  4. A letter from the student’s Director of Clinical Training that indicates the student is in good standing within their program and eligible for internship application
Internship Scholarship
Award Recipients
(Formerly Internship Fees) Established November 2018
Yanez
2019
Janet Yanez
Quinn
2019
Crystal Quinn
Alicia Ranucci
2019
Alicia Ranucci
Avila

2018
Justina Avila

Mora

2018
Esmeralda Valdivieso Mora

Fellows Program

Fellow status within HNS is an honor that acknowledges remarkable contributions to the field of cultural neuropsychology that have garnered national or international renown. This award is given every two years and recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact to the profession of cultural neuropsychology through achievements in scientific and/or scholarly publications, teaching or training programs, advocacy, and contributions to HNS.

Nominations of individuals for this award should include a description of how their work impacted the profession of cultural neuropsychology, including their scientific and/or scholarly publication achievements, teaching or training programs, advocacy, and contributions to HNS. The call for nominations takes place in the Early Summer of every odd year (eg., 2021, 2023) and the deadline to apply is in Late Summer. The notification of awards takes place in Early Fall.

Eligibility:

Nominees must have been HNS professional members for at least five years and remain in good standing. They must have 10 years post-doctoral experience in clinical neuropsychology and recognized expertise in cultural neuropsychology as defined by their clinical, scholarly, and professional activities. They must have substantially contributed to the science and/or profession of cultural neuropsychology through distinguished research, scholarship, teaching/mentoring, leadership and service, and/or practice.

Procedure:

Nominations must include:

  1. At least three letters of endorsement by leaders in the field who can address the nominee’s accomplishments in the area of cultural neuropsychology
  2. The nominee’s CV
Fellows
Bender_circular

2021
Heidi Bender, PhD, ABPP

Bordes Edgar circular

2021
Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP

Judd circular

2021
Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP

Strutt circular

2021
Adriana Strutt, PhD, ABPP

Renteria L
2020
Laura Renteria, PhD, ABPP
David
2019
David Lechuga, PhD, ABPP
Monica-1
2019
Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, ABPP
Tony
2019
Antonio Puente, PhD
Lifetime Achievement in Cultural
Neuropsychology Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact to the profession of cultural neuropsychology through achievements in scientific and/or scholarly publications, teaching or training programs, advocacy, and contributions to HNS.

Nominations of individuals for this award should include a description of how their work impacted the profession of cultural neuropsychology, including their scientific and/or scholarly publication achievements, teaching or training programs, advocacy, and contributions to HNS. The call for nominations is in Early Summer and the deadline to apply is in Late Summer. The notification of awards takes place in Early Fall.

Eligibility:

Nominees must have at least 10 years of post-doctoral experience and have contributed significantly to the field. Nominees must be/become professional members of HNS.

Procedure:

Nominations must include:

  1. The nominee’s CV
  2. A summary of the nominee’s relevant contributions/qualifications (no more than 500 words)
  3. Two additional letters of support

Self-nominations will be accepted. 

Lifetime Achievement in Cultural
Neuropsychology Award Recipients
Rosselli circular

2021
Mónica Rosselli, PhD

Tony
2020
Antonio Puente, PhD
Alfredo
2019
Alfredo Ardila, PhD
Mentorship in Cultural
Neuropsychology Award

The Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award recognizes a neuropsychologist who has made significant contributions to the development of students, trainees, and/or junior colleagues. This award is organized and administered by the HNS Awards Committee. The call for nominations is in Early Summer and the deadline to apply is in Late Summer. The notification of awards takes place in Early Fall.

Eligibility:

Nominees must be/become professional members of HNS.

Procedure:

Nominations must include:

  1. The nominee’s CV
  2. Summary of the nominee’s relevant contributions/qualifications (no more than 500 words)
  3. One additional letter of support

Self-nominations will be accepted. 

Mentorship in Cultural
Neuropsychology Award Recipients
Rengifo circular

2021
Johanna Rengifo, PhD

Ted
2020
Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP
2019
Christine M. Salinas, PsyD
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