Society for Consumer Psychology

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Diversity Travel Scholarship

SCP works to ensure a welcoming and inclusive Society for members of historically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups by fostering communication and interaction among all Society members. We strive to increase scientific understanding of the structural challenges, experiences, and cultures of underrepresented groups by promoting and supporting research participation in areas addressing diversity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion play key roles in shaping the Society’s policies on research, professional development, and knowledge dissemination.

Travel Scholarship Objective
To support the goals of SCP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee by increasing active participation and fostering future leadership in SCP among diverse doctoral student groups that are underrepresented in consumer psychology.

Applicant Requirements
Applicants must be from one of the following populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American, or from a population outside the U.S. that is underrepresented in their country and in consumer psychology. Applicants must be currently accepted or enrolled in a doctoral program.

Application Instructions and Content
Please send the following information to Keisha Cutright at

  2. Eligibility: Brief statement confirming that the applicant is African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or from a population outside the U.S. that is underrepresented in their country and in consumer psychology.
  3. Statement of need (please respond to the following question; percentage should total 100%). NOTE: This statement should be signed by a representative or advisor from your doctoral granting institution. If you do not receive a travel scholarship, how will you fund travel to the conference: ___ % Out of Pocket ___ % From University / Department ___ % From Other Sources
  4. Current C.V.
  5. Abstract for a submitted conference presentation (special session, competitive paper, poster, etc.), indicating: a. whether the paper has been accepted for presentation at the 2024 SCP conference; and b. whether the applicant (vs. a co-author) is planning to present.

All materials must be received before midnight (EST) on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Award will be in the form of a travel reimbursement for attending the 2024 SCP Conference. This travel scholarship will reimburse uncovered reasonable travel (e.g., economy class flight, standard conference hotel room for the duration of the conference, and registration reimbursement) up to $1500.

Evaluation Criteria
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted by a review panel comprised of active members in the Society. The Committee will consider financial need, quality of the submission to the conference, whether the applicant’s work has been accepted for presentation, whether the author plans to present the work, and the applicant’s CV.