Karen Lopp Memorial Scholarship

The Karen Lopp Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Karen Lopp, a Ph.D. student in the School Psychology program at Georgia State University. Lopp was committed to several multi-cultural issues, in particular, the LGBT community and African-American girls. Her life and work stands as a model for all of those who are in the helping professions. She stood up to social injustice. It is our hope that, through the provision of this scholarship, her crusading spirit and efforts lives on.

The scholarship is awarded each year to one graduate level student at the Honors Day Ceremony. The College of Education and Human Development recognizes this exceptional individual and the contributions made to the university, college, and the community. The recipient of the scholarship is selected by the Student Association of School Psychology (SASP) Scholarship Committee.

List of Previous Recipients:

Vanessa Placeres, 2018 Recipient

David Zelaya, 2017 Recipient

Sarah Kiperman, 2016 Recipient

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current graduate student in the GSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) department. Both master and doctorate level students are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to advocacy or service to one of Karen Lopp’s areas of interest or other multi-cultural area.

Award Amount:

  • One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate level student selected by the SASP Scholarship Committee

To apply:

Application Deadline:

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Contact Information: