Scholarship Winner – Rose Rife

We are delighted to announce that Rose Rife has been selected as the winner of the annual 2023 School Psychology $1,000 Scholarship Award by PSI. Rose is completing her internship and is in her 3rd year in the School Psychology program at Cleveland State University.  She has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of students, particularly those on the Autism spectrum. When asked about why she chose to study School Psychology Rose indicated that she was drawn to supporting students’ mental health and academic success through evidence-based interventions.  Rose is planning on graduating in May of 2024.  Her paper was entitled “The Importance of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Training for Caregivers.”

PSI’s annual Scholarship Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions from graduate students, interns, and past graduates. This $1,000.00 award serves as both a tribute to their accomplishments and an encouragement for continued excellence. By offering this Ohio-wide PSI Scholarship Request for Proposals (RFP), we aim to reward and reinforce the invaluable contributions made by psychology graduates who have worked tirelessly with children facing behavioral health challenges.

The significance of this scholarship program is underscored by the exceptional contributions of our past graduates who have become integral members of the PSI family. Their dedication to the mental health and well-being of the students we serve has been truly commendable, and we take pride in their continued success.

As for future scholarships, PSI is committed to supporting future generations of students in both school psychology and clinical psychology programs in Ohio and will continue to offer the scholarship each year.  There are also plans to expand the disciplines beyond psychology.  The dates for the 2024 scholarship have not been determined.

Once again, congratulations to Rose Rife on this well-deserved recognition. We are confident that her commitment to the field of school psychology will make a positive impact on the lives of many students.


Rose Rife-Scholarship Winner

PSI Scholarship Winner-Rose Rife with Steve Rosenberg and CSU School Psychology Professor Patrick Frato