BIPOC Membership Scholarship Program

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ADAA offers annual membership scholarships to students and early career professionals who identify as members of the BIPOC community. 

The BIPOC Membership Scholarship Award aims to increase the diversity of our membership and therefore the diversity of those in attendance to our annual ADAA conference. This program allows early career professionals and students from underrepresented backgrounds in science who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of color to participate in an evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and mission driven organization bringing the latest in scientific advancement to our professional and public communities.
ADAA's professional community opens the door to enhancing leadership skills and to learning from and networking with a diverse international peer community of mental health professionals and students committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with anxiety disorders and depression.
This opportunity offers a two-year ADAA Membership to graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MS/MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), interns, residents, postdoctoral fellows, or early career professionals of color who focus on anxiety or depression, and related disorders. Along with this membership, awardees will receive discounted registration to the 2025 ADAA Annual Conference. 


The 2024 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Madison Boschulte, BS, Boston University
  • Taylar Clark, Postgraduate Associate, Yale Child Study Center
  • Nia Cole, BS, Binghamton University
  • Jasmine Lewis, PhD student, Virginia Tech
  • Elizabeth Martin, MD, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jesus Solano-Martinez, MA, DePaul University
  • Daniela Moreno-Duron, BA, University of Kansas
  • Yvette Pino, PhD, University of Arizona
  • Ritika Rastogi, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Dominique Simms, PhD student, University of Arizona

Meet the 2024 BIPOC Membership Scholarship Awardees. 

Click here to view previous recipients.


Click Here to Receive 2025 Scholarship Updates 

BIPOC Scholarship Components

  • Two year complimentary ADAA membership (value up to a $578)
  • Complimentary registration to the ADAA Conference (value up to $645)
  • Opportunity to be recognized in-person at the ADAA Annual Conference Saturday Award Ceremony
  • Eligible to join ADAA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and participate in peer consultation calls
  • Complimentary registration for live and on demand professional education webinars
  • Early Career professionals can receive complimentary CE/CME credit on eligible webinars and the Annual Conference
  • Learn and network through ADAA's members' only online community
  • Access to member discount registration rate for ADAA's Annual Conference
  • Eligible to submit blog posts for ADAA's public or professional communities
  • Featured profile on ADAA's website

BIPOC Application Requirements

  • Applicants must submit through the application portal (the 2025 portal opens September 3)
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement (no more than one page in length) explaining their area of professional or academic focus; why the would like to become an ADAA member; how ADAA may benefit their careers; and how they anticipate contributing to ADAA's mission
  • Applicants must submit a brief biography (no more than two to three paragraphs in length) and CV.

Have a question about the diversity membership scholarship program? Please email [email protected].


Support ADAA's Scholarship and Awards Programs 


The diversity membership scholarship program is supported in part by the fundraising efforts of ADAA Board of Directors member Krystal Lewis, PhD.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been and continue to be a core value of ADAA. Our commitment to be a culturally diverse membership organization is founded on the principle and practice of prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify or expression. To this end, ADAA is committed to providing an environment at all levels in which our diverse members can learn, network, and share information freely with their colleagues.