BIPOC Membership Scholarship Program


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


The application period for the 2022 class is now closed. We anticipate opening applications for the 2023 call in early fall of 2022.


This program allows early career professionals and students 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 one-year ADAA Memberships to five to ten 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. 


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Scholarship Components

  • One year complimentary ADAA membership (runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022)
  • 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
  • Receive 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

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must download and complete the BIPOC Membership Scholarship Application form. The completed form should be included with the rest of the application materials.
  • Applicants must submit a short 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)
  • All materials should be submitted in one PDF or Word document

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

Please welcome the 2021 Inaugural Scholarship Recipients:

  • Matthew Brown, MS 
  • Terence Ching, MS, PhD Candidate 
  • Christy DaBreo-Otero, MA 
  • Jenny Jung-Mi Kim Goebel, MS, LCSW
  • Tamela Hughes, BS 
  • Dominique Luisa La Barrie
  • Kevin Narine, BA
  • Stephanie Ortiz Domenech, PhD Candidate
  • Eve Rosenfeld, MA 
  • Margaret White, MS, PhD Candidate


Donate to the Diversity Membership Scholarship Fund 


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.