April 22, 2020 | Craig Siegel, ATR-BC, ATCS, Multicultural Committee Chair

The Multicultural Committee sponsors the annual Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award, named after an African American artist and art therapy client who requested that the scholarship provide an opportunity to “remember me” and to support efforts to “explore, express, connect…to enhance the multicultural aspects of the therapeutic experience.”

This award is specifically designed to provide financial support for an art therapy community-based or research project, which targets multicultural aspects and capacities of art therapy. Student and Professional members of the American Art Therapy Association are eligible to apply. The award is specifically designed to advance teaching and the research mission of the Association, and is based on the merit of the project proposal. Recipients of the award are encouraged to present the winning project at the American Art Therapy Association’s Annual Conference.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Pearlie Roberson Award! The submission deadline is May 1, 2020.  Members may visit the scholarship webpage for more information. In addition, members can log in to MyAATA to download the full guidelines and application.