The Elton C. and Joan R. Waelde

Meditation and Psychology Awards 

Each year, three awards are presented to recognize Meditation and Psychology Area of Emphasis students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program who have demonstrated commitment to the application of meditation and mindfulness in psychology. These awards are based on the student’s (a) quality of mindfulness practice in the community, based on years of practicum training and sites where services have been offered; (b) quality and degree of research accomplishments in mindfulness/meditation or related topics; and (c) commitment to advancing the study and practice of mindfulness and meditation in psychology and potential for making significant contributions to the field over the course of her/his career


The three awards are the:

Everest Award in the amount of $750

K2 Award in the amount of $500

Kangchenjunga Award in the amount of $250


Nominations for these awards are due each year in April and award winners are recognized at the student awards ceremony in May. 


Everest Award

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K2 Award

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Kangchenjunga Award

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