The purpose of the Fellows Committee is to coordinate the nomination of Fellows on an annual basis and to nominate Fellows.
The Fellow category is the highest category of membership in the Association. Fellows are practicing or retired licensed psychologists. A Fellow of the Association is a psychologist who can serve as a model to others. To meet the criteria of Fellow, a psychologist must excel in one of the following areas or a combination of those areas: exceptional service to a community (this could include service on Boards, developing community programs, helping shape policy, or being influential in some recognizable way); making a significant contribution to the profession of psychology (this could include outstanding performance in teaching, research, or writing); making a contribution to the local, state or national psychological associations (this could include filling leadership positions, creating programs, or being influential in some recognizable way).
The Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee receives nominations for the Fellow Award from the Fellows Committee and verifies the qualifications of these nominees. The Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee presents the nominees to the Board that certifies the selection of the award recipient(s).