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William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship

On July 30, 1999, the American Polygraph Association Board of Directors approved the funding of an annual competitive scholarship, called the William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Yankee's commitment and lasting contribution to examiner education. Under this new program, the APA will underwrite the cost of basic polygraph training at an APA accredited school for one candidate each year, up to $5,000.00. 

To qualify, the candidate must:

  1. Have a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university. 
  2. Submit an essay of up to 1000 words on detection of deception, interviewing, interrogation, or related fields, with emphasis on what the candidate hopes to contribute to the field as a polygraph examiner.
  3. Submit at least two (2) letters of recommendations.

The individual that is awarded this scholarship, will select and attend an APA accredited basic polygraph examiner training course. Upon graduation from training, they are expected to qualify for APA membership.

Applicants must have the required documentation submitted to the National Office by June 1st each year to compete for the scholarship, and must also include a cover letter, resume, with the required essay and two letters of recommendation. An official college transcript issued directly from the institution must also arrive to the National Office before the June 1st deadline.

Criteria for selection of the single candidate will be academic success and a demonstrated interest in the field of polygraph. The packets will be reviewed by the APA Education and Training Committee, and the single candidate will be selected by majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

El 30 de julio de 1999, la Junta Directiva de la American Polygraph Association aprobó la financiación de una beca competitiva anual, llamada William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship, en honor al compromiso y la contribución duradera del Dr. Yankee a la educación del examinador. Bajo este nuevo programa, la APA cubrirá el costo de la capacitación básica en polígrafo en una escuela acreditada por la APA para un candidato cada año, hasta $ 5,000.00.

Para calificar, el candidato debe:

1) tener un título de 4 años de un colegio o universidad acreditada;

2) seleccionar para asistir a un curso de capacitación de examinador de polígrafo básico acreditado por APA;

3) calificar para la membresía APA al finalizar la capacitación

4. presente un ensayo de hasta 1000 palabras sobre detección de engaño, entrevistas, interrogatorios o campos relacionados, con énfasis en lo que el candidato espera contribuir al campo como examinador poligráfico; y,

5) presentar al menos dos (2) cartas de recomendaciones.

Los candidatos deben enviar sus paquetes a la Oficina Nacional por correo electrónico [email protected] antes del 1 de junio de cada año para competir por la beca, y ese paquete debe incluir una carta de presentación, un currículum y un ensayo. Una transcripción oficial de la universidad emitida directamente por la institución también debe llegar a la Oficina Nacional antes de la fecha límite del 1 de junio.

Los criterios para la selección del candidato único serán el éxito académico y un interés demostrado en el campo del polígrafo. Los paquetes serán revisados por el Comité de Educación y Capacitación de la APA, y el candidato individual será seleccionado por mayoría de votos de la Junta Directiva.

 ABOUT WILLIAM J. YANKEE

William J. Yankee, who worked at WMU from 1960 until 1966, was a former Kalamazoo Police Department detective and Friend of the Court for Kalamazoo County Circuit Courts. After coming to WMU, he did polygraph research and taught local police how to administer the test. He left WMU in 1966 to become president of Delta Community College. He was named president of Northwestern Michigan College in 1974.

 

His expertise in polygraph was employed again after he left NMC to move to North Carolina to work as a polygrapher and consultant. In 1987 he took over the U.S. Defense Department's Army Polygraph School which trains polygraphers for the FBI, Secret Service, armed services and other government agencies. He retired in 1995 to homes in Traverse City and Pensacola, Fla.

Yankee received bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology at WMU and a doctoral degree in education from Michigan State University.

William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship