Gerald Lachter Scholarship Fund


This fund exists to honor the memory of Dr. Gerald Lachter, our dear friend and colleague.
Each year at the Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference in early December one promising individual will receive a grant to help further his or her education in Behavior Analysis. This individual must be enrolled in either the LIU Post or Queens College Masters Level or Doctorate Level Behavior Analysis Program.
The fund is held and administered by The ELIJA Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Donations made through the link above are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and will be directed towards the Gerald Lachter Scholarship Fund.


For as long as the fund will allow, The ELIJA Foundation will award a grant to a promising individual with the following timeline:
The first award recipient will be announced December 2017, the Inaugural year of the award.
The application window is currently closed and will open October 1, 2017.
Grantee will be announced in early December at the Annual Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference

A Wonderful Person

We are deeply saddened at the loss of ELIJA's dear friend Gerald Lachter PhD., BCBA-D, Chair of the Department of Psychology at LIU Post. He was a kind and humble person and committed to science of behavior analysis. When ELIJA started LIBAC and its networking events, Gerry was excited for the advancement and promotion of behavior analysis on Long Island and was always the first to sign up to all the events we held. Gerry never missed an ELIJA event. He was a dear friend and a wonderful colleague. He will be terribly missed.