Psychology Scholarships

Below is a list of the scholarship opportunities available to Psychology majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Melinda Blackman.

 

JoAnn Brannock Student Travel Scholarship

Amount: $250

Established by: Dr. JoAnn Brannock, an alumna of the psychology department who would like to support to defray the cost of conference presentations. It was inspired by her own experience.

Open to: Undergraduate students (1 award) and graduate students (2 awards) who present a research project (poster or talk) at a professional conference as the first author.

Criteria: Must be the first author of the presentation. The quality of the research project and the cost of conference attendance will be considered as well.

Application Procedure: An applicant should have a letter of support from a faculty member and submit a 500-word summary of the research to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: December 15 by 5:00pm

 

Applied Psychology Award

Amount: $100

Established by: The Department of Psychology

Open to: Psychology undergraduate and graduate students who use psychology in an applied setting.

Criteria: Outstanding performance at field placement or outreach work that is of an exemplary nature. Up to two awards may be given for the outstanding contributions the students made to the site, clients at the site, or to others in the community.

Application Procedure: An application letter addressed to the chair of the department Honors & Awards Committee, independent evaluations (by the site supervisor) of the student’s contributions while working in an applied setting for 120 hours or more, supporting evidence (e.g., student CV), transcripts, and a letter from a supporting faculty should be submitted to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 1 by 5:00pm



Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Amount: $200 

Established by: The Department of Psychology

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate psychology students who graduated in January or will graduate in May or August of the current year.

Criteria: Outstanding performance, usually in two or three of the areas of Scholarship, Research, and Service.
Application Procedure: An application letter addressed to the chair of the department Honors & Awards Committee, supporting evidence (e.g., student CV), transcripts, and a letter from a supporting faculty should be submitted to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 1 by 5:00pm



Professor Loh Seng Tsai Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $300 

Established by: This scholarship is named for Professor Loh Seng Tsai who was a distinguished scholar and outstanding teacher. He was born in China, received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and joined the Department of Psychology at CSUF in 1965. He retired from the university in 1973 and died in 1993 at the age of 91. He was named professor of the year in 1971 and was a recipient of many honors, including a Distinguished Teaching Award.

Open to: This scholarship is open to graduating seniors and M.A. or M.S. who have been accepted into a Ph.D. program in Psychology and to current M.A. or M.S. students planning for Ph.D. admission.

Criteria: Academic excellence, teaching or research promise in psychology

Application Procedure: 1) Prepare a letter of application and vitae; 2) Obtain two letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty; 3) Provide proof of acceptance to a Ph.D. program in Psychology, and 4) Submit application materials to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 30 by 5:00pm



Outstanding Master of Arts Award

Amount: $500 

Established by: The Department of Psychology.

Open to: This scholarship is open to M.A. students who graduated in January or who will graduate in May or August of the current year.

Criteria: Outstanding performance, usually in two or three areas of scholarship, research, and service

Application Procedure: An applicant should have a letter of nomination from a faculty member, student CV, and a letter from another supporting faculty submitted to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 1 by 5:00pm

 

Outstanding Master of Science Award

Amount: $500

Established by: The Department of psychology.

Open to: This scholarship is open to M.S. students who graduated in January or who will graduate in May or August of the current year.

Criteria: Outstanding performance, usually in two or three areas of scholarship, research, and service.

Application Procedure: An applicant should have a letter of nomination from a faculty member, student CV, and a letter from another supporting faculty submitted to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 1 by 5:00pm



Psychology Reach Higher Inspirational Award

Amount: $200

Established by: The Department of Psychology to recognize a student who perseveres despite tremendous obstacles to earn their baccalaureate degree.

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate psychology students who graduated in January or will graduate in May or August of the current year.

Criteria: Applicants would be rated on their application letter and faculty letter of support; (secondary) academic achievement and other (research; service) evidence could be considered should ratings on the primary bases be very close.

Application Procedure: An applicant should have a letter of nomination from a faculty member, student CV, and a letter from another supporting faculty submitted to the psychology department office.

Application Deadline: March 1 by 5:00pm


  

 Scholarships Open To All Majors