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Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

The Psychology Department offers several scholarships to undergraduate Psychology majors. Scholarship applications are accepted in the early spring. Scholarship winners are announced by April and awarded for the fall of the following academic year. You may apply for five of the scholarships (Leah Burnett, Fahringer-Fox, Sheila Fling, Rebecca Wheeler Memorial and the William James) with one application form. Your computer must have Adobe Reader installed to download and complete the application form. Psychology students may also apply for the B.J. and Stan Friedman scholarship using a different form. For more specific information on applications and deadlines, please contact the main Psychology office.

To apply for a scholarship, please use this form. PDF (NOTE: Please use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. 3rd-party PDF readers [such as the one that ships with Mac OSX] may not be able to save the completed form. If you do not wish to install this software, all ITS computer labs have Acrobat installed.)

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEB. 3, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements for Psychology Scholarships

  1. Applicant must be a Psychology major who has completed at least 3 psychology courses.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in 12 or more hours when receiving the scholarship (which would be the Fall semester after application is due).
  3. Applicant must be an upper-level student when receiving the scholarship.
  4. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a GPA 3.0 to be eligible for further scholarships.
  5. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (except for Leah Burnett Scholarship).

 

Fahringer-Fox Scholarship

The Fahringer-Fox scholarship is named in honor of one of our long time instructors who taught in the Department for many years. The scholarship is intended for students with strong academic records.

The 2015 scholarship amount was $2,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

 

William James Scholarship

The William James is funded by the faculty and staff in the Department and was established in honor of one of the most influential psychologists in the field. An applicant must be a member of the Psychology Association or Psi Chi to be considered for this scholarship.

The 2015 scholarship amount was $1,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

The 2016 William James Scholarship is given this year to honor and commemorate the life of Ms. Marsha Miller, a nontraditional student who was an officer and very involved with both Psi Chi and Psychology Association. She provided encouragement, support, and inspiration for many undergraduate psychology majors at then Southwest Texas State University.

 

Leah Burnett Scholarship

The Leah Burnett Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Leah Burnett, an outstanding Texas State psychology graduate. The recipient must be a junior or senior psychology major with strong academic credentials. Financial need is a low priority consideration.

The 2015 scholarship amount was $2,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).
 

Rebecca Lee Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established to honor Rebecca Lee Wheeler, daughter of Lee and Rita Wheeler of Fair Oaks, Texas. The recipient must be a junior or senior psychology major with strong academic credentials. Financial need is a consideration.

The 2015 scholarship amount was $1,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

 

Sheila Fling Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes Dr. Sheila Fling, a Distinguished Professor Emerita at Texas State University. She started teaching at Texas State in 1975. She is a member of the Japan American Societies of Austin and San Antonio.

The 2015 scholarship amount was $1,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

 

BJ and Stan Friedman Scholarship

Awarded to full-time junior or senior student majoring in Nutrition and Foods or Psychology with preferences given to underrepresented populations, especially students from the Jewish community, with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Click here for further information and the application form.

Master of Arts in Psychological Research Scholarship

Click here for more information on the MAPR Scholarhsip and application.