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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 six of the scholarships (Leah Burnett, Fahringer-Fox, Sheila Fling, Rebecca Wheeler Memorial, D. Theron Stimmel and the William James) individually through the BOSS system. Even though a separate application is required for each scholarship, the same information can be used across application, making it easy to apply to all six department scholarships if eligible. Psychology students may also apply for the B.J. and Stan Friedman scholarship using a different form. Applications must be submitted through the BOSS system by Feb. 3, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements for Psychology Scholarships:

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

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. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS scholarship system at http://txstate.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/3377.

The 2019 scholarship amount was $2,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

William James Scholarship

The William James Scholarship 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. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS scholarship system at http://txstate.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/3380.

The 2019 scholarship amount was $1,000 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

Leah Burnett Scholarship

The Leah Burnett Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Leah Burnett, an outstanding Texas State psychology graduate. Financial need is a low priority consideration.To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS scholarship system at http://txstate.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/3389.

The 2019 scholarship amount was $2,100 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

Rebecca Lee Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Rebecca Lee Wheeler, daughter of Lee and Rita Wheeler of Fair Oaks, Texas. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS scholarship system at http://txstate.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/3386.

The 2019 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. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS scholarship system at http://txstate.academicworks.com/admin/opportunities/3383.

The 2019 scholarship amount was $1,200 (Note: amount varies from year to year depending on stock market performance).

D. Theron Stimmel Scholarship

Distinguished Professor Emeritus D. Theron Stimmel was the founding chair in the Department of Psychology in 1969. During his half-century of teaching, research, and service, he has helped countless students, faculty members, and staff members at Texas State University. This scholarship is awarded to exceptional undergraduate students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application using the BOSS system at: https://txstate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in

Other Scholarships

B.J. and Stan Friedman Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a 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 to go to the Family and Consumer Sciences scholarship page for further information and the application form.

 Master of Arts in Psychological Research Scholarship

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

Student Awards

Click here for more information on Student Awards