Honors, Awards, & Scholarships
There are three scholarships in which preference is given to qualified undergraduate psychology students. The Samar El-Okdi Memorial Scholarship is typically in the amount of $500 and is restricted to psychology majors who are active in the community and have a verifiable interest in anthropology or women's studies. The James and Carol Mack Memorial Scholarship is also usually in the sum of $1000, and has no restrictions in terms of student interest. The Robert and Anne Evans Burns Scholarship is typically in the amount of $1000 and is initially restricted to continuing students who have a verifiable interest in either industrial/organizational or geriatric psychology; however, it is open to other students if an appropriate awardee with those particular interests cannot be found.
To apply for the Samar El-Okdi Memorial and the James and Carol Mack Memorial Scholarships, applicants must have taken a sufficient number of Psychology courses to enable their qualifications to be evaluated, which are primarily academic in nature. In addition to completing the application form, the applicant should include any non-UT college transcripts, describe his or her interests in Psychology and plans for the future, and request two Psychology faculty members to send letters of recommendation to the Scholarships Committee. The deadline for the scholarship materials is April 21.
To apply for the Robert and Anne Evans Burns Scholarship, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
In addition, the Department of Psychology hands out an award annually to the outstanding senior psychology major. No applications or letters are needed from students. Instead, nominations are put forward by faculty members. The criteria for the outstanding senior award are primarily academic in nature.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Henry Heffner, the Chair of the Scholarships Committee, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 419-530-2717.