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    Scholarships for psychology students

    The Psychology Department offers four scholarships for undergraduate psychology majors, and two for School Psychology Graduate Students.  To learn more about the Psychology Department scholarships and application requirements, please click the appropriate links below.  All scholarship applications are handled through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Scholarship webpage. When you are ready to apply, you will be asked to log in to your student WINS account to begin the application process.

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    Scholarships for undergraduate psychology students

    The Larry and Mary Lee Anding Psychology Student Merit Scholarship

    Larry and Mary Lee Anding
    Description:
    • The Anding scholarship was established by Julie Anding, an alumni of our department, in honor of her parents. Julie’s contributions were matched by her employer, Harley-Davidson.
    • This $500 scholarship shall be made only to UW-Whitewater students who have declared a major in Psychology, with a minimum of 24 credits and a maximum of 90 cumulative credits taken at UW-W during the award period.  Applicants must meet the minimum required cumulative and major GPA of 3.0.  Applicants must also have completed Introduction to Psychology (Psych 211) and Statistics (Psych 215) at the time of application and must have demonstrated financial need.

    Requirements:
      • Go to http://www.uww.edu/scholarships to complete the online application for this scholarship.
      • A 500-1000 word statement describing your potential for achievement, leadership, or service and how the psychology degree is likely to help you achieve your career goals.  The statement should also address how this award will alleviate financial concerns.
      • One letter of recommendation from a Psychology faculty member discussing the candidate's scholarship and potential for success in psychology.
      • A copy of your current vita or resume.
      • A copy of your current AR.
      • See the online application for the application deadline.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Shen Zhang, Laurentide HalL, Room 1217

    The Huang-Christner Psychology Scholarship

    Dr. I-Ning Huang
    Description:
    • This scholarship was established by alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the Psychology Department.  The award is in memory of H. H. Huang; in honor of Dr. I-Ning Huang and his many years of dedicated service to and support of Psychology students as a Psychology Department faculty member; and in memory and honor of Dr. Charlotte A. “Chris” Christner and her dedication to students in the Psychology Department as well as her long-term service as Psychology Department chair.  Through this scholarship, Drs. Huang and Christner continue their traditions of fostering student success.
    • This scholarship is for outstanding juniors who have declared a major in psychology and who will be continuing enrollment in the fall.  The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship in undergraduate psychology at UW-Whitewater.
    • This $500 scholarship shall be made only to students currently enrolled at UW-W, who have declared a major in psychology, and have completed at least two terms at UW-W, with a Junior standing during the award period.

    Requirements:
      • Go to http://www.uww.edu/scholarships to complete the online application for this scholarship.
      • A statement describing your active involvement in psychology-related activities and how these experiences are related to your future plans in psychology (maximum 500 words).
      • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member discussing the candidate's scholarship and potential for success in psychology.
      • A copy of your current AR.
      • See the online application for the application deadline.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Shen Zhang, Laurentide Hall, Room 1217

    The Paula Poorman and Susan Simmons Family Psychology Scholarship

    Paula Poorman and Susan Simmons
    Description:
    • The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who have the potential and commitment for graduate work and service in the field of psychology.  This scholarship is in honor of Paula (P.B.) Poorman who taught psychology at UW-Whitewater from 1996 until her untimely death in a tragic traffic accident in 2007.  It was made possible through gifts from family, friends, colleagues, and former students in her memory.  Susan Simmons and P.B. had intended to start their family scholarship when Paula retired.  P.B. is remembered for her passion for teaching, her integrity, an irrepressible sense of humor, and for being an amazing force in her student's lives.
    • This $500 award will be made to a UW-Whitewater Junior or Senior who has declared a major in psychology.  The candidate must be a full-time student and must maintain full-time status for the period covered by the scholarship.  Preference will be given to first generation, returning, and non-traditional students, and to members of other underserved populations.  Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate an established interest in research or whose interest in psychology extends beyond the classroom.

    Requirements:
      • Go to http://www.uww.edu/scholarships to complete the online application for this scholarship.
      • A one-page essay indicating how you plan to use your psychology degree for graduate work or service in the field of psychology; and include an explanation of your commitment, passion, and/or excitement for this discipline.
      • A letter of recommendation (may be from someone who is not a faculty member) discussing your commitment and passion for the discipline.
      • A copy of your current AR.
      • See the online application for the application deadline.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Shen Zhang, Laurentide Hall, Room 1217

    The Amy Krueger Memorial Scholarship

    Amy Krueger
    Description:
    • Amy was a UW-W Psychology major and a member of the U.S. Army.  She died in 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas, where she was preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.  This scholarship is generously supported by Tom and Cheryl Hayes in Amy’s memory to support psychology majors with financial need, especially students in the armed forces.
    • This $500 scholarship shall be made only to students enrolled at UW-Whitewater who have a declared major in psychology, with preference given to a student in the armed forces, with financial need. The candidate must be a Junior or Senior during award period, minimum accumulative and major GPA of 3.2, male or female.

    Requirements:
      • Go to http://www.uww.edu/scholarships to complete the online application for this scholarship.
      • A 500-1000 word essay demonstrating financial need and illustrating career plans.
      • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in psychology.
      • A copy of your current vita or resume.
      • A copy of your current AR.
      • See the online application for the application deadline.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Shen Zhang, Laurentide Hall, Room 1217

    Scholarships for school psychology graduate students

    Song Family School Psychologist Scholarship

    Song
    Description:
    • The Song Family Scholarship shall recognize academic excellence in a UW-Whitewater student admitted to the UW-Whitewater School Psychology Program.

    Requirements:
      • Eligible students must have (or anticipate having) a baccalaureate degree with a major or minor from the Department of Psychology at the time of admission to the School Psychology Program.
      • The applicants must complete an online application at http://www.uww.edu/scholarships.
      • The award will be granted to the applicant selected by the Department of Psychology Awards Committee on the basis of undergraduate GPA, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the online application.
      • The winner must enroll in the School Psychology Program and use the funds in support of tuition payment in the subsequent fall semester.
      • See the online application for the application deadline.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Christine Neddenriep, Laurentide Hall, Room 1229

    The Barbara Ann Hersko Scholarship

    Barbara Ann Hersko
    Description:
    • The Barbara Ann Hersko Scholarship shall recognize academic excellence and superior effort at professional development of first year students in the School Psychology Program in the memory of Barbara Ann Hersko, a former UW-Whitewater school psychology student.

    Requirements:
      • The applicants must complete an online application at http://www.uww.edu/scholarships.
      • Candidates must be students in good standing in the School Psychology Program at UW-Whitewater.
      • Candidates may apply only in the Spring semester in the year in which they are awarded the Master's degree.  Students who have earned a Master's degree from UW-Whitewater in school psychology are ineligible for this award.
      • Failure to earn the degree and enroll in UW-Whitewater Ed.S. course sequence for the subsequent Fall semester shall result in forfeiture of the award.
    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Christine Neddenriep, Laurentide Hall, Room 1229

    FAQ

    Is there a GPA requirement?
      • It depends on the specific scholarship, so you should check the eligibility for each scholarship before you plan to apply.

    May I apply for multiple awards at one time?
      • Yes, you may.  If you apply for multiple scholarships, you only need to fill out one application.

    May I apply again if I was a scholarship winner before?
      • Award winners may reapply, but preference will be given to first-time applicants.

    When will I hear from you after submitting a scholarship application?
      • We will make announcements about scholarship winners in March.

    How will I know if I am awarded the scholarship or not?
      • You will receive an email confirmation and invitation for the awards reception.

    What if I decided to switch my major after receiving my award?
      • The scholarship is meant to encourage students to continue to commit to the psychology major.  Therefore, one requirement of these scholarships is that you continue to enroll during the awarding period.  If you decide to change your major, the award will be recalled.

    How long is the award period?
      • The awarding period is one complete academic year, including fall and spring semesters.

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