Awards & Scholarships
David J. Kucharski Memorial Graduating Senior Award
The David J. Kucharski Memorial Graduating Senior Award was established in 1990 to honor the memory of David Kucharski, who was killed in an automobile accident shortly after joining the faculty of the psychology department.
This monetary award is given to a senior undergraduate major to defray the costs of applying to graduate school. An announcement about the application process is made during the fall quarter of each year.
David A. Johnson Undergraduate Research Travel Award
The David A. Johnson Undergraduate Research Travel Award was established in 2000 to honor the retirement of David A. Johnson, who served as the assistant chair for undergraduate studies for over ten years.
This monetary award is given to an undergraduate major to defray the costs of attending a conference for the purpose of presenting the student's research. An announcement about the application process is made during the fall quarter of each year.
Margret Appel Honors Research Award
The Margret Appel Honors Research Award was established in 2007 to honor the retirement of Margret Appel, who served as the assistant chair for undergraduate studies for over sixteen years.
This award is given to an undergraduate honors psychology major to help defray the cost of conducting research for the honors thesis.
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Each year, the Psychology Department selects one graduating senior to receive the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.
The recipients of this honor in Psychology for the 2011-2012 academic year were Elizabeth Brink and Natalie Meyers.
Due to the benevolence of former faculty and students, the Department of Psychology is able to award a number of scholarships to outstanding psychology majors. Scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year are listed below.
Gaige Paulsen Endowed Scholarship
Marlene and James Bruning Scholarship
- Taylor Mick
Gary and Kathleen Schumacher Scholarship
- Leah Cornish
- Psychology Department's Psychology Research and Teaching Endowment Scholarship
- Alexander Bill