Scholarships and Awards for Current Graduate Students | Department of Psychology

Scholarships and Awards for Current Graduate Students

-Applications are currently open-

The Psychology Department Scholarship Committee annually awards graduate scholarships and honorary awards to doctoral students based on academic excellence, merit, and other criteria. Only students who are currently enrolled in the doctoral program are eligible to apply. The availability and amount of each award is determined annually. Some awards do not have a monetary component are and are strictly honorary.

To read about recent award winners, visit the Psychology News and Events tab on our website: http://psychology.unt.edu/award-winners-2016-0

Eligibility

  1. Students must be a doctoral student in good standing in the Department of Psychology at the time of application.
  2. Students must be currently enrolled at UNT.
  3. Each scholarship (listed below) has its own set of eligibility criteria. Be sure you meet all of the requirements for each scholarship you apply for.
  4. Students awarded scholarships must sign the Scholarship Agreement and provide a thank you letter to the scholarship donor, as well as a short biography and narrative of accomplishments.

How to Apply

Complete the Application Cover Page (click here to download during application period) and submit the form and other application materials together in a manila envelope.

Deliver application materials to the designated mailbox on the 3rd Floor, Terrill Hall by the deadline.

A separate application packet and manila envelope is required for each award you wish to apply for.

We encourage all students to apply for the dissertation, thesis, and scholarly publication award, if eligible. Beyond these, however, you may only apply to two more additional awards each year.

Please note that the application package must include specific items based on the individual award. The required documents are listed below each award. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application will open December 15. Deadline to apply is February 20.

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Application for the 4 scholarships for advanced students (who do not have other funding) is open. Deadline to apply is March 10.

Click HERE for application instructions and cover page for the following 4 scholarships:

  • $1,000 Advanced Scholar Award (Ray W. Johnson Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund)
  • Charlotte Friedersdorff-Boyd Memorial Scholarship-Graduate Student Award
  • Texas Instruments Scholarship-Graduate Student Award
  • Dr. Marlys Lamar Scholarship (for Counseling Psychology students)

Please see the individual scholarship eligibility and requirements in the (lower part) of the list below.

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Charlotte Friedersdorff-Boyd Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student*. (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. Demonstrated superior academic achievement.
  2. Demonstrated dedication to the department and profession of psychology.
  3. Selection considers a broad array of professional activities, including research, teaching, and service.
  4. Must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department in effect at the time of the award.
  5. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University (unless you have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in your degree program.
  6. Enrolled as a full-time student in in the Department of Psychology's Doctoral program at UNT.
  7. Students do not apply for the scholarship portion alone. *This scholarship is provided in conjunction with the Outstanding Graduate Student award.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words max) describing your professional activities, including research, teaching, and service
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Anna Wright Memorial Scholarship. (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. A Clinical Psychology doctoral student at UNT.
  2. Demonstrate strong academic performance.
  3. Meet minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Psychology in effect at the time of any award.
  4. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University.
  5. Currently enrolled in practicum at the UNT Psychology Clinic.
  6. Maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words max) describing accomplishments in the clinical psychology program while at UNT
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Dr. G. Frank Lawlis Scholarship (Up to $500)

Requirements:

  1. A graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program at UNT.
  2. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Psychology in effect at the time of any award.
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment at the university (unless you have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in your degree program.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA with full-time enrollment in the Counseling Psychology Master's or Doctoral program.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words maximum) of accomplishments in the Counseling Psychology program while at UNT
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Frank Collins Memorial Scholarship. (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. Recognizes a student preparing for a research career, preferably in academia.
  2. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Psychology in effect at the time of any award.
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment at the university (unless you have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in your degree program.
  4. Currently enrolled in good standing in one of the APA accredited programs. (Clinical, Clinical Health, Counseling).
  5. This distinction is not necessarily awarded annually; there must be strong evidence of a research career trajectory.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A career/research goals statement (750-1000 words)
  • A summary of your thesis/ dissertation project (500 words max)
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Ernest H. Harrell Memorial Scholarship. (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. Show promise for a research/academic career.
  2. Have specific interest in the general area(s) of physiological, health, or neuropsychology stress.
  3. Must be an advanced graduate student in the Department of Psychology in at least their 3rd year of training.
  4. Have at least one publication or presentation at a national conference.
  5. Have research interests in the areas described above.
  6. Possess the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Psychology Department in effect at the time of any award.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A career/research goals statement (750 words max)
  • A copy of your publication/presentation
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Bonney Honor Student in Psychology Award

Requirements:

  1. Demonstrate strong academic performance.
  2. Demonstrate a special commitment to community service through volunteerism and advocacy.
  3. Must be a current graduate student in the Department of Psychology.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words maximum) confirming your strong academic performance and highlighting your commitment to community service through volunteerism and advocacy.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Ladenberger Honor Student in Psychology Award

Requirements:

  1. Demonstrate strong academic performance.
  2. Demonstrate outstanding service to the department and/or university.
  3. Must be a current graduate student in the Department of Psychology.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words maximum) confirming your strong academic performance and highlighting your outstanding service to the department and/or university.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Psychology Teaching Fellow Award

Requirements:

  1. Recognizes an outstanding graduate Teaching Fellow.
  2. Must have been a TF for 1 full year or longer.
  3. Must have completed 18 semester hours or more of classes.
  4. Have a 3.5 GPA or higher with no "C" grades.
  5. Currently enrolled for at least 6 semester hours.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (750 words maximum) of your teaching philosophy
  • A list of courses taught with a precise description of course and place in curriculum, quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations (include student ratings, as well as written student evaluations)
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Requirements:

  1. Recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by graduate students before completion of their degree.
  2. The dissertation must be defended by the time of application.
  3. Must be nominated by your faculty advisor.
  4. A letter of reference from your faculty advisor, which also indicates that they are nominating you for this award.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A 500 word summary of your dissertation and the impact of the research
  • An electronic copy of your completed dissertation.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Outstanding Thesis Award

Requirements:

  1. Recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by graduate students before completion of their degree.
  2. The thesis must be defended by the time of application.
  3. Must be nominated by your faculty advisor.
  4. A letter of reference from your faculty advisor, which also indicates that they are nominating you for this award.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A 500 word summary of your thesis and the impact of the research
  • An electronic copy of your completed thesis.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award

Requirements:

  1. Recognizes and encourages scientific and scholarly publications by graduate students before completion of their degree.
  2. Must be first author of a published or accepted for publication manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal for this award.
  3. The article must have been published or accepted for publication in the previous calendar year (i.e. published or accepted between January 1 and December 31 of the year previous to application).

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A copy of the actual manuscript
  • The impact factor of the journal in which it was published
  • If the manuscript is in press but not yet published, provide a copy of the accepted draft and a letter from the editor indicating its acceptance.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

$1,000 Advanced Scholar Award * (Ray W. Johnson Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund)

Requirements:

  1. Advanced doctoral students who show investment in scholarly activity to make timely progress toward completion of requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
  2. 5th year [or beyond] standing in the doctoral counseling psychology program.
  3. Successful and timely completion of the expected Ph.D. program requirements by the end of 4th year [documented by the program's annual progress reviews].
  4. Evidence of scholarship activity beyond degree program requirements.
  5. Not currently completing the internship requirement.
  6. Not having completed the program's internship requirement.
  7. Not currently receiving support from any UNT source.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A letter to the ASA committee outlining planned/expected activities indicating progress toward completion of degree requirements for the year of the award
  • A timetable for completion of all degree requirements for graduation
  • A copy of unofficial transcript
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

*This scholarship award is subject to availability of funding. May not be awarded every year.

Charlotte Friedersdorff-Boyd Memorial Scholarship - Graduate Student Award* (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. Must be a current graduate student in the Department of Psychology.
  2. Must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department in effect at the time of the award.
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University (unless you have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in your degree program.
  4. Enrolled as a full-time student in in the Department of Psychology's Doctoral program at UNT.
  5. Preference will be given to advanced students who do not have other funding.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A letter to the scholarship committee outlining planned/expected activities indicating progress toward completion of degree requirements for the year of the award
  • A copy of unofficial transcript
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

*This scholarship award is subject to availability of funding. May not be awarded every year.

Texas Instruments Scholarship - Graduate Student Award* (Up to $1,000)

Requirements:

  1. Must be a student accepted to, or enrolled in a graduate program in the Psychology Department at the University of North Texas.
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on all graduate coursework undertaken at UNT.
  3. The recipient must maintain full-time student status while receiving scholarship funding.
  4. The recipient must remain in good academic standing while receiving scholarship funding. Funding may be withdrawn if the recipient is placed on academic probation.
  5. Preference will be given to advanced students who do not have other funding.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A letter to the scholarship committee outlining planned/expected activities indicating progress toward completion of degree requirements for the year of the award
  • A copy of unofficial transcript
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An application cover page per instructions

*This scholarship award is subject to availability of funding. May not be awarded every year.

Dr. Marlys Lamar Scholarship* (Up to $5,000)

Requirements:

  1. Must be enrolled as a full-time doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at UNT.
  2. Must meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Department of Psychology in effect at the time of any award.
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless the student is nearing completion of his or her degree program and does not need full-time enrollment.
  4. Preference will be given to a doctoral candidate in his or her fifth year and making timely progress toward their degree.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • A statement (500 word maximum) of long-term goals as a counseling psychologist
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A statement of current semester TA/GA/RA or work assignment(s) and other funding from UNT
  • An application cover page per instructions

*This scholarship award is subject to availability of funding. May not be awarded every year.

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