Scholarships and Grants

Outstanding Psychology Major Award
The recipient will be given a certificate and $150.00.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be a junior or senior Psychology Major currently enrolled at the UK/Lexington campus.

Application Materials:

Students can either be nominated by a faculty member or submit a self-nomination to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Andrea Friedrich) at andrea.friedrich@uky.edu. Self-nominations should include:

  • Student’s name
  • Name of award
  • Student’s UKY email address
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member (emailed directly to the DUS).

After nomination is received, the nominee will be contacted by email and asked to complete an application form and submit additional supporting materials (e.g., personal statement, c.v., etc.) by April 2, 2018. Students should also ask a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation by the same due date.

 

Mary Agnes Gordon Scholarship
The recipient will be given a certificate and $1000.00.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior, female, Psychology Major currently enrolled at the UK/Lexington campus and resident of Kentucky who will return for the following academic year.

Application Materials:

Students can either be nominated by a faculty member or submit a self-nomination to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Andrea Friedrich) at andrea.friedrich@uky.edu. Self-nominations should include:

  • Student’s name
  • Name of award
  • Student’s UKY email address
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member (emailed directly to the DUS).

After nomination is received, the nominee will be contacted by email and asked to complete an application form and submit additional supporting materials (e.g., personal statement, c.v., etc.) by April 2, 2018. Students should also ask a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation by the same due date.

 

Summer Research Fellowships in Psychology
The recipient will be given up to $2,000.00.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be Psychology Majors entering their junior or senior year.

Application Materials:
Interested students must first apply for a summer research fellowship with the Office of Undergraduate Research (check this site for the application and deadline: http://www.uky.edu/academy/summer-research) and submit a copy of the SAME application to the Chair of the Department of Psychology at the same time. Make sure that the faculty sends his or her recommendation letter to the Chair as well. Information about the process of applying for a summer research fellowship is available at the website of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Excellence in Internship/Service Learning Award

The recipient will be given a certificate.

Eligibility:
All psychology majors.

Selection Process:

By faculty nomination. Faculty nomination will be sought out in February-March.

Criteria:

  • Evidence that students contributed to community well-being that goes beyond their own experiential learning.
  • Evidence that students well represented Psychology Department and the University.
  • Evidence that students demonstrated professionalism.
  • Evidence that students demonstrated excellence in class assignments.

 

Additional Scholarships/Grants/Awards/Honors

 
Summer Internships and Research Opportunities
http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opps.aspx

 

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