Specific Guidelines for Psychology Department Scholarships
I. Undergraduate Awards
- Undergraduates should be in their senior year and have completed
at least 21 hours of Psychology courses.
- Criteria would be G.P.A. in Psychology (3.0 minimum) and G.P.A overall
(3.0 minimum), and work in Psychology beyond the classroom. Examples
of this would be research projects, taking part in volunteer projects
with special populations, participating in Psi Chi activities, etc.
II. Graduate Awards
- Graduate students should be in their third or fourth year of full-time
- Criteria would be a combination of excellence in research and academics
(minimum 3.0 G.P.A.) Excellence in research would be demonstrated by
III. The department would select three undergraduate and three graduate
candidates for the award, with the final selection made by the Alumni
Board. Applications would include a transcript, a vita, and a statement
(not to exceed two typewritten pages) describing the qualifications of
John J. Boswell Scholarship Award
A scholarship will be awarded to a
Psi Chi member who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment
to the field of scientific research
in psychology. Applicants can obtain an application in the Psi Chi
office,. Psi Chi will nominate at least two individuals for this
award, and final selection will be made by the Alumni Board of the Psychology
Chapter of the UM-St. Louis Alumni Association. Nominees will be
by the Alumni Board to determine the winner of the award.
If you have 390
research experience, or other relevant scientific/research experience
in the field of psychology, please apply. The requirements
are: good academic standing, current active membership in Psi Chi,
and scientific research experience. As many of you may know, the late
Boswell was a dedicated researcher and taught research methods and
statistics. He served as the Psi Chi faculty advisor for many years
before he passed
We encourage all eligible members to apply. The scholarship is presented
at an award ceremony at the Annual Psychology Alumni Reception.
Kathy Van Dyke Scholarship
The Kathy Van Dyke Scholarship
Fund was established May 1994 to honor the memory of KATHY VAN DYKE.
Kathy served as president of the University
of Missouri-St. Louis Psychology Chapter in the 1980’s until her
death in 1991. Kathy Van Dyke was a graduate of the University College
of Arts and Sciences, BA Psychology in 1975. She was a devoted mother
and spouse, while working as Manager of Training and Development for
the Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. Kathy was active in the organization
of the American Society of Training and Development. She was devoted
to the mission of the University and the Psychology Chapter of the Alumni
- Enhancing the public image of University of Missouri-St.
Louis Department of Psychology
- Fostering a spirit of fraternity among
graduates and former students
- Eliciting community, political and financial
support for the Department of Psychology
- Promoting and supporting the
professional and personal development of the University of Missouri-St.
Louis Department of Psychology
As President she played a major role
in coordinating activities of the Psychology Chapter with various entities
of the University
this Chapter as strong and viable during its formation.
Scholarship awards are to be granted from the distribution of the endowed
account to student(s) who are enrolled at the University of Missouri-St.
Louis, in a graduate or undergraduate psychology program. Recipient(s)
shall posses and demonstrate leadership ability and shall have evidence
of significant contributions to the field of psychology. Students are
nominated by the Department of Psychology faculty at UM-St. Louis. Only
students in good academic standing can be nominated. Awards can, but
need not necessarily, be based on financial needs of a particular student.
Selection of the annual recipient(s) and other details are made by the
University of Missouri-St. Louis Psychology Chapter of the Alumni Association