Awards & Scholarships
The Philip Ashton Award
This award is presented each year to a psychology student or students in recognition of scholarship, potential for contribution to the field of psychology, and university and community service. It is considered the highest honor we bestow, and preference is given to graduating seniors. Ashton award winners are students whose life in the department is a model to be emulated. This comes with a cash award; amounts vary by year.
The Department of Psychology Faculty Award
This is a recognition and encouragement of students who are conscientious, enthusiastic about learning and the field of psychology, respected by peers and faculty, and contributors to the psychology program or learning experiences. Recipients are to be seniors. It does not include a financial scholarship.
The Joy F. Hammersla Integration Award
This award recognizes excellent undergraduate faith/discipline integration papers in conjunction with the annual Guernsey Integration Lecture. This award is available only to continuing students, since the recipient will be required to participate in an independent study the following year, in which the paper will be expanded and deepened. The final paper will be considered a psychology honors project or senior project.
The Marie Hollowell Scholarship
The Class of 1961 alumni desired to honor the memory and service of Marie Hollowell by establishing a scholarship endowment, to benefit junior and senior students attending SPU and majoring in psychology with a desire to pursue a career in school counseling. Candidates interested in school psychology will also be considered. PSY faculty will consider all applicants and select one annually. The amount of the scholarship varies by year. Apply now.
The Dickinson Fellowship
This fellowship provides training and tuition to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Psychology, Family and Community and the School of Health Sciences who have a calling to work with persons and their families who are impacted by chronic mental health conditions. Learn more and apply.