The BSU Psychology Department awards the following scholarships; you can learn more by contacting the Chair of the Psychology Department.
BSU also offers a variety of other scholarships (e.g., the BSU Alumni Relative Scholarship); more information is available through the BSU Financial Aid Office.
The Bender Scholarship
This scholarship was originally endowed by Ms. June Bender (1977), a graduate of BSU’s Community Service program (now the Psychology major). This scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student majoring in Psychology; preference is given to females who are non-traditional students with applied interests, reflecting Ms. Bender’s own educational path.
The Dyrhaug Scholarship
This scholarship was originally endowed by Dr. Donald Dyrhaug, a Professor Emeritus in Psychology and former Chair of the Department of Psychology. This scholarship is awarded in alternate years to an outstanding student majoring in Psychology or Music.
The Lee-Jackson Scholarship
This scholarship was originally endowed by Dr. Louise Jackson and Dr. Russell Lee, Professors Emeriti in Psychology. This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in psychology, with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Students of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Rafferty Scholarship(s)
These scholarships were originally endowed by Mr. Kirk Gregg, a BSU Psychology major. Mr. Gregg announced the endowment on the 25th anniversary of his graduation from BSU; the scholarships were given in the name of Dr. Jim Rafferty because of the impact he had on Mr. Gregg’s life as an undergraduate at BSU.