Scholarships

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.

Bender Scholarship Application

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.

Dyrhaug Scholarship Application

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.

Lee Jackson Scholarship Application

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.

Rafferty Scholarship Application