Psychology Scholars Program

The Psychology Scholars Program in the School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi was developed for high achieving undergraduate psychology majors. The goals of this program are to enhance these students' engagement in the department and challenge them academically, socially, and intellectually in preparation for advanced educational and career pursuits. Through the Psychology Scholars Program, this exclusive group of select students receive training and mentorship that will enhance their success in applying for graduate school or seeking a psychology-related career.

 2017 Scholars

  • Learn more about the Psychology Scholars HERE

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  • Psychology Scholars in the NEWS

  • Applications for 2019 accepted in early Fall, 2018

Scholarly Statements:

  • "Being a part of psychology scholars is an extremely unique and beneficial opportunity that is helping me prepare for life after college while providing experience will set me apart from other job or grad school applicants in the future."
  • "For highly motivated and high achieving students, the psychology scholars program offers students the opportunity to better develop their skills, fine tune areas of weakness and receive extra advice and guidance as they prepare of grad school or future careers."
  • "The psychology scholars program offers students the extra push needed to set themselves apart and prepare for the next leg of their academic and/ or professional journey."
  • "The scholars program is extremely helpful in preparing you for your future. I know for a fact that I wouldn't be half as prepared for graduate school if I had not been a part of this program. It has eased my mind, and made me confident in my ability to succeed."

Scholarly Accomplishments



 For more information, contact: Dr. Bonnie Nicholson, Associate Director, School of Psychology