Scholarships and Awards

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! Scholarship applications are available by visiting: https://usm.academicworks.com. Psychology students should pay particular attention to the Larry & Elizabeth Payne Education and Psychology Scholarship Fund and the Zed Houston Burns Scholarship Fund. 

Are there awards available?

Yes! The Department of Psychology offers three awards, offered annually for students displaying outstanding academic achievement. Applications are available HERE.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research AwardAny undergraduate student involved in research is eligible. To apply, students must fill out the application and provide a 50 word summary of their project.

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
One award is given at each academic level: sophomore, junior, and senior. Students are evaluated on criteria such as GPA and achievements in psychology (e.g., research involvement, clubs, leadership roles, community work, etc.).

Outstanding Graduate Research Award
All graduate students are eligible. Theses and dissertations are welcome, but submissions are limited to one per student. To apply, students must complete the application and provide a 500 word summary of their project.

Students are responsible for completing application materials, obtaining faculty signatures, and submitting materials by February 15, 2017. Please contact Dr. Heidi Lyn (heidi.lyn@usm.edu) with questions.