Psychology Scholarships and Awards

The department has monetary awards for outstanding students.  These awards are given only once each year and are competitive. 

Click on this link to apply for MTSU and Psychology Scholarships!   (Note:   Scholarship deadline is February 15th!)

Belsky Annual Psychology Scholarship

  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time, have a declared major in Psychology, and be in good standing with the University
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recipients must be eligible to receive need-based support
  • Recipients must have past volunteerism working toward the betterment of society
  • Should a recipient become ineligible, any remaining scholarship award will be forfeited, and a new recipient may be named using the criteria stated above

Larry W. Morris Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award

  • Recipient must be a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of Psychology.
  • Recipient must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.75.
  • Recipient will be asked to submit: 
    • a copy of their academic transcript,
    • a curriculum vitae or resume that outlines educational experiences and achievements, research activities, previous awards/honors, public service, and publications/presentations,
    • two letters of recommendation from current Psychology Department faculty,
    • a short personal statement that discusses accomplishments, career goals, and how the information learned within their Psychology courses will aid in those career goals. 
  • Contact Jay Hinnenkamp at Jay.Hinenkamp@mtsu.edu with questions.  

Tyler A. Schultz Memorial Scholarship in Psychology

  • Recipients must have a declared major in Psychology and be in good standing with the department
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recipients must have attained junior or senior status at the time of the award
  • Recipients must be eligible to receive need-based support
  • Preference will be given to students who graduated from a Tennessee high school

Angie Heydel Walker Scholarship

  • Recipients must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of Psychology and have completed 45 or more hours toward the degree
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of the application
  • Recipients must be eligible to receive need-based support
  • If a recipient fails to maintain the required level of academic performance or changes to a major outside those specified, he or she will forfeit any unpaid balance of their award

Angie Walker Memorial Scholarship

  • Recipients must be pursuing a master’s degree in the field of Psychology
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application
  • Recipients must be eligible to receive need-based support
  • If a recipient fails to maintain the required level of academic performance or changes to a major outside those specified, he or she will forfeit any unpaid balance of their award

Beryl West Psi Chi Award

  • Recipients must have a declared major in Psychology and be in good standing with the department
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recipients must have attained junior or senior status at the time of the award
  • Recipients must be eligible to receive need-based support
  • Recipients must have demonstrated a history of active service in their church, university, community, and/or other unique voluntary service

Elizabeth Wright Award in Psychology

  • Recipients must be pursuing a master’s degree in the field of Psychology and be in good standing with the department
  • Recipients must have demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • Preference given to students with physical challenges or financial adversity
  • Preference given to students whose future goals include community service

Robert E. Prytula Memorial Scholarship

  • Recipients must be pursuing a master’s degree in the field of Psychology, enrolled in the fall semester, and planning to register for the spring semester 
  • This award recognizes academic achievement, public service, and research excellence, as well as actual and potential contributions to scientific psychology.  It is the Department’s cross-program Outstanding Graduate Student award. 
  • Students who meet this criterion will be invited to submit additional application materials.  

James Over Rust, PhD School Psychology Scholarship

  • Recipients must be nearing the end of the first year of study in the school psychology graduate program.  For application materials, please contact Dr. Monica Wallace at Monica.Wallace@mtsu.edu
  • Recipients must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Recipients should have a commitment to the field of school psychology, high level of responsibility, ethicality, professional attitude and skills, excellent performance in courses, and positive interactions with other students, faculty, and professionals in the field.
  • In addition to the monetary amount, the student will be asked to help with community liaison.  If the student were willing, this would consist of a minimum of 10 hours of phone contact with school psychology alumni over the course of the academic year of the award, to aid in keeping alumni apprised of events in the program and to help in soliciting contributions to the scholarship fund.

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