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Psychology Scholarships

John R. Foss Scholarship

The John R. Foss Scholarship was established in 2009 with collective gifts received from friends and colleagues of John Foss, a 1977 graduate with a degree in psychology. From 1989-2007, John worked for Cleaver- Brooks, a manufacturing firm in Milwaukee. He served as regional vice president responsible for a $40 million territory, the largest market for Cleaver-Brooks. John died of a brain tumor on October 31, 2009. John's colleagues and friends at Cleaver-Brooks held him in such high regard they wanted to establish the scholarship as a living tribute to John and the impact he had on each of them.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  The John R. Foss Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior psychology major with financial need. Consideration shall be given to recipients who show great promise in the field of psychology, who are active in the psychology program at UW- Eau Claire and have demonstrated financial need. Special consideration will be given to those students who are recognized leaders and mentors among their faculty and peers.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the application available in the Psychology Office, HHH277; a copy of their most current UW-Eau Claire degree audit, and a two-page essay which addresses the following points: 1) extracurricular activities on campus or in the community; 2) previous awards, recognitions, scholarships; 3) percentage of college expenses the applicant personally provides; 4) funding sources for the applicant's education; and 5) how the John R. Foss Scholarship will aid the applicant's education.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
second Friday in April

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The Psychology Department Awards Committee will select the recipient based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE:
Prior to the Psychology Department Awards Reception. The scholarship will be applied toward tuition the following academic year. 

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be notified by the Psychology Department Awards Committee prior to the Psychology Awards Reception. The recipient is expected to attend the Awards Reception, which is typically held the Friday night before Spring Commencement. The Awards Committee will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.


SPECIAL NOTE: The recipient is expected to send a letter of appreciation to the family of John Foss in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Vicki J. Harry Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Recipient must be a psychology major with junior standing at UW-Eau Claire and with the academic potential to complete the bachelor's degree in psychology. Student must one year of service or employment experience serving and career goals related to working with individuals with exceptional needs.

AMOUNT: $200

AVAILABLE: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the following to the Chair of the Psychology Department: academic transcript, two faculty references and one business/community reference, and application letter (2 page maximum) with narrative description of past activities/work experience with exceptional individuals, career goals and service to the department, university and community.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: second Friday in April

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The Psychology Department Awards Committee will select the recipient based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE: Prior to the Honors Week Banquet.

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be announced at the May banquet of the UW-Eau Claire Chapter of Psi Chi National Honorary Society during Honors Week. The Psychology Department Awards Committee will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid office.

SPECIAL NOTE: Recipients should send a letter of appreciation to David Harry, Vicki's husband, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

E. Louise Carter Scholarship

James C. Carter has established the E. Louise Carter Scholarship in honor of his mother.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Candidates preferably would be junior, senior, or graduate students. Non-traditional aged students returning to school after an interruption in their education are preferred. Preference also given to students planning a career in social work, psychology, nursing, or other helping professions with career plans involving counseling or recovery efforts for people with problems with alcohol, substance abuse or eating disorders. Candidates must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the award, with indications of a promising and successful career in counseling. Students may apply for award renewal by submitting an application in subsequent years. Preference will be given to students showing financial need.

AMOUNT: three awards at $500 each will be given

AVAILABLE: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the application (available in the Counseling Services office, 2122 Old Library, and in the Psychology Department main office, 277 Hibbard Hall).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: on or before May 8

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The E. Louise Carter Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE: Recipient will be notified by the end of May.

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be notified by the E. Louise Carter Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.

SPECIAL NOTE:  The recipient should send a letter of appreciation that highlights her/his career plans and goals to E. Louise Carter in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Paula E. Hoff Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honor and celebrate the life of Paula Hoff, a former UW-Eau Claire psychology major. After a courageous 19-month battle with cancer, Paula died on February 14, 2005, before she was able to complete her degree. Paula loved people, loved psychology, and was deeply committed to her goal of being of service to others. She was vivacious -- full of life and energy, and she remained so throughout the entirety of her life, including while she coped with the challenges of cancer. A friend captured the essence of Paula's personality by saying, "If you had to pick the most alive person, it would be Paula." She believed in making every moment count. Her courage was an inspiration to others. Paula's goal in life was to extend a helping hand to others. Through their support of this scholarship, the contributors hope to assist a student whose life goal was to be of service to others, so that Paula's legacy will live on.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The Paula E. Hoff Scholarship is awarded to a continuing UW-Eau Claire junior or senior psychology major who shows promise in the field, exemplified by excellent academic performance and commitment to service. Applicants must have a minimum resident GPA and psychology GPA of 3.00. Preference will be given to a student who wishes to pursue an applied career in one of the "helping professions" in or related to psychology. Examples include, but are not limited to clinical or counseling psychology, health psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, palliative care counseling, mental health counseling, school guidance counseling, and similar professions.

AMOUNT: $250

AVAILABLE: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the application (available in the Psychology Office, 277 Hibbard Hall), a copy of their most recent UW-Eau Claire transcript, and a 2-4 page essay written according to the application instructions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: second Friday in April

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The Paula E. Hoff Scholarship Committee will select the recipient based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE: Prior to the Psychology Department Awards Reception.

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be notified by the Psychology Department Awards Committee prior to the Psychology Awards Reception. The recipient is expected to attend the Awards Reception, which is typically held the Friday night before Spring Commencement. The Awards Committee will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.

SPECIAL NOTE:  The recipient should send a letter of appreciation to the family of Paula Hoff in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Donna C. and Susan C. Turell Scholarship

Donna Cohan Turell was psychology professor Dr. Susan Turell's mother. She graduated from the University of Syracuse and taught elementary school for 3 years, until she got pregnant and wasn't allowed to teach! She was certainly a product of her generation. Donna was a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids in 5 years, and always did a lot of volunteer work. She often took her children with her and instilled that sense of service to the community in them when they were young. She had many good friends and had a fun sense of humor. Her life included struggles too, including depression. Unfortunately, Donna was diagnosed with and died from lung cancer just after her 61st birthday. She and Dr. Turell's father were happily married for 39 years. Dr. Turell designed the scholarship to honor women, like her mom, who apply activism to their lives.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Awarded to a student, undergraduate or graduate, who has completed an outstanding paper or project that illustrates the application of feminism to their lives. Student should be nominated for this category for the Women's Studies Awards competition.

AMOUNT: $100

AVAILABLE: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Faculty mentors nominate student work. Each entry must include a faculty statement or recommendation and all pertinent attachments before submission to the Women's Studies judges' panel. Students are encouraged to contact a professor to initiate the process for the award.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: early spring - exact date varies (contact Women's Studies)

SELECTION PROCEDURE: A Women's Studies faculty committee reviews all projects and selects the award winner.

SELECTION DEADLINE: Prior to the Women's Studies Celebration held during Women's History month.

NOTIFICATION: Winners are announced at the annual Women's Studies Celebration held during Women's History Month. The Director of Women's Studies will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid office.

William and Laural Combs Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: This scholarship is awarded to a continuing UW-Eau Claire junior or senior psychology major who shows promise in the field, exemplified by excellent academic performance and commitment to service. Applicants must have a minimum resident GPA and psychology GPA of 3.00 and be active in the psychology program at UW-Eau Claire. First preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need.

AMOUNT: $500

AVAILABLE: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the application (available in the Psychology Office, 277 Hibbard Hall), a copy of their most current UW-Eau Claire degree audit, and a 2-page essay that addresses the following points: 1) extracurricular activities on campus or in the community, 2) previous awards, recognition, scholarships, 3) percentage of college expenses the applicant personally provides, 4) funding sources for the applicant's education, and 5) how the William and Laural Combs Scholarship will aid the applicant's education.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: second Friday in April

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The Department of Psychology Awards Committee will select the recipient based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE: Prior to the Psychology Department Awards Reception.

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be notified by the Psychology Department Awards Committee prior to the Psychology Awards Reception. The recipient is expected to attend the Awards Reception, which is typically held the Friday night before Spring Commencement. The Awards Committee will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.

SPECIAL NOTE: Recipients should send a letter of appreciation to William and Laurel Combs in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Barbara Ložar Scholarship

Family, colleagues, alumni, and friends established the Barbara Ložar Memorial Psychology Scholarship at UW-Eau Claire to honor her legacy. Dr. Barbara Ložar joined the Department of Psychology faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1972. She was one of the first women to chair a department in the College of Arts and Sciences and was a leader in most of the curricular initiatives that took place during her tenure at UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Ložar was a scholar, through and through. Hers was a life of continual learning, and of promoting the learning of others. She was as committed to the success of her first year, at-risk students as she was to the success of her graduate students. Her deep interest in learners who use English as a second language arose from her own history of entering junior high school in the United States, speaking no English. A self-taught English speaker, she developed a command of the language that few native speakers ever achieve. Dr. Ložar dedicated her entire adult life to serving the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and its Department of Psychology. She served tirelessly and with unfailing dedication. Her love of learning, her passion for the University, and her contributions to the University community were unsurpassed. Dr. Ložar passed away in 2011. With nearly four decades of continuous service, she was among the longest serving members of the faculty. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The Barbara Ložar Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding junior or continuing senior psychology major with a resident psychology GPA of 3.5. All qualifying students are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who have English as a Second Language, or who are bilingual, or who have demonstrated involvement with English language learners. Special consideration will be given to students who are members of traditionally unrepresented groups or have demonstrated financial need.

AMOUNT: $500.00

Available: Annually

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the one-page application, available in the Psychology Office, Hibbard 277; a copy of your most current UW-Eau Claire degree audit, and a two-page essay describing how you meet the following criteria: 1) Describe your reasons for pursuing a degree in psychology; 2) Describe volunteer service activities and other relevant experiences; 3) Describe how this scholarship will help you reach your goals; 4) If you meet one or more of the preferred criteria, please describe how so.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Second Friday in April

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee based upon the above criteria.

SELECTION DEADLINE: The recipient is expected to attend the reception, which is typically held the Friday night before spring Commencement.Ability to attend this reception is a condition of the scholarship.

NOTIFICATION: The recipient will be notified via a letter from the Scholarship Committee Chair prior to the Psychology Awards Reception.The Chair will also complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid office. The scholarship funds will be transferred to the student's account at the beginning of the fall semester.

SPECIAL NOTES: Recipients should send a thank you note to "Dear Donors" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, S-214.

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