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Student Awards

Donald A. and Marie Rothschild Award

Established in memory of Dr. Donald A. Rothschild, a member of the Eastern faculty from 1934-1967 and Head of the Department of Psychology, this annual award is given to a Psychology major who is a junior and who demonstrates the potential for making a significant contribution to psychology.

Year Recipient
2016 Jessica Runde
2015 Jacob Johnston
2014 Jade Owen
2013 Felisha McCullum
2012 Daniel Delaney
2011 Bridget Sanchez
2010 Olivia R. Buttram
2009 Ayaka Hisanaga
2008 Ryan C. Pezold
2007 Sarita N. Desai
2006 Anne D. McClure
2005 Jessie Gerfen
2004 Jennifer Lampley
2003 C.J. Weber
2002 Julie A. Skalitzky
2001 Kara M. Lidy
2000 Amanda March
1999 Nicole Glover
1998 Barbara Anne Davis
1997 Heather Lugar
1996 Jessica Borah
1995 Katarina Baker
1994 Holly Brunton
1994 Michael Tagler
1993 Eric Davidson
1992 Christy Buehnerkemper
1992 Laura Mannix
1991 Heidi Olsen
1990 Angela Rowe
1989 Sherry Bucher
1988 Jeffrey Schmidt
1987 Marilyn Talbott
1986 Kristen Davidson
1985 Cynthia Baranowski
1984 John Grimes
1983 James Bailey
1982 Diane Von Houdnos
1981 Kathleen Kramer
1980 Herbert Demmin
1979 Tamara Hoxworth
1978 Paula Kopp
1977 Gina Gardner
1976 Michael Eastin
1975 Michele Thomson
1974 David Cunningham
1973 Kathleen Holliday
1972 Peggy (Edwards) Carter
1971 Gregory Hochstetter

Spencer-McGown-Wilson Student Scholarship

  • This scholarship of $750 is to be awarded annually to a student majoring in Psychology who has demonstrated a capacity for excellence in the quantitative and experimental areas of Psychology. The minimal requirements are as follows:
  • Completion of Introductory Statistics (PSY 2610) with a grade of "A"
  • Completion of Research Methods/Experimental Psychology (PSY 3805/3810) with a grade of "A"
  • Junior or Senior year status.
  • Special consideration will be given to any student who has had a research project accepted for publication or published in a refereed Psychology journal or who has presented a paper or poster at a regional (MPA) or national (APA, APS) association meeting. Other consideration will be given to students who have papers or posters officially accepted for future presentation in national or regional conferences.
  • In the case where 2 or more candidates are considered to be equally qualified by the committee, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest overall GPA.
Year Recipient
2016 Karlie Mirabelli
2015 Jade Owen
2014 Ashley Lamb
2013 Daniel Delaney
2012 Bridget Sanchez
2011 Amanda Clevinger
2010 Andrew L. Luttrell
2009 Ryan C. Pezold
2008 Kristen M. Russler
2007 Stacey R. Macklin
2006 Erin E. Fulkerson
2005 Ashley Clark
2004 Leah Diedrich
2003 Julie Skalitzky
2002 Jessica Dohm
2001 Michelle C. Croft
2000 Scott Beaudry
1999 Nathanael Carmichael

Fred L. Yaffe Award

For recognition of outstanding achievement in research as an undergraduate Psychology student.

Year Recipient
2016 No award given
2015 No award given
2014 Megan Dandurand
2013 Jessica Berlinghoff
2012 Joseph E. Morger
2011 Emily A. Estes
2010 Cassandra N. Ledvina
2009 Chelsie M. Young
2008 Stephanie J. Kibble
2007 Anne D. McClure
2006 Laura L. Hankins
2005 Britt Roberts
2004 Abby Dalenberg
2003 David Weise
2002 Beth Martin
2001 Jeffrey Dressel
2000 Julie Sidwell

Dr. William Bailey Award

The Bailey Award is designed to support the research of students working under the supervision of psychology faculty. Awards may fund registration and travel to conferences to present research, costs associated with completing research, and other research-related costs.

Criteria for the award include the following:

  • Must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in psychology.
  • Research must be supervised by a psychology faculty member.
  • Preference is given to students who are likely to publish an article or present a paper at a professional meeting.

Download the 2015 Application, due Friday December 11, 2015. 

Year Recipient
2016 Emma Riedesel, Kari Meyer
2015 Olivia Link, Emily Rardin, Kaci Clark
2014 Megan Dandurand, Emily Estes
2013 Rachel Schaub, Dean Pappas, Leah Welker
2012 Melissa C. Werfelmann, Sanja Trtanj
2011 Amanda Clevinger, Andrea Hadley

Awards for which Students are Selected by Student Organizations

Psi Chi Outstanding Student of the Year

Year Recipient
2015-16 Natalie Goodwin
2014-15 Maggie Perry
2013-14 Kassandra Vandenberg
2012-13 Elizabeth Schroeder
2011-12 Bridget Sanchez
2010-11 Amanda Clevinger
2009-10 Cassandra N. Ledvina
2008-09 Sarita N. Desai
2007-08 Amanda Padgitt
2006-07 Amanda M. Cole
2005-06 Jesse Gerfen
2004-05 Jennifer Cole
2003-04 C.J. Weber
2002-03 Tom Edwards
2001-02 Kara Lidy
2000-01 Michelle Croft
1999-00 Nicole L. Glover
1998-99 Sarah E. Bordenkircher
1997-98 Heather Lugar
1996-97 Jessica M. Borah
1995-96 Maria Katarina Baker
1994-95 Jennifer Marie Watson
1993-94 Sean Gilliam
1992-93 Heidi Henning
1991-92 Susan Burroughs
1990-91 Merrile Morland

Psychology Club's Most Valuable Member

Year Recipient
2015-16 Morgan Tudor
2014-15 Maggie Perry
2013-14 Christopher Carlsen
2012-13 Christopher Carlsen
2011-12 Nicole R. Davidson
2010-11 Oladapo (Queenie) Akindele
2009-10 Linda A. Morrical

Scholarships for which students may formally apply

Application forms are available from the main office of the Psychology Department

Frances M. Hoene Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a full time student, majoring in psychology, Junior or Senior status with two semesters at EIU, minimum 3.25 GPA in Psychology and 3.25 GPA overall, and interested in pursuing a career working with children.

Download the scholarship application

Year Recipient
2016 Jenna Dietz
2015 Kirsten Taylor
2014 Marlynn Reuter
2013 Jenny Martin
2012 Michelle R. Watson
2011 Aaron Hale
2010 Alyssa N. Anderson
2009 Cassandra N. Ledvina
2008 Stefanie R. Ghan
2007 Amanda M. Cole
2006 Stephanie N. Guthrie
2005 Michael Grenda

David R. & S. Lynn Murphy Psychology Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior student, majoring in Psychology, minimum GPA of 3.0, transfer student with an Associates Degree, and have an interest in pursuing a career in education. Writing ability is a consideration.

Download the scholarship application

Year Recipient
2016 No award given
2015 Kayla Jacobs
2014 Roberta Peterson
2013 Katelyn Keown
2012 Dana L. Miller
2011 Michelle R. Watson
2010 Tyler L. Grubb
2009 Danny Bennett
2008 Elizabeth A. Woods
2007 Ryan W. Althoff
2006 Jennifer L. Hauptly

Sue B. Stoner Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology, mimum 3.2 GPA, with a plan to pursue a career in School Psychology or Psychology Education.

Download the scholarship application

Year Recipient
2016 Kayla Jacobs, Jenalee Reardon
2015 Christina Bounds
2014 Stephanie Saintyl, Kassandra Vandenberg
2013 Michelle Restko, Nicole Davidson
2012 Johnathan A. Ritchie
2011 Taryn Claunch
2010 Michael R. Stinson
2009 Andrew L. Luttrell
2008 Molly J. Van Deursen
2007 Tyson R. Holder

Lynn Karen Adams (nee Broholm) Memorial Scholarship

This generous scholarship will award one Psychology student $3000 to be paid next semester.  The student must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in Psychology.
  • Be a transfer student from a two-year college who has been accepted for admission to Eastern Illinois University (current students who previously transferred from a 2-year college are eligible).
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in all college-level courses.
  • Financial need is not a consideration.
  • Students must be enrolled at Eastern in the semester when they will receive the award (Fall).
  • Preference will be given to candidates for this scholarship who have a demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with customs and culture of the Mediterranean area of the world.  (However, this is not an absolute requirement, and should not be a barrier to anyone applying for the award).

Download the scholarship application

Year Recipient
2016 Dominika Charczuk
2015 None
2014 Kirsten Taylor
2013 Nathaniel A. Young
2012 Diamond Douglas

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