The three scholarships listed below are awarded annually in the spring to psych majors. Students must complete the application form and provide the required information by the date (typically in February) announced in the Psych Undergraduate Weekly Bulletin. Two are need-based scholarships, requiring verification of financial need; need is a preference for the third. Only one application is needed. Students will be considered for any scholarship for which they are qualified, even if it is not checked on the application.


Application Form



Alison Morris Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Morris, an associate professor in the cognitive psychology program, unexpectedly passed away in 2014. She taught brain and behavior (psych 310), psychology of language (psych 413), and cognitive neuropsychology (psych 519). Her research focused on how attention, perception, memory, and consciousness worked together in language processing. The $1000 scholarship established in her honor is for a junior or senior in psychology who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who plans to attend graduate school in a cognitive science discipline. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need. The letter of support must be from a psychology faculty member.

Jane Ross-Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Ross-Reynolds, a school and educational psychologist, obtained her specialist and doctoral degrees from the Department. This is a need-based scholarship (awards of $500-$2000) open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in psychology with at least a 3.00 GPA.

Kenneth Sufka Undergraduate Scholarship
Dr. Sufka completed his undergraduate and graduate work in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University. Dr. Sufka has established his scholarship in recognition of his mentors, Professors Richard A. Hughes and Ronald H. Peters. This is a need-based scholarship (award of $1000) designated for a junior or senior psychology major with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in community service or psychology research.



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