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Scholarships

As a Psychology major, you are eligible for two scholarships through our department, although there are more scholarships through Fort Lewis College. The deadline for all scholarship applications is February 1st of each year.

Harold & Rita Mansfield Scholarship

The Harold and Rita Mansfield Scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore or higher class (freshman cannot apply), majoring in Psychology, with a 3.00 minimum GPA and financial need. Award amount varies up to $500-$1000 per academic year. Only one or two awards given each year.

Scott C. Whiteside Scholarship

Scott C. Whiteside Scholarship is awarded to any class level student who has and maintains a minimum 2.00 GPA. Preference to psychology majors interested in law enforcement or field in criminal justice system. Award amount varies up to $500.

Apply for these scholarships


Student awards

Psych Award winner wearing the prize, "Freudian Slippers."
Psych Award winner wearing the prize, "Freudian Slippers."

Honoring your achievements

Congratulations to all of our amazing students.

Each year, it is an honor to offer departmental awards to our students. One of these awards even comes with money. While there are fewer awards than there are students whose hard work deserves acknowledgment, this is one gesture we, as a department, can offer you on your journey.

2019-2020 Awards

Cheryl Carson Psychology Department Outstanding Student Award ($1,000 award)
Overall best graduating student

  • Olathe Antonio

Willard O. Bowman Award
Graduating Seniors who show most promise to contribute to the discipline of psychology

  • Allison Young
  • Kara Schnitzler

Anderson H. Henio Research Award
Graduating Seniors who complete an outstanding research project in psychology

  • Stephanie Gollihugh 
  • Cara Keyser

Rita and Harold Mansfield Scholarship ($1,000 award)
A need- and merit-based scholarship by application only.

  • Maija Noyd
  • Taylar Moorhouse

Robert Wageman Memorial Scholarship (final year of this award)
Student who shows sustained excellence in psychology research and coursework

  • Charlie Kaiser

Psychology Scholar-Athlete Award
Student who shows sustained excellence in psychology coursework while competing as a varsity athlete.

  • Kendra Keahbone

Marilyn S. Leftwich Community Service Award
Students who make significant contributions to the community while maintaining academic work.

  • Jodie Miller
  • Spencer Busick
  • Cameron McGeshick

Janet L. Jones Distinguished Scholar
Outstanding papers from Senior Research or other psychology classes.

All graduating seniors that were accepted to RMPA:

  • Antonio, Olathe L.
  • Barker, Michael D.
  • Benson-Hibbs, Olivia R.
  • Gonzales, Danielle M.
  • O'Hara, Jenna M.
  • Robinson, Megan
  • Romero, Kyle I.
  • Wilcoxen, Natalie C.
  • Young, Allison M.
  • Little, John Tyler
  • Miller, Jodie
  • Tsosie-Salyer, Shaunell
  • James, Sunnierose

2018-2019 Awards

Psychology Department Outstanding Student

  • Case Allison

Willard O. Bowman Award
Graduating Senior who shows most promise to contribute to the discipline of psychology

  • Emma Franklin

Anderson H. Henio Research Award
Graduating Senior who completes outstanding research project in psychology

  • Tyus Roanhorse

Rita and Harold Mansfield Scholarship ($1000)
A need- and merit-based scholarship by application only. See Scholarships Page for details.

  • Jodie Miller
  • Anna Caplan

Robert Wageman Memorial Scholarship ($885);
Student who shows sustained excellence in psychology research and coursework (This scholarship ended in 2018-2019; there are no remaining funds)

  • Nicolette Smith
  • Raelen Barr
  • Wendy Vendetti

Psychology Scholar-Athlete Award
Student who shows sustained excellence in psychology coursework while competing as a varsity athlete

  • Samuel Hayden

Marilyn S. Leftwich Community Service Award
Student who makes significant contributions to the community while maintaining academic work

  • Natalie Wilcoxen
  • Dre Vasquez

Janet L. Jones Distinguished Scholar
Outstanding papers from Senior Research or other psychology classes

  • Maddee Ryan
  • Katie Lewis
  • Rob Adler