Psychology Scholarships & Awards

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Department of Psychology Scholarships

Please use the Beach Scholarships Link above to apply for the following:  

Jana Carpenter Memorial Endowed Scholarship


  • Must be incoming junior or senior majoring in psychology
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must provide personal statement of financial need and motivation to succeed

Raphael Hanson Endowed Student Award
for Outstanding Scholarly Potential and Achievement


  • Must be a Psychology major in first semester of senior year
  • Must demonstrate outstanding scholarly and/or research accomplishments
  • Must have maintained GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units

Tomy Jung Memorial Scholarship


  • Must have suffered early academic problems but made sustained, substantial academic improvement
  • Must demonstrate commitment and promise for work in the field of psychology
  • Must be an upper-division psychology major enrolled in a minimum of 12 units 

Robert Kapche Outstanding Student Scholarship Award


  • Must be a Psychology major in the first semester of their senior year
  • Must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to students through service as a PRO Guide, Psychology Student Study Center Assistant, or as a member of a student group
  • Must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.

Robert E. Thayer Endowed Scholarship


  • Must be a declared graduate student majoring in Psychology
  • Must be pursuing research in the field of mood, personality, or social psychology
Department of Psychology Awards


2020 – 2021

Makayla Allen-Espinoza
Laura Lara Bracamontes
Luisa Isabell Bulnes-Shaw
Mai Dong
Emily Maria Gelerian
Kevin Han
Raimy Jamal
Ashley Mullin
Mark Ortiz-Payne
Brianna Rios
Janet Tran
Cintia Valle
Michelle Zernick

Most Outstanding Senior
Dylan Sakamoto

Lucio Morales Research Award
Camryn McInerney

Joann Beers Service Award
Ryan Stair

Congratulations to these outstanding students!