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Scholarships for Psychology Graduate Students

Due to the generosity of former Psychology Department faculty members, the department is able to offer scholarships to our graduate students.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR KENTUCKY RESIDENTS

Dotson Graduate Scholarship
For incoming and current graduate students who are Kentucky residents

Dr. Elsie Dotson was a clinical psychologist and a member of Western's Psychology Department from 1960 until her retirement in 1986.  Upon her death in 1989, a portion of her estate was used to create a scholarship for a psychology graduate student.  Those of us who knew Elsie remember her with great affection and respect.  She was a superb teacher and clinical psychologist.  She was strongly committed to the education and welfare of our students, as is shown by the scholarship she endowed.

The Dotson scholarship is in the amount of $600 for 2014-2015. Dr. Dotson wished the selection committee to consider both academic merit and financial need in determining who receives the scholarship. Please take the time to provide relevant information on the application forms for the committee to consider in making this important decision.

Jaggers-Cave Graduate Scholarship
For 2nd year graduate students who are Kentucky residents

Dr. Lourine Cave was a Western graduate who returned and served as a professor in Western's Psychology Department from 1947 until 1976.   She died in 1998, willing her entire estate to Western. Those of us who knew Lourine remember her with great affection and respect.  She taught Psychology 495, History and Systems, for many years.  She was strongly committed to the education and welfare of our students, as is shown by the scholarships that she endowed.  She asked that the scholarship also be named in honor of her uncle, Dr. C. H. Jaggers.  Dr. Jaggers served as the head of the Department of Psychology during the 1950s.  

Dr. Cave wished the selection committee to consider both academic merit and financial need in determining who receives the scholarship. The committee uses this information to determine the amount of scholarship to award. Please take the time to provide relevant information on the application forms for the committee to consider in making this important decision.

TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

1. Complete the Psychology Department Scholarship Application (doc) for Psychology Graduate Scholarships.

2. Return the form to Dr. Carl Myers by April 30th preceding the academic year the scholarship will be awarded.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14