ph.d. graduate program


tuition funding

Financial support is guaranteed to all students during their first four years in our graduate program ...

and is usually available to all students throughout their graduate training. The financial support is in the form of a stipend from (or under the auspices of) the department and a tuition waiver from the university. At present the stipend is $19,000 per year for students in good standing. Funds may be provided in a number of different ways, including university-sponsored fellowships, research and teaching assistantships, graduate instructorships, Veteran's Administration training stipends, and part-time clinical and research positions in the community. Graduate students also receive an 80% subsidy of the cost of their health insurance.

Applicants to the program are automatically considered for financial assistance, and need not submit any additional forms to qualify. Students who are accepted into the program will receive detailed information about their sources of support when they are notified of their acceptance.


department of psychology scholarships

b. jack white memorial award

Jack White was on the faculty of the Psychology Department from 1957 to 1987. Jack was so much of the Department's soul that when he died in November of 1988, the Department launched a campaign to raise funds for a memorial award in his name. The award is given annually to an advanced psychology graduate student who has shown overall excellence in performance, taking into account coursework, research productivity, teaching, and departmental service. For this year, one award will be made.

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Amount: $2,500
Deadline: april 16th, noon
Contact: Sarah Creem-Regehr
Apply To: Nancy Seegmiller

clayton awards for excellence in research

Thanks to a generous gift from the Joseph A. and Ruth S. Clayton trust, the department annually recruits and supports outstanding graduate students. The two award announcements, the Clayton Award for Excellence in Research on Underrepresented Populations and the Clayton Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, represent efforts to support outstanding graduate student research and to further the professional development and degree progress of graduate students. Award amounts are approximate and depend on the funds available at the end of the fiscal year. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received awards from this fund.

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Amount: up to $4,000
Deadline: march 5th, noon
Contact: Sarah Creem-Regehr
Apply To: Nancy Seegmiller

kevin hawley memorial award

Kevin Hawley was a graduate student in our department from 1985-1992 who sadly passed away in 1994 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Those students fortunate enough to know Kevin, remember him as an exceptional scholar, a warm friend, and an inspiration to all. Kevin was a productive and innovative student with broad academic interests. He was also the type of student who willingly shared his expertise and experience with others. Not only was he regarded as an essential academic resource, but students suffering from school and/or existential angst often solicited Kevin's wise advice, support and humor. As a result of his scholastic excellence, generous service to others, congenial temperament, inspirational fortitude in the face of adversity, and general zest for life, Kevin acquired the utmost respect and gratitude of the entire student population. With this in mind, the annual Kevin Hawley Memorial Award for the most esteemed graduate student as voted on by the graduate student body has been established.

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Amount: $1,000
Deadline: april 16th, noon
Contact: Sarah Creem-Regehr
Apply To: Nancy Seegmiller


other scholarships

College of Social and Behavioral Science
The University of Utah graduate school

Future Counselors of America Scholarship

Annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. See more details at:

Mail official transcript and original essay to:

Future Counselors of America Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

Entries postmarked by: June 30th, annually
Disbursement on: July 31st, annually

  • Please title your essay “The Psychology of Online Dating”
  • List your full name as recognized by your educational institution and a valid (.edu) email address
  • Essay should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
  • Any resources should be cited using MLA format
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify student from award disbursement