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The psychology department offers students three scholarships: 1. George R. Soika Scholarship Fund, 2. Dr. Roy and Geraldene Dixon-Robinson Scholarship Fund, and 3. Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship Fund.


Below is the information for the 2015 Psychology Scholarships:

Applications should include:

  • Completed application form: Download PDF
  • 2-3 page essay discussing educational and career plan, as well as how experiences outside of college classes (e.g., research experience, volunteer work, work experience, club activities) have contributed to your educational experience.  The essay must also discuss financial need.
  • Recent STAR report
  • Two faculty recommendation forms (at least one must be from a psychology faculty member). Give the form to the faculty member at least a week before the deadline and ask them to turn it in to Mary Bleser in the Psychology Department office, Polk 40. Note: A letter is not required.
  • All materials should be turned in to the Psychology Department Office, Polk 40, by February 27th, 2015 at 3:00pm.

George R. Soika Scholarship Fund

The George R. Soika Scholarship Fund will award one $800 scholarship payable toward tuition the following fall. Applicants must:

  • Be full-time enrolled Psychology majors
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have one to three semesters remaining at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Be able to demonstrate breadth of interest within and beyond psychology
  • Have a GPA of 3.4 or better

Dr. Roy and Geraldene Dixon-Robinson Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Roy and Geraldene Dixon-Robinson Scholarship Fund will award one $600 scholarship payable toward tuition the following fall. Applicants must:

  • Be a sophomore or junior majoring in psychology
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need

Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship Fund

The Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship Fund will award one $2,000 scholarship to a female psychology major payable toward tuition the following fall. The family designated this scholarship for female students in honor of the donor’s grandmother who was never able to obtain an education. Applicants must:

  • Be full-time enrolled psychology majors
  • Have one to three semesters remaining at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be able to demonstrate breadth of interest within and beyond psychology
  • Be planning to attend graduate school in psychology

If the student who receives this scholarship is accepted into the graduate program in psychology at the UW Oshkosh, she is eligible for an additional $1500 to be applied to tuition in the first semester of full-time graduate study.

Michael D. Kogutek Scholarship Fund

The Michael D. Kogutek Scholarship Fund will award one $1,000 scholarship payable toward tuition the following fall. Participation in University-wide extra-curricular activities (excluding athletics) will be a strong consideration in this award. Applicants must:

  • Be a full-time enrolled psychology major
  • Have one to three semesters remaining at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field of psychology
  • Be planning to attend graduate study in psychology

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Maame Esi Coleman: Roy C. Dixon-Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($600)

  • Maame Esi Coleman is a currently a sophomore majoring in psychology, with a minor in sociology.  After graduation, she would like to attain a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and work in a university counseling center. She would also like to move back to her home country Ghana, offering free counseling services to low-income patients.


Matthew Johnson: George R. Soika Scholarship ($800)

  • Matthew Johnson is currently in his fourth year of undergraduate study. He is a Psychology major and a Business minor. After graduating in May 2015, he hopes to attend a Master's program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

 

Kate Landry: Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship ($2000)

  • Kate Landry is a junior pursuing a degree in Psychology with a Women’s and Gender Studies minor. After graduating in the spring of 2015, she hopes to attend a graduate program in Clinical Psychology.  In the future, she hopes to become either a practicing psychologist or a professor at a university.

Previous Award Recipients

YearRoy C. Dixon-RobinsonGeorge R. SoikaSom N. Ghei & Ram Kaur Ghei
2013 Kristie Wirth Alyssa Kreitzman Amanda Kapla
2012 Mikhaila Weister Kayla Kasten Ashley Lyons
2011 Katie Kufahl Jessica DeLarwelle Tisha Samuel
2010 Brittany Magrady Kourtney Lechner Emily Love
2009 Matthew Fischer Kim Han Kim Han
2008 Vanessa Lemminger Anne Herlache Erin Voskuil
2007 Dustin Dorshorst Shannon Dvorjac Anne Herlache
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