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The psychology department offers students four scholarships:

  1. George R. Soika Scholarship Fund
  2. Dr. Roy and Geraldene Dixon-Robinson Scholarship Fund
  3. Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship Fund
  4. Michael D. Kogutek Scholarship Fund

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found here

UW Oshkosh is using an online application process. Please go to https://uwosh.academicworks.com to apply.

When applying, you need to prepare:

1) Current STAR report;

2) Short essay (less than 1,000 words) discussing:

  1. educational and career plans, including whether you plan to attend graduate school in psychology.
  2. how your experiences outside of college classes (e.g., research, volunteer, work, club activities) have contributed to your educational experience. This is particularly important for the Kogutek Scholarship.
  3. financial need.

3) Two faculty recommendations (at least one must be from a psychology faculty member).

Deadline: 2017 scholarship deadlines to be announced

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George R. Soika Scholarship Fund

The George R. Soika Scholarship Fund will award ONE $2,000 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 TWO $1,000 scholarships 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 TWO $1,500 scholarships to two female psychology majors 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 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 $2,000 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

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Samantha Dziewik: Roy C. Dixon-Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

  • Samantha Dziewik is in her third year of undergraduate study and is pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience.  She plans on graduating in the Fall of 2016.  She then plans to go to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Biological Psychology.

Markus Oechsner: Roy C. Dixon-Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

  • Markus Oechsner is a sophomore in the University Honors Program with a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. He is currently involved in research regarding Social and Organizational Psychology. Ultimately he plans on attending a Ph.D. program in Social or Clinical Psychology where he can conduct research regarding optimism and coping with stress. He plans on becoming a professor at a university where he wants to conduct research regarding Positive Psychology in order to contribute more positively to the lives of other individuals.

Josh Henkel: George R. Soika Scholarship ($2000)

  • Josh Henkel is a McNair Scholars Program student in his third year of undergraduate study, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After graduating in Fall 2016, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with aspirations of applying clinical psychology to the correctional setting. Specifically, his interests lie in treatment development of psychopathy, as well as the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to the forensic population.

Alexandria Brunkow: Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship ($1500)

  • Alexandria Brunkow is a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Economics.  She is a member of Psi Chi, The National Society of Leadership and Success and is currently conducting research in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  With her expertise in research methods, data analysis, and forecasting, she would like to pursue a career with a government agency in the field of research psychology in order to serve her country.

Erin Seidler: Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship ($1500)

  • Erin Seidler is a junior majoring in Psychology with two minors: one in Business Administration and the other in Journalism.  She is a University Honors Student and plans on attending graduate school after her Fall 2017 graduation.  She is currently undecided as to whether she will be attending graduate school for Clinical Psychology, Business Administration, or Student Affairs; however, she will be attending graduate school immediately following undergraduate graduation.  She then hopes to one day earn her doctoral degree in order to help others.

Sarah Moran: Michael D. Kogutek Scholarship ($1000)

  • Sarah Moran is a senior pursuing a degree in psychology with a theatre minor. After graduating in Fall 2016, she hopes to attend a doctorate level program in Clinical Psychology. She would like to spend her career working with adults and adolescents in a mental health clinic. She would like to specialize in trauma-related problems.

Previous Award Recipients

YearRoy C. Dixon-RobinsonGeorge R. SoikaSom N. Ghei & Ram Kaur Ghei Michael D. Kogutek
2015 Alexander Johnson Zachary Dunton Alexandria Ebert Emily Erickson
2014 Maame Esi Coleman Matthew Johnson Kate Landry
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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