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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, and 4. Michael D. Kogutek 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

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Alexander Johnson: Roy C. Dixon-Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($600)

  • Alex Johnson is a junior, majoring in psychology and anthropology. After graduating in Spring of 2016 he hopes to enter an experimental Ph.D. program in cognitive psychology with a focus on memory and belief structures. Ultimately, he hopes to continue his research and share his passion for psychology as a professor at a university.


Zachary Dunton: George R. Soika Scholarship ($800)

  • Zachary Dunton is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Healthcare Science, and Chemistry with an emphasis in Biomolecular Science. After graduation in Spring 2016, he plans to attend medical school with aspirations of becoming a neurologist or neurosurgeon.

 

Alexandria Ebert: Som N. Ghei and Ram Kaur Ghei Scholarship ($2000)

  • Alexandria Ebert is University Honors Program Student in her third year of undergraduate study and is double majoring in Psychology and Biology. After graduating in Spring 2016, she hopes to attend a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Ultimately, she would love to open up a practice that specializes in working with at-risk individuals who are suicidal and engage in self-harm. Either concurrently or later in her career, she hopes to become a full-time professor at a university to pursue cross-cultural research on psychopathology and mental health as well as successful interventions in reducing stigmas of mental illnesses and seeking treatment.


Emily Erickson: Michael D. Kogutek Scholarship ($1000)

  • Emily Erickson is a junior at UWO and is majoring in Psychology with a Sociology minor. She is planning on graduating in the Spring of 2016 and will pursue graduate school for I/O psychology.

Previous Award Recipients

YearRoy C. Dixon-RobinsonGeorge R. SoikaSom N. Ghei & Ram Kaur Ghei
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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