Scholarships for Psychology and Human Development Students

There are a number of Psychology Department and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences scholarships that are available to psychology and human development students. Here is a list and brief description of these. For more information about them and for information on how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid website(http://finaid.csusb.edu/index.html).

Alice Givens Memorial Scholarship

Alice Givens Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a re-entry student who has been out of high school at least 10 years, is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology, has financial need, and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 quarter units at CSUSB. The most recent award was $300.

Aubrey W. Bonnett Scholarship

Aubrey W. Bonnett Scholarship is a $1,000 award given to students whose major is in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB, have involvement in some type of community service (volunteer service or internships for clubs and community organizations would be included) and exhibit some leadership with regard to same, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Industrial Organizational Psychology Master of Science Scholarship

Industrial Organizational Psychology Master of Science Scholarship provides a scholarship to a CSUSB student enrolled under the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Master of Science Industrial Organizational Psychology program and has a minimum 3.30 GPA. First and second year students may apply for this scholarship. Financial need is considered but not essential.

Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate Scholarship

Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, must have completed a minimum of 12 quarter units of coursework in their declared major with at least a 3.0 GPA, must have an overall 2.75 GPA, must have completed at least 45 quarter units of college coursework, and must be enrolled at least as a half-time student as an undergraduate. Special application is required. Contact the CSUSB Financial Aid Office Scholarship Hotline number at (909) 537-7399 for an application between the months of January 1 - March 2 annually.

Dr. Joanna Worthley

Joanna Worthley Excellence in Psychology Fund

This Scholarship was established shortly after Dr. Joanna Worthley’s passing on January 4, 2011. Joanna was the Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Department of Psychology. Early in her career she developed a peer advising program in psychology. Following Joanna’s lead, the department established a Peer Advising Center which currently provides advising support for undergraduates and training opportunities for graduate students.

To honor Joanna’s legacy and to continue to enhance the work that she did to support student educational achievement, an endowed fund was established with a contribution from her lifelong partner Betsy Crighton and support from alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and family. The fund is a fitting tribute to Joanna’s lifelong support for students.

Joy Renee Kirka Memorial Scholarship

Joy Renee Kirka Memorial Scholarship provides an award to a student enrolled in the Master’s of Clinical Psychology.

Lewin-Estremera Family Scholarship

The Lewin-Estremera Family Scholarship is available to matriculated master’s degree students in one of the department of psychology’s four master’s degree programs (MA General Experimental Psychology; MA Child Development; MS Clinical/Counseling Psychology; MS Industrial/Organizational Psychology). Applicants for the scholarship will be considered based upon academic merit and financial need.

Verla Watkins Thomas Scholarship

Verla Watkins Thomas Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled as a CSUSB first or second year graduate student in the M.S. Clinical/Counseling Psychology Program, and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need considered but not essential.

Dean Jamal Nassar and President Al Karnig Induct Mr. Vince Vegna (center) into the CSBS Hall of Fame in 2011.

Paula Vegna Lasker Memorial Scholarship

The Paula Vegna Lasker Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to a student attending CSUSB, enrolled in the M.S. Psychology Clinical/Counseling Psychology program in their second year in the program. Preference is given to a student serving his/her nine-month internship at the Moreno Valley Addiction Medicine-Chronic Pain Management Department with Kaiser Permanente.