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Scholarships & Awards


President's and Dean's Lists (pdf- 127 kb) 

Awards for Graduating Psychology Majors

Outstanding Student Award | Louise Johnson Award | Outstanding Researcher Award | Outstanding Student Commitment Award | Outstanding Scholar Award

Please review the guidelines for the following awards. 

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Outstanding Student Award

This award is given to a student who excels in all areas- research, service, engagement, and scholarship.  This award will go to the most well-rounded candidate.

Nomination Form- Outstanding Student Award (pdf- 9 kb)


  • 2014-15 Leah Brown
  • 2013-14 Keisha Carden
  • 2012-13 Vitta Clawson
  • 2011-12 Erin Sim
  • 2010-11 Meagan Burns 
  • 2010-11 Krysten Sobus
  • 2009-10 Lilah Campbell (Also 2010 Tillman Award Winner)
  • 2008-09 Chelli Lowe
  • 2007-08 Justine Rossi

Louise Johnson Award

This award is given to a student who contributes significantly to the department through activities such as peer advising, active service through Psi Chi/Psyc Club, participation on the SOS committee or other leadership/service roles in the department.

Nomination Form- Louise Johnson Award (pdf- 9 kb)


  • 2014-15 Kelsey Doucette
  • 2013-14 Angel DiDomenico
  • 2011-12 Jordan McElroy
  • 2010-11 Brittany Brock 
  • 2009-10 Sara Mallett
  • 2008-09 Lea Queener
  • 2007-08 Brooke Currie

Outstanding Researcher Award

This award is given to a student who is strong in my areas, but demonstrates exceptional research skills (independent work, work with multiple mentors, conference presentations, etc).

Nomination Form- Outstanding Researcher Award (pdf- 9 kb)


  • 2014-15 Holli Ryan
  • 2013-14 Brady Nichols
  • 2012-13 Chauntice Buck
  • 2011-12 Daniel Selvey
  • 2010-11 Amy Rivers 
  • 2009-10 Maria Schmelzer
  • 2008-09 G. Wayne Maury
  • 2007-08 Brooke Walters

Outstanding Student Commitment Award

This award is given to a student who has shown a high level of enthusiasm for their own learning and for the field of psychology.  The selection committee may consider obstacles that the student has overcome when deciding on a winner.

Nomination Form- Outstanding Student Commitment Award (pdf- 9 kb)


  • 2014-15 Amber Grant
  • 2013-14 Giulietta Rizzo
  • 2012-13 Brittney Black
  • 2011-12 Jamie Low
  • 2010-11 Muri Mata 
  • 2009-10 Jamal Phillips
  • 2008-09 Jennifer Ludwig
  • 2007-08 Brittany Martin

Outstanding Scholar Award

This award is given to the psychology major with the highest overall grade point average who completed at least 65 hours of coursework (i.e.- the majority of their coursework) at Winthrop University.  If more than one student shares the highest GPA, the student with the greatest number of credit hours at Winthrop would receive the award.


  • 2014-15 Leah Brown
  • 2013-14 Chantel Juitt
  • 2012-13 Katharine Lindberg
  • 2011-12 Jordan McElroy
  • 2010-11 Amy Rivers
  • 2009-10 Aimee West
  • 2008-09 Christine Strople
  • 2007-08 Brooke Currie

2014 Awardees

From left to right: 2014-15 Award Winners Leah Brown, Kelsey Doucette, Amber Grant, and Holli Ryan

 2012 Awardees

From left to right: 2012-13 Award Winners Vitta Clawson, Katharine Lindberg, Chauntice Buck, and Brittney Black 


From left to right: 2011-12 Award Winners Jamie Low, Erin Sim, and Jordan McElroy

Awards 3


From left to right: 2010-2011 Award Winners Brittany Brock, Meagan Burns, Krysten Sobus, Amy Rivers, and Muri Mata 

Awards 2 
From left to right: 2009-2010 Award Winners Lilah Campbell, Maria Schmelzer, Jamal Phillips, Sara Mallett, and Aimee West

Awards 4 
From left to right: 2008-2009 Award Winners Chelli Lowe, Jennifer Ludwig, and Lea Queener

From left to right: 2007-2008 Award Winners Brooke Walters, Justine Rossi, Brittany Martin, and Brooke Currie


  • Awards will be given in the Fall of each year.
  • Only seniors who are graduating in December of that semester or the following May will be eligible for nomination.
  • Faculty members on the SOS committee will solicit nominations by generating a list of eligible seniors and will organize the application material.
  • Nominations will be made by full-time or adjunct faculty.
  • Nominated students will be asked to provide support material for their nomination packet.
  • Nomination packets will be treated in a confidential manner, and will be available for viewing by psychology faculty/staff only.
  • Awards will be determined with the opportunity for input by all full-time psychology faculty (either by e-mail or in a department meeting).
  • An individual student will be eligible to win only one award, with the exception of the Outstanding Scholar Award.  An individual student may receive the Outstanding Scholar Award and also be selected for a second award.
  • Honorable Mentions may be made in any category for students who are not selected for the award itself.
  • Awards do not have to be given every year.  A specific award will be given only if a deserving student is identified.
  • The department chair will be responsible for notifying award winners.
  • Award winners will be honored with a personal plaque (to be given to the winner), recognition in the department display case, and recognition at a department meeting.  The SOS committee will be responsible for handling this process.