Psi Beta’s National Awards – Most Deadlines are June 1st. Don’t Miss Out!

Psi Beta sponsors seven types of awards/scholarships for active chapters, members, and advisors.

ANNE ANASTASI RESEARCH PAPER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Certificates and checks are awarded to primary authors of six outstanding original psychological research papers written in APA style. Cash awards are $600, $400 and $300 for first, second, and third place “gold” winners respectively. “Silver” winners receive $300, $250, and $150 for first, second, and third. Deadline for submission is May 15th. Research paper award winners are automatically entered into the Anastasi Conference Scholarship Award competition.

ANN E. GARRETT ROBINSON COLLEGE LIFE AWARD
A plaque is awarded for an innovative, resourceful, and useful chapter project or program that uniquely promotes the quality of two-year college life and advances the discipline of psychology and the mission of Psi Beta. (This is a chapter award, not an individual award.) Deadline for nomination is June 1st.

CAROL TRACY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Certificate and $100 awarded for each of two outstanding community service projects– one student and one chapter. Deadline for nomination is June 1st.

CHAPTER EXCELLENCE AWARD
A recognition “plate” is awarded to all chapters meeting or exceeding the chapter excellence standards. The standards reflect Psi Beta’s mission. The plate can be attached to the “perpetual plaque” – available for purchase from the Psi Beta store. Deadline for submitting the application is June 1st.

JOHNSON/COUSINS BUILDING BONDS COLLABORATION AWARD
A plaque, certificates of recognition for participating Psi Beta members, and $100 is awarded to a Psi Beta chapter which, in collaboration with Psi Chi members, have conducted an activity having a significant impact at the local, state, regional, or national level. The collaborative efforts may focus on scholarship, leadership, research, and/or community service. The nominee may be nominated by a chapter officer or by the faculty advisor. Psi Beta also awards a plaque to the participating Psi Chi chapter. Deadline for nomination is June 1st.

VIRGINIA STAUDT SEXTON FACULTY ADVISOR AWARD
A plaque is awarded to an outstanding Psi Beta faculty advisor. Chapter officers and/or members can nominate their advisor. Deadline for nomination is June 1st.

NEW this Year! The Anne Anastasi APA Conference Travel Scholarship!
This is a scholarship to attend this year’s American Psychological Association Conference (APA) in Denver, August 4-7, 2016! Up to 4 (four) authors of winning research papers will, in addition to their winning paper cash award, be awarded $2000 to attend the APA conference in Denver, CO August 4 – 7. The Anastasi scholarship monies are expected to cover registration, travel, lodging, and meal expenses needed to attend the APA convention. While attending the conference, winners are required to present their research paper at the Psi Beta student research poster session, attend all Psi Beta sponsored sessions, and receive a certificate of recognition and cash award for their winning paper. Winners must pay for travel, lodging, registration, and meals in advance, but will be awarded a check for their winning paper and a $2,000 scholarship check to reimburse all conference expenses not exceeding $2000 at the Psi Beta Awards and Social Hour on Saturday, August 6th at the conference.

Note: The research paper competition is separate from the conference scholarship competition, but research paper winners who are interested in attending the conference are automatically eligible for the conference scholarship competition. Scholarship judging will give extra consideration to novel research and regional representation of the winning authors. While individual chapters may have more than one winner in the student research paper competition, a chapter is limited to 1 (one) APA conference travel scholarship award. In the event that multiple individuals from one chapter are ranked among the top six papers, the highest scoring paper from that chapter will be chosen for the APA conference travel scholarship.

 

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