Awards Overview and Deadlines
Psi Beta sponsors several types of awards and scholarships for active chapters, members, and advisors.
MCGRAW-HILL REGIONAL CONFERENCE AWARDS
Psi Beta has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education to create annual achievement awards which will be presented to one Psi Beta student winner and one faculty advisor winner at each of the 6 annual APA regional psychology conferences during the 2020-2021 academic year. Each winner will receive a certificate and a check for $150. The nomination period begins May 1 and ends June 1.
MACMILLAN LEARNING EMERGING RESEARCHER AWARD
All members who meet the emerging researcher criteria will qualify for an Emerging Research Award certificate. The first 20 winners will receive gift certificates for Psi Beta’s online store. Self-nominations are accepted between May 1 and June 1.
Note: This award replaces the Anastasi Student Research Paper Award. Speaking of Anne Anastasi, please be watching for the ANASTASI MISSION SCHOLARSHIP announcement. Coming spring, 2021!
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.) The application period is May 1 to June 1.
Chapter Award – Recognizes an outstanding chapter-driven community service project.
Student Award – Recognizes a student who led an outstanding community service project. The winning student receives a $500 McGraw-Hill scholarship! The application period is May 1 to June 1.
NOTE: The Student Community Service award deadline has been extended to June 10, 2021.
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. The application period is May 1 to June 1.
JOHNSON/COUSINS BUILDING BONDS COLLABORATION AWARD
A plaque, certificates of recognition for participating Psi Beta members, and $100 are 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.
The application period is May 1 to June 1.
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 advisors. NOTE: Some chapters are fortunate to have two or more advisors who work together to oversee an excellent chapter. If that is the case with your chapter, and your members wish to submit a nomination for co-advisors to your chapter, you may do so but please be sure the nomination letter describes how each advisor individually supports your chapter.
The nomination period is from May 1 to June 1.