Psychology Scholarships & Awards

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Department of Psychology Scholarships

Please use the Beach Scholarships Link above to apply for the following:  

Jana Carpenter Memorial Endowed Scholarship


  • Must be incoming junior or senior majoring in psychology
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must provide personal statement of financial need and motivation to succeed

Raphael Hanson Endowed Student Award
for Outstanding Scholarly Potential and Achievement


  • Must be a Psychology major in first semester of senior year
  • Must demonstrate outstanding scholarly and/or research accomplishments
  • Must have maintained GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units

Tomy Jung Memorial Scholarship


  • Must have suffered early academic problems but made sustained, substantial academic improvement
  • Must demonstrate commitment and promise for work in the field of psychology
  • Must be an upper-division psychology major enrolled in a minimum of 12 units 

Robert Kapche Outstanding Student Scholarship Award


  • Must be a Psychology major in the first semester of their senior year
  • Must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to students through service as a PRO Guide, Psychology Student Study Center Assistant, or as a member of a student group
  • Must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.

Robert E. Thayer Endowed Scholarship


  • Must be a declared graduate student majoring in Psychology
  • Must be pursuing research in the field of mood, personality, or social psychology
Department of Psychology Awards




2019 – 2020

Adrienne Ahumada

Amanda Brashear

Kristen Brown

Olivia Brush

Alexis Castro

Jade Durst

Kaelyn Echave

Jacquelin Freeman

Elyse Holman

Jean Lao

Gail Manalastas

Daniella Ramirez

Rhiannon Rivas

Sachiko Tawa

Cristy Tran

Joann Vuong

Jennifer Zamudio


Most Outstanding Senior

Maxine Robinette


Lucio Morales Research Award

Hailey Arreola


Joann Beers Service Award

Ricardo De La Torre


Congratulations to these outstanding students!