Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and awards are given annually to majors in the Department of Psychology.

John Neasmith Dickinson Award

Awarded to a junior psychology major to support research completed during the student’s senior year, this scholarship honors a Richmond College student, John Neasmith Dickinson, whose death in 1976 was deeply felt by the entire University of Richmond community. The memorial award was established by his friends and family to recognize students with the same spirit and enthusiasm for research that John demonstrated during his undergraduate career at Richmond. The award is for $1,000 and one or two recipients are selected each year. Proposals are due in March of each year. View the application requirements.

Outstanding Undergraduate Award

This award recognizes a student who has displayed excellence in their research and coursework as well as dedication to both the psychology discipline and the department.

Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated exceptional research aptitude.

Austin E. Grigg & Helen W. Grigg Award

This award honors the late Austin E. Grigg and his wife Helen W. Grigg. Austin Grigg was a professor of psychology and went on to become Dean of Richmond College and later, Dean of the Graduate School. In 1997, Kenneth Grigg, R’79, established this award to honor his parents and recognize a graduating senior or master’s degree recipient who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and outstanding promise in the field of psychology.

University Awards

In addition to department-sponsored awards, psychology majors are encouraged to pursue awards and other funding opportunities through the School of Arts & Sciences. The School offers awards to support undergraduate research and travel and recognizes students who present exceptional projects at the A&S Student Symposium. In addition, the University of Richmond Libraries offer the Modlin Book Award to a graduating senior who has amassed an excellent collection of books in a particular area of interest during their studies.