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2019 Scholarships

For a fourth consecutive year, the Psychology Students’ Association is proud to provide scholarships to support psychology students! This year we are offering Psychology undergraduate students with the chance to win one of three prizes worth 500$ each. The Psychology Students’ Association, along with the School of Psychology, understand that our students may need assistance in pursuing and fulfilling their dreams, and we want to help you realize your full potential.

These scholarships were created so that our Psychology undergraduate students could express and demonstrate their passion, initiative, and dedication to the field of Psychology. This scholarship is based on more than just academic achievement. It is based on your own personal initiative in the field of Psychology.

The deadline to submit an application is Saturday January 26th at 11:59 PM. Applications submitted past the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted to universityaffairs@psaep.ca with the subject heading “PSA Scholarship – [Your full name]”. All required documents must be sent in one email - applicants who send required documents in more than one email will void their application. All components of the application must be a Word document (.doc or .docx), with the exception of the Unofficial Transcript, which must be in .pdf format. Components of the applications that are not in the proper format will not be accepted.


To be eligible to apply, your main program of study must be one of the following:

  • Honours B.Sc with Specialization in Psychology (with a minimum CGPA of at least 6.0)

  • Honours B.A with Specialization in Psychology (with a minimum CGPA of at least 6.0)

  • Major in Psychology (with a minimum CGPA of at least 5.5)

Applications must include the following components:

Unofficial Transcript

  • Can be accessed through uoZone Applications → Unofficial Transcript

  • Under “Report Type” select Unofficial Transcript  View Report

  • Save file as a .pdf document

Reference Letter

Find someone who knows you well and knows your work ethic and engagement in the field of psychology or mental health, and have them write a reference letter for you. This letter must be submitted by the applicant and not the person who writes the letter. Make sure that the person writing the reference letter for you sends it to you in the format of a Word document.

  • One page maximum.

  • Can be written by a teacher, professor, TA, lab coordinator, volunteer coordinator, etc.

  • The sponsoring individual should provide:
    Their relationship to the applicant.
    Why they wish to sponsor the applicant.

Letter of Intent

Explain why you think you deserve this scholarship. Demonstrate your engagement within research, academics, and the community relevant to the field of psychology, and build upon your experiences. Take pride in your own developments and achievements in this section, and tell us how you plan to achieve more in the field of psychology. How do you go beyond the minimum? Tell us about your passion and initiative for the future of psychology! Use what you’ve learned and apply it to the future.

  • Two page maximum double-spaced and with 1-inch margins

  • The Letter of Intent should include:

  • Why you think you deserve this scholarship.

  • How your achievements and community engagement are of importance and relevance.

  • Your own personal initiative.

  • How these aspects contribute to your goals and aspirations.

  • How you plan to achieve your goals.

Curriculum Vitae

Show that you are a well-rounded individual with adequate and appropriate experience. The CV should include:

  • Specifications on how many collective months you worked in a position. For example, if you worked only during the summer months for 3 years (May-August), you will have worked 12 collective months (4 months x 3 years).

  • An estimation of the number of weekly hours as well as total hours worked in each position.