Psa scholarships

Please note that the due date has passed. Stay tuned for more information on scholarships offered by the PSA for the 2017-2018 academic year!


scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year

For a second consecutive year, the Psychology Students’ Association is offering Psychology undergraduate students with the chance to win one of four scholarships. The first place recipient will be awarded a scholarship of $1600, second place $1200, third place $1100, and fourth place $900. 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 Friday February 17th 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 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. 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 5.0)
  • 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 6.0)

Applications must include the following components:

  1. Unofficial Transcript
    • Can be accessed through uoZone Applications  Unofficial Transcript
    • Under “Report Type” select Unofficial Transcript  View Report
    • Save file as a .pdf document
  2. 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. Remember that it must be 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

All components (Unofficial Transcript, Reference Letter, Letter of Intent, CV) must be attached in the email.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015-2016 scholarships: Shainoor Kara, Nicolas Galton et Nicole Oattes