Dean's Challenge Scholarship Winners

The Dean's Challenge was established in 2007 to acknowledge exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled while making academically challenging choices. The recipients of this award receive a stipend, funded by generous donations from friends of the college, to help with their educational expenses.

The Dean’s Challenge Scholarship is awarded to recognize exceptional students not only for their superior academic achievement but for their inspirational civic and community engagement. 

Congratulations to Joey Boyle, a standout psychology student! We are thrilled to announce that Joey has been named one of the winners of the Dean's Challenge at the master's level this year. The selection committee was genuinely impressed by Joey's outstanding research contributions and the positive influence he has had both on our campus and in the community. Dr. Jack, a respected figure in our department, described Joey as "a quintessential Mason success story." His empathy and respect for individuals, irrespective of their neurotype or background, have truly set him apart. We couldn't be prouder to have Joey represent our psychology program with such dedication and integrity. Joey, your hard work, passion, and commitment have truly paid off!  Your accomplishments serve as an inspiration to all psychology students, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. Keep shining brightly and making a positive difference in the world! 
Ashley Taylor has emerged as the second master's level winner of the Dean's Challenge this year, representing the Industrial Organizational program. It's an extraordinary achievement that deserves recognition. Ashley's remarkable work on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives at the Navy Federal Credit Union has captivated the attention of the selection committee. Her project beautifully aligns with our institution's goals of fostering inclusivity and equity. Not only has Ashley made a direct positive impact on her colleagues and peers, but she has also exemplified our commitment to these crucial values. Dr. Dalal, Ashley's reference, has described her as a proactive, career- and goal-oriented, and supportive peer mentor. These qualities reflect Ashley's dedication to her personal growth, as well as her willingness to uplift and guide those around her. She embodies the essence of a true leader and role model in our psychology community. Ashley, we are immensely proud of your outstanding achievements and the difference you are making in the field of psychology. Your dedication and commitment are an inspiration to all of us. We look forward to witnessing your continued success and the positive impact you will undoubtedly have on the world. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!