BA in Psychology

Program Scholarships

Jeanne C. Mellinger Scholarship Endowment

Established in 1993 in memory of Dr. Jeanne C. Mellinger, who was first chair of the Department of Psychology. The endowment, funded by multiple donors, provides one or more scholarships for undergraduates pursing a BS or BA in psychology and who qualify on basis of academic merit and financial need. Recipients may be either full or part-time, and reside either in or out-of-state.  The scholarship may be renewable.

Current students may apply for this scholarship through the Office of Financial Aid Award Spring portal.  

Psychology Emergency Scholarship

To support emergency relief for psychology majors who do not qualify for other aid because they are not independent. Students may not apply for this scholarship.  It is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department. 

Psychology Scholarship

To support scholarships for psychology students, based on financial need. Students may not apply for this scholarship.  It is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

Psychology Department Endowment for Student Success

Established in 2010 by Deborah A. Boehm-Davis and Stuart R. Davis. The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the department’s diversity goals, either through direct scholarship or fellowship awards to students pursuing a degree in psychology or through student programs within the psychology department. Support may include graduate fellowships, research support, travel abroad stipends, funding for conference and presentation costs and/or research studies.

Randolph and Lucy Church Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2006 by Randolph W. Church, Jr. and Lucy C. Church, ’81, MPA ’86 to attract outstanding students majoring in English, history, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, political sciences, humanities, or economics. Mr. Church, an attorney, is a former rector of the Board of Visitors and former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation. Mrs. Church, a former trustee of the foundation and a former faculty member, is an alumna of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Recipient must:

  • Be an incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and a strong record of scholastic achievement in college preparatory courses;
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Show unusual promise of superior scholastic achievement in the opinion of the college dean; and
  • Major in one of the following: English, history, modern languages philosophy, psychology or economics.

Suzanne E. Robertson Scholarship Endowment

The Suzanne E. Robertson Scholarship Endowment was established in 1993 by her parents to serve as a lasting memorial of their daughter, Suzi, who was a psychology student at Mason. The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in psychology. The selection will be based on both merit and need, with the student having demonstrated his/her ability to succeed in a course of study leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree. This scholarship may be renewable. This scholarship is administered by the office of financial aid.

Walter Moretz Scholarship

To support scholarships for undergraduate Psychology majors, especially those engaged in research.  Students may not apply for this scholarship.  It is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.  

Wu-Shane Scholarship Endowment

The Wu-Shane Scholarship was established to support one or more student scholarship awards in compliance with the Minority Advisory Board Scholarship criteria, application, and renewal process established by the George Mason University Board of Visitors at its meeting on January 12, 2000 (available upon request). Additionally, the recipient will be an undergraduate majoring in communication, psychology, or management. This scholarship was established by D. Jean Wu, MS ’87, and her husband, Jeffrey N. Shane, to provide scholarships for socio-economically disadvantaged students majoring in communication, psychology, or management. Ms. Wu is a former trustee of the George Mason University Foundation and former member of the Board of Visitors of the university.