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Senior Awards

The Psychology Department offers the following Senior Awards:

The Nicholas DiCaprio Award for the Distinguished Graduate in Psychology is given to students who have achieved an overall and major GPA of at least 3.5, a relatively high score on the MFT, and have been involved in psychological research and/or practicum activities in psychology in demonstrably significant ways.

The Psychology Scholastic Achievement Award is given in recognition of the psychological science students who attained the highest major GPA, with strong consideration given to overall GPA.

The Research Recognition Award is given in recognition of students who have been involved in psychological research in substantial ways either in collaboration with faculty and/or independently.

Service Recognition Award is given in recognition of substantial service to the psychology department, the University, and/or the community at large, during their tenure as students in the psychology department.

The Applied Psychology Award is given in recognition of substantial contribution to special practicum projects as part of practicum training in general or in the various psychology concentrations in the department.

Awards Application - self nomination

Students may nominate themselves for any or all Psychology Dept. Senior awards by filling out this form.

Awards Application - nominate a student

Students may nominate other Psychology students for any or all Psychology Dept. Senior awards. Please fill out as much information as you know about the student in this form

Research awards

Many of our students win awards when they present their research findings at regional, statewide, and national conferences.

For 29 consecutive years, JCU neuroscience students have earned first place/excellence awards for a research paper or poster in biology, chemistry, and/or psychology at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference. ECSC award winners

Psychology majors regularly win Psi Chi Regional Research awards at the Midwestern Psychological Association's annual conference in Chicago. Psi Chi award winners