Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Psychology offers several scholarships for Western undergraduate and graduate students. The minimum eligibility requirements for scholarships include having declared a Psychology, Psychology: Human Development, or Behavioral Neuroscience major, and unless otherwise indicated, a minimum overall Western GPA of 3.3 and minimum Psychology GPA of 3.5. Please consult the scholarship application for any additional requirements (see "How to Apply" at the bottom of this page).
Tuition Waiver Merit Award
Students selected for this award must be of superior academic ability. The tuition waivers are merit awards.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students in Psychology, Psychology: Human Development, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
Merle Prim Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion
Merle Prim served the university for 42 years as a fierce supporter of ethnic minorities and first-generation students. Having faced many obstacles in his own career, he was committed to removing obstacles for others.
Eligibility: 1. Undergraduate Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience major, 2. an ethnic minority student with U. S. citizenship, 3. a WWU cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and 4. a demonstrated financial need.
Ethan Remmel Memorial Scholarship
Ethan Remmel was a beloved member of the faculty of the Department of Psychology from 2002 until his passing in 2011. This scholarship honors Ethan's memory by supporting students who will make a positive difference in the lives of young people in a helping profession.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student pursuing study and/or research in the area of developmental psychology.
Dave Nelson Memorial Scholarship for Mental Health Counseling
The Dave Nelson Memorial Foundation celebrates the life of Dave Nelson, a Bellingham native and US Marine Corp Veteran. Dave's friends honor his life by giving back to the community he loved and by acknowledging the essential role that mental health plays in the community.
Eligibility: Graduate student in mental health counseling.
Mees Memorial Scholarship
Hayden Mees was a member of Western's Psychology Department faculty from 1971-1983. This scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students with scholarship or research funds. Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Psychology.
How to Apply
To apply for a scholarship, visit the Psychology Department Scholarship site on Canvas.