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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

There are several sources of funding available to all KPU students via the KPU Foundation office. Also check for funding available through the Student Educational Enhancement Fund.

There are also research awards available to all KPU students via the Office of Research and Scholarship.

Within Psychology, there are two types of awards available to Psychology majors. Students do not have to apply for these awards. Instead, the Psychology department nominates students to receive the awards.

(1) KPU Endowed Psychology Scholarships

Five (5) annual awards (one per student):

  • $1,000.00 to the Psychology Honours Student with the highest GPA;
  • $1,000.00 to the student with the highest GPA, who has declared as a Psychology major, and who has a minimum of 91 credits;
  • $1,000.00 to the student with the highest GPA, who has declared as a Psychology major, and who has between 60-90 credits;
  • $1,000.00 to the student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, who has declared as a Psychology major, and who has the greatest service to the Department of Psychology;
  • $1,000.00 to the student who has declared as a Psychology major, with the greatest financial need, as determined by SAFA.

(2) CPA Honours Thesis Award. The Psychology department nominates up to three Honours students each June to receive a certificate of excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association.

Psychology Student Award Recipients

Dianne Crisp and Wiktor Tutlewski Psychology Scholarship

2019

  • Kylie Viala

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Certificate of Academic Excellence

2019

  • Zachariah Hamzagic
  • Devinder Khera
  • Connor Mitchell

2018

  • Angela Giesbrecht
  • Chaufa Nguyen
  • Katrina Walton

2017

  • Michelle Hunsche 
  • Amanda Tabert

2016

  • Dylan Davidson
  • Andrew Huebert
  • Andrew Jacquard

2015

  • Eric Mah
  • Katheryn E. Morrison

KPU Endowed Psychology Scholarships

2019

  • Chiara Casellato
  • Karen Caspian
  • Brett Davidson
  • Amanda Dumoulin
  • Jacqueline Lingbaoan

2018

  • Jaime Christiaanse
  • Amanda Dumoulin
  • Zachariah Hamzagic
  • Andrea Mah
  • Martin Montfort
  • Jeremy Shea

2017

  • Corey Callies
  • Candace Craigen
  • Angela Giesbrecht
  • Shelby Hughes
  • Maryam Malick

2016

  • Jaime Christiaanse
  • Daniel Derksen
  • Shelby Hughes
  • Michelle Hunsche
  • Rachel Letwin

2015

  • Andrew Huebert
  • Amanda Paananen

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Honours Option:

Students interested in further study and graduate school can augment their knowledge and skills by taking an honours option. This involves taking two six-credit courses -  PSYC 5000 (Honours Thesis I) and PSYC 5010 (Honours Thesis II), which can be completed within the credits required for your psychology degree.
The deadline for the Honours Program for Fall 2019 is Friday, March 1, 2019.


The KPU Psychology Department is pleased to present the following scholarship:

1 x $1,000.00 to the student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, who has declared as a Psychology major, and who has the greatest service to the Department of Psychology.

Applicants must please provide a description of their service contribution to the Department of Psychology, and attach it as indicated below:

The type of service that is valued for this award is:

  • Contribution to activities that build a sense of community among KPU Psychology students (e.g., KPS leadership).
  • Contribution to activities that educate or engage students regarding Psychology (e.g., hosting student seminars or events to help students plan for their future in Psychology).
  • Contributions to activities that promote KPU Psychology to the community outside of KPU.
  • Research in an instructor's lab is not the type of service that is the focus of this award

Applicants must ask their referee to send a brief email to the Administrative Assistant, at psych@kpu.ca, answering the following two questions:

  • What types of service do you know of that this student has engaged in on behalf of the KPU Psychology Department?
  • What is the quality and/or extent of that service?    

Apply by: Friday, May 1, 2021

Only applicants who meet the minimum GPA of 2.0 are eligible
Only applicants who are continuing their studies at KPU are eligible
Please attach a description of your service to the Department of Psychology
More information
  • Files must be less than 8 MB.
  • Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Please list the name of your referees. Remember to ask your referee to send a brief email to psych@kpu.ca asking about the type and quality/extent of service you are engaged in on behalf of the KPU Psychology Department.