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Psychology Giving Opportunities

The Psychology Department is located in Porter Hall.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Psychology Department. The department’s current priorities include:

  • Student scholarships
  • Experiential learning funds for student research, travel, and internship support
  • Stipend enhancements for Graduate Assistants
  • Faculty support through research funding or endowed professorships
  • Funds for diversity and inclusion initiatives

Below is a list of funds you can support today with an online gift.

General Support


  • Provides broad support for the department’s most pressing needs

Psychology Research and Teaching Endowment

  • Endowment that supports scholarships, travel, research awards, departmental colloquia, and other needs of the department.

Center for Intervention Research in Schools CIRS Support Fund

  • Supports the department’s Center for Intervention Research on Schools, which focuses on helping children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.

Graduate Student Support

Kenneth A. Holroyd Student Relocation Stipend

  • Stipend supplement to assist Clinical Psychology students with expenses related to relocating to Athens, OH.

Jane Zartman Woodrow Scholarship

  • Supports graduate students interested in pursuing a career in clinical practice

William U. Snyder Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for graduate students in the Clinical Psychology program

Student Awards and Scholarships

The David Kucharski Memorial Graduating Senior Award

  • Defrays the cost of applying to graduate schools for graduating seniors

The Gary M. and Kathleen S. Schumacher Freshman Psychology Scholarship

  • Scholarship for incoming first-year students majoring in Psychology

Gary M. and Kathleen S. Schumacher Undergraduate Psychology Scholarship

  • Scholarship for sophomores or juniors majoring in Psychology

The Gaige B. Paulsen Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for undergraduate Psychology majors

The Marlene and James Bruning Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Psychology Students

  • Scholarship for full-time students at the Athens or regional campuses majoring in Psychology.

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving, or if you have interest in establishing a new fund, please contact:

David Johnson
Senior Director of Development
Wilson Hall 303-A
Athens, OH 45701