Honors and Awards

Awards for Graduating Psychology Majors

Awards are given annually in spring. Applications are available each March and due in April.

The Dr. ANDREA LI MEMORIAL AWARD A plaque is awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in psychological research. Special consideration will be given to students whose focus is in Behavioral Neuroscience, and those who have actively served the college and/or community.

The HAROLD SCHUCKMAN AWARD  A plaque and $500 is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in psychology.

The DANIEL V. CAPUTO AWARD A plaque and $500 is awarded to a graduating senior who is committed to pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

The JOHN V. CONTI AWARD  A plaque and $1,000 is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in psychology or a related profession. Acceptable areas of graduate study are General Psychology, Behavioral Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling and Social Work. Preferred specialty areas: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Mental/Emotional Illness.  Preference is given to a student with financial need, scholastic excellence, and a desire to pursue graduate study in psychology or a related profession.

The DR. EFFIE MITSIS MEMORIAL AWARD   A plaque and $1,000 is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in Neuroscience.

The DAVID FRIEDMAN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD  A plaque and $1,000 is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending a graduate program in psychology or neuroscience devoted to human research. Preference will be given to those doing research in the areas of Cognitive Neuroscience or Neuropsychology, especially those who have conducted neuroimaging studies (e.g., EEG, ERPs, fMRI). Students who have done animal research (e.g., behavioral neuroscience), especially if it relates to Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive aging, and normal or abnormal developmental processes, will also be considered. Preference will be given to a student with financial need, and a high overall and in-major GPA.


Honors in Psychology

Honors in Psychology are granted automatically to any graduating Psych major with

  • an overall GPA of at least 3.50 AND
  • a Psych GPA of 3.60 or higher.