Psychology

Psychology majors study human behavior. It’s a very large, all-encompassing major, where several paths can be taken. Types of psychology can include abnormal, behavioral, counseling, educational, clinical, sports and more.

Psychology is a relatively young science; students enrolled in this major will learn about the history of psychology including early psychologists and philosophers like Aristotle. They’ll also learn about the work of Sigmund Freud and his findings involving the id, the ego and the superego. There are required courses in math, science and possible lab work (natural psychology) to round out the major.

Students majoring in psychology can become a psychology professor, a law enforcement officer, a marketer, a guidance counselor, work with animal behavior and more. This is an incredibly broad major with a lot of potential in many different fields. It is often paired with minors in marketing, sociology, biology, math, nutrition and education.

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Scholarships for Psychology Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

$12,500 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

award

$12,500

deadline

February 01, 2023
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BetterHelp Future of Mental Health Scholarship

BetterHelp

$10,000 September 01, 2022 See Details
 

BetterHelp Future of Mental Health Scholarship

BetterHelp

award

$10,000

deadline

September 01, 2022
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Science and Math Award - Hollins University

Hollins University

Up to $11,000 Varies See Details
 

Science and Math Award - Hollins University

Hollins University

award

Up to $11,000

deadline

Varies
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Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$4,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

award

$4,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
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Constance M. Ferwerda Endowment for the Humanities Award

University of Wisconsin, Parkside

$2,500 April 24, 2023 See Details
 

Constance M. Ferwerda Endowment for the Humanities Award

University of Wisconsin, Parkside

award

$2,500

deadline

April 24, 2023
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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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Psychology Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Psychology Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
See Details