Awards Overview and Deadlines

The organization will offer scholarships for members and awards for advisors and chapters.  Monies and donations allocated for scholarships will be distributed fairly between the available scholarships until changed. The scholarship window will close May 1st of each school year, and judging will be completed in June of each year.

Attach all documents as a PDF file
Subject line: Title of Award
Email to:
DUE May 1ST, 2021 11:59 PM PST



The Psi Alpha Outstanding Psychology Student Scholarship seeks to recognize one student annually who excels not only academically, but also possess leadership qualities in their chapter or outside in other ways. Applicants should exhibit leadership qualities, perform acts of service, and contribute to the growth of the psychology discipline throughout their chapter.

Award: $100 scholarship


  • Submit a minimum 1000-word essay detailing academic successes, servitude, and other relevant information describing the applicant’s outstanding qualities. Essay should be in APA format.
  • Submit one (1) letter of support from a teacher, employer, or other reference who can attest to the student’s abilities as a leader.
  • Documents are a submitted as a PDF to on or before the due date. Subject line: Outstanding Psychology Student Award 

 Deadline: May 1, 2021 at 11:59 PST



Psi Alpha seeks to award one chapter that has led a service learning project or campus activity that embodies the mission of Psi Alpha and promoted psychology locally. We ask that chapters provide a detailed essay describing a leadership event that showcased the chapter’s passion for psychology. Paper is to be submitted in APA format.

$100 check written to the Advisor for the chapter use and recognition on the Psi Alpha website.

Deadline: May 1, 2021 at 11:59 PST


  • A cover letter with the following information:
    • Advisor name(s)
    • High School and/or Chapter name, and location
    • Advisor Contact information (email, phone number, school contact information)
    • Details about the servitude performed by the advisor and chapter from May 1, 2020- April 30, 2021. Submit documents as a PDF to on or before the due date. Subject Line: Psi Alpha Chapter Service Scholarship


To receive this award, students or other members or advisors can nominate a current, active advisor. Nominators will describe the advisor’s ability to inspire students in gaining a deeper understanding of psychology through leading their Psi Alpha chapter. Nominators should submit a 500-word essay describing their advisor’s contribution to their chapter and/or the organization as a whole and how they are actively working to uphold the mission of Psi Alpha.

$50 check written to the Advisor and recognition on the Psi Alpha website and Psi Beta newsletter
Deadline: May 1, 2021 at 11:59 PST

To apply:
Cover page including:

  • Your name
  • The name of the individual being nominated
  • Your high school/ chapter name
  • Your email and phone number
  • Your Advisor’s email and phone number
  • 500-word essay detailing how your chapter advisor upheld the mission of Psi Alpha and broadened their students understanding and application of psychology.

Please submit all materials to with the title of the award in the subject line. All applications are due by May 1, 2021 at 11:59 PST.


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Psi Alpha

High School National Psychology Honor Society, directly affiliated with Psi Beta, Community College National Honor Society in Psychology.