Betty Foster McCue Scholarship

To honor the lifetime of teaching and administrative service by Professor Emerita Betty Foster McCue, awards of $5,000 will be made to up to three doctoral candidates in the final year of their doctoral programs in the upcoming academic year.

This award recognizes students whose dissertation interests primarily revolve around topics related to human development and performance. Related fields include but are not limited to: Counseling Psychology, Human Physiology, Special Education, Education, Sociology, Human Biology and Psychology. Past recipients' work has included: 1) The impact of domestic violence on career development; 2) Stroke recovery and rehabilitation; 3) Social skill development in children; and 4) Community and globalization.


To be completed by the student:

  1. A letter describing proposed use of scholarship. The letter may be up to 500 words on no more than two pages
  2. A statement (not to exceed 250 words on no more than one page) addressing your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative.
  3. An outline of the approved dissertation topic. The outline may be up to 1,300 words on no more than five pages.


To be completed by the academic department:

This award requires two letters of recommendation—one from chair of doctoral committee and one from another senior faculty member.

To apply for this award, please click here:

Awards and Fellowships Application

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 15, 2019



Note for Graduate Students with Financial Aid:
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

For more information, please contact: Jered Nagel at

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.

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