Betty Foster McCue Scholarship


February 17


In honor of the lifetime of teaching and administrative service by Professor Emerita Betty Foster McCue, this award supports doctoral students with interests related to human development and performance.

Award Details

  • Up to three awards of $5,000 each
  • Funds will be disbursed to student billing account in two equal installments in Fall 2020 & Winter 2021.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Doctoral candidates entering their final year in Fall 2020

  • Dissertation interests that 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
    • Psychology
  • Examples of past topics include:

    • The impact of domestic violence on career development
    • Stroke recovery and rehabilitation
    • Social skill development in children
    • Community and globalization


Applicants must apply online. The online application includes:

  • A letter describing proposed use of scholarship:

    • Up to 500 words
    • No more than 2 pages
  • Financial need statement:

    • Up to 250 words
    • No more than 1 page
  • Address your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative

  • Outline of the approved dissertation topic:

    • Up to 1,300 words
    • No more than 5 pages
  • 2 letters of recommendation:

    • Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters.
    • Recommender #1: Chair of the student's dissertation committee
    • Recommender #2: Another UO faculty member​


Applications for 2020-21 scholarships are not currently being accepted. The application will open in Fall term.

For more information, please contact Jered Nagel.

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.

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