The Department of Psychology is fortunate to have a number of prizes/awards/scholarships that are normally awarded yearly to qualified students, no application is necessary. Currently, they are as follows:
Violet Head Scholarship
Established from the estate of Dr.Violet Beryl Head. Awarded on the basis of merit and need to the female Ontario resident completing the Clinical M.Sc. program with the highest standing who is proceeding to a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Queen's or another well recognised university in North America, Great Britain or Continental Europe. The student must not receive any other award of higher value. A committee appointed by the Head of the Department makes the selection each spring. The scholarship may be renewed, normally up to a maximum of twice, provided that satisfactory standing has been maintained. Value: $17,700
Dr. Brian Shelton Graduate Fellowship
Established by Mrs. Shelton in memory of Brian R. Shelton, a graduate of the Department of Psychology at Queen's University. To provide annual support to a deserving graduate student entering the Ph.D. program in Human Experimental Psychology or Psychophysics in the Department of Psychology at Queen‟s University. The Fellowship may be renewable each year for three years with a possible extension for a fourth year. (Value: variable)
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Professional Student Research Award Voucher. Offered to a graduate student in the Clinical Program finishing their first year in the Clinical Program. The purpose is to enable health professional students to gain exposure to health research at any time during the year, however, awards are generally held for the maximum term of three months and must be held for a minimum of one month. (Value: $4,048)
The Andrew McGhie Prize
Established by family, colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Andrew McGhie, Professor of Psychology at Queen's from 1968 to 1988 and Head of Department from 1981 to 1988. Awarded to the student graduating from the Department of Psychology who is judged to have submitted the most outstanding doctoral thesis in the previous twelve months. The judgement is made each spring, the names of all winners are engraved on a plaque which is retained in the Department. (Value: variable)
The A.Z. Arthur Book Prize
Established by family, colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Arthur Z. Arthur, Professor of Psychology at Queen's from 1966 to 1990. A book prize to be awarded to the student who has the highest standing in the M.Sc. Clinical Program. The selection is made each August by a committee appointed by the Head of the Department of Psychology.
The Mitchell and Wilda Andriesky Award
Established by Mitchell Andriesky (Arts '53) and Wilda Andriesky (Arts '59, M.A. '61) and awarded to a graduate student who has a demonstrated record of academic excellence in the study of child psychology. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in child clinical psychology. This award is restricted to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The selection is made each August by a committee appointed by the Head of the Department of Psychology. (Value: variable)
The James Inglis Prize
Established by family, colleagues, students and friends in memory of James Inglis, Professor of Psychology at Queen‟s from 1959 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1992 and one of the founders of the Clinical Program. A book prize to be awarded to the graduating doctoral student who has the highest standing in the Clinical Program. The Selection is made each August by a committee appointed by the Head of the Department of Psychology. (Value: variable)
Program of Certificates of Academic Excellence
Established by the Canadian Psychological Association to recognize the outstanding achievements of students. The Department of Psychology is invited to nominate up to nine students who have produced the three best Honours theses, the three best Master‟s theses and the three best doctoral theses. The selection is made by June 15th each year.
T.A. Prize in Psychology
Prize for the best T.A. in a Psychology course. Nominations are called for in mid-March and a determination is made by a small sub-committee of the graduate committee. (Value: $400)
Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP) TA Prize
Intended to recognize excellence in teaching on the part of Teaching Assistants. All nominees will receive a certificate from CCDP documenting the award. Nominations submitted by mid April. The names of award winners are posted annually on the CCDP website. A call for nominations is sent to all undergraduate students in mid-March.