The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Scholarships and Awards

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences offers several scholarships for undergraduate students. Each scholarship has specific requirements based on the purpose of the scholarship. Please read the criteria and requirements carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications. Other scholarships may be available through the UTD Office of Financial Aid.

Awards to support undergraduate research and professional conference attendance are also available. These awards also have specific requirements, are competitive, and are based on the availability of funds.

Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Helen Small Scholarship — Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Helen Small

The Helen Small Scholarship was established in honor of UT Dallas alumna Helen Small (BA ’07, MS ’10) by her sons, Dr. Neal Small, Dr. Joel Small and Dr. Stuart Small on the occasion of her 95th birthday. This award supports the education of students who were not able to complete their undergraduate degree immediately following high school or who experienced an interruption in completion of their undergraduate degree.

A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.

Criteria:

  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate student pursuing degree in BBS
  • Student returning to college after delay following high school graduation or interruption of college education
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • FAFSA must be submitted to UTD Financial Aid Office

 

Diane Milot Tucker Scholarship — Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Diane Milot Tucker Scholarship has been established by alumna Nicole J. Tucker (BA ’04) in memory of her mother. Diane Milot Tucker believed strongly in the value of education, and demonstrated this by her persistence in completing her degree despite financial obstacles. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually. READ MORE

Criteria:

  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate student pursuing degree in BBS
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • FAFSA must be submitted to UTD Financial Aid Office

 

Undergraduate Student Awards

Duane and Linda Buhrmester Undergraduate Research Award — Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Duane and Linda Buhrmester

The Duane and Linda Buhrmester Undergraduate Research Award supports student research activities for students who have demonstrated a commitment to research and will be conducting research during the summer semester. The award was established in memory of Dr. Duane Buhrmester and his wife, Linda. Dr. Buhrmester served as BBS Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education from 1997 — 2010, and spent countless hours mentoring students and developing programs to provide BBS students with strong research skills. Students receiving this competitive award will receive $500 deposited directly into their student accounts to apply toward research supplies and education costs.

Criteria:

  • Research must be conducted in a laboratory of a BBS primary-affiliate faculty member during the upcoming summer semester
  • Students graduating in the current spring semester are not eligible

 

Santrock Conference Travel Award — Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

John Santrock

Students presenting at or attending a national psychology conference may apply for funds to cover travel expenses. Dr. John Santrock established this award to support students’ attendance of conferences such as Society for Research in Child Development, Society for Research on Adolescence, American Psychological Association, or Association for Psychological Science. Expenses (up to $1,000 maximum) may be awarded to undergraduate juniors and/or seniors to fund conference travel. Priority will be given to students with a primary interest in developmental psychology and to students who serve as authors on conference presentations. Students applying for the award should complete the application form which includes a paragraph describing their research experiences and career goals.

Criteria:

  • Must attend the same conference as faculty mentor
  • Must be enrolled at UT Dallas at the time of travel
  • Priority to students with authorship on presentations
  • Priority to students focused on studying developmental psychology

 

Larry Cauller Undergraduate Research Travel Award — Application Deadline: Accepting Applications

Larry Cauller

The neuroscience travel award supports undergraduate neuroscience or graduate applied cognition and neuroscience students who are the first and presenting author on a presentation at a scientific conference. The individual requesting travel must be currently enrolled and must be in good academic standing. A completed application includes:

Criteria

 

Graduate Fellowships

Bio-Behavioral Sciences Research Award — Application Deadline: June 12, 2019

The Bio-Behavioral Sciences Research Award provides financial support for students conducting research in the bio-behavioral sciences. This endowed award was established in memory of Dr. Mary Fredrickson. This research award is $3,500.

Criteria:

  • Be classified as a full- or part-time student at UT Dallas
  • Be conducting research in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences under the supervision of a faculty member

James C. Bartlett, PhD Fellowship — Application Deadline: June 12, 2019

The James C. Bartlett Fellowship supports doctoral students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Among equally qualified applicants, preference is given to applicants studying autism spectrum disorders or related research topics. This fellowship is $2,000.

Criteria:

  • Be an incoming or current UT Dallas student pursuing a doctoral degree in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Be classified as a full-time student
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or international student

Matthew S. Perry Fellowship — Application Deadline: June 12, 2019

The Matthew S. Perry Fellowship in Cognition and Neuroscience supports graduate students pursuing degrees in Neuroscience and/or Cognition in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Fellowship recipients may apply for additional years of funding, provided they are in good academic standing with UT Dallas and continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Recipients seeking additional funding must reapply through the fellowship committee. This fellowship is $1,250.

Criteria:

  • Be an incoming or current UT Dallas student pursuing a graduate degree in Neuroscience and/or Cognition in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Be classified as a full- or part-time student
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or international student

Carol L. and Maynard S. Redeker Fellowship — Application Deadline: June 12, 2019

The Carol L. and Maynard S. Redeker Fellowship supports graduate students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following or related research areas: Development of Social Cognition Laboratory; Face Perception and Research Laboratory; Infant Learning Project Laboratory; Family Research Laboratory; The Schizophrenia and Social Cognition Laboratory; Speech Perception Laboratory. Fellowship recipients may compete for an additional year(s) of funding. Recipients must reapply through the fellowship committee and be considered with applicants who are past recipients. This fellowship is $5,000.

Criteria:

  • Be classified as a part-time or full-time student
  • Be pursuing a doctoral degree in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences under the supervision of a faculty member
  • Work in one of the following or related research areas: Development of Social Cognition Laboratory; Face Perception and Research Laboratory; Infant Learning Project Laboratory; Family Research Laboratory; The Schizophrenia and Social Cognition Laboratory; Speech Perception Laboratory
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing either a FAFSA or financial statement