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Fred and Dorine Santogrossi Award Scholarship for Study Abroad in Psychology


Presented each year to a Psychological Sciences major who participates in the Study Abroad Program to help defray costs of travel and expenses. (Note: Students studying abroad during the spring semester are eligible and can submit their applications prior to leaving. However, they will not know of the award decision until after their semester abroad has begun).


March 1 of each year

1 Award @ $1,200

Criteria and selection:

Selected by the Undergraduate Committee of the Department of Psychological Sciences based on academic excellence (min. 3.2 GPA) and financial need, as well as suitability of the experience for meeting the student's educational objectives. (Students are not required to take PSY courses while abroad).

Application materials:

  • Vita/Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Psychological Sciences (send directly to the contact person listed below)
  • Description of why s/he expects to gain from the study abroad experience as it relates to educational objectives and career aspirations
  • Statement of financial need (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA))

Materials may be mailed or e-mailed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies or placed in her mailbox in PRCE.


Prof. Susan Swithers, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Purdue University, Department. of Psychological Sciences, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081. Email: dus@psych.purdue.edu

Past Award Winners:

2005 - Ryan Pappas (Italy)
2006 - Renee Wahl (New Zealand)
2007 - Jessica Niksich (Spain)
2008 - no award
2009 - Laurel Murdock (Essex)
2010 - Stephanie Bovis (Costa Rica)
2011 - Milad Alucozai (Nepal)
2012 - no award
2013 - Margaret Malone (Tanzania)
2013 - Erin McConnell (China)