Dear Arizona Wildcat,

We are excited to announce the John Weiner and Lynne Lehrman Weiner Memorial Scholarship and want to encourage you to apply. This merit-based scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Sara Weiner and Dr. James Sullivan to fund a full-time Psychology undergraduate student entering their 3rd or 4th year who is currently conducting research in a Psychology lab and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology. The one-time award is for $5,000. The student will also receive mentoring by Psychology faculty.


Students must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Psychology or Psychological Science entering their 3rd or 4th year (Students may apply or be nominated for the scholarship each spring, prior to entering their 3rd or 4th year).
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  3. Currently be conducting research in a Psychology lab.
  4. Preference for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology.

Students can apply for the scholarship each year and are required to submit a new submission packet each year. Prior recipients of the award can reapply each year; however, they will not be given preference during the selection process. This is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship that is awarded annually to one recipient.

To be eligible, the student cannot be related to a member of the scholarship committee and the student must reside in the specific scholarships region. Scholarships are open to all without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin or other protected categories, in compliance with the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy (  The scholarship selection committee adheres to these University policies.

How to apply!

Please submit a printed version of the submission packet (attached) by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30 the Department of Psychology office (Rm 311) to the attention of Dr. Stephen Cowen. Also submit a digital version of the nomination packet to Dr. Cowen’s email address (

Any questions can be sent to Dr. Cowen at or (520) 626-2615.