There are many opportunities for students to go beyond the classroom and involve themselves in the life of the university through student organizations. Participation and especially leadership in such groups are often an important part of a student's resume.
|Social Work||Purpose||Faculty Advisor/Contact|
|Social Work Plus||Club||Patty Magee, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student to Student||Mentoring||Kristen Humphrey, email@example.com|
|Phi Alpha||Honor||Kristen Humphrey, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Natural Ties||Disability Service||Kristen Humphrey, email@example.com|
Thanks to the generosity of past graduates and those interested in the various departmental programs, there are a number of students scholarships awarded each year. The provision of a scholarship is based on donor requirements, though merit and academic achievement play a significant role in the selection process.
In order to be considered for an award the student must meet two basic criteria: (1) the student must have completed a minimum of one semester as a full-time student at PSU prior to applying; and, (2) the student must be a major in one of the programs offered by the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
You can link to the scholarship requirements by area from the list below.
|Philosophy and Social Sciences Scholarships (PDF)|
|Joseph K. Bachman Scholarship|
|Curtis R. and Karen Spicer Finch Scholarship|
|O.F. Grubbs Scholarship|
|Keith D. Hite Scholarship|
|Lorna D. Howe Scholarship|
|Charles and Edith Menghini Scholarship|
|Alvin H. and Marcy C. Proctor Scholarship|
|Social Sciences Faculty Scholarship|
|Social Sciences Scholarship Fund|
|Paul and Florine Wilbert Scholarship|
|Elmer W. Williams Scholarship|
|R. Dean and Susan E. Wright Scholarship|
Students interested in applying for university OR a department level scholarship should contact the Office of Financial Assistance, 103 Horace Mann, 620.235.4240, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to apply online go to: http://pittstate.edu/office/financial_aid to access the universal application form (at PSU, you use only this form to apply for university and department level scholarships). Additional university scholarships and scholarship information can be found at http://www.pittstate.edu/affordability/scholarships/.
If you are interested in securing funding for future study, the following link (http://www.pittstate.edu/dotAsset/284693.pdf) will take you to a list of national scholarships available to graduates. These scholarships are highly competitive but students who are interested are encouraged to apply. The site gives you a link to the particular scholarship, a description of its purpose, and general qualifications.