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Kay Wilson Presidential Leadership Award
What is it?
  • A $500 cash award for one outstanding Psi Chi chapter president annually.
  • Open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Travel expenses to attend the APA National Convention.
  • An engraved plaque, commemorating the award.

How does it work?

  • Members nominate presidents who demonstrate excellence in leadership at the local level.
  • The Board of Directors reviews the nominations and chooses the winner.

Who is eligible?

  • Candidates cannot apply for this award, but must be nominated by chapter members.
  • Any chapter president is eligible to be nominated.

Who is Kay Wilson?

Kay Wilson was the Psi Chi Executive Director from 1991 to 2003. Her excellent leadership skills were evident, because during her 12-year tenure

  • the amount of awards and grants available increased from $5,000 to $225,000,
  • membership doubled, and the number of chapters rose from 734 to 1,013.
When to Apply?
Nominations for this award are received from February 1–March 1. The nominated president must complete their part of the application between March 2–April 1.


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Past Winner

Samantha Patterson
Belmont University

"This leadership role has allowed me to grow as a person and gain valuable lifelong skills. I have learned that the best way to lead a group is to take the time to know your fellow leaders and members, encourage communication, set goals, strive for excellence, welcome new ideas and always be up for a challenge.”

 

 

 

 


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