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Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award

Ruth hubbard cousins Chapter Award


By recognizing the one chapter each year who best and consistently exemplifies Psi Chi’s purpose, "to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly psychology, and to advance the science of psychology," the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award identifies a Society role model for other chapters and helps to promote the purpose and mission of Psi Chi. The award honors former Psi Chi Executive Director Ruth Hubbard Cousins for her 33 years of dedicated service to the society.

Who is Ruth Hubbard Cousins?

This award is named to honor Ruth Hubbard Cousins, who ran Psi Chi for 33 years, and in many ways, is responsible for the organization existing as we know it today.


$2,000, a Psi Chi podium banner, and two custom-engraved commemorative plaques: one for the chapter and one for the faculty advisor.


Applications are due to the application portal by April 15.

The application portal will open February 1.

During the time the application portal is closed, the program details of the previous round may be viewed by clicking the Preview/Apply button below.

2019-2020 Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award


University of British Columbia

The Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award will enable our chapter to further develop awareness of, involvement in, and passion for the psychological sciences and cement the UBC Chapter of Psi Chi as a key professional and academic resource for students interested in psychology.

2018-2019 Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award


Belmont University

The Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award enables Belmont University's Psi Chi chapter to develop a new initiative against human trafficking with programming, community service events, and advocating for victim support. In addition, we will continue to assist with student research opportunities by purchasing research materials and paying conference expenses.



University of Mary Washington

Southeastern Region

The University of Mary Washington Psi Chi chapter is honored beyond words for its selection as the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award recipient for 2017-2018 and for being recognized as an exceptional role model for current and future chapters. Our chapter has always strived to provide the best opportunities for our members as well as students within the entire department of psychological science. Each year, this involves organizing informative panels about life after graduation, planning service projects both on campus and in our broader community, and hosting collaborative social events. This award will allow our chapter to continue to thrive, foster the growth of future psychologists, and open new avenues enabling even more positive contributions to our department, university, and community. We plan on expanding our successful Mental Health Awareness Week events by inviting knowledgeable speakers to campus and by securing screening rights for films that will educate all students about mental health. We will also be able to expand our dues and travel scholarship programs to reduce barriers to joining for potential members and financial barriers that often prevent student conference attendance.

2018-2019 Regional Chapter Awards


Bradley University

Midwestern Region

The Bradley University Psi Chi chapter is excited to receive the 2018-19 Midwestern Regional Chapter Award. This award will impact our chapter by allowing us to host engaging speakers, take students on educational outings, improve upon departmental resources and more. We are very grateful to Psi Chi for this honor.


San Diego State University

Western Region

The San Diego State University chapter is comprised of energetic officers dedicated to providing chapter members opportunities for academic advancement and professional development. They do so through the organization of weekly speaker events and various workshops while promoting a welcoming and supportive environment.

The Regional Chapter Award will enable the SDSU chapter to further pursue opportunities for member development and chapter enrichment. Partial funding to future conference trips will now be available to members. Also, the honor of the award alone will additionally promote the events of the chapter and encourage active membership.


Western Connecticut State University

Eastern Region

The Western Connecticut State University Psi Chi chapter was chartered in 1971. Western is a small primarily undergraduate university comprising of 36% underrepresented groups, 40% first-generation college students, and over two-thirds commuter students. To better reach this diverse student body, our chapter works alongside the Psychology Student Association, the general interest group funded through student fees, to form the Psych Alliance. The Psych Alliance facilitates our mission to create a community for all those interested in psychology. Together we raise awareness of Psi Chi, host discussion meetings on psychological topics, attend research conferences, raise funds for charitable causes and host diverse events such as our annual Heart of the Art Festival.

We are honored to receive this award and will use the funds to further advance our mission. This award will help to fund Psi Chi members attending the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, which provides students with valuable research experience and greater knowledge of the field of psychology. In addition, the award will help the chapter to sponsor Psi Chi membership for students with financial need. Thank you Psi Chi for acknowledging our efforts. We couldn't be more enthusiastic about receiving this award!


Central Connecticut State University

Eastern Region

The Psi Chi Chapter of Central Connecticut State University is honored to have earned the Eastern Regional Model Chapter award. These funds will subsidize many members' travel to the Eastern Psychological Association's annual convention in 2017.


Temple University

Eastern Region

A distinguished part of our chapter’s work is our service to psychology students at Temple University. One such way we do so is by offering tutoring services to students. The tutors are unpaid Psi Chi members who work exceptionally hard in providing support to their peers. This award will be a wonderful way to provide compensation to our dedicated tutors for the time and effort they have spent tutoring. The award will also help the chapter continue executing events during the semester which help students explore career options in psychology, learn about educational tracks they may not have considered, and jump start their careers by helping them find labs to work in.

View Previous Regional Chapter Award Winners

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