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Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award

Ruth hubbard cousins Chapter Award


This annual award highlights one chapter as an exemplary Psi Chi chapter which best exemplifies Psi Chi's mission, goals and purpose.

Recent Model Chapter Award recipients and Regional Chapter Award recipients are encouraged to apply.

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.


$3,000, 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 button below.



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.


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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