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Regional Chapter Awards

Regional Chapter Awards

Purpose

To annually recognize and award one chapter per region as an outstanding role model for other chapters. All active chapters and recent Model Chapter Award recipients are encouraged to apply.

Budget

There are six total awards, one award for each region. Each Award includes $500 and a custom engraved commemorative plaque.

Deadline

Applications are due to the application portal by April 15.

The application portal will open approximately 30 days before the deadline.

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

2017-2018

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Towson University (MD)

Eastern Region

Towson University is honored to receive the 2017-18 Psi Chi Eastern Regional Chapter Award. This award will help us to continue expanding our community service and professional development activities. In the coming year, we plan to organize and host our first multi-campus undergraduate psychology conference, at which students from several local chapters can present their research, network with faculty and fellow students, and attend a variety of student-focused workshops.


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Belmont University (TN)

Southeastern Region

The Belmont University Psi Chi chapter was established in 1992. Our primary goals are to expose students to psychological research, support student research, community service, and fellowship within the department.


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University of Arkansas at Monticello (AR)

Southwestern Region

The Psi Chi UAM Chapter has been active since it was re-established the status in 2014. As a chapter, we are truly devoted to our membership, to our students whose major (or minor) in psychology, and to our alumnae. We aim to meet the needs of our membership by providing relevant opportunities in research, team leadership, and developing our members' professional growth.

The UAM Psi Chi Chapter is truly grateful to be recognized as one of the six Regional Chapter Award winners. With the funding, we will be able to assist any new members who are eligible to join, but need financial assistance - which will help us recruit more members at the same time. Our chapter would like to support members who have engaged in psychology research with one or more faculty mentors. The funding will be used to organize educational programming and opportunities for our members (career workshops, conferences, and seminars). The Chapter hopes that their efforts will provide a safe, learning place so that our community members share educational resources and foster professional development among our members.

2016-2017


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Lakehead University (ON)

Midwestern Region

The Psi Chi Lakehead University Chapter received charter status in April 2013, and was the third chapter to be established in all of Canada. As a chapter, we are devoted to our membership, to the department of psychology at Lakehead University, and to the wider community of Thunder Bay. We aim to meet the needs of our membership by providing relevant opportunities in mentorship, leadership, volunteering in the community, engaging in mutual learning, and fostering excitement in the sharing of scientific knowledge.

This award represents the fruit of our ongoing commitment to team leadership, modeling an excellent chapter, and fulfilling our duties as a Psi Chi chapter. Achieving this prestigious recognition is truly humbling, and allows our chapter the opportunity to compete for other awards and grants that will help us to remain committed to our objectives. This award aids our chapter in our goals to continue providing student mentorship opportunities, workshops for undergraduate and graduate professional development, and inviting guest lecturers to present on scientific topics relevant to our membership and local community.


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Pacific University (OR)

Western Region

The Pacific University Psi Chi Chapter is very grateful to be recognized as one of the Regional Chapter Award winners. We will be using the financial support to help renovate a library and game room at the Forest Grove Senior Community Center. The organization opened in 1972 and provides recreational, educational, and wellness activities for seniors and community members. We hope that our efforts will provide an engaging place for community members to meet, socialize, and share resources with each other in a new and revitalized space.


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Slippery Rock University (PA)

Eastern Region

Our Psi Chi chapter goes beyond serving those with needs in our community, but we also try to better our community as a whole. We take pride in being an active organization and a good “citizen” to our community, department, and the parent organization of Psi Chi. We serve our community, our department, our members, and Psi Chi in general. Our chapter makes community service a priority. The vast majority of our efforts are to meet the needs of our community. Members often volunteer to help older adults, the homeless, people struggling with mental health issues, and others in need.

Our chapter plans to use the granted money to host a three day event focusing on gerontology. The members of our chapter feel strongly about raising awareness about the geriatric community, a minority group that is often disregarded. We feel that this is a very relevant group to focus on since the number of elders is on the rise. An increase in elders means an increase in the demand of services used by that minority group.



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