Awards & Funds

The Fred Minnigerode Memorial Award for Outstanding Psychology Student

Each spring since 1989, the Department of Psychology honors a graduating student with the Fred Minnigerode Memorial Award for Outstanding Psychology Student. Fred was a professor who taught child psychology and related topics and who died unexpectedly at a relatively young age. The award was initiated to honor his contributions to the department and its students. It recognizes a high-achieving student who has made a significant contribution to the research and study of psychology within the department. These contributions may be based on volunteer work, tutoring, service as a research or teaching assistant, and generally involves all of these factors.

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The Maureen O’Sullivan Fund for Student Research and Travel

In January 2010, Maureen O’Sullivan retired from USF after 38 years. Unfortunately, shortly after her retirement she died. Maureen was extremely committed to involving students in her research and supporting students in their own research endeavors. To honor her commitment in this area of her service to USF, the department has established a fund designed to support student research and student travel to local and national conventions for presentation of their research. Once the fund is fully endowed, several annual awards will be made to students as outlined when the fund was established.

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