The most important measures of excellence at the university are those that demonstrate the university's ability to transform lives. In many cases, private support from friends and alumni of Wright State University is often the catalyst that enables the university—and the School of Professional Psychology—to transform the lives of its students through teaching, research, scholarship, and community outreach. Whether you give to the general Wright State Foundation or our School of Professional Psychology, your gift will make a difference.
The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) offers you many ways to support its students and programs. Please select a fund that interests you from the list below, and you will be directed to the online giving page where you can make a secure credit card gift to Wright State University.
Aim High Scholarship
Emmett C. Orr established this scholarship to provide a financial reward for Wright State University School of Professional Psychology students who have clearly demonstrated the determination and desire to succeed. The scholarship award recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Professional Psychology.
Benjamin & Marian Schuster SOPP Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Schuster established this scholarship to assist students who are working toward a Doctor of Psychology degree in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. Preference will be given to candidates who are in good academic standing and who demonstrate financial need. During their lifetimes, the Schusters contributed decades of service and support to health and the arts.
Duke E. Ellis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund, established in memoriam of Dr. Duke E. Ellis, was created specifically to assist African-American students in the School of Professional Psychology. This scholarship is limited to entering students and is intended to aid the recruitment of highly competitive students.
E. Scott Redman Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Redman established the E. Scott Redman Scholarship Award at SOPP in memory of their son. The award recognizes a student who, like Scott, shows not only outstanding academic achievement but also demonstrates an unusually strong commitment to community service and the pursuit of high principles. Mr Redman has continue to support his son's legacy.
The award goes to a student who demonstrates diverse interests, persists in overcoming life's potential obstacles and has a financial need or other special circumstances.
Jimmy Lamar Johnson Memorial Award
The School of Professional Psychology established this scholarship to honor the contributions and memory of Jimmy Lamar Johnson. The goal of the scholarship is to provide support for doctoral students who demonstrate the values that Dr. Johnson embodied.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed one year of doctoral studies and who generates creative solutions to problems, exercises effective leadership for change, and mentors others.
Bruce E. & Leora K. Kline Scholarship Fund
Established by Bruce and Leora Kline to assist students who are working toward a Doctor of Psychology degree in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University.
SOPP Scholarship Fund
Established by the School of Professional Psychology to support student scholarships. This scholarship will be awarded to students at the discretion of the Dean.
Teresa L. Rudisill Scholarship
Dr. John Rudisill established this scholarship in honor of his wife, Dr. Teresa Rudisill, to assist students in the School of Professional Psychology receive their doctoral degree at Wright State University. First preference will be given to students of Appalachian descent. Second preference will be given to international students. If there are no applicants of Appalachian descent or international students, the scholarship may be opened up to the entire school. The scholarship recipient must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing at Wright State University.
Dr. Betty Yung Award
This fund provides direct support to SOPP students in honor of Dr. Betty Yung who was a faculty member and an active board member for the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. This fund will support dissertation work and students working in violence prevention, in addition to supporting student travel and research.
SOPP Dean's Program Fund
This fund provides support for functions/programs of the School of Professional Psychology.
Ellis Development & Services Fund
This program will be used to fund various functions for the Ellis Human Development Institute.
Madge K. McConnell Program Fund
Dr. Stephen McConnell established this fund in memory of his mother, Madge. The fund's purpose is to encourage students/future psychologists at the School of Professional Psychology to devote part of a career in psychology to peace research, education and development, practice and public policy. This fund is for student support. Students are encouraged to expand the contributions of psychology to conflict resolution and to the peace—to be a Psychologist for Social Responsibility.
SOPP Academy of Psychology
Established by the Academy of Psychology to support scholarships at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, and will provide support to its programs and expenses.