Graduate Support Funds

Barbara Sarason Endowed Fellowship in Psychology

Established by Professor Emeritus Irwin Sarason in honor of the remarkable life and career of his wife, Dr. Barbara Sarason, Emeritus Research Professor of Psychology. This fellowship is intended to help students “on the way up,” as Barbara would have wanted. A leader in the study of interpersonal relationships and the social support they provide people, Barbara’s contributions to the field of psychology are deeply influential. Her Abnormal Psychology textbook, co-written with Irwin, has gone through eleven editions and is widely used throughout the world. Barbara was a fellow of Sigma Xi, the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also received the Lifetime Contribution Award of the Washington State Psychological Association. In addition to these professional accomplishments, Barbara enjoyed travelling, reading, music, art, cooking, and was president of the League of Women Voters.

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Marsha M. Linehan Term Ph.D. Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

This fund recognizes the extraordinary work of Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinic, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic and suicidal populations. Dr. Linehan is the developer of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), originally created to address suicidal behaviors and later expanded to include borderline personality disorder and other complex mental disorders. Dr. Linehan is the author of four books, including her memoir, Building a Life Worth Living, and has received numerous accolades for her work, including the Louis I. Dublin Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Suicide and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. This fund will provide broad-based support for Ph.D. education, with an emphasis on clinical graduate students engaged in the DBT practicum portion of their PhD studies.

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Fujita Family Fund for Graduate Student Support

The Fujita Family Fund for Graduate Student Support will provide broad-based direct financial support to graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program within the Department of Psychology. Byron N. Fujita received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Washington in 1977. Committed to serving those in need, Byron worked in various capacities in the public sector providing services for substance abuse, corrections, and severely mentally ill clients. As part of a family of Huskies, Byron strongly valued his time at the forward-thinking University of Washington and has pledged his support to provide this same opportunity for students today.

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James Steele Endowed Scholarship

This fund supports graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in clinical psychology for advances in diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Dr. James R. Steele was an early graduate of the department's clinical psychology program.

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Psychology Diversity Fund

To assist graduate students who add diversity to the Dept. of Psychology with a preference for underrepresented students of color, in honor of Carolyn Attneave, Stanley Sue, and Ned Wagner--former UW Psychology faculty who inspired the Department in this direction.

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Earl Hunt Graduate Fellowship Fund

Supports graduate students in the Department of Psychology whose original, independent research extends beyond the domain of their faculty advisors.

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Eleanor Carlson Endowed Fellowship (Graduate)

Supports graduate students in the Department of Psychology conducting research on the effects of socio-economic, cultural, family, or educational background on the ability to learn the skills and acquire motivations that contribute to success and psychological well-being.

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Friends of Psychology Fund

Unrestricted support that can be used to help undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and the full range of departmental programs, wherever the need is greatest.

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Nathaniel Wagner Memorial Endowment Fund

Support to attend professional conferences to assist in the development of clinical psychology graduate students.

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Robert C. Bolles Graduate Fellowship Fund

Fellowship support for graduate students in the Department of Psychology. Grants may cover all or part of tuition, support for living expenses, books, fees and other educational expenses.

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