C. Eugene Walker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology

The C. Eugene Walker Award is an endowed award that was established in 2000 to enable psychology students to attend a psychological convention, meeting, or training session. Dr. Walker, who was a professor in the Westmont College psychology department from 1964-1968, wishes to recognize outstanding psychology students with this award.

The awards typically range from $100 to $300 and must be used for expenses incurred from attending a psychological convention, conference, meeting, or training session. Acceptable expenses include travel to and from the meeting, registration fees required to attend, and necessary lodging and meals while attending. Receipts for expenses must be submitted for reimbursement.

To be eligible for one of these awards, students must be psychology majors and have earned at least a 3.3 GPA in their Psychology courses at Westmont College. Merit of scholarship is the primary consideration in awarding the monies (e.g., quality of research as indicated in abstract, quality of communication as indicated by the application and abstract), but seniority (e.g., class rank) and the purpose of attending the conference are also considerations. That is, a paper or poster presentation will have first priority; training, second priority, followed by attendance alone. Students may be currently enrolled or graduated, although applications of current students will receive first consideration.

Application Form (pdf)