Paula Hoff Psychology Scholarship

Departments: Psychology Categories: Counseling | Psychology
Amount One award of $500.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to a continuing junior or senior psychology major who shows promise in the field, exemplified by excellence in academic performance and commitment to service. Applicants must have a minimum resident and psychology GPA of 3.00. Preference will be given to a student who wishes to pursue an applied career in one of the 'helping professions' in, or related to, psychology. Examples include, but are not limited to, clinical or counseling psychology, health psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, palliative care counseling, mental health counseling, school guidance counseling, and similar professions.
Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Psychology Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The recipient will be selected by the Psychology Scholarship Committee.

The recipient will be notified via letter from the Psychology Scholarship Committee chair prior to the Psychology Awards Reception.

The recipient is expected to attend the Reception, typically held the Friday night before spring Commencement.

Special Notes

This scholarship has been established to honor and celebrate the life of Paula Hoff, a former UW-Eau Claire psychology major. After a courageous 19-month battle with cancer, Paula died on February 14, 2005, before she was able to complete her degree.

Paula loved people and psychology, and was deeply committed to her goal of being of service to others. She was vivacious -- full of life and energy, and she remained so throughout the entirety of her life, including while she coped with the challenges of cancer. A friend captured the essence of Paula's personality by saying, 'If you had to pick the most alive person, it would be Paula.' She believed in making every moment count. Her courage was an inspiration to others. Paula's goal in life was to extend a helping hand.

Through their support of this scholarship, the contributors hope to assist a student whose life goal is to be of service to others, so that Paula's legacy will live on.

Thank You Each recipient should send a thank you letter to the family of Paula Hoff in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.