Barbara Lozar Memorial Psychology Scholarship

Departments: Psychology Categories: Diversity | English as a Second Language (ESL) | Languages | Psychology
Amount One award of $1,500.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior psychology major with a resident psychology GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to students who have English as a second language, or who are bilingual, or have demonstrated involvement with English language learners.

Special consideration will be given to students who are members of unrepresented groups or have demonstrated financial need.

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

Dr. Barbara Ložar joined the department of psychology faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1972. She was one of the first women to chair a department in the College of Arts and Sciences and was a leader in most of the curricular initiatives that took place during her tenure at UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Ložar was a scholar, through and through. Hers was a life of continual learning, and of promoting the learning of others. She was as committed to the success of her first year at-risk students, as she was to the success of her graduate students.

Her deep interest in learners who use English as a second language arose from her own history of entering junior high school in the United States, speaking no English. A self-taught English speaker, she developed a command of the language that few native speakers ever achieve.

Dr. Ložar dedicated her entire adult life to serving the University and its psychology department tirelessly and with unfailing dedication. Her love of learning, her passion for the University, and her contributions to the University community were unsurpassed.

Dr. Ložar passed away in 2011. After nearly four decades of continuous service, she was among the longest serving members of the faculty. Family, colleagues, alumni, and friends established the Barbara Ložar Memorial Psychology Scholarship to honor her legacy.

Thank You Recipients should send a thank you note to 'Dear Donors' in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.