David A. Kenny, Sr. Scholarship in Psychology

Portrait of David A. Kenny, Sr.
David A. Kenny, Sr.

The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the David A. Kenny, Sr. Scholarship in Psychology. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to rising juniors and seniors majoring in Psychological Sciences. Board of Trustees Professor Emeritus David Kenny and his brother Thomas Kenny founded this scholarship in honor of their father (pictured), who was never able to attend college.

The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Psychological Sciences will determine the amount and number of scholarships based on the amount of funds available. It is anticipated that multiple one-time scholarships will be awarded from the Fund.

Fall 2018 Award

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a full-time, UConn undergraduate student majoring in psychological sciences
  • Be a junior or senior in Fall 2018 (based on expected graduation date)
  • Have completed or will complete at least 9 credits of upper level (2000-level or above) PSYC coursework by the end of Spring 2018
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have high academic performance, including a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA

Priority consideration will be given to students who meet one or more of the following:

  • Have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage
  • Are members of groups underrepresented at the University of Connecticut
  • Have experience living or working in diverse environments

Applications due Monday, February 26, 2018 for Fall 2018 awards.


Kenny Scholarship Application

  • (e.g., 1234567)
  • For example, if you have 75 credits earned and 15 credits in progress for the Spring 2017 semester, please report 90 credits.
  • Do not include PSYC 1100 or 1101/1103. For example, if you have 3 credits earned and 6 credits in progress for the Spring 2017 semester, please report 9 credits.
  • In 300 words (1,800 characters) or less, describe why you chose your major, what career path or paths you are considering, and how your experiences or background are related to the priority considerations listed above.
  • Please upload a pdf of your unofficial transcript. The answers you listed above (e.g., credits, GPA) should be consistent with what is indicated on your transcript.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Please upload your résumé (pdf preferred).
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.