Betty Foster McCue Graduate Scholarship


March 1, 2024


In honor of the lifetime of teaching and administrative service by Professor Emerita Betty Foster McCue, this award supports doctoral students with interests related to human development and performance.

Award Details

  • Up to three awards of $5,000 each.
  • Funds will be disbursed to student billing account in equal installments in Fall 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Doctoral candidates entering their final year in Fall 2024

  • Dissertation interests that primarily revolve around topics related to human development and performance. Related fields include but are not limited to:

    • ​Counseling Psychology
    • Human Physiology
    • Special Education
    • Education
    • Sociology
    • Human Biology
    • Psychology
  • Examples of past topics include:

    • The impact of domestic violence on career development
    • Stroke recovery and rehabilitation
    • Social skill development in children
    • Community and globalization


Applicants must apply online via the UO Scholarship Dashboard. The online application includes:

  • A proposal describing your research/academic interests, your dissertation topic, how they relate to the requirements of this award, and a description of how you will use these funds:

    • Up to 1500 words
    • No more than 3 pages
    • If references are included, they are not included in the above limits
  • Financial need statement addressing your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative:

    • Up to 250 words
    • No more than 1 page
  • 2 letters of recommendation:

    • Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters.
    • Recommender #1: Chair of the student's dissertation committee
    • Recommender #2: Another UO faculty member​

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For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students with Financial Aid
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.