Paul C. Young Award

What is the Paul C. Young award? 

The psychology department gives this award annually to honor the most outstanding senior in psychology. The winner will be announced during the Psi Chi Induction ceremony in the in the spring semester of each year. Click here for the LSU Psychology Club / Psi Chi webpage. 

Who is eligible for this award? 

Anyone who graduated in the preceding summer (August) or fall (December) or who is graduating in May

Must have a cumulative 3.50 or better overall GPA

Must have a 3.50 or better GPA in psychology courses

Who will be considered for this award? 

Any psychology major meeting the eligibility requirement should turn the materials in to the front office (236 Audubon Hall) following the posted guidelines. They should submit them in a single envelope, including the faculty letter of support.

  1. Current, official copy of LSU transcript
  2. One letter of support from a member of the Psychology Faculty
  3. Personal statement of no more than two double-spaced pages that describes honors, research experience, and career goals
  4. A résumé or curriculum vitae, including contact information

What will the recipient receive? 

The recipient’s name will be placed on a plaque in the main office in Audubon Hall, a certificate of recognition will be given to the recipient, and the recipient will receive a $100 award.

Past Recipients 

2014-2015: Paige Heurtin

2013-2014: Margaret Hindman

2012 -2013: Anthony Correro

2011-2012: Jennifer Maul

2010-2011: Lindsay Benitez

2009-2010: Charlotte Gates

2008-2009: Suzette Tassin

2007-2008: Emily Smitherman

2005-2006: John L. Holmes

2005-2006: Katie M. Barrilleaux

2004-2005: Erin M. Jackson

2002-2003: Ashley A. Gray

2001-2002: Jill R. Bordelon

2000-2001: Melissa Luke

1999-2000: Dana C. Perantie

1998-1999: Lahna Rung

1997-1998: Jessica DeCuir

1996-1997: Susan Parault