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Some Special Awards

Alice M. and Walter F. Phillips Award- For Outstanding Honors Thesis
Alice M. and Walter F. Phillips Award- For Outstanding Honors Proposal

Established by Walter F. Phillips in loving memory of his wife Alice and in appreciation for his education at Rutgers.  It is awarded to a student in the Psychology Honors Program in recognition of outstanding achievement in the senior year as judged by the honors committee.  The winner of each award, will receive a monetary prize and the name of each year's award recipient will be permanently displayed on an engraved plaque in the Psychology Department.

Marilyn L. Shaw Award-For Most Research Promise
Given in memory of Professor Marilyn Shaw to the senior Psychology major who shows the most promise of a creative and productive research career.  The winner of the award, designated by the Psychology Honors Committee, will receive a monetary prize and the name of each year's award recipient will be permanently displayed on an engraved plaque in the Psychology Department.

The Charles F. Flaherty Award-For Excellence in Undergraduate Research
To be given annually to an undergraduate psychology major who has demonstrated exceptional performance in research in any area of psychology.  The winner of the award, designated by the Psychology Honors Committee, will receive a monetary prize and the name of each year's award recipient will be permanently displayed on an engraved plaque in the Psychology Department.

Tracey Shors Award-To a Behavioral Neuroscience Student
The Shors award will be given annually, as designated by the Psychology Honors Committee, to an outstanding undergraduate psychology honors major who has also demonstrated exceptional performance in research in Behavioral Neuroscience.  The winner of the award, will receive a monetary prize and the name of each year's award recipient will be permanently displayed on an engraved plaque in the Psychology Department.

John R. Z. Abela AwardFor Excellence in Research in Clinical Psychology
Given in memory of Professor John R. Z. Abela, an internationally renowned clinical psychology researcher who advanced understanding of positive psychology and the development of depression.  The award will be given to the Psychology honors major with the strongest record in empirical research in clinical psychology.  The winner of the award, designated by the Psychology Honors Committee, will receive a monetary prize and the name of each year's award recipient will be permanently displayed on an engraved plaque in the Psychology Department.

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Henry Rutgers Scholars Award
The Psychology Honors Committee or individual faculty may nominate outstanding psychology honors students for the Henry Rutgers Scholars Award based on the quality of the student’s thesis and overall academic record. To be considered, a student must have presented his/her research at the Aresty Research Symposium, at a departmental-based research event or at a professional conference.

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