Psychology Honors Student Wins Admission to APA Summer Program

Posted on 4/30/2015 8:46:32 AM

Shannon Kovalchick has been accepted into the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Summer Science Fellowship (SSF) program at George Mason University. The program will begin with a travel day on Saturday, June 13, and finish with returning home on Saturday, July 25. 

The program description is as follows: “An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF places up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, D.C., area. The lab experience will be six weeks in length. The SSF program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills essential to succeed in graduate school, and gives students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological science the opportunity to be mentored by nationally known faculty.”

There were more than 400 completed applications received. Only 12 students were selected. Applications were submitted by students with exceptional qualifications, so the review and selection process was exceedingly difficult.

Department of Psychology