Ways to Give

Contributing to the legacy of excellence

The success of our department is largely dependent on the generosity of our supporters, who believe in the purpose and value of psychology. You can support the research and educational opportunities offered by the department of psychology through a variety of monetary contributions.

Monetary donations can be applied to specific funds, including the developmental fund, individual program funds, the general scholarships fund and the general fund. Donations in any amount will be appreciated.

Special purpose funds:

Psychology Developmental Fund (Account R4503)

Contributions to the developmental fund are used to provide limited funds for undergraduate student travel to conferences and conventions and partial travel support for our masters’ students in the clinical, I/O and experimental psychology tracks.

Psychology Department General Fund (Account R4501)

Contributions to the general fund are used for purchase of special research or instructional equipment, funding for guest speakers, equipment repair and emergency needs that may present themselves throughout the academic year.

Program funds:

Each major discipline/program in psychology has its own fund. Monies in these funds can be used for student travel and for research support. Your monetary donation can be designated to the following programs:

  • Psi Chi / Psychology Club / Experimental Psychology Fund

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Fund

  • Clinical Psychology Fund

Scholarship funds:

One goal for the department of psychology is to endow several more scholarships to better assist our students in their educational pursuits. Please contact Dr. Robert Jones at 417-836-5797 if you desire to make a larger donation in order to establish a fund or scholarship in your own name or in memory of another individual. Donations are accepted to the following scholarship funds:

Psychology Department Scholarships Fund (Account R4541)

Bryan Schowengerdt Memorial Scholarship Fund

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student, a psychology major, and of sophomore or higher standing. Preference is given to a Missouri resident from Bates County.

Richard and Virginia Wilkinson Scholarship Fund

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time senior psychology major. The recipient must be interested in PhD level study and research directed towards applying psychology to various human needs, not including clinical psychology.

Marion Stephens Memorial Fund

Larry and Meredith Bass Memorial Scholarship Fund

Donations of scientific equipment:

Usable equipment and supplies are a necessity for supporting educational programs and faculty and student research in the psychology department. If you are in a position to suggest or control the donation of scientific equipment to the psychology department please contact Dr. Robert Jones, psychology department head, at 417-836-5797 to determine if such equipment can be used.

Contact information

Please feel free to contact our department head, Dr. Bob Jones, directly with any questions or ideas you may have. We will be glad to hear from you.

Email: RobertJones@MissouriState.edu

Telephone: 417-836-8330

Office: Hill Hall 101

Dr. Bob Jones