Dr. William G. Johnson was an undergraduate psychology major in the early 1960s. The coursework and interactions with professors provided him with a firm foundation that set the course for graduate study and a very fulfilling career as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Johnson worked primarily in university medical centers as a teacher, clinical researcher, and clinician.

As a student, at Maryland, Dr. Johnson played lacrosse, was active in student government, and worked multiple jobs to support his studies. For these reasons, he desires to support undergraduate psychology students so that they will be able to devote more time to their studies.

The William G. Johnson ’63 Endowed Scholarship will provide merit/financial-need based undergraduate scholarships for deserving students majoring in the Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Students must prove financial need.

The monetary award for this scholarship is: $1,000.

Apply online for the William G. Johnson '63 Endowed Scholarship.

The following materials must be submitted to complete your scholarship application:

  1. Transcript (official or unofficial) – Student’s cumulative GPA from the University of Maryland will be considered
  2. Resume (1-2 pages)
  3. Short Bio (250 words or less) – Include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
  4. Short Answer (250 words or less) – How have personal financial challenges impacted your college experience at the University of Maryland? 
  5. Academic Reference – Name and email of one University of Maryland faculty or staff member who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and candidacy for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. (Note: you should request permission to list this person as your reference, but they will not need to submit a letter.)
  6. Statement of Financial Need – Brief personal statement regarding your financial need, and how a scholarship would benefit you. (Note: should have a FASFA on file to qualify for this scholarship.)
  7. Financial Aid Awards Statement – This is only required if you receive any form of financial assistance (other scholarships, loans, grants, etc.). Your statement, if applicable, may be viewed by visiting http://www.testudo.umd.edu/, clicking on "Financials" (in the left menu bar), then "Show me my Financial Aid Status" (green button), then “Print Your Award Information” (under the “Awards” tab in the top menu bar).