The Professor Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship is awarded to outstanding applicants to the doctoral program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, in Experimental Psychology, who show special promise to emulate Professor Alfred Lit in accomplishing a distinguished career in research.

An engraved portrait of Dr. Lit has been presented to the Psychology Department along with the scholarship award. The portrait is displayed on a wall at the Psychology Department. Graven along with the portrait is a description of the award.

Over time, the names of recipients will be recorded on metal plates attached to a wooden plaque mounted immediately below the Lit portrait.

The first award was made to commence in the Fall of 2003; links below include photos and other ceremonials.

The Scholarship Fund is open to donation by any person interested in supporting the education of aspiring researchers in Experimental Psychology.

Tax deductible contributions to the endowment fund may be made by check, credit card or debit card. To contribute by check, make your check payable to: SIU Foundation--Professor Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship and send it to: SIU Foundation, Southern Illinois University, Colyer Hall, Carbondale, IL 62901-6805. To contribute by credit or debit card, call the Foundation at 618-453-4900.

Scholarship Recipients
Year of AwardNameOrigin
2003Steven Neese1New Mexico Highlands University
2004Debbie Bychowski2Southeast Missouri State University
2005Kit Elam3 University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
2006Alicia Swan4Purdue University
2007Steven SutherlandUniversity of Mary Washington
2008 (shared)Travis Smith University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
2008 (shared)Cole Vonder HaarUniversity of Portland
2009Robert RussellEastern Tennessee State University
2010Todd Peterson University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
2011 Cassandra Dinius Western Oregon University

Career Notes (known as of October 2011):

  1. Steven Neese: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
  2. Debbie Racey: Assistant professor, Western Carolina University.
  3. Kit Elam: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Leicester (UK).
  4. Alicia Swan: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Texas at Austin.

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