Edward Lovinger, professor of psychology at UNLV, taught from 1968 until 1993. Prior to his tenure at UNLV, he worked for the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis and for its spinoff company, the System Development Corporation (SDC), as a member of their management team. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University, but during his years at RAND and SDC, his interest centered on industrial/organizational psychology. His courses, such as Psychology of the Stock Market, Leadership, Theories of Personality, and Group Process & Personal Growth were very popular with the students. This scholarship endowment fund has been created by his wife, Carole Lovinger, as a tribute to her late husband.

The annual Edward Lovinger Psychology Scholarship shall be awarded to student(s) who meet the following criteria:

  1. Preference given to a student demonstrating financial need through the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  2. Student must be an admitted, full time graduate student;
  3. Student must be majoring in psychology; and
  4. Student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

Recipients may be eligible for this scholarship in subsequent years, provided they main the award criteria and pending funding availability.

*Unless otherwise noted, all students who fill out a FAFSA or alternate need form and meet the criteria for the scholarship will be considered. No other application is needed.

*Selected award winner’s name is due to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office by December 1st.