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Dr. Samuel Priest Rose was born July 16, 1955 and died Sept. 19, 1994. He was graduated from Yale University in 1977 and earned his PhD at the University of Denver in Developmental Psychology in 1990. Dr. Rose taught at University of Colorado Denver and was popular with students in his Psychology of the Self course, for which he received excellent evaluations and comments. He was co-author with his mentor, Dr. Kurt W. Fischer, of two articles and a book, with Dr. Fischer publishing additional aspects of their work since Dr. Rose's death. Dr. Rose also presented papers at national and international meetings of the American Psychological Association, the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Research in Child Development. His brilliant mind, compassionate heart, playful humor, and searching spirituality illuminated our lives too briefly.


The deadline for applications this year is March 10, 2015 by 5:00 pm. Late applications will not be considered. For further information contact Dr. David Albeck at or 303-556-6718.

The amount and number of scholarships awarded each year varies. For the Spring 2015 round of applications, the amount is $2500.00.  Typically, two or more scholarships are awarded. Scholarships cover tuition and fees and are distributed in two payments, one each semester (fall and spring) of the academic year. Recipients will be limited to one year of funding.​

Applicants for the Samuel Priest Rose Memorial Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time, undergraduate student at UCD
  • Declared Psychology major
  • Completed a total of 12 credit hours in Psychology, of which 6 must have been completed at UCD with grades of C or better
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office if possible. In situations where the standard UCD financial aid application is not complete by the scholarship deadline, or appropriate, please demonstrate a similar level of financial need to that which would be evidenced by the application through a one-paragraph description of your financial circumstances, as stated on the online application.
  • Both Overall cumulative GPA and Psychology GPA must be 3.0 or higher​
  • Accepted for enrollment as a full time Psychology major

Preference may be given to students meeting the following criteria:

  • Expressed interest in the field of psychology
  • Expressed plans to attend graduate school
  • Junior or senior class standing

An application is available, using this application form. A complete application consists of the following three items:

  • A letter of support from a UCD Psychology faculty member, any instructor or professor (not T.A.). This letter can be emailed or hand-delivered directly to David Albeck by the faculty member as the preferred method of delivery. This letter must be received by Thursday March 12th 5:00 pm, which is two days later than the other application materials which are due Tuesday March 10th by 5:00 pm. 
  • You must include an unofficial transcript from UCD. The transcript does not have to be the official transcript, and this can be accessed and downloaded by the student from their UCD Portal.
  • All instructions in the application form must be completely and accurately submitted. These questions and documents outline your qualifications, accomplishments, and plans relative to the stated eligibility and preferential criteria.
  • A departmental committee will review applications and make award recommendations to the Chair of the Department of Psychology by the end of the spring semester.
  • All applicants will be notified of their award status before the end of the spring semester. Awards will be distributed in two payments, with 50% of the scholarship granted at the beginning of the fall semester, and the remaining 50% granted at the beginning of the following spring semester provided the awardee makes satisfactory progress.