Skylar McCarty Receives Roy Research Fund Scholarship

January 11, 2022

The department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that undergraduate student Skylar McCarty was selected as the first recipient of the Mr. Jashojit and Mrs. Helen Roy Research Fund scholarship. The Mr. Jashojit and Mrs. Helen Roy Research Fund was established in 2020, and provides need-based financial aid with the mission to offer a scholarship to an undergraduate student from an underrepresented background who is committed to research excellence in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. 

Skylar is a Biopsychology major interested in studying the barriers undergraduates from groups minoritized in higher education (e.g. BIPOC students) face while studying science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) which can negatively affect their persistence in STEM majors and careers. Skylar was selected for this competitive award based on her outstanding academic achievements and her dedication to research excellence. Skylar plans to use the award to support her trip to the Western Psychological Association Conference in 2022, where she will present the results of her research. After graduation, Skylar plans to pursue a career in the medical profession. 

Congratulations, Skylar