The School of HHS
The school of HHS awards approximately 80 scholarships/fellowships each year. For more information visit the HHS Scholarship page and the list of HDFS scholarships designated for and awarded to HDFS graduate students each year.
HHS Summer Assistantship Award
Assistantships support students in making progress toward their degree by using part of the summer to conduct research or to engage in other scholarly activities related to the student’s program of study. Applications are due in February each year to the HDFS Graduate Program Director.
Conference Stipend Awards
Funding is available from the department for attending and presenting at conferences.
Vira Kivett Outstanding Graduate Publication Award
Each year, one HDFS graduate student is recognized with this award created by a former HDFS faculty member to recognize the best student peer-reviewed journal publication of the year.
Past Award Winners:
2022 Britany Alligood
Fletcher, A. C., & Alligood, B. N. (January 2022). “I definitely wouldn’t have been able to make it through college without my Dad’s money”: College students’ reflections regarding caregiver financial support. Emerging Adulthood. https://journals-sagepub-com.libproxy.uncg.edu/doi/pdf/10.1177/21676968211066157
2021 Lauren Bailes
2020 Jessica Navarro
Navarro, J. L. & Tudge, J. R. H. (2020). What is gratitude? Ingratitude provides the answer. Human Development, 64, 83-96.
2018-2019 Marta Benito-Gomez
Benito-Gomez, M., Fletcher, A.C. & Buehler, C. (2019) Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system functioning and experiences of peer exclusion: Links to internalizing problems in early adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psycholy, 47, 633–644. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-018-0472-0
2017–2018 Pete Rehder
Rehder, P. D., Mills-Koonce, W. R., Willoughby, M. T., Garrett-Peters, P., Wagner, N. J., & The Family Life Project Key Investigators (2017). Emotion recognition deficits among children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 41, 174 – 183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2017.07.007
2016-2017 Margaret Whedon
Whedon, M., Perry, N. B., Calkins, S. D., & Bell, M. A. (2016). Changes in frontal EEG coherence across infancy predict cognitive abilities at age 3: The mediating role of attentional control. Developmental psychology, 52(9), 1341–1352. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000149
2015-2016 Hongjian Cao
Cao, H., Mills-Koonce, W. R., Wood, C., & Fine, A. M. (2016). Identity transformation during the transition to parenthood among same-sex couples: An ecological, stress-strategy-adaptation perspective. Journal of Family Theory & Review. 8, 30-59. doi:10.1111/jftr.12124
2014-2015 Natalie Hengstebeck
Hengstebeck, N. D., Helms, H. M., & Rodriguez, Y. (2015). Spouses’ gender role attitudes, wives’ employment status, and Mexican-origin husbands’ marital satisfaction. Journal of Family Issues, 36(1), 111-132. doi: 10.1177/0192513X14547416
2014-2015 Angel Dunbar
Dunbar, A. S., Perry, N. B., Cavanaugh, A. M., & Leerkes, E. M. (2015, July). African American Parents’ Racial and Emotion Socialization Profiles and Young Adults’ Emotional Adaptation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 409-19. doi: 10.1037/a0037546.
2013-2014 Jinni Su
Su, J., & Supple, A. J. (2014). Parental, peer, school, and neighborhood influences on adolescent substance use: Direct and indirect effects and ethnic variations. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 13(3), 227-46. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2013.847393
2012-2013 Nicole Brown Perry
Perry, N. B., Nelson, J. A., Calkins, S. D., Leerkes, E. M., O’Brien, M., & Marcovitch, S. (2014). Early physiological regulation predicts the trajectory of externalizing behaviors across the preschool period. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(7), 1482-1491. doi:10.1002/dev.21228
2011-2012: Bethany Blair
Blair, B. L., & Fletcher, A. C. (2011). “The only 13-year-old on planet earth without a cell phone”: Meanings of cell phones in early adolescents’ everyday lives. Journal of Adolescent Research, 26, 155-177.
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association provides two forms of funding, a Personal Development Fund (PDF) and a Thesis/Dissertation Fund (TDF). Any graduate student attending a professional conference related to his/her academic area may apply for funds. A student may receive 2 PDF awards in one fiscal year. In addition, you can receive one TDF for $300 for each graduate degree you receive at UNCG.