Elizabeth A. Fries Scholarship in Psychology

Dr. Elizabeth A. Fries (1963-2005) was a VCU associate professor of psychology, co-director of cancer control at the VCU Massey Cancer Center and a nationally respected cancer control researcher. She was also the director of research for the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. The focus of her work was on reducing cancer-causing behaviors and increasing adherence to health promoting behaviors, such as cancer screening, exercise, abstaining from tobacco and consuming a healthy diet. This scholarship will be awarded yearly to one VCU graduate student presently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in psychology, and who is involved in cancer control and prevention research areas. The successful candidate should be active in the field of cancer control and prevention and have the potential to serve as a leader and role model to others working in this area. This scholarship will be awarded to the student to further professional development. The successful student must use the scholarship for cancer control and prevention activities including, but not limited to: (1) traveling to conferences and presenting cancer control and prevention-related research results; (2) attending specialized training in cancer control; (3) gathering data to further cancer control research; and/or (4) developing and implementing a cancer control and prevention community-based project.

College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Present a curriculum vita showing your research, teaching and service to date.
  2. Submit a 500-word personal statement describing the student's career development plans and plans for using the scholarship funds. This statement should also state how the proposed use of the funds will help strengthen the student's commitment to research in cancer prevention and control.
  3. Please provide the name and email address of a VCU faculty member to write a letter of reference on your behalf.