Diversifying Psychology 

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University is strongly committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity for people from underrepresented groups and those with minoritized identities, including across race, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and age. 

We are dedicated to the active recruitment of a diverse group of students and faculty. Our efforts to recruit a diverse student population include nominating students for the following fellowships to support their graduate training.


The Graduate School administers the Huel Perkins Diversity Graduate Fellowship for students from historically underrepresented groups.

This is a four-year, funded scholarship that is intended to support the LSU and national goals of increasing the numbers of historically under-represented groups in graduate schools, including, but not limited to:

  • First-generation college students from low-income families
  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic American
  • American Indian
  • Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders

All recipients must be newly entering doctoral students at the time of the appointment. Students will be considered based on the academic and non-academic strengths and achievements of all eligible students.

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – State Doctoral Scholars Program

This fellowship provides 10 fellowships per year statewide for support of racially underrepresented students seeking doctoral degrees. This fellowship not only provides a four-year, well-funded scholarship but also supplies multiple layers of support including:

  • Academic/research funding
  • Career counseling and job postings
  • Scholar counseling and advocacy
  • A scholar directory for networking and recruiting
  • An invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring
  • Continued early career support

Future Scholars Initiative – LSU Graduate School Fellowship Program

This fellowship aims to remove barriers to graduate education while providing holistic support and resources to facilitate the successful completion of doctoral and professional programs. Scholars receive $14,000 per year (in addition to the graduate assistantship) as well as multiple layers of support including:

  • Monthly personal and professional development
  • Mentorship networks including faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and sector professionals
  • Individual development plan
  • Annual intensive summer bootcamps
  • Doctoral career exploration


Current Huel-Perkins Fellowship Recipients

Katrail Davis, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Felicia McGill, School Psychology Doctoral Student 

Taylor Miller, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student 


Current SREB Fellowship Recipients

Kiara Warren, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Sydney Roux, Industrial Organizational Psychology Doctoral Student


Current Future Scholars Fellowship Recipients

Kayla Diaz, Cognitive and Brain Sciences Doctoral Student

Taryn Green, Cognitive and Brain Sciences Doctoral Student