Trammell Mentoring Scholarship

Trammell Mentoring Scholarship


The Trammell Mentoring Scholarship is a mentorship program initiative designed to help undergraduate students continue their pursuit in higher education and explore career opportunities in the psychological discipline including human services and research. Recognizing the impact of COVID-19 and the fiscal needs of undergraduate scholars, this scholarship seeks to award two students in the psychology department at Alabama State University with a $200 scholarship. In addition to the funds, the recipients will receive semester-long mentorship that provides individualized services and resources to help them achieve their career aspirations. 


Eligibility Requirements


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a currently enrolled Sophomore or Junior for Spring 2021 academic semester.
  • Have a minimum 2.25 GPA and be in good academic standing with the university
  • Have an interest in attending graduate/professional school in psychology or social work disciplines.
  • Write a 1-2 page personal statement essay on 1) why you are interested in psychology or social work, 2) where you are in the graduate school process, 3) your career aspirations, and 4) why you are seeking mentorship. 


*Application Deadline is January 31, 2021. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.


Applications can be submitted via the google form link:


All questions and concerns can also be sent to


About the Mentor

As a native of Montgomery, Alabama, Deja Trammell is an alumna of Alabama State University who received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She received her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Health/Mental Health from the Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Ms. Trammell is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Psychology at Auburn University, specializing in Higher Ed Administration. Believing in the transformative power of educational access and prioritizing mental health in higher education, Ms. Trammell takes an Afrocentric, experiential approach to learning and achievement. By providing her experiences and resources, Ms. Trammell hopes to help students feel empowered and successfully navigate higher education. Remembering what it was like to be an undergraduate student, Ms. Trammell wants this opportunity to encourage students and provide an enriching experience.