Lindsay Chassay, a first-year graduate student in the Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, is a recipient of the McNair Book Scholarship.

Chassay is originally from Kansas City, KS, where she graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Initially, she considered a few different majors before determining psychology was the path of study for her.

“I started taking a few psychology classes and fell in love with how people behave; how people say one thing and do another; and how behavior can be predicted in so many ways. I also knew that I wanted to have direct experience with people and found myself interested in counseling and providing services to people. Clinical-counseling psychology was a great middle-ground for my clinical and counseling interests.”

Chassay’s research will focus on mental health outcomes of incarcerated individuals, fuzzy goals, color-blindness, and stigma. After completing her master’s degree, she plans to apply to doctorate programs in Forensic and Clinical Psychology as well as taking some time off to travel.

Lindsay Chassay, first-year Clinical Counseling Psychology student

The McNair Book Scholarship provides assistance to underrepresented graduate students for the purpose of purchasing the textbooks required for successful completion of graduate courses. One of the eligibility requirements for this reward is for the student to have been a participant in good standing as an undergraduate in a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.