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Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi


Amy Wise and Walter Permenter Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Amy Wise Permenter (1911- 1993), originally from Yazoo City, MS, studied music at Sophie Newcomb College and was a talented piano and voice teacher in the state. Her husband, Walter Permenter (1908-1995), a native of Jackson, MS, was a graduate of Millsaps College & received his master’s degree from Duke University. A WWII Navy veteran, he taught & coached in schools around the state & retired as an educational counselor. The couple had four daughters, each attending UM from 1959-1974 without a single break in attendance.  Although Amy & Walter Permenter did not attend the university themselves, they experienced it vicariously through their daughters. In 2014, the sisters endowed a scholarship in memory of their parents.


Each spring, the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Psychology identifies an outstanding psychology student who is enrolled at the time of selection and has demonstrated financial need to receive the scholarship the following academic year. Eligible students nominated by the committee will be contacted to submit an application essay. Interested students should complete the FAFSA.

There are also scholarships available through the Office of the Dean in the College of Liberal Arts.  They are available to any major in the College of Liberal Arts, but there is not an application process.  Click here to see those possible scholarship opportunities.