Jonathan Elder gets Regents scholarship at UC Davis

Publish Date: 
May 22, 2017

One of our psychology students, Jonathan Elder, was awarded the Regents Scholarship at UC Davis, the most prestigious scholarship on the Davis campus. It is a merit-based award – scholars are selected based on their academic achievements and personal accomplishments rather than financial need.

“When I found out I got the scholarship, my mouth dropped!” shared Elder. “Knowing that it is a prestigious award, I was hoping to get it, but was not sure I would.”

Regents Scholars who are covered for six quarters ($15,000). The terms for the scholarship are that the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, complete at least 39 units each year and be enrolled full-time as an under-graduate student. Privileges and perks of this scholarship include, priority registration, extended library privilege, transcript notation, University Honors Program, and faculty mentorship.

Elder wants to earn his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, continue with his master’s, and complete a Ph.D.  He wants to do research more than anything because to him, the brain is fascinating and he wants to uncover new findings in perception vs. how we see the world. He credits his experience at Hartnell for finding his passion for psychology. “I first wanted to be a writer but in exploring courses here at Hartnell, I found out I really enjoyed psychology,” he said with a smile.

He has a younger sister who attends Hartnell and his parents are both in the sciences. His dad is a retired Hartnell faculty member. Elder thanks his professors for the support and inspiration he received from all of them. Congratulations Jonathan!