Dr. Al S. Fedoravicius Clinical Psychology Award

Graduate Award

Amount: $1,000

Aims and Founders

The aim of this scholarship is to recognize a Clinical graduate student who demonstrates outstanding service to clinical work, especially work that pertains to serving the underserved, such as veterans.Founded by his family, this award is made in honor of Dr. Algirdas Fedoravicius, a graduate of Ohio State University. Dr. Fedoravicius spent a portion of his childhood as a refugee after he, his sister and his mother were forced to flee Lithuania to escape Soviet advances and genocide. He and his family were able to relocate to Ohio in 1950, due to a generous sponsorship that instilled Dr. Fedoravicius with a deep sense of responsibility to his family and a drive to serve others. After a stint in the Army, Dr. Fedoravicius completed his Ph.D. in psychology and accepted positions as a psychologist with Xavier University and The University of Cincinnati. In 1978, he accepted his last academic appointment as an adjunct professor at UNM and a position with the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, from which he retired in 1998 as Chief of Psychology.


This award is open to all graduate students in the Clinical area who have successfully completed at least their first year of the program. Potential recipients must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preferences may be given to eligible students who are 1) first generation American citizens or permanent residents; 2) interested in serving the underserved; and 3) truly committed to the field of Psychology by mentoring, teaching and serving veterans.

Applying for the Awards

Students should submit the following:

  • A 1 page letter detailing why you think that you are qualified for this award.
  • A Curriculum Vitae


  • Ikela Moniz-Lewis 2023
  • Kaitlyn Schodt 2022