Josephine Mitchell Smith trained under Max Meyer and made seminal research contributions to understanding the sensory abilities of the blind. Dr. Smith served as interim head of the Department of Psychology in 1929, and her niece endowed a fund that provides awards to graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Gifts to this fund honor this tradition of supporting graduate students, and provides funding to graduate students during the summer months when many do not otherwise have financial support. This enables them to continue their research scholarship and progress toward degree completion. Support is awarded to those students in need who exemplify excellence in research achievements (e.g., publications, presentations and submitted grants) on their path toward completing degree requirements.