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Sociology Department Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now available!

The deadline for undergraduate student applications will be

February 17, 2017 by 4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The department scholarships that are offered are separate from those offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Science Dean's Office.  If you wish to apply for the Dean's Office Scholarships, you will need to fill out a separate application.


 Sociology Department Scholarships Currently Offered:

Community Scholarship

The Department of Sociology prides itself on being one of the most diverse undergraduate majors at the University of Utah. Many of our highest achieving students come from historically underrepresented groups. Additionally, many are members of the first generations in their
families to attend or graduate from college. Students from these backgrounds have surmounted great odds to succeed in their college careers and they face many challenges, especially financial ones, as they strive to complete their degrees. In order to recognize their outstanding achievements, and to assist in the challenges of meeting the rising costs of attaining a degree, the Sociology Department is collaborating with alumnae and supportive members of our community to provide the Sociology Community Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to majors in Sociology who demonstrate academic persistence and community engagement. Eligible students will also be those from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds including undocumented students, and/or be first generation college students.  The Community Scholarship covers up to $1000.

Community Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. submit a completed application by the specified date
2. be in good academic standing (not on academic probation)
3. be a declared sociology major and anticipate a minimum of 12 credit hours for academic year funded
4. address how scholarship will help support progress toward graduation
5. have engaged in community service work
6. demonstrate need (within personal statement)
7. be a member of an underserved population

 

SOMOS SCHOLARS

 Somos Foundation: Somos is the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce foundation dedicated to strengthening Utah’s Latina/o/x community.   The goal of the foundation is to create strong leaders that will help our community to develop and prosper economically. Somos is helping students reach their full potential by providing scholarships so that young people can have access to education and mentorship.

1. submit a completed application by the specified date
2. be in good academic standing (not on academic probation)
3. be a declared sociology major and anticipate a minimum of 12 credit hours for academic year funded
4. address how scholarship will help support progress toward graduation
5. have engaged in community service work
6. demonstrate need (within personal statement)
7. be a member of a Latina/o/x community

The same form is used for both the Community Scholarship and Somos Scholars.  Students identifying as Latina/o/x may be additionally eligible for matching funds, up to $2000, from the Somos Foundation and will be automatically considered upon completion and submission of the Community Scholarship application.

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY and somos SCHOLARSHIP

 

Sociology Scholarship

The Sociology Department offers a number of sociology scholarships each year that cover up to 18 hours of resident tuition for two semesters. Continuing sociology students, transfer students, and incoming freshman are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

Sociology Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. be a declared sociology major
2. minimum 3.5 cumulative gpa (if transferring, 3.5 from transfer institution)
3. Utah resident
4. must anticipate a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester for the academic year that is funded
5. must be a U.S. citizen

 

click here to start your application for the sociology scholarship

 

About Scholarships

 

  • Scholarships are awarded for the upcoming full academic year (fall, spring). Students who anticipate graduating before Spring semester are not eligible.
  •  Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the Department of Sociology Awards Banquet on April 21, 2017 to receive awards. Information supplied with this application may be used as biographical information to introduce scholarship winners.
  •  All applicants will be highly encouraged to be involved in Sociology Student Advisory Committee, (SSAC).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

How to submit Scholarship Applications to the Sociology Department:

  • If completing forms online, the application and supporting material (personal statement, transcripts) should be sent to via email to: zachary.franzoni@soc.utah.edu
    Letters of Recommendation must be sent directly from the recommenders.  Recommenders may send letters via email from an institutional email address and using institutional letterhead.
  • If completing forms on paper, the application and supporting material (personal statement, transcripts) should be sent to the
  • Sociology Advisor
    380 S 1530 E RM 301
    Salt Lake City , UT 84112

 

Other Resources

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship: http://financialaid.utah.edu/

 

If you would like to discuss scholarships with the undergraduate advisor, you may select an appointment with Zachary Franzoni by using the "Book an Advising Appointment" button.

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Last Updated: 1/11/17