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When you give to Sociology, you become part of our mission to develop students able to bring broad perspectives to decision-making: students who have the courage to present frank observations and the imagination to confront challenges with new thinking, professional integrity, curiosity, and discovery.

There are currently two areas for giving, the Sociology Development Fund and Sociology Scholarship and Awards:

Sociology General Development Fund

Gifts to this unrestricted fund support the greatest needs of the Department including program development, educational events, research efforts, service projects, facilities updates, and general operational costs.

Our current program development projects include the expansion of our department honors program, the expansion of our community engaged learning opportunities, and the establishment of the Environmental Sociology Scholars program.

Senior Thesis Program

In the sociology honors program, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to produce closely supervised, professional quality research eligible for publication in peer-reviewed journals and be well positioned for acceptance in top-tier sociology graduate programs.

Community Engaged Learning

Our community engaged learning opportunities will enable undergraduate students to bring a sociological skill set and perspective to a variety of community efforts. Experience with community organizations will enable students to form deeper understanding of community needs as well as a concrete basis and set of questions for sociological research.To contribute to one of these specific goals, please refer to the your chosen program in the "special instructions" area of the Sociology General Development Fund.

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Sociology Scholarships and Awards

Sociology Department Scholarship

Sociology Department Scholarships are granted to five resident, full-time sociology majors per year with grade point averages of at least 3.5 and who are U.S. Citizens who show the most promise in the field of sociology.

Sociology Civic Engagement and Academic Excellence Scholarship

More now than ever, the rising costs of higher education and student debt mean that our hardworking students must rely upon diverse sources of aid, loans, and self-funding to meet their educational goals. In response to the increasing financial strain met by our students, and to recognize their excellence in the classroom and service in the community, the Department of Sociology is embarking on a fundraising campaign among friends and alumnae of the Department to fund a scholarship for a major in Sociology who demonstrates academic excellence (3.5 GPA or higher) and an ethic of civic engagement through community service. We hope that recent alumnae will reflect upon the assistance they received to complete their degrees and give back to this up-and-coming generation of students. Your donations, however large or small, will be greatly appreciated by these hardworking, dedicated, service-minded students.

New Graduate Student Fellowship

The Department of Sociology seeks to establish a new fellowship to give opportunities to graduate students who are eligible and promising candidates but who would otherwise be unable to attend our program.

Frost Award

Given once a year to an undergraduate student for the highest achievements in academic excellence.

Coray Award

Given once a year to an undergraduate student for academic achievement and service to the department.

To contribute to one of these specific goals, please refer to the your chosen program in the "special instructions" area of the Sociology Scholarship Fund.

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Gifts of all sizes have a permanent impact.

Last Updated: 9/13/16