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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.

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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 alumni and supportive members of our community to provide the Sociology Community Scholarship.

Give to the Community Scholarship

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.

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.

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.

GIVE TO the general development fund

Sociology Scholarships and Awards

With the help of alumni, donors and friends of Sociology, we provide scholarships to reward meritorious students and assist those who face financial burdens in funding their education.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 GIVE TO the scholarship fund

Last Updated: 8/23/19