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Sociology Department Scholarships

 


 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 in April 2018 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.

 

Items to prepare for the 2018 – 2019 scholarship application

Personal Statement
Essay (maximum 500 words) in which you describe your academic, professional, and personal goals, as well as include any special circumstances that you want to share with the scholarship committee.

Two Letters of Recommendation
On the application, you will be asked to provide a name and email address of one reference that has agreed to submit a confidential reference form or letter on your behalf. Your letter should come from either an academic or non-academic source, but not a family member. Your reference will be notified via email through the application process on how to submit their confidential reference form or letter.

FAFSA
While it is not a requirement for the application, the committee encourages all eligible applicants to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that you don't miss out on opportunities for a Pell Grant.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Some of the information you will be asked in the application may appear sensitive in nature but fits the award criteria identified by some of our donors. All of your information is held confidentially and will be seen only by qualified FERPA trained selection committee members and administrators.

     
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The scholarship application deadline has CLOSED FOR 2018.

Please visit our scholarship page again in fall 2018 FOR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION.

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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: 4/11/18