Scholarships

The department offers two scholarship opportunities for outstanding students:

  • the Stephen Stephan Award,
  • the Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship Award, and

Please consider nominating your best students for these two important awards.

2020-2021 Awardees:

  • Fulbright Prize Scholarship – Callie Zane, Criminology, Psychology, and Sociology major

2019-2020 Awardees:

  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship— Christina Varghnese,  Sociology major; minor in Biology and Minor in Computer Science
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund for Sociology - Adam Hagler, Criminology and Sociology double major

2018-2019 Nominees:

  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship - Megan Ramirez, Criminology and Sociology double major 
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund - Natalie Cifuentes, Criminal Justice and Sociology double major, Psychology major, Legal Studies minor

2017-2018 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund for Sociology—Carus Newman, Political Science and Physics major
  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship—Ella Watson, Sociology and Psychology major
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Bryn Smernoff, Sociology major

2016-2017 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund for Sociology—Hannah Bell, Criminal Justice and Sociology major, Legal Studies minor
  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship—Tatianna Balis, Sociology and Kinesiology major
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Cynthia Martinez, Sociology major, Social Work minor

2015-2016 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund for Sociology—Jill Niemeier, Sociology major, Anthropology minor
  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship—Jeremiah King, Criminal Justice and Sociology major, Arabic minor

2014-2015 Awardees:

  • Stephan Stephan Endowed Scholarship Fund for Sociology—Kiefer Dooley, Criminal Justice and Sociology major; Business Economics minor
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Aaron Arredondo, Sociology major; Cody Tuttle, Criminal Justice and Sociology major

2013-2014 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Award—Mollie Wildmann (Criminal Justice and Sociology major)
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Gail O’Connor, Sociology major; Carolina Vargas, Criminal Justice and Sociology major, Human Development & Family Science minor, Business minor

2012-2013 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Award—Megan Handley, Criminal Justice and Sociology major
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Don Willis, Sociology major

2011-2012 Awardees:

  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Kimberly Murray, Criminal Justice and Sociology major, English minor

2010-2011 Awardees:

  • Stephen Stephan Award—Rebecca Shores, Sociology and Criminal Justice major
  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community—Deborah Suen, Sociology and Anthropology major; Shila Hawk-Tourtelot, Criminal Justice and Sociology major

Student Eligibility and Nomination Information

Stephen Stephan Award

To be eligible for the Stephen Stephan Award, students need to be juniors in any social science major (sociology, criminology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography).

To nominate a student, please communicate with the Departmental Award Committee Chair Dr. Song Yang. The nomination should include the students name, eligibility, and a description of evidence of excellence to include: GPA, class performance, research aptitude, activities, or any other extracurricular activities.

Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship Award

To be eligible for the Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship Award, the awardees need to be juniors majoring in Sociology.

To nominate a student, please communicate with the Departmental Award Committee Chair Dr. Song Yang. The nomination should include the students name, eligibility, and a description of evidence of excellence to include: GPA, class performance, research aptitude, activities, or any other extracurricular activities.

Fulbright College Scholarships

For more information please visit Fulbright College Website
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