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Sociology Scholarships, Awards, and Honors

We offer a number of awards and special recognitions for our undergraduate students.

The honors program in the Department of Sociology requires a minimum GPA of 3.25 in sociology and overall. Students must have junior or senior standing and be a major in sociology. Students choosing to participate in the honors program are required to complete 6 hours of honors credit in the department, normally spanning two semesters. The honors program provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue an individual research project under close faculty supervision.

Sociology majors and minors in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Click here for details about eligibility and submission.

The Lucia Maria Houpt Prize is awarded each year at graduation to a student of the senior class judged as having shown the greatest excellence and proficiency in the work of the Sociology department during the academic year.

The Nathaniel Cantor Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship for sociology or anthropology undergraduate majors who plan to enter the fields of social work, vocational rehabilitation, or anthropology.

The Sociology Scholarship for Study Abroad is awarded annually to undergraduate Sociology majors who require financial assistance to fund their participation in a study abroad program. Awards are granted on a competitive basis to defray the expense of airfare for the study abroad program. Click here for details about eligibility and submission.