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Scholarships for Sociology Majors

Sociology Scholarships

A degree in Sociology can be a rewarding and challenging career path. Sociology is the study of human behavior as well as how different individuals, groups, communities, organizations, cultures, as well as societies interact with one another.  There are different aspects of sociology and many different career paths to choose from. Here are some scholarships for Sociology and similar majors. 

Alpha Kappa Delta Minority Fellowship

One recipient, $20,000

The Details: This fellowship is for Black/African American, Latino/a/x, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander students enrolled in a Ph.D. in Sociology program. The award includes designated cohort programming at the ASA Annual Meeting, travel support for scientific conferences, and an opportunity to become a part of a distinguished network of sociologists.  

The Deadline: January 

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The LAGRANT Foundation 2023 Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, $2,000

The Details: This scholarship is for Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/American Indian full-time students at a four-year college or university, with a major in a field that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing, or public relations. In addition to the $2,000 award, winners will receive a trip to either New York City, New York, Portland, OR, and Minneapolis, MN, where they will participate in career-building activities. 

The Deadline: February

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Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

Multiple recipients, Varies

The Details: This scholarship is by Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. Students must be current members of Alpha Kappa Delta, and the paper must have been written when the author was an undergraduate. All winners will receive up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the 2023 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. The first place receives $500, the second place receives $250, and the third place receives $100. 

The Deadline: March

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The Undergraduate Social Action Award

Multiple recipients, Varies

The Details: This award is given by the SWS, Sociologists for Women in Society, to recognize a student or team of students making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. The award includes round-trip travel expenses to attend the SWS Winter meeting. The registration will also be waived. Students must be nominated by an SWS member, although students don’t have to be a member themselves. Work must have been done as an undergraduate. 

The Deadline: October

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The Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mary Joyce Green Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $18,000

The Details: This scholarship is from SWS, Sociologists for Women in Society, to offer support to women and non-binary scholars of color who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally and to increase the network and participation of students and professionals of color in SWS and beyond. Students must be a woman or non-binary, and from a racial/ethnic group facing racial discrimination in the US. 

The Deadline: April

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Raftelis Leadership Scholarships

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship has the goal of supporting and growing relationships with promising students who have an interest in becoming problem solvers for local governments and municipal water utilities. The ideal candidate has an interest in a consulting career. In addition to the $5,000 towards college education, winners will be matched with a mentor and have the potential for an internship. Students must be college juniors, college seniors, or graduate students. 

The Deadline: December 

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