Students seeking to establish eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work study will need to complete a free application for federal student aid and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. This office administers a number of University scholarships, most of which have a February 1st application deadline. See the Financial Aid Website or call 435-797-0173.
Rewarding the best and brightest
Scholarships and fellowships help students earn their degrees and allow them to focus on their academics rather than their finances. They also reward students for their academic achievements. Scholarships and fellowships recognize undergraduate and graduate students of the highest caliber and exist in perpetuity thanks to generous donors of the college. Each year, the university, the department, and the college dean's office award scholarships and fellowships to eligible students.
Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students
The School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University awards several prestigious fellowships to incoming graduate students. They include the President's Fellowship, the Graduate School Fellowships, and the Vice President for Research Fellowship. These awards are made based primarily on GRE scores, transcripts, and letters of reference.
The Graduate Program in Sociology awards teaching and research assistantships to students through a merit-based competitive process. Master's-level students with assistantships qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state portion of their tuition. Doctoral-level students with assistantships earn a tuition-remission. While assistantships are usually awarded for the 8-month academic year, there are often research and teaching opportunities for graduate students during the summer as well.
The Sociology Graduate Program awards a number of graduate fellowships annually. These include the: Wade and Kathryn Andrews Fellowship, Calvin and Janet Maurer Fellowship; Edward O. Moe Fellowship, Lowry Nelson Fellowship, and Joseph Geddes Fellowship [Rural Sociology]; Carmen Frederickson Fellowship [Sociology of Gender], R. Welling Roskelley Fellowship [International Development], and Yun and Wendy Kim Fellowship [Population and Development]. Departmental Fellowship awards are made on a competitive basis depending on student background, interests, and accomplishments.
Applicants should complete an application and provide a letter of intent outlining one's research interests, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, official transcripts and GRE scores and three letters of reference. Send applications here.We will begin reviewing applicants on February 1, 2016 and will continue until a qualified candidate has been selected.
Undergraduate Departmental Awards
Don C. Sparks Scholarship:
Candidates must be junior or senior students majoring in Sociology who demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.0. For more details, contact SSW&A main office in Room 224 of Old Main.
O. Guy Cardon and M. N. Neuberger Scholarship in Social Sciences:
The Bluebird Candy Company in Logan offers a scholarship in the social sciences in honor of the late O. Guy Cardon and of the M. N. Neuberger. Students are nominated by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Office. (Applications are not accepted.)