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Financial Aid

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.


Graduate Assistantships

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.

Graduate Fellowships

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.We will begin reviewing applicants on February 1, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate has been selected. 

Undergraduate Departmental Awards

Abel-Glass Sociology Scholarship

USU’s Sociology Program is pleased to offer three scholarships of $400 each for Fall 2021. The Abel-Glass Scholarship awards students who are committed to lifelong learning and service. Competitive candidates will be Sociology majors with demonstrated (1) academic achievement; (2) a commitment to lifelong learning & service; and (3) financial need. Deadline: March 5, 2021


Mackenzie Madden Memorial Scholarship

USU’s Sociology Program is proud to offer a scholarship of $1500 for Fall 2021 in honor of Mackenzie Madden, a former Sociology/CJ student at USU. Eligible candidates must have declared a major in sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and/or Criminology. Applicants will be selected based on (1) academic achievement; (2) a commitment to the study of Criminal Justice/Criminology; and (3) financial need. Deadline: March 5, 2021


Don C. Sparks Scholarship

USU’s Sociology Program is proud to offer 3 scholarships of $350 each for Fall 2021. Eligible candidates must be junior or senior students majoring in Sociology who demonstrate (1) financial need and (2) have a GPA of at least 3.0. Deadline: March 5, 2021


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.)


Scholarship Opportunites from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences