We offer a variety of ways to help you along your academic journey.
The Gerontology Scholarship gives recognition and encouragement to an Illinois State University student who has shown interest and initiative in the field of gerontology.
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program.
The Wib Leonard Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a student majoring in sociology or anthropology who shows competence and passion for the quantitative side of either discipline.
The R. Douglas and Janice Irvine Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013. This scholarship is awarded to one sociology major of at least Sophomore standing who has financial need and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior sociology major who has demonstrated a serious record of academic excellence. The award is the highest academic honor the department bestows on an undergraduate student.
Dr. Ed Jelks was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 2010 annual meeting of the Illinois Archaeological Survey.
Outstanding seniors who have achieved academic excellence and participate in the Society of Student Anthropologists or other endeavors are given an award in his honor.
This scholarship helps fund field school experiences.
This award is given to the graduate student who demonstrates the most promise for academic success in the program.
To qualify, you must have completed one semester of graduate work in the Sociology and Anthropology department or have 18 total credit hours or less (this can include courses dedicated to making up deficiencies).
This award is given to the student who has distinguished themself over the course of the master’s degree program. All sociology graduate students who have earned more than 18 total credit hours (including courses dedicated to making up deficiencies) are eligible.
The winner will receive an honorarium, a certificate from the American Sociological Association, a student membership in ASA, and publication of their name in ASA Footnotes.
This award supports travel to professional meetings and research activities for graduates and undergraduates.
The award offers reimbursement of up to $350 for qualified expenses.
To qualify for support, you must participate in one of the following activities:
With your application, include a budget of expenses and a 1-2 page paper that describes:
Submit all materials at least two weeks prior to your travel or activity.
There is no deadline for this award, but we recommend applying as early in the academic year as possible. Funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scott Elliott is a successful financial entrepreneur who established the Scott Elliott Endowment Fund to provide support to the departments that influenced him the most during his student days at Illinois State University.