The sociology undergraduate program awards several scholarships on an annual basis. For application deadlines and detailed information about each award click on the application form below. Contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions. Submission details can be found on each scholarship application form. All scholarship applications are due March 29, 2019.
The Sociology/Anthropology Dept. has a Study Abroad Scholarship available to undergraduates majoring in Sociology or Anthropology, and have been accepted to a study abroad program. The minimum award will be $500. Apply online through the link below.
Study Abroad Scholarship Application
The R. Douglas and Janice Irvine Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013. This $1500 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 $600 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.
This $600 scholarship is awarded to a senior sociology major who has demonstrated significant involvement in service and/or volunteer work in the community.
The Wib Leonard Scholarship is an annual award of $500 to a student majoring in sociology or anthropology who shows competence and passion for the quantitative side of either discipline.
The Gerontology Scholarship, a $600 award, gives recognition and encouragement to an Illinois State University student who has shown interest and initiative in the field of gerontology.
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. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is one of those departments. We use our share of the funds to support student travel to professional meetings or for research activities.
To qualify for support, a student must be making a formal presentation in the form of a poster or podium paper at a meeting or conducting research/data collection related to their thesis. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
To apply for support, students must provide a letter giving the details of the meeting they will attend and the nature of their participation. A list of expenses is also required. Please contact Jennifer Boolman (SOA Office Manager) at jrboolm@IllinoisState.edu for other details. There is no specific deadline for application, but it is recommended that students apply as early in the academic year as possible.
All graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. To allow us to support as many students as possible, a student is limited to one award per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Awards are limited to a maximum of $350 for direct expenses.
To qualify for support, a student must be participating in one of the following activities:
1) Making a formal presentation in the form of a poster or podium paper at a professional meeting/conference.
2) Traveling (domestically or internationally) to collect data for a research project.
To apply for support, students must complete the Scott Elliott Award application, provide a 1-2 page letter outlining the details of the meeting/conference or research-related trip they plan to participate in and the nature of the participation (ie: presenting a poster or collecting data for a thesis), and submit a budget of expenses related to the trip. All materials must be submitted to Jennifer Boolman (SOA Office Manager) at least TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRAVEL/ACTIVITY and awards will be based on reimbursement of qualified expenses, not to exceed $350. Receipts for all expenses and proof of conference presentation are required for reimbursement at the conclusion of the activity. Lack of the necessary documentation may result a denial of reimbursement. Applications that are not submitted in advance of the activity may not be funded.
There is no deadline for the application, but it is recommended that students apply as early in the academic year as possible. The total number of awards is based on available funds in each fiscal year and are made on a first-come, first-served basis.