Department of Sociology - Current ISU Students (CJ ST, SOC and AG SO)

Students wishing to be considered for scholarships from the Department of Sociology (CJ ST, SOC and AG SO) should apply to this opportunity. More information on the scholarships offered can be found at Students are encouraged to review the criteria at this site before completing the Department of Sociology questions.

Supplemental Questions
  1. You will find more information about all sociology scholarships at so that you can tailor your responses below to the specific requirements of the scholarship(s) you are interested in. Application deadline for Department of Sociology Scholarships is March 2, 2020.

    What is your cumulative GPA in the courses you have completed for your major?
  2. Describe how your past activities demonstrate your leadership, scholarship, service, reaching out to others, and volunteerism as it relates to your major. (500 word maximum)
  3. If you have an interest in rural development and/or agriculture, describe how receiving an award would enhance your related career goals and professional interests. (500 word maximum)
  4. If you have an interest in social justice, describe projects you have worked on and your motivation to be involved in those efforts, giving examples of how broad goals of social justice were addressed. i.e. reducing economic inequality, improving human rights, promoting diversity and inclusion, or working to end violence, racism and discrimination. Describe your plans to continue your social justice work, especially in relation to your future professional goals.(500 word maximum)
  5. If you wish to be considered for the Robert O. Richards Memorial Writing Award, please upload a pdf of one paper that best exemplifies your quality of writing and soundness of sociological theory.
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