Undergraduate Accomplishments

Recognizing Success

The Department of Sociology recognizes outstanding undergraduates for their important contributions within and beyond the field of Sociology. Annual scholarship and award recipients are chosen based on their academic achievements, university and community involvements, and quality of their written applications. We are pleased to honor the significant accomplishments of our undergraduates!

The Harvesting Opportunity and Potential in Education (HOPE) Scholarship

Blends Faustine and Ted Settle’s love of learning with their commitment to helping those in need.

2017 Recipient: Kayla Miller is double-majoring in Sociology (Criminology & Criminal Justice concentration) and Social Work. Growing up on the Navajo Nation reservation opened up her perspective on different disparities affecting her community. She hopes to use her degree to return to her community and work with juvenile offenders by providing support to improve their futures.

The Dr. Ronny E. Turner Memorial Scholarship

Honors the memory of this award-winning professor and is made possible by gifts from colleagues and former students.

2017 Recipient: Marisa Motiff is a first-generation Sociology major with a concentration in Criminal Justice/Criminology and a minor in Legal Studies. She intends to pursue a master’s degree in social work and work with a variety of underrepresented populations.

The Sociology Alumni

Funded by Department of Sociology alumni and friends, faculty and staff.

2017 Recipient: Kacie Couch is a first-generation Sociology major (Environmental concentration) with a double-minor in Business Administration and Global Environmental Sustainability. Kacie studied Law for Sustainability at Harvard Summer School and plans to pursue a dual JD/PhD in Environmental Law to better understand and influence our system of international environmental justice.