Scholarships

How to Apply

Students may apply for Department of Sociology scholarships through the TWU Pioneer Scholarship System, which also lists application deadlines and award amounts. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of the fall semester. Recipients of departmental scholarships will be acknowledged at the Spring Honors Banquet and are expected to attend if possible.

For additional information about TWU scholarships and other financial aid opportunities, please visit the university's Financial Aid website.

Eligibility

To be eligible for departmental scholarships, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours during the semester in which the application is submitted. We encourage all students who meet the semester credit hour requirement to apply for scholarship assistance.

Scholarship funds that may be available for awards are listed below. Please note that some scholarship funds have eligibility requirements. The Scholarship Committee determines the eligibility of applicants for specific scholarship funds in their deliberations. Scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic merit, financial need and future potential of the applicant. 

Sociology Scholarships

Charles Rodney Albert Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student majoring in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, this scholarship was established by the family and friends of Dr. Albert, an associate professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Work from 1974 to 1981. The recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee of the department.

Roy A. & Maria Gabriella Miller Endowed Scholarship

Established memory of Roy A. and Maria Gabriella Miller by Giulia Miller Brooks and Paul A. Miller, for graduate students whose majors are within the Department of Sociology and Social Work, who are either from an ethnic or racial minority group, or an international student. The recipients shall be selected by the scholarship committee within the Department of Sociology & Social Work. The committee shall consider students’ 1.) past academic performance and academic potential, and 2) financial need.

Maureen Gallagher Memorial Scholarship

Reserved for a sociology major from a fund established by the family and friends of Dr. Maureen T. Gallagher, a former faculty member of Texas Woman’s University.

Jessie H. Humphries Endowed Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Miss Jessie H. Humphries, former Associate Dean of the Faculty and chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work. Originally intended to encourage study in the field of sociology.

Bertha and Morris Levy Endowed Scholarship

Established by Mr. Orien Levy Woolf of Dallas, TX, an alumna who graduated with a major in sociology. It is awarded annually to an advanced or graduate student majoring in sociology.

Ann Lindemann Starnater Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1958, the scholarship is to be awarded annually to a major in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. The recipient must be an outstanding student who has exhibited leadership qualities and service to the University.

Ethelyn Davis Graduate Fellowship in Sociology

Established by Dr. Ethelyn Davis to provide support for a graduate student pursuing full-time studies in the field of Sociology. The recipient may not have a teaching assistantship or research assistantship. The recipient will be expected to prepare a research paper for publication or presentation at a regional or national professional meeting. For more information contact the chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work.