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Scholarships

Sociology Scholarships

In addition to need-based and other general scholarships for which all students are eligible, the Sociology Department provides scholarships specifically for majors.

Barbara Gezon Baker Scholarship for Academic Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to departmental students entering the junior or senior year who have an outstanding academic record, particularly within the department. The quality of the student's written work may be considered as well. Candidates are nominated by department members.

*No application is required.

Dr. Donald Bouma Memorial Scholarship in Sociology and Social Work

Two scholarships are given annually to a sociology or social work major entering the junior or senior year, in memory of Dr. Bouma, Calvin's first professor of sociology. The scholarship requires an application. The recipient will agree to write a major paper in an existing course on a topic related to issues of social justice.

Daniel C. Duyst Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be entering the junior or senior year and be pursuing a Sociology major with a GPA of 2.70 or higher and an interest in criminal justice. Special consideration may be given to those who aspire to a career in law enforcement, while those interested in a broad range of service opportunities in court, correction, and treatment-related roles are eligible to apply.

Sociology and Social Work Faculty Honors Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded annually to a sociology or social work major entering the senior year. An application is required.

Leanne Joy Knot Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must be social work or sociology majors entering their junior or senior years with a cumulative grade point of 3.0 or higher. In addition, recipients must demonstrate a sincere desire to (1) help children, (2) promote improved health care, education and standards of living among the poor, or (3) volunteer in the Peace Corps. Financial need will also be considered.

Theodore A. Rottman Scholarship in Social Justice

This scholarship is for sociology majors who are dedicated to careers in social justice and recognize the crucial nature of a Christian perspective on a broad range of social justice concerns such as anti-social behavior, medical issues and social class disparities. Recipients must be sociology majors dedicated to a career in social justice and entering their junior or senior year, with first preference for seniors, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Vanderploeg-Edgerly Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a promising student majoring in sociology, social work, or criminal justice. Applicants must be entering the junior or senior year and have a cumulative grade point of 3.0 or higher. The recipient will agree to write a major paper on the topic of child sexual abuse.

Apply

Fill out the form for each scholarship you are interested in and return the completed form to the department office (SC226) by the deadline of March 6, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded in early April.

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