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Financial Aid Resources

The Department of Sociology has limited funding available to offer support to our undergraduate students.  Below you will find information about funding opportunities through the Department of Sociology as well as links to resources across the college that may be of use to you. In addition to the funding sources listed below, students are encouraged to submit papers to be considered for our annual writing awards.

Sociology Undergraduate Program Funding Opportunities

Academic Expenses Funding: The Sociology Department provides funding (up to $300) to facilitate academic experiences beyond the traditional UM classroom. Examples of such experiences include but are not limited to study abroad for a particular course or sociological experience, to facilitate an internship, to facilitate a research project, or conference attendance. Students declared as major and minors in the department and students who need funds for a specific sociology sponsored course or experience are eligible.

Students may make a request for funding by submitting:

  1. a completed Sociology Funding Request Application;
  2. a one page statement describing what the funds are needed for and how the experience will enrich the student's sociological education;
  3. a budget of a page or less showing how the student will fund the experience in total and what part the Sociology funding will comprise. 

Funding requests must be submitted prior to the start of the proposed academic experience by one of the following deadlines: October 1, December 1, February 1, or April 1. All applications received by these dates will be reviewed within three weeks of the deadline. **A student may receive this award a maximum of two times for two separate experiences.**

Sociology Honors Thesis Research Funding

Sociology students who have been admitted to the Honors Program can request up to $400 to support their research project for the Honors Thesis. Before requesting these funds, students in the Honors Program should review the full funding policy and direct questions to the Honors Advisor.

College Wide Financial Aid Resources

The list below includes financial aid search engines and other resources that Sociology majors have found useful.

If you know of any other financial aid sources that you think other sociology majors should know about or if you find an inactive web link, please let us know by emailing

Search Engines

Do Something - Scholarships that focus on students who are heavily involved in volunteer work.

College-Wide Opportunities and Resources

Financial Aid

LSA Scholarships

LSA Scholarship for Transfer Students