Awards & Scholarships
1. The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize students who have done exemplary work as reflected not only in course grades, but also in the overall quality of contributions within the programs offered through the department.
2. The Department of Sociology-Anthropology offers the following scholarships each year to outstanding students in Department programs:
- Arthur Pulford Scholarship in Criminology: $1,200. The purpose of the Pulford award is to provide payments to full-time undergraduate students in Criminology at the University of Minnesota Duluth according to the following guidelines: (1) Students must be committed to the professionalization of criminal justice agency management and service delivery activities. (2) There must be evidence students understand and value a commitment to engaging in the career field in ways that include involvement in activities that attend to issues of inequality and justice. Students applying for the Pulford award must include in their application a statement which indicates how they meet the above criteria.
- James L. Otto Memorial Scholarship: $500. Awarded annually to a student planning to pursue a career in law enforcement. Preference given to students with financial need.
- Beverly Ecklund Law Enforcement Scholarship: $500. Awarded annually to a female criminology major planning a career in policing. Preference given to students with financial need.
- Walter Baeumler Scholarship in Criminology: $300. Awarded annually to an outstanding student in criminology.
- Robert Franz Scholarship in Sociology: $500. Awarded annually to an outstanding student in sociology. Preference given to students with financial need.
- Outstanding Student Scholarship in Anthropology: $300. Awarded annually to an outstanding student in anthropology.
3. Awards will be presented at the annual College of Liberal Arts Spring Awards Reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on May 7, 2015.
- completion of at least 30 total credits and one semester at UMD by the end of the fall semester of the academic year in which the award is made.
- cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- must be a returning student in the semester after the award is made.
5. Application process:
- Complete the application form (.pdf): 2015 APPLICATION
- Write a 500- word (maximum) personal statement which explains how their discipline enriches their understanding of the world.
- Submit a copy of their UMD transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable).
- Submit one letter from a UMD faculty member to support the application.
The application deadline for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year is March 13, 2015.