The University of Maryland, as well as the Department of Sociology and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, offers many options for students looking for both need and merit-based scholarships, as well as awards for exemplary students.

Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships: 
These departmental awards are selected annually and recipients are recognized at the College's annual Scholarship and Donor Recognition Dinner each spring. 

  • The Tara Lynn Resnick Scholarship (junior award)
  • The Parker Fuller Undergraduate Scholarship in Sociology (senior award)
Click here to apply online by Thursday, April, 2021 at 12 PM.  Please review the eligibility requirements listed below carefully before starting your application.

Questions regarding SOCY scholarships should be directed to Dr. Nicole Cousin-Gossett at cgossett [at] umd.edu
 

The Tara Lynn Resnick Scholarship 

The Tara Lynn Resnick scholarship honors the memory of Tara Lynn Resnick, B.A. Sociology, 1990. Tara graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Tara was an exceptional young woman, dedicated to academic excellence. Her commitment to her education was equaled by the courage and determination she demonstrated in battling a terminal illness while completing her undergraduate degree. Through this scholarship Tara’s family and friends hope to recognize and assist other exceptional young students who share Tara’s love of learning. The monetary award for this scholarship is $500.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Full-time, degree seeking student majoring in sociology
  • Be in good judicial standing 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Earned at least 60 credits

Applicants must submit the following:

The following materials must be submitted to complete your scholarship application:

1. Transcript (official or unofficial) – Student’s cumulative GPA from the University of Maryland will be considered
2. Resume (1-2 pages)
3. Short Essay (250 words or less).Please share how this scholarship will help you to accomplish your educational goals. 
4. Academic Reference – Name and email of one University of Maryland faculty or staff member who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and candidacy for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. (Note: you should request permission to list this person as your reference.)
5. Statement of Financial Need (if applicable) – Brief personal statement regarding your financial need, if any, and how a scholarship would benefit you.
6. Financial Aid Awards Statement (if applicable) – Required if you receive any form of financial assistance (other scholarships, loans, grants, etc.). Your statement, if applicable, may be viewed by visiting http://www.testudo.umd.edu, clicking on "Financials" (in the left menu bar), then "Show me my Financial Aid Status" (green button), then “Print Your Award Information” (under the “Awards” tab in the top menu bar).

The Parker Fuller Undergraduate Scholarship in Sociology

Established in memory of Nelson Parker, father of Barbara J. Fuller ‘96’and in honor of Edwin R. Fuller, III ‘96’. The Parker Fuller Scholarship provides support to a full-time undergraduate Sociology student in his/her senior year of study at the University who has demonstrated financial need. The monetary award for this scholarship is $1,000.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Full-time, degree seeking student majoring in sociology
  • Be in good judicial standing 
  • Must possess a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Must be in their senior year of study during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need (i.e. FAFSA form or other extenuating circumstances).
      

Applicants must submit the following:

The following materials must be submitted to complete your scholarship application:

1. Transcript (official or unofficial) – Student’s cumulative GPA from the University of Maryland will be considered
2. Resume (1-2 pages)
3. Short Essay How have personal financial challenges impacted your college experience at the University of Maryland? How would you use these funds to help you enhance your experience as an undergraduate student?
4. Academic Reference – Name and email of one University of Maryland faculty or staff member who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and candidacy for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. (Note: you should request permission to list this person as your reference.)
5. Statement of Financial Need – Brief personal statement regarding your financial need, if any, and how a scholarship would benefit you.
6. Financial Aid Awards Statement – Required if you receive any form of financial assistance (other scholarships, loans, grants, etc.). Your statement, if applicable, may be viewed by visiting http://www.testudo.umd.edu, clicking on "Financials" (in the left menu bar), then "Show me my Financial Aid Status" (green button), then “Print Your Award Information” (under the “Awards” tab in the top menu bar).

 

 

 

 

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06/11/2021 - 3:29 pm