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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Teaching & Research Assistantships: Applications are due April 19th


Assist Sociology Professors in teaching and research activities. Assistantships pay a 9-month $9,600 stipend and are awarded based on qualifications.
Requirements:

  • Must be a sociology graduate student
  • Maintain a full time course work load (6-9 credit hours per semester)  
  • Work 20 hours per week

Assistantship Application: as Word doc; as Adobe pdf


To Apply for the Following Scholarships:

If continuing graduate students are interested in scholarship funding, the deadline is March 21st. Scholarships are awarded annually each Spring and are distributed over two semesters (Fall and Spring) contingent upon full-time enrollment (for Graduate students a minimum of 6 hours) and solid academic standing. To apply, students should send a letter of application explaining their background, specific sociological areas of interest, and the characteristics that make them a good candidate for scholarship support. Along with the letter of application, please include a current résumé or curriculum vitae, an unofficial SHSU transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Please send all application materials via e-mail to Dr. Maki Hatanaka (mxh018@shsu.edu). The filename of each attached document must include the applicant’s name; for example: “HatanakaApplicationLetter.” Applications will also be accepted via U.S. Mail to Dr. Maki Hatanaka, Department of Sociology, SHSU, Huntsville, TX 77341-2446.

Students who are new to our program (just entering next semester) may also apply for scholarships. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for more information.

The CHSS Dean’s Office also has scholarship funds available. Please click here for more information

If you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Maki Hatanaka

Applications for scholarships are due each Spring by March 21st.

***Please note that applicants need to submit only one set of application materials to be considered for all scholarships.


The Ramsey Woods Scholarship
Available to full-time (6 or 9 credit hours per semester) graduate students in Sociology. Preference is given to students with interests in Rural Sociology or Inequality. Awarded annually (for Fall and Spring semesters) on the basis of academic accomplishments and interest. (Awards amounts vary.)


The Ruth A. De Blanc Scholarship
Available to full-time (6 or 9 credit hours per semester) graduate students in Sociology. Awarded annually (for Fall and Spring semesters) on the basis of financial needs and academic accomplishments. (Awards amounts vary.)  


Dan and Donna Beto Sociology Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student (with preference to graduate students) majoring in Sociology. Student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with an interest in areas of Social Control, Deviance, or Inequality. Financial need may be a consideration, but not a determining factor.


Prince Sociology Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Sociology. Student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need may be a consideration, but not a determining factor.



For more information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies,

and or

Dr. Maki Hatanaka,
Chair of the Scholarship Committee

Click on SHSU Scholarships or Financial Aid for more information.