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Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistantships


Teaching and research assistants work closely with Sociology Professors in teaching and research activities. Assistantships pay a 9-month $9,846 stipend (for in-State students)* and are awarded based on qualifications.


Requirements:

  • Must have a regular admission to and regular standing in the Sociology department as a Masters student
  • Maintain a full time course work load (6-9 credit hours per semester)  
  • Work 20 hours per week
  • Submit a complete application

Term Limits:

TAs are appointed on a semester-by-semester basis. Students should submit their applications each semester. Masters students may serve as assistants a maximum of 2 years based on performance of the department need.

Please click here for Assistantship Application.

Applications are due December 5th for Spring 2015 and August 7th for Fall 2015.

*We also offer out-of-State assistantships. Please e-mail the Director of Graduate Studies for more details.


Scholarships

To Apply for the Following Sociology Scholarships:

A number of scholarships are available for graduate students. 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 excellent 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, a current résumé or curriculum vitae, an unofficial SHSU transcript, and two letters of recommendation to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Dr. Jason Konefal. Please send all application materials via e-mail to Dr. Jason Konefal (jtk007@shsu.edu). The filename of each attached document must include the applicant’s name; for example: “KonefalApplicationLetter.” Applications will also be accepted via U.S. Mail to Dr. Jason Konefal, Department of Sociology, SHSU, Huntsville, TX 77341-2446. For additional inquiries regarding scholarships, please contact Dr. Jason Konefal.

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.

Applications for scholarships are due each Spring by March 20th.

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 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. (Award amounts vary.)


The Ruth A. De Blanc Scholarship
Available to full-time graduate students in Sociology. Awarded annually (for Fall and Spring semesters) on the basis of financial needs and academic accomplishments. (Award 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 a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Sociology. The student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need may be a consideration, but not a determining factor.


Walter & Minnie Bennett Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Sociology. Preference is given to students with interests in marriage & the family or community. Student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 9 credit hours in Sociology at SHSU. Financial need may be a consideration.


For graduate students, University scholarships and Graduate School Scholarships are also available.


For more information, please contact

Dr. Jin Young Choi, Director of Graduate Studies,

and/or

Dr. Jason Konefal, Chair of the Scholarship Committee

Click on SHSU Scholarships or Financial Aid for more information.