Sociology

Awards and Funding

Undergraduate Essay Awards

Sociology Undergraduate Essay Award

Sponsored by the department, this award is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a sociology course who have written an essay or term paper as part of the course requirements (excluding Sociology 401, 403, 407 and 408).

Value: 

1st Place $100 Book Prize and Citation
2nd Place $50 Book Prize and Citation
3rd Place Citation

 
Theory Undergraduate Essay Award

Sponsored by funds from the Bill Meloff Memorial Teaching Award (2013-14 to 2022-23 inclusive), This award is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a Sociology course who have written an essay or term paper as part of the course requirements (excluding Sociology 401, 403, 407 and 408). The paper must be theoretical in focus, although it may address empirical or policy-relevant topics.

Value:

1st Place $100 Book Prize and Citation

 Criteria:

  • The nomination year is from September to August (includes Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer).
  • A paper can only be submitted for one of the awards - either the “Sociology Undergraduate Essay Award” or the “Theory Undergraduate Essay Award”, but not both.
  • Each instructor may nominate up to three essays annually.
  • Students may self-nominate papers, but may submit only one paper per nomination year. (In a situation where multiple papers have been submitted for one student in a nomination year, the student will be given the choice of which paper should be considered and which of the two awards it should compete for).

Application:

  • Papers must be submitted in the original form without alteration, comments, or marks.
  • Nominations (paper and completed nomination form) must be received by the Undergraduate Advisor (5-27 Tory) by August 31.
  • The winning essays will be selected in the fall term following the nomination deadline of August 31.
  • Prize recipients will be notified through their University of Alberta email address, and will be able to pick up the award in the Department of Sociology or arrange for it to be mailed to the mailing address they specify.
  • Award recipients will be advertised in the Sociology Undergraduate Newsletter and in the main office of the Department of Sociology (5th floor of Tory).


Departmental Awards

Soren Bovbjerg Memorial Scholarship

Endowed anonymously.

Value: $1,300*

Criteria: To be awarded annually on the basis of academic standing and financial need to an undergraduate student enrolled in a four year degree program in the Department of Sociology.

Application: By nomination from the Department of Sociology

Dr Carlo Caldarola Scholarship

Endowed by friends of the late Dr Caldarola.

Value: $500*

Criteria: To be awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student entering the fourth year of the BA (Honors) program in Sociology.

Application: By nomination from the Department of Sociology

Fluent Home Scholarship

Annually funded by Fluent Home.

Value: $1,500*

Criteria: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement, entering the third year of an undergraduate degree in Sociology. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated volunteer and/or charity work.

Application: By application to the Department of Sociology, Associate Chair (Undergraduate)

Captain Edward M (Ted) Kates Memorial Scholarship in Criminology

Endowed by Margaret and Maxwell Kates in memory of their son Captain Edward M (Ted) Kates.

Value: $2,500*

Criteria: Awarded annually to a student in the BA (Criminology) Program who has attained the highest grade point average in the third year of study while carrying 30 units of course weight in that year. Scholarship money will be divided equally among recipients in the event of a tie.

Application: By nomination from the Department of Sociology

Dr. Frances A. Puffer Scholarship in Sociology

Endowed by Dr. Karel Puffer, P. Eng., in memory of Dr. Frances A. Puffer, a University professor, educator, mentor and advisor to many.

Value: $1,400*

Criteria: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third year of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts majoring in Sociology. Selection based on academic standing with preference given to a student with a record of community service and/or volunteer activity.

Application: Completed application and letter(s) of reference to be submitted by 15 June to the Department of Sociology in ONE of the following ways:
  1. Mail/ Drop off to:
    Department of Sociology
    "Puffer Scholarship Application"
    5-21 HM Tory Building
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4
  2. Email: socundergrad@ualberta.ca
  3. Fax: 780 492-7196
Letters of reference may be included with your application or emailed by the referrer directly to socundergrad@ualberta.ca in the Department of Sociology.

Pierre Robin Award

Endowed by friends of Pierre Robin.

Value: $1,300*

Criteria: To be awarded annually on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement and financial need to a student/students in the fourth year of the Honors, or Specialization Program in Sociology, area of concentration-population (demography). If the number of eligible students is more than one, the scholarship money will be divided equally among them. In the event that there are no eligible students at the undergraduate level, this scholarship may then be given to a student in an MA program whose research work is centered on demography.

Application: By nomination from the Department of Sociology

Samuel M Strong Medal in Sociology

Endowed by friends of the late Dr Strong.

Value: Sterling Gilt Medal

Criteria: Awarded to the student convocating from Honors Sociology with the highest standing on the final two years. The medal will be awarded only if the student attains superior academic achievement, otherwise a book prize of $50 will be provided.

Application: By nomination from Associate Chair (Undergraduate), Department of Sociology

Tammy Usiskin Memorial Prize

Endowed by the Edmonton Section, Council of Jewish Women.

Value: $50*

Criteria: Offered annually to a student on the basis of outstanding undergraduate course work in the field of Gerontology.

Application: By nomination from the Department of Sociology

 *Award values are subject to change on an annual basis.

Community Engagement and Leadership Awards

Education Abroad Awards

Faculty and University Awards

External Funding