Sociology Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in sociology.  Please note that you are also eligible for any college-wide or university-level scholarships. (Note that a few awards, such as "Outstanding Senior," may be selected by faculty nomination, invitation to apply, or another process different from scholarships.)

Sociology: Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded yearly to an outstanding senior in Sociology

Deadline: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

Contact: Department Head

Robert Eichhorn Fellowship in Medical Sociology

The Robert Eichhorn Fellowship in Medical Sociology provides support for graduate studies in Medical sociology, including but not limited to the study of health, aging, and the organization of health services.

Deadline: Variable
Amount: Variable
Criteria for Eligibility:


To Apply:

Please contact the Head of Sociology

Job-Ready Internship Award

Job-Ready will bring students’ critical skills to organizations addressing important issues while providing students with hands-on work experience. Students whose internships are unpaid or low-paid may apply for financial support enabling them to cover basic costs incurred while interning. Job-Ready objectives will be: (1) To provide employers with access to CLA students’ unique skills; (2) To encourage CLA students to pursue summer internships and to make unpaid and low-paid internships a viable option for more students; and (3) To enrich CLA students’ understanding of relevant issues and opportunities to be a force for good in their lives after graduation.

Click here for spotlights of past recipients.

Deadline: Rolling Selections up to May 1
Amount: up to $2,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

An award for undergraduate students with a Liberal Arts major at Purdue University West Lafayette who have secured a career-launching unpaid or low-paid summer or semester internship and who will return to classes after their internship experience. On-campus internships are not eligible.  Eligible internship sites include not-for-profit organizations, government, social enterprises, and for-profit firms. Job-Ready Awards do not support study abroad, field schools, or other internships that charge students to participate.

To Apply:

Job-Ready applications are being accepted through May 1 for 2021. Awards will be made bi-weekly on a rolling basis. Upload your job offer letter and apply here

For more information on this award, contact 
For more information about internships, contact the Liberal Arts Career Center in 1289 Beering Hall. 

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