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Jerome Frumkin Scholarship in Jewish Studies

JoAnn R. L. Miller (1949-2014) matriculated at Ithaca College (NY) in 1967.  She received a B.A. from Keene State College in 1978, a M.S. in sociology from William & Mary in 1980, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1984. She joined the Purdue sociology faculty in 1984 and quickly distinguished herself. She founded the Law and Society section, which soon held the largest enrollment in the Department of Sociology. JoAnn met Scott Frankenberger in early 1988, and they married that summer. At work, JoAnn continued to win teaching awards, was a visiting scholar in Jakarta, Indonesia, and at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Fellow in Law and Society at Harvard Law School, where she was in residence from 1999-2000. At the time of her death she was serving as an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University.

Deadline: February 15

Amount: variable

Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate enrolled in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Preference will be given to non-traditional students as defined by the University:

  • Two year break from school
  • Married or in a domestic partnership
  • Parent
  • Active duty or U.S. military veteran


To Apply:

Please contact for more information.