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Scholarships

Joseph Faltemier Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded with first preference to a student majoring in Sociology or Social Work. Second preference to a student majoring in Criminal Justice. The scholarship must be awarded to a student with financial need. The recipient shall be selected by the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies.

Kayongo-Male Family Scholarship

Henry and Diane Kayongo-Male have endowed this scholarship as a sign of their gratitude and appreciation to past students and as an opportunity for Sociology Majors who have displayed leadership qualities and maintained academic excellence during their first two years at South Dakota State University. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups will be given special consideration.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at SDSU with a declared major in Sociology
  • Completed at least 90 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2013 semester
  • Completed or registered for 15 or more hours of Sociology courses by the end of the Spring 2013 semester
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.5 GPA in Sociology
  • Have gotten at least a B in Sociological Theory 403
  • Display leadership qualities and qualities consistent with academic excellence
  • Demonstrate in a 350-word statement, an understanding of the relevance of C. Wright Mills’ sociological imagination in their own lives or in understanding a selected social problem.
Ted J. Larson Memorial Award

This award was established in 1965 by the family of Ted Larson, an alumnus of the Sociology Department of SDSU and a graduate assistant in Sociology at the time of his death. Ted had compiled a most impressive record of academic achievement during his years at SDSU. This award is given annually to the outstanding graduating senior in Sociology from SDSU on the basis of academic achievement as reflected in highest overall grade point average.

Marvin P. Riley Scholarship Award

This award was established in memory of Dr. Marvin P. Riley, a professor of Sociology at SDSU for 34 years. This award is given annually to the outstanding second semester junior in Sociology at SDSU on the basis of academic achievement and recommendations from faculty, both in and outside of the Sociology Department.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at SDSU with a declared major in Sociology
  • Completed between 51-66 credit hours of course work by the end of the Fall 2012 semester
  • Enrolled in 15 or more credit hours during the Spring 2013 semester
  • Will have completed 10 or more credit hours in Sociology, Anthropology or Criminal Justice by the end of the Spring 2013 semester
  • Have a Sociology GPA of 3.50 or higher and an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Display qualities consistent with academic excellence as judged by SDSU and Rural Sociology faculty members
Howard M. Sauer Family Scholarship

This scholarship was made available through the generosity of the Howard Sauer Family. Professor Sauer served as a faculty member and department head from 1938 until his retirement in 1973. This scholarship is awarded to a Sociology major who has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better, has demonstrated participation in extra-curricular activities and who has been judged by the faculty to show promise to the profession.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at SDSU with a declared major in Sociology
  • Completed 66 and 81 credit hours by the end of the Fall 2012 semester
  • Expect to have completed 20 hours in Sociology by the end of the Spring 2013 semester
  • Have a Sociology GPA of 3.00 or higher and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00