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 Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

For more information regarding scholarships, please visit the SSWA website or call (435) 797-2504. 


Abel-Glass Scholarship

Competitive candidates will be sociology majors with demonstrated academic achievment; a commitment to lifelong learning & service;and financial need.

The Mackenzie Madden Memorial Scholarship

USU's Sociology program is proud to offer a scholarship in honor of Mackenzie Madden, a former sociology/criminal justice student at USU. Eligible candidates must have a major in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice and/or criminology. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievement; a committment to the study of criminal justice/criminology; and financial need.


Additional information on scholarships here.

Social Work

Dr. Mehdi Heravi Endowed Scholarship in Social Work

The award is available to undergraduate students who are majoring in Social Work. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; be an undergraduate with a social work major, and have demonstrated financial need.

Evelyn Hodges and Theodore R.E. Lewis Social Work Scholarship

In honor of Evelyn Lewis, USU's first faculty member in Social Work, and her husband Theodore, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate social work major.

Frances Handwerger Memorial Scholarship 

Established in 2004 by her daughter, Dr. Terry Peak, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate social work major.

LuAnn M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends in memory of Miss Hamilton, a baccalaureate graduate of the USU Social Work Program, earnings from the fund are awarded to a junior or first semester senior social work student.

Social Work Trust Scholarship

Earnings from an endowment fund established in 1937 provide an annual scholarship award for a student majoring in social work.

Jennifer Lyman Strange Scholarship

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Jennifer Strange who was a USU Social Work student. She was pssionate about public service. Applicants will be required to include a short essay stating commitment to public service. Must be a graduate student.




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Human Rights and Social Justice Ambassadorship

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2018 (for the 2018-19 school year)

The purpose of the Ambassadorship is to recognize and encourage students who are declared SSWA majors or minors (Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, or Criminal Justice) who have a commitment to promoting and protecting human rights and social justice through scholarship, advocacy, and action. Scholarship will be evaluated based on students’ demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.0 GPA). Advocacy and Action will be evaluated based on students’ demonstrated efforts in community service, public outreach/programming, civic/political engagement, and activity in professional organizations as is appropriate to the student’s discipline. For more information regarding the Ambassadorship, please contact Derrik Tollefson, SSWA Ambassadorship Committee Chair, at (435) 797-9296 or