Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three scholastic achievement awards, an endowment scholarship and the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society for qualified students.
The application deadline is March 1 of each year. Each award is given annually at the end of the spring term. Recipients are selected by a committee within the department.
Beth and Earl Richard Endowed Scholarship
This award, named for the parents of Dr. Terry Richard, goes to a UALR student majoring in either sociology or anthropology. Selection is based on academic accomplishment with financial need as a secondary consideration.
The Katerine J. Hardie Award in Anthropology
This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior in anthropology each year. The recipient’s name is engraved on the Hardie Memorial Plaque and displayed in the departmental office. In addition, the recipient will be given an individual plaque.
Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology
This award honors the graduating senior sociology major with the highest grade point average.
Student Field Work in Anthropology Award
The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to students for participation in anthropological field work or field school concurrently with their studies in pursuit or enrichment of a degree in anthropology. Expenses covered by the award may include, but are not limited to, tuition and related travel expenses.
The Libbet Crandon Malamud Memorial Scholarship
This award is given to a UALR junior or senior who is minoring in Gender Studies and who has plans to pursue graduate education in the field of gender or women’s studies. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Joshua Risinger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given each year to a full or part-time UALR student with an interest in gerontology or minority cultures. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need are the primary considerations.
Alpha Kappa Delta
The sociology program sponsors memberships in Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society). AKD was founded at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus in 1920 to promote the scientific study of society by providing a forum for students as faculty discussions. The society has grown into an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating and recognizing academic scholarship in sociology. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chapter (Delta) was founded in 1991. For more information contact Dr. David L. Briscoe, Chapter Representative, or Dr. Jeffrey E. Nash, Department Chair.