Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers scholastic achievement awards, scholarships, an anthropological fieldwork award, and, for qualified students, a sponsored membership for the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society.
The application deadline for scholarships is March 1 of each year, and awards are given annually at the end of the spring term. Recipients of scholarships and awards are selected by a committee within the department. Please see below for more information.
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 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.
The Katherine 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.
Mark Hartmann Student Fieldwork in Anthropology Award
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Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology
This award honors the graduating senior sociology major with the highest grade point average.
Sponsored Honor Society Memberships
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 at 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, at email@example.com.