Scholarships and Awards

The sociology program offers scholarships, scholastic achievement awards, and a sponsored membership for the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society for qualified students.

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.


Applying for scholarships at UA Little Rock is an important part of your college journey. View information about how to apply for general university scholarships.

Beth and Earl Richard Endowed Scholarship
This award, named for the parents of Dr. Terry Richard, goes to a UA Little Rock student majoring in either sociology or anthropology. Selection is based on academic accomplishment with financial need as a secondary consideration.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology

This award honors the graduating senior sociology major with outstanding academic achievement and engagement with the discipline.

Recipients of the Outstanding Students Award:

Spring 2023: Larry Cloyes (online campus) and Terrilyn Mills (online campus)
Spring 2022: Radhiya Weaver (main campus) and Alexandria Bowe (online campus)
Spring 2021: Louis Houser (main campus) and Ariana Wilson (online campus)
Spring 2020: Latara Williams and Brittany Woods (main campus)
Spring 2019: Saiyeed Hossain (main campus)

Recipients of the Beth and Earl Richard Endowed Scholarship:

2023-2024: Jeremy Johnson (Sociology major), Miracle Johnson (Anthropology major), and Stacy Rogers (Sociology major)
2022-2023: Yasmin Leigh Basilio (Anthropology major)
2021-2022: Jessica Allison & Faith Dollman
2020-2021: Ariana Wilson (Sociology major)
2019-2020: Latara Williams (Sociology major) and Jessica Gonzales (Sociology major)

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