Scholarships and Awards

The Sociology program offers scholastic achievement awards, scholarships, 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.

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.

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