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Scholarships and Fellowships

A number of scholarships are available to Sociology students, both graduate and undergraduate. Start on the SDSU Scholarship page to find out more about the scholarships available and the application process.

The Department’s Scholarship Committee selects the awardees for two scholarships for Sociology: Sociology Scholarship and the John O. and Mary L. Anderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. The number and value of scholarships awarded will vary.

Eligibility Requirements include:

  • All class levels are eligible;
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units;
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time;
  • Minimum 2.85 GPA for undergraduate students; and,
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA for graduate students.

For more information, see the SDSU Financial Aid and Scholarship website.

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Below you will find information on Graduate Studies programs providing direct funding for graduate students, with links to nomination or application forms.

University Graduate Fellowship
$25,000 stipend plus benefits for one year
Matching support required

Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship
Waiver of non-resident tuition
Recruiting award, only Fall '20 applicants eligible

Graduate Equity Fellowship
Awards up to $4,000 for AY 2021/22
FAFSA and demonstrated need, CA residency required
Application cycle opens June 2021

Master's Research Scholarship
$10,000 scholarships awarded directly to students
New and continuing master's students eligible

Graduate student professional development awards (SSF)
Student Success Fee funding
Up to $1,000 reimbursement for qualified
Formerly travel funds, redesigned for Spring 2021

Graduate student travel awards (AS)
Travel suspended due to Covid-19
Resumption TBD