Sociology Student Resources

Student organizations

Get a better college experience. Earn a higher GPA. Connect with other students in sociology. Not only are student organizations fun, but they provide benefits like these, and more!

Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honor Society

Faculty Advisor: Mary SenterEmail Mary Senter | 989-774-2336

Central Student Sierra Club (CSSC)

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth BradshawEmail Elizabeth Bradshaw | 989-774-3469

RISE

Faculty Advisor:  David Kinney|   Email David Kinney | 989-774-1488

Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Take Back the Tap (TBTT)

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Bradshaw|  Email Elizabeth Bradshaw | 989-774-3469

Scholarships and awards

Center for Research on Poverty (CROP) Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to support activities that enhance the understanding and eventual alleviation of both life-threatening and relative human deprivation. It employs a broad conceptualization of poverty that includes threats to human dignity, social inclusion, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.

  • Undergraduate student in sociology

Leslie and Leonard Lieberman Social Science Scholarship

Scholarship awarded annually to anthropology, social work, sociology or family studies major. The scholarship was established in memory of Leslie and Leonard Lieberman, former faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Anthropology, social work, sociology or family studies major
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Recipients are chosen on the basis of excellence in academic performance and writing skills as demonstrated in an essay describing career goals.

For more information, contact Jamie Fockler fockl1jm@cmich.edu.

Edward E. McKenna Academic Excellence Award

Scholarship awarded annually to sociology majors. It was established in 1998 in memory of Edward E. McKenna, a dedicated teacher, scholar and unionist.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Sociology major
  • Recipients are chosen on the basis of research paper(s) submitted with the application as well as overall achievement in sociology.

Bernard N. Meltzer Prize

Scholarship awarded annually to sociology majors. The prize was established by friends in honor of Bernard N. Meltzer, former faculty member and chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

  • Sociology major
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA

Study and Service Worldwide (SASW) Award

The scholarship was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formerly named Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and to support international endeavors by students majoring in sociology, anthropology or social work (SASW).

For more information, contact Jamie Fockler fockl1jm@cmich.edu.

Funding

SPSJPS study abroad grant

An international experience is an invaluable part of a student's education and will provide an international perspective that cannot be fully recreated within the classroom. To promote international study, the School of Politics, Society, Justice and Public Service has created a Study Abroad Grant to assist students with costs related to study abroad. Please note that the maximum award amount is $100 and is dependent upon the amount of funding available. For additional information, please email SPSJPS@cmich.edu.

Award Amount: Awards are limited to no more than $100 and are dependent upon the amount of funding available.

Please contact the CMU Study Abroad office at 989-774-4308 for additional scholarships.

CLASS study abroad grant

An international experience is an invaluable part of a student's education and will provide an international perspective that cannot be fully recreated within the classroom. To promote international study, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has created a small fund to assist students with costs related to studying abroad.

  • Full-time matriculated CMU undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  • Approved through the Office of Study Abroad​.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 for undergraduate students or 3.3 for graduate student.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • At the time of study abroad, undergraduate students must reach sophomore standing or above with a signed major​ in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Graduate students must complete a minimum of one semester of study within a College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' program.

Deadline: Ongoing. Requests will be reviewed and applicants notified via e-mail in 2 to 3 weeks. 
Award Amount: Varies

Email application to CLASS

CLASS Study Abroad Grant

SPSJPS student travel grant

Central Michigan University’s School of Politics, Society, Justice and Public Service considers undergraduate and graduate students’ research to be a vital part of their education. This Student Travel Grant is to assist and encourage student presentations at Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology and Social Work professional conferences. For additional information, please email SPSJPS@cmich.edu.

Award Amount: Awards are limited to no more than $100 and are dependent upon the amount of funding available.

Other CMU funding resources