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Scholarships and Awards

Judith Tanur Sociology Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Judith Tanur Sociology Dissertation Fellowship Award is presented each summer to a Ph.D. candidate who is in the research or writing phase of a doctoral dissertation.  The $4,000 award is designed to provide financial support at an important time in the research or writing process, and is to be used to increase time devoted to the dissertation in lieu of pursuing a salary through teaching or other work.

Ph.D. Student Paper Awards

Three Graduate Student Paper Awards are granted annually to Sociology Ph.D students:

  • The David Street Award is given to the best qualitative and/or theory paper.
  • The Hanan Selvin Award is given to the beest quantitative and/or methodological paper.
  • The Rose Laub CoserAward is given to the best theory and/or research paperin gender studies.


Jesse Tepper Award

The Jesse Tepper award, which is a minimum of $1,000 granted annually, is meant to recognize an undergraduate who has used Sociology to further the public good, whether through public service or applied sociological research.  Applicants must be Sociology majors and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  They must demonstrate leadership qualities through involvement and active participation in campus or community service.

Norman "Norm" Goodman Endowment Excellence Award in Sociology

This endowed award will provide annual $1,000 cash awards for two Sociology students:

  • A full-time undergraduate major who "demonstrates high academic achievement as deined by Stony Brook policy and who demonstrates achievement, experience or commitment to academic excellence, leadership or community service as reported through the application process.
  • A full-time graduate student in the department with the similar academic and "extra-curricular" requirements as above.


Undergraduate Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Three awards of up to $150 are given annually to graduating Sociology majors who have demonstrated academic excellence through high GPAs.