Sociology ProgramDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology Program


Scholarships Available

The following scholarships for sociology majors and minors are available annually.

  • Herbert Goodrich Scholarship. Two scholarships of $250 are awarded, one to a senior and one to a junior majoring in sociology. To qualify, you must have completed at least 18 credits in sociology and have a grade point average of at least 3.5 overall and 3.7 in sociology.
  • H. P. Lohrman Scholarship. One scholarship of $250 is awarded to a junior or senior sociology major, based primarily on academic achievement.
  • Arvid Hansen Scholarship. One scholarship of $500 will go to a sociology or criminal justice major who demonstrates financial need. To qualify, you must be a sociology or criminal justice major, be in your junior or senior year, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. This award is rotated every year with the Criminal Justice Program
  • Sociology Paper Award. One scholarship of $150 goes to the sociology major or minor who submits the best sociological paper.
  • Achievement Award. Applications are due in February.

How to Apply

Application forms and further information about scholarships are available in Stewart Hall 262, beginning in about the middle of March each year. Application forms for the Arvid Hansen Scholarship also are available in the Criminal Justice Office in Stewart Hall 257. To be considered for a scholarship, you must fill out an application form. The deadline for submitting applications is usually in the second week of April. Scholarship winners are expected to attend the annual awards banquet in May, but their meals are provided free.

Valerie Steffl

Valerie Steffl

2007 Winner of the Sociology Achievement Award


Recent Recipients

Sociology Achievement Award

  • Valerie Steffl, 2007

Herbert Goodrich Scholarship

  • Amy Jo Kodet, 1998
  • Eric Oslo, 1999
  • Cynthia Heveron, 2000
  • Makayla Keppel, 2000
  • Willie Swanson, 2007

H.P. Lohrman Scholarship

  • Melody Stende, 1998
  • Sheila Dobbelaere, 1999
  • Sarah Caliguire, 2001

Arvid Hansen Scholarship

  • Holly Kleve, 1998
  • Rhianon Colling, 1999
  • Mandi Vanoverbeke, 2000

Sociology Paper Award

  • Jeremy Graves, 1998
  • Nichole Keltgen, 1999
  • Cynthia Heveron, 2001
  • Willie Swanson, 2007

How to Contribute

Three of the sociology scholarships are funded by endowed accounts established with the SCSU Foundation. These scholarships are funded by interest earned on money in the endowed account. Two of the endowments were established by former SCSU sociology professors Herbert Goodrich and H.P. Lohrman. The other was established by Arvid Hansen, in appreciation for the high quality of education that his daughter, Lynn Hansen Gottwaldt, received at SCSU. The Sociology Paper Award is funded by annual contributions to the Sociology account with the SCSU Foundation.

You may contribute to any of the sociology scholarship accounts. To do so, just designate that account when making your contribution to the SCSU Foundation. The names and numbers of the accounts are listed below.

  • Herbert Goodrich Scholarship Account 625-755-77105
  • H.P. Lohrman Scholarship Account 625-755-7716
  • Arvid Hansen Scholarship Account 625-755-7710
  • Sociology account (funds the Sociology Paper Award) Account 310-755-27103