Funding opportunities for undergraduate students
The Lanny Wilde Scholarship
provides $500 towards the cost of the second semester of the Kalamazoo Valley Police Academy. To be eligible to apply you must have already been admitted to the Police Academy. Applications are available from the academic advisor in the Department of Sociology (2401 Sangren), and must include a one page, double-space typed statement (including financial and academic reasons shy you should receive the award). These scholarships are awarded twice each year, for each of the two semesters of the Police Academy. The decision is based on your cumulative GPA, your Criminal Justice GPA, and the review of your application by the director of the Criminal Justice Program.
To be eligible for the Stanley S. and Helenan S. Robin Scholarship you must:
- Be a sociology major
- Have a GPA of 3.5 or above
- Be of junior or senior status
- Have completed your senior year at WMU
- Submit in writing your reason for pursuing a graduate degree in sociology
To apply, pick up an application from the Department of Sociology, Room 3311 Sangren Hall, and return it no later than February 1. If selected you will be awarded $1,000 to be distributed to you in the spring semester.
Sociology undergraduate assistantships
Applications are available from the Department of Sociology, 3311 Sangren Hall. You must be of junior or senior status. Criteria used to make a selection is your current overall GPA, and grades received in any sociology and/or criminal justice courses you have taken. You must also obtain one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Sociology. Undergraduate assistants work with an appointed faculty member for approximately five hours per week, providing research and/or classroom support.
Work Study opportunities
The Department of Sociology hires student workers that have Work Study financial aid. If you have been approved, contact the Department of Sociology, 387-5271, or stop by 3311 Sangren Hall to find out more.