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Sociology and Anthropology

Scholarships and Awards

The Linda Marie Fritschner Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Activity

The Linda Marie Fritschner Fund for Academic Excellence in Sociology or Anthropology was established in 2008 upon the retirement of Professor Fritschner. Family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Fritschner contributed to this fund in order to recognize the many contributions that Dr. Fritschner made to our department and campus. Single or multiple cash awards of up to $600 may be granted each year.

Award Information.

The Dean's Scholarship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

There is a Dean's Scholarship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This scholarship carries an award of $500. To be eligible for it, students must be completing a major within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Social or Behavioral Sciences, have completed at least 48 hours by the end of the spring semester in which they are applying, and have earned at least a 3.5 overall grade point average. Applications for the scholarship are due March 1.

Scholarship Information.          Scholarship Application.

The J. Wesley and Roberta Robbins Scholarship
J. Wesley Robbins joined the IU South Bend faculty in 1967 and was co-founder of the Philosophy Department, in which he served for 36 years. Roberta Robbins is an alumna of the IU South Bend School of Business and Economics. She served for a number of years on the Alumni Board. Preference will be given to students who exhibit an interest in the interaction of science and religion, by their coursework and stated research interests. This scholarship is for $500. Applications for the scholarship are due March 1.

Scholarship Information.          Scholarship Application.

Other Scholarship Opportunities
Over 30 IU South Bend and 200 IU Foundation scholarships can now be applied for online. The IU Foundation awards have a March 1 deadline. The IU South Bend awards have an April 1 deadline. Visit the Scholarships website for complete information about these awards.