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Awards & Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law offers travel awards, teaching awards, and research awards to graduate students. Students are also eligible for travel, teaching, and research awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the University. Students are eligible for awards and scholarships from the American Sociological Association, Population Association of America, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other disciplinary organizations.

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Competitive travel awards are funded by the department, college, and university to support student travel for presentation of research at national and regional professional conferences.


Jerome A. Connor Dissertation Award. $1,000 awarded annually to one person to cover dissertation expenses.


2012    Justin Coran   
2011    Telisha Martin   
2009    Kenzie Latham
Ching-Yu Louisa Chang   
2008    Collen Cain   
2007    Jeffrianne Wilder   
2006    Victor Romano   
2005    Dana Berkowitz   
2004    Kuniko Chijiwa   
2003    Shannon Houvaris   

Gorman Award for Excellence in Quantitative Research. $400 awarded annually to one person for a sole-authored graduate student quantitative analysis.


2012    Greg Pavela   
2011    Hunhui Oh   
2009    Hunhui Oh   
2008    Telisha Martin   
2007    Billy Jeffries   
2005    Ana Cristina O. Siqueira   
2004    Alma Jeanne Slizyk   
2003    Kuniko Chijiwa   

Streib Award. $300 awarded annually to one person in a competition for “Outstanding Paper.”


2011    Josh Sbicca   
2010    Josh Sbicca   
2009    Rachel Hallum-Montes   
2008    Billy Jeffries   
2007    Namita Manohar   
2006    Mark Allen   
2005    Dana Fennell and Ana Liberato   

J.S. Vandiver Teacher of the Year Award. $200 awarded annually to a graduate student who has excelled in teaching.


2011    Katie Nutter   
2007    Will Jawde   
2006    Steven Arxer
Amanda Moras   
2005    Ramon Hinojosa   
2004    Dan Dexheimer
Shannon Houvaris   
2003    Leslie Houts   

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

The Graduate School

Graduate School Fellowship. The fellowship provides four to five years of funding at competitive stipend levels, a tuition waiver, and full health insurance coverage.

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Awards. Graduate teaching assistants make a major contribution to teaching and learning at the University of Florida. Each academic year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest and most industrious of the University of Florida’s graduate teaching assistants for their work as instructors in the classroom and laboratory.


2012    Katie Nutter
Dan Fernandez-Baca   
2011    Steve Jacobs   
2010    Deeb-Paul Kitchen   
2009    Will Jawde   
2008    Maura Ryan   
2005    Ramon Hinojosa   

Dissertation Fellowships. Several fellowship are dedicated to supporting graduate students to complete their dissertation and earn the doctorate.

  • Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award. Named in honor of Delores Auzenne, this award is designed to assist underrepresented minority students in completing their dissertation work. The program provides competitively awarded stipends to Ph.D. candidates who are in the advanced writing stages of their dissertations at UF. Students who are appointed on a state-funded fellowship or assistantship are not eligible. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply to the OGMP. [ link ]
  • Graduate School Dissertation Awards. The Graduate School Dissertation Award is a competitive award to provide final term funding for UF PhD candidates in selected majors in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to complete their dissertations through defense, final clearance by the Editorial Office, and graduation. This program is for students who have exhausted all funding and meant to allow recipients time and resources to focus exclusively on their dissertation.
    The program provides a stipend for approximately 6 months. The period of the award will be 1) Summer B and Fall 2012, or 2) Spring 2013 and Summer A. Up to 5 credits of tuition at the instate rate will be provided. Students are expected to graduate at the end of the award period. Applicants may not receive a fellowship, assistantship, or other funding with this award. [ link ]
  • Supplemental Retention Scholarships. The UF OGMP Supplemental Retention Scholarship Program is designed for UF doctoral students who are three or fewer semesters away from graduation, but are no longer eligible to receive a fellowship, assistantship or other funding from their department or college. It provides limited tuition assistance and the help of a structured retention program under the UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. [ link ]

Grinter Fellowship. Named in honor of Dr. Linton E. Grinter, Dean of the Graduate School from 1952 to 1969, this fellowship helps recruit truly exceptional graduate students. Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible, except when entering a Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) program. Stipends are normally $2000 to $4000. Continuing the Grinter Fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory student progress.

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