Kathy J. Kuipers
Scholarship descriptions and guidelines are posted here to help you plan your scholarship application if you are interested in applying. Below are links to the forms for this year's scholarships, including qualification requirements and submission instructions.
Additional information about academic recognition awards made by the Department can be found in the Awards page of the Undergraduate section of this site.
This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Albert Blumenthal in 1988, to support students working in community related studies. Professor Blumenthal received his bachelor's and master's degrees at UM in the 1920s, and later earned a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago. His publications include Small Town Stuff, a sociological study of Philipsburg, Montana.
The UM Department of Sociology awards this scholarship each spring from a generous endowment established by the family of Eloise Baird Boldt. The scholarship is intended to reward the strong work ethic of an outstanding upper-class student as demonstrated by his or her financial participation in educational expenses, academic achievement, and ambitious career aspirations. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis, by the Department’s Scholarships and Awards Committee, based upon application materials and a personal interview. If the Committee determines that there is not a qualified applicant, the scholarship will not be awarded for that particular year.
Amount: approximately $1,150
These scholarhips are intended to defray costs for academic projects that involve some practical application of sociological knowledge. Projects can include internships, independent study courses, research projects, and omnibus work. Applicants must be undergraduate Sociology majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who have taken at least 32 credits at The University of Montana, and who have completed at least two core courses in Sociology. Three awards will be given annually. Students can receive only one award.
NOTE: Awards for projects condiucted in the summer will be paid in the fall of that year. Being awarded this scholarship may result in a decrease in your financial aid.
Students majoring in Sociology also qualify for a variety of scholarships awarded by the College of Humanities and Sciences.