Awards & Scholarships

Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology

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Awards & Scholarships

2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

Sociology - Anthropology Scholarship Recipients

The purpose of these awards and scholarships and awards is to recognize students who have done exemplary work as reflected not only in course grades, but also in the overall quality of contributions within the programs offered through the department. The Department of Sociology-Anthropology offers the following awards and scholarships each year to outstanding students in Department programs

(To be eligible to receive any of the SCHOLARSHIPS listed below, you must be returning to UMD as a student in Fall 2017. AWARDS may go to students who are graduating OR students who are returning.)

  1. Robert Franz Scholarship in Sociology: $1,000. Awarded to an outstanding student in sociology. Preference given to students with financial need.

  2. Outstanding Student Award in Anthropology: $500. Awarded to an outstanding student in anthropology. (Graduating seniors AND returning students are eligible.)

  3. Walter Baeumler Award in Criminology: $500. Awarded to an outstanding student in criminology. (Graduating seniors AND returning students are eligible.)

  4. Beverly Ecklund Law Enforcement Scholarship: $650. Awarded to a female criminology major planning a career in policing. Preference given to students with financial need.

  5. James L. Otto Memorial Scholarship: $500. Awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in law enforcement. Preference given to students with financial need.

  6. Arthur Pulford Scholarship in Criminology: one or more awards, ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. The purpose of the Pulford Scholarship is to provide payments to full-time undergraduate students in Criminology at the University of Minnesota Duluth according to the following guidelines:

  • (1) Students must be committed to the professionalization of criminal justice agency management and service delivery activities.

  • (2) There must be evidence students understand and value a commitment to engaging in the career field in ways that include involvement in activities that attend to issues of inequality and justice. Students applying for the Pulford award must include in their application a statement which indicates how they meet the above criteria.

The application deadline for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year is Friday, March 17, 2017. Applications must be complete (including a letter of support from a UMD instructor) in order to be considered for an award. You will be notified by email of the status of your application by March 31. Awards will be presented at the annual College of Liberal Arts Spring Awards Reception on April 26, 2017, in the Kirby Ballroom. Students need not attend the Awards Reception in order to receive an award.


Completion of at least 30 total credits and one semester at UMD by the end of the fall semester of the academic year in which the award is made. cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. must be a returning student in the semester after the award is made.

Application process: 

To apply, complete this online application form: HERE In addition, a letter of support from a UMD instructor must be submitted to the department separately.