Graduate Student Awards

Graduate Student Awards

Cheryl Applegate Teaching Award

An annual award established to recognize graduate students who display exceptional quality in teaching and working with undergraduate students. The intent is to encourage students to perform top quality work in teaching, instructional development, and working with undergraduates. The award is named in honor of Cheryl Applegate, an ABD graduate student who died of cancer before completing her Ph.D. work. Cheryl described herself as a Black-woman activist, a teacher, and social change maker.

Graduate instructors who have taught their own course(s) (specifically excluding recitation sections) at UNL are eligible. Students nominate themselves by providing a statement of their teaching philosophy and a teaching portfolio of their classroom teaching experience at UNL. The student(s) selected for the honor will receive a certificate and a cash award.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Laura Simon.

Nicholas Babchuk Endowment for Excellence in Research by Sociology Graduate Students

Dr. Babchuk was a member of the Sociology Department from 1959 to 1987. This award is used to support graduate student research in sociology, a priority to Nick throughout his distinguished career. Annual awards are made to support the research activities of an outstanding graduate student in Sociology.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients - Trenton Haltom, Sela Harcey, and Dane Hautala.

Alice Frost Howard Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Alice Frost Howard was the first woman graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Class of 1876. The Alice Frost Howard Award is an annual award to outstanding female graduate students in Sociology.

Joyce O. Hertzler Graduate Student Research Award

Joyce O. Hertzler was on the faculty of the Sociology Department from 1923 to 1961. This award provides graduate students and assistant professors in Sociology support for scholarship activities.

Dan Hoyt Graduate Student Publication Award

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Patrick Habecker.

David C. & Marilyn S. Moore UNL Graduate Student Quantitative Research Award

This award was created by former UNL Sociology Alum, Dr. David Moore. Recipients will use award to assist with expenses related to research projects that employ or training experiences that focus on quantitative methods.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Jarreed Ivanich.

Ed A. Munoz Latina/o Sociology Excellence Award

Ed A. Munoz is a Department of Sociology Alumni, receiving his Ph.D. in 1995. Recipients must be either an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a focus on Latina/o culture or ethnicity through scholarly work or research. Award is to be used to fund research and/or cover travel expenses associated with research activities or attendance or participation in a conference.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Jerreed Ivanich.

J.J. & Eleanor S. Ogle Fellowship

This fellowship award is specifically designed to support an outstanding graduate student's research.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Academic Year Fellowship recipient - Elizabeth Straley.

Congratulations also to the 2016 Summer Fellowship recipients - Jenifer Anderson, Trenton Haltom, Sela Harcey, Alice Miller McPhee, Shawn Ratcliff, Colleen Ray, Elizabeth Straley, Courtney Thrash, Zachary Thorpe, Courtney Thrash, and TK Vang..

James M. Reinhardt Graduate Student Research Fellowship

This fellowship is designed specifically to support graduate student research in the areas of criminology or delinquency.

Scott C. Whiteford Award

Dr. Scott C. Whiteford, Department of Sociology Alumni, received his M.A in 2000 and his Ph.D. in 2004. This Award was created by Dr. Whiteford to support Sociology Graduate Students. Candidates should have an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 with preference being given to those who have demonstrated financial need.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Stacy Tiemeyer.

Department of Sociology Research Award

An annual award established to recognize exceptional quality in research papers written in graduate courses. The intent is to encourage students to perform top-quality work on course papers, and for the department to recognize those papers that have exceptional potential to lead to publication.

The journal-length papers (no more than 30 pages in total length) may be written in courses, in independent study, or from papers drawn from thesis or dissertation research. They must be sole authored. Research is interpreted broadly to also include original scholarly work in the area of theory, as well as research that embraces both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Students nominate themselves by providing a clean copy of their paper to the Graduate Chair. The paper must have been completed within the last 15 months and not submitted for previous consideration. The author of the winning paper will receive a certificate as well as a cash award.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients - Alexis Swendener and Brandi Woodell.

Department of Sociology Teaching Award

Evidence of superior teaching as a TA and/or instructor. (Teaching evaluations must be submitted).

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient - Sela Harcey.

Department of Sociology Travel Award

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients - Laura Simon and Courtney Thrash.

UNL Office of Graduate Studies Student Conference Travel Grant

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients - Patrick Habecker and Beth Straley.