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.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Shawn Ratcliff.

Nicholas Babchuk Endowment for Excellence in Research by Sociology Graduate Students

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

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Rosalind Kichler.

Alice Frost Howard Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Alice Frost Howard was the first woman to 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.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Jessica Morrow.

BOSR Summer Applied Experience

This is a 10-week (15 hours per week) summer position with the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) which provides students the opportunity to gain research experience while working on data collection projects and all aspects of study design.

Joyce O. Hertzler Sociology Research Award

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

Dan Hoyt Graduate Student Publication Award

Dr. Hoyt, current Sociology faculty member, former chair, and Alum, created this award to recognize the best high-impact peer-reviewed journal publication by a Sociology graduate student.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Joseph Jochman.

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

This award was created by UNL Sociology Alum, Dr. David Moore. Recipients will use award to assist with expenses related to quantitative research methods training, most especially the ICPSR summer program, or quantitative research projects.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Sela Harcey.

Sociology TA Professional Development Award

This award was created by retired Sociology faculty member and chair, Dr. Helen Moore, Emerita Aaron Douglass Professor of Teaching Excellence. It was established to recognize any doctoral student making good progress toward the degree and who has developed a course portfolio or scholarly manuscript that investigates student learning.  Preference given to Sociology students teaching courses cross-listed with Ethnic Studies or Women and Gender Studies or with a focus on inequality.

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, cover travel expenses associated with research activities, and/or attendance or participation in a conference. 

J.J & Eleanor S. Ogle Fellowship

This fellowship award is specifically designed to support outstanding graduate students. Recipient(s) of this award will able to focus solely on their own research or dissertation/thesis work.

Congratulations also to the 2020 Summer Fellowship recipients - Madison Aponte, Raisa Gallegos, Ryan Kaufman, Meagan Kunitzer, Lora McGraw, Daniel Schaefer, and Cadyn Williamson.

James M. Reinhardt Graduate Student Research Fellowship

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

Fernando I. Rivera Sociology Research Award

An award, created by UNL Sociology Alum, designed to support a Sociology Graduate Student engaging in reasearh in the area of sociology of health/medical sociology the opportunity to present at a national conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Josey VanOrsdale.

Scott C. Whiteford Graduate Student Support Award

Dr. Scott C. Whiteford, Department of Sociology Alum, 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 2020 recipient - Shawn Ratcliff.

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.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Joseph Jochman.

Department of Sociology Teaching Award

An annual award established to recognize evidence of superior teaching as a teaching assistant (TA), recitation instructor, and/or primary instructor of a Sociology class. 

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient - Trenton Haltom.