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 2019 recipient - Jennifer Andersen.

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 2019 recipients - Jennifer Andersen, Trenton Haltom, and Shawn Ratcliff

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.

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.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients - Alice MillerMacPhee

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 2019 recipient - Joe 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 2019 recipient - Eli Ornelas.

Helen Moore Sociology TA Professional Development Award

This award was created by former Sociology faculty member and chair, Dr. Helen Moore. It was established to recognize any doctoral student making good progress toward the degree and who has completed one or more semesters as instructor of record for an undergraduate Sociology course. Preference given to Sociology students teaching courses cross-listed with Ethnic Studies or Women and Gender Studies or with a focus on inequality.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipient -Trenton Haltom.

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. 

Congratulations to the 2019 recipient - Eli Ornelas.

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 2019 Summer Fellowship recipients - Emma Finken, Eliza Thor, Eli Ornelas, Angelica Phillips, and Rachel Stenger

James M. Reinhardt Graduate Student Research Fellowship

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

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients - Colleen Ray

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 2019 recipients - Grace Kelly

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 2019 recipients - Alice MillerMacPhee.

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 2019 recipient - Andrea Johnson.

Department of Sociology Advanced Graduate Student Academic Semester Research Award recipients - Joe Jochman and Jerry Timbrook