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 2018 recipient - Trenton Haltom.
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 2018 recipients - Jaala Robinson
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.
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients - Angela Anderson
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.
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients - Brian Tussey
Dan Hoyt Graduate Student Publication Award
Congratulations to the 2018 recipient - Jennifer Andersen.
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 2018 recipient - Josey VanOrsdale.
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 2018 recipient - Grace Chambers (Undergradauate).
J.J & Elanor S. Ogle Fellowship
This fellowship award is specifically designed to support an outstanding graduate student's research.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Academic Year Fellowship recipient - Courtney Thrash & Colleen Ray
Congratulations also to the 2018 Summer Fellowship recipients - Angela DeLuccia, Maia Behrendt, Marissa Cardwell, Andrea Johnson, Grace Kelly, Kate Pennington, Josey VanOrsdale
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 2018 recipients - Maia Behrendt
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 2018 recipients - Colleen Ray
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 2018 recipients -Joseph Jochman.
Department of Sociology Teaching Award
Evidence of superior teaching as a TA and/or instructor. (Teaching evaluations must be submitted).
Congratulations to the 2018 recipient - Colleen Ray.
Department of Sociology Travel Award
UNL Office of Graduate Studies Student Conference Travel Grant