Undergraduate Funding Resources

Departmental Resources

Sociology Undergraduate Research Grant Competition

In the fall semester, the Department of Sociology holds a grant competition for undergraduate research. It is open to Sociology majors and minors, and it awards 5 grants of $300 each. Students will work with a Sociology Department faculty member and earn independent study credit during the spring semester. Students can propose their own research or work on a faculty member’s ongoing research project. The goal of this program is to give Sociology majors practical research experience. Click here to access the 2023-2024 application.

Janet M. Fierberg Scholarship

The Janet M. Fierberg Scholarship Fund in Sociology was endowed by I. Martin Fierberg and Janet M. Fierberg, an alumna of UConn who studied Sociology and had a career in social work. Two scholarships of a minimum of $2,000 each will be awarded every year to outstanding students in their junior or senior year at UConn who are planning to pursue graduate study in Social Work or Sociology or first year students in the UConn School of Social Work.

Applicants must be Sociology majors or minors, first year students in the UConn School of Social Work, or students who have applied to and will be accepted into the UConn School Of Social Work. All awards will consider need and future professional promise.

Arnold and Sandra Dashefsky Student Award for Excellence

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:

    1. Incoming or continuing graduate or undergraduate student enrolled full time in CLAS
    2. Be majoring in Sociology or related fields.
    3. Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in one of the following topics: American Jewry, prejudice discrimination, racism, or anti-semitism.

For the undergraduate award, nominations must be made by instructors who should provide in writing reasons for how the student meets academic excellence in the above topics. Each award is for $250.

Additional Funding Opportunities

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) – Scholarships

UConn Office of Undergraduate Research – Funding Opportunities

UConn SHARE Program

UConn Financial Aid Office – Scholarships

UConn Education Abroad Office – Scholarships

Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

Scholarships for students studying Criminal Justice

Scholarships for students studying Public Service


Please note: All information, awards, and funding sources are subject to availability and may change at any time.