Awards

Annual Awards Dinner

qc6_ev_003873During the past 19 years, the department has held an annual awards dinner to honor the accomplishments of our outstanding students for the academic year. This awards ceremony is one of the year=s high points, because it brings together many faculty members, award recipients, their families and friends, to recognize and honor its best students. At this event, faculty members introduce and present a variety of scholarships and awards to the recipients. Most of these awards and scholarships are supported from an endowment created by the department during the 1980s.

Department honors are awarded to sociology majors at the commencement on the basis of academic average within the College and within Sociology (i.e., those who attain 3.40 grade point averages). Some flexibility in criteria may be used.

Department awards and scholarships are given as part of the same process. The primary method the department has for determining that students are sociology majors is from the list of majors provided by the College. This list is compiled from information students provide at registration. We recommend that students interested in these awards declare their major by filing a concentration form and indicate that sociology is their major at registration. If you are interested in applying and eligible for the following awards and scholarships, you should see a staff member in Powdermaker 252 after the winter break/early in the spring semester. Also, you should fill out a form available in the sociology department to indicate that you wish to apply for an award.

Awards

Carmine Avena Memorial Scholarship Award

Up to $500 awarded annually to a Queens College sociology and/or education student who meets the following criteria:

  • high GPA
  • excellent academic record
  • outstanding character qualities
  • has been involved in citizenship activities

Lester H. Seiler Memorial Award

Up to $500 awarded annually to a Queens College undergraduate sociology major who has achieved an outstanding grade point average.

Sherman Krupp Memorial Award

Up to $1,000 awarded annually to a Queens College undergraduate Sociology major who has attained a high grade point average. Financial need may be taken into account.

Paul F. Lazarsfeld Scholarship in Sociology

Up to $500 awarded annually to a student graduating from Queens College who satisfies one or more of the following requirements. Day and evening students will be equally eligible.

  • A sociology major who will be accepted for admissions by Columbia University’s Graduate Sociology Department.
  • A Social Science major who will be accepted for admission by one of Columbia University’s Graduate Social Science Departments.
  • A Sociology major who will be accepted by a graduate social science department at a major university and who will follow a graduate education following the intellectual traditions established by Paul F. Lazarsfeld.

Patricia Kendall Lazarsfeld Undergraduate Scholarship in Sociology

Up to $500 awarded annually to a Queens College undergraduate Sociology major before she or he is eligible for graduation and who has a high academic average. Day and evening students will be equally eligible.

Joseph Gubernikoff Memorial Scholarship

Up to $500 awarded to a Queens College Sociology major who has attained an exceptionally high grade point average while taking varied and challenging courses.

Paul Neurath Scholarship in Sociology

Up to $500 awarded annually to a student entering or enrolled in Queens College Graduate Program in Sociology.

Erich Rosenthal Scholarship in Sociology

Up to $500 awarded annually to a student entering or enrolled in the Queens College Graduate Program in Sociology.

Sylvia Newman Scholarship Award

Up to $500 for students with a joint major in Labor Studies and Sociology. The purpose of the award is to encourage students of Labor Studies and Sociology to pursue their degrees, and to do so in the service of the community. First preference will be given to members, or children of members of Local 1180. If there are no eligible applicants in this category, applications from the general Queens College student body will be considered. The award will be granted to the applicant who (1) meets the minimum requirements listed below, and (2) accumulates the highest grade point average (GPA) of eligible applicants.

  • Completion of at least 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree (of these, at least 30 must be Queens College credits).
  • A declared major in Labor Studies and Sociology with at least 15 credits completed in each department for a combined total of 30 credits in these departments.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.4

DuBois Scholarship Award

Up to $500 for minority students with a joint major in Labor Studies and Sociology. The award will be granted to the applicant who (1) meets the minimum requirements listed below, and (2) accumulates the highest grade point average of all eligible applicants.

  • Completion of at least 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree (of these, at least 30 must be Queens College credits).
  • A declared major in Labor Studies and Sociology with at least 15 credits completed in each department.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Black or Hispanic student.

New York Times Company Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Latino Students

Up to $500, this award is presented annually to a Latino Sociology major who is not yet a graduating senior.

Graduating Senior Latino Endowed Scholarship

Up to $500, this award is presented annually to an undergraduate Sociology major at the time of graduation.