Awards for Sociology Majors

Ross Willis Memorial Award

Three College Supply Bookstore Scholarship Awards are offered by the Sociology Department each academic year to LSU undergraduate sociology majors: one to a sophomore, one to a junior, and one to a senior. The recipients are selected by a committee of the faculty of the Department of Sociology. Selection for the awards is based upon scholastic achievement, demonstrated commitment to sociology, and potential contribution to the discipline of sociology. Preference for the senior award is given to students who plan to pursue graduate training in sociology or a closely related field. Awards are presented at the end of the spring semester. Students interested in applying for these awards should check with the Undergraduate Advisor or other sociology faculty members for more details.


Fred C. Frey Memorial Award

The LSU Sociology Department sponsors a paper competition for undergraduate sociology majors each academic year. Winners are awarded cash prizes from the Fred Frey Memorial Scholarship fund. Guidelines for the competition are as follows:

  • Only Sociology majors are eligible
  • Papers must be from Sociology courses taken at LSU
  • Papers may be entered by the student or nominated by the student’s instructor
  • Papers will be judged by a faculty committee appointed by the department chair
  • Up to three awards may be granted per year, at the committee’s discretion
  • Deadline to submit papers is at least one week prior to the end of classes of the spring semester

Feel free to consult with any faculty member if you have a paper from a previous sociology course or are writing one now that you would like to submit.