Scholarships

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) scholarship application process will be open from December 8, 2017 through February 27, 2018.  Check the information listed for each scholarship or award. Awards are applied to tuition and fees for the following fall and spring semesters. If supplemental documents are required for specific scholarships, such as letters of reference or resumes, email them to Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu. By submitting this application, you grant permission to SBS to verify the information you provided and share your application with your scholarship donor, if selected to receive an award. In addition, all recipients will be asked to submit a picture, short biography and thank you note, we will send to your scholarship donor.
Important note: The listed payout amounts are dependent on the incoming funding and cannot be guaranteed. The number of awards granted is dependent on the number of incoming applications. Therefore, all numbers listed are subject to change.
Other social science major and general scholarships are available through the NAU Foundation Scholarship e-application December through January 25, 2018 on the NAU Foundation website. Apply for NAU Student Financial Aid scholarships on the website of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) because most financial awards cannot be given to you unless a FAFSA is in your records.  
To apply for scholarships complete our online application. For problems with the application please contact Ramona Doerry at 928-523-0723 or by email: Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu.
General scholarships (for all SBS majors)

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Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) announce that the Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award is open for student teams to submit proposals for consideration of up to $5000 funding for Academic Year 2018-2019. This award is to fund a project that:

  • Improves the health and well-being of local and/or global communities
  • Improves the vitality of community or cultural systems or 
  • Improves environmental sustainability 
  • Shows collaboration between the colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
Proposals will be judged on comprehensiveness of project, identification of measurable goals/impact and benefit to NAU student learning experiences. 
Please visit the webpage for submission instructions: nau.edu/CEFNS/Student-Resources/Maxwell-Lutz-Award/

Susanna Maxwell Award for Community Connections scholarship recognizes a student who has been a significant volunteer in community activities. You must document volunteer contributions made to the Northern Arizona community. Eligibility:

  • full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • declared major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • completed a minimum of 18 undergraduate or nine graduate units of coursework from one or more departments within social and behavioral sciences
  • 3.0 GPA or better
Individual amount awarded:     $ 1,500
Total amount awarded:$ 1,500
Number of awards granted:1

Peaks Senior Living Community Scholarship assists students who show interest in the study of aging. Eligibility: 

  • enrolled in NAU courses
  • provide a description relating to the study of aging evidenced by
         -> major
         -> minor
         -> coursework
         -> future goals 
         -> experience
Individual amount awarded:$ 400
Total amount awarded:$ 400
Number of awards granted:     1

Seaman Award for Academic Excellence in Native American Studies is awarded to NAU students who are registered members of any American Indian Tribe recognized by the US Government as a US Tribal entity. This award honors a Native American Indian student who has demonstrated academic excellence. Eligibility:

  • registered member of a recognized US American Indian tribe
  • junior, senior, or graduate student
  • has declared a major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • shows academic excellence within the major
  • has completed a minimum number of units of social and behavioral science coursework:
         -> 24 units for an undergraduate
         -> 18 units for a graduate
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:1

Melissa Anne Stalvey Scholarship  is awarded to applicants who have successfully completed juvenile probation or who are seeking a career that supports the juvenile court system or who faced major life challenges and is making an effort to overcome them. Eligibility:

  • enrolled in 12 or more undergraduate units at NAU
  • good academic standing
  • any major in social & behavioral sciences
  • making satisfactory progress toward a degree
  • one page essay on the following:
    • Successful completion of juvenile probation, discussing its impact and their desire to further their education; OR
    • Discussing the applicant's desire to pursue a career that supports the work of the Juvenile court system; OR
    • How the applicant faced major life challenges and is making an effort to overcome them.

Preference will be given to those who provide a letter of recommendation, and that letter may be from an adviser, a professor, or another source. Recommendation letters can be emailed or mailed to:  

E-mail: Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu
Postal mail:
Ramona Doerry
PO Box 15700
Flagstaff AZ 86011-5700
Phone: 928-523-0723

Individual amount awarded:$ 2,000
Total amount awarded:$ 4,000
Number of awards granted:up to 2

R. Carlos Nakai Scholarship in Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) will provide support to one student from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Criteria:

  • An undergraduate student at the junior or senior level or above majoring in Applied Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, or with a declared minor in Ethnic Studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (where A = 4.0)
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a clear career oriented interest in Ethnic Studies or Applied Indigenous Studies.  

The annual scholarship award will be dispersed one-half for Fall semester and one-half for Spring semester to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University.  

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 3,000
Number of awards granted: varies

Kayla Jean Mueller Memorial Scholarship will provide funding to support students who meet the following criteria:

  • Full time undergraduate student in good standing
  • any major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Stated interest in working in humanitarian relief

 The annual scholarship award will be dispersed one-half for Fall semester and one-half for Spring semester to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University.  

Individual amount awarded:$ 2,000
Total amount awarded:$ 4,000
Number of awards granted: varies

Anthropology

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Ferrell Honawu Secakuku Memorial Scholarship for students who meet the following criteria:

  •  Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student;
  •  Enrolled as a member of a federally recognized Native American Tribe;
  •  Maintains a grade point average of 2.5 if an undergraduate student, or 3.0 if a graduate student
  •  Submits a short description of his/her background and future commitment to tribal communities 
Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your committee chair. Preference shall be given to students who:
  •     Are members of the Hopi Tribe; and are studying
  •     Cultural Preservation; Ethno-history; Cultural Curricula; Cultural Multi-media or Similar field
Individual amount awarded:  $ 800
Total amount awarded: $  800
Number of awards granted:up to 2

Kenny Acord Award for Graduate Students in Archaeology reimburses archaeology graduate students for travel, services, and supplies that have been used for research projects. Applications for this award will be accepted until April 20, 2016. Eligibility:

  • research focus in southwestern pre-history
  • original field, laboratory, and/or collections research
  • multidisciplinary research
  • application of research that leads to public interpretation of the past
On the ANTHROPOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT page see the information under Funds Available Exclusively for Graduate Students.

Individual amount awarded:$ 6,000 
Total amount awarded:$ 6,000 
Number of awards granted:1

Robert C. Euler Graduate Scholarship 
awards a full or part-time NAU anthropology graduate student. Eligibility:
  • GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • demonstrated excellence in an anthropology graduate program
Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your committee chair.
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,250
Total amount awarded:          $ 2,500
Number of awards granted: up to 2


Carleton T. Hodge Award for Academic Excellence in Anthropology 
is given to an anthropology graduate student. Eligibility

  • enrolled full-time at NAU
  • 18 units complete in graduate anthropology coursework at NAU
  • demonstrated academic excellence
Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your committee chair.
Individual amount awarded:$   200
Total amount awarded:$1,000
Number of awards granted:up to 2

Miranda Warburton Anthropology Scholarship awards students who are majoring in anthropology. One-half of the award amount is applied to fall semester and one-half to spring semester. Eligibility: 

  • NAU anthropology major
  • at least a 2.5 GPA
Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your mentor/committee chair.
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,250
Total amount awarded:     $ 2,500
Number of awards granted:up to 2

R. Carlos Nakai Scholarship in Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) will provide support to one student from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Criteria:

  • An undergraduate student at the junior or senior level or above majoring in Applied Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, or with a declared minor in Ethnic Studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (where A = 4.0)
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a clear career oriented interest in Ethnic Studies or Applied Indigenous Studies.  

The annual scholarship award will be dispersed one-half for Fall semester and one-half for Spring semester to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University.

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 3,000
Number of awards granted: varies

William B. and Joyce J. Griffen Native American Fund in Anthropology Scholarship awards full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in anthropology. One-half of the award amount is applied to fall semester and one-half to spring semester. Eligibility: 

  • Enrolled as a member of a federal recognized Native American Tribe
  • at Declared anthropology as their major area of study
  • Completed 15 hours of undergraduate study
Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your mentor/committee chair.

Individual amount awarded:$    600
Total amount awarded:     $ 1,200
Number of awards granted:up to 2
Ray Madden Undergraduate Scholarship. The Department of Anthropology will provide a yearly award up to $10,000 to a student for academic excellence, timely progress toward completion of the anthropology major, and demonstrated financial need. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
  • Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior student majoring in anthropology
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or equivalent demonstration of financial need)
  • Students who win the award are eligible to apply for the same award in subsequent years but are not guaranteed continued support.

Please send a brief description of the need for funding, and a rough budget. You will need an endorsement of your mentor/committee chair. 

Individual amount awarded:$ 10,000
Total amount awarded:$ 10,000
Number of awards granted:1

Anthropology Student Conference Travel Fund awards Full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Anthropology. 

Applications for this award will be accepted until February 15 (for spring travel) and until October 15 (for fall travel). Eligibility:

  • Anthropology Graduate Student
  • preferably are applied and thesis students in the socio-cultural track
  • who will be attending a professional conference relevant to their area of study
  • preferably students who are presenting a paper or a poster 
On the ANTHROPOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT page see the information under Funds Available Exclusively for Graduate Students.

Individual amount awarded: varies
Total amount awarded:     $1,800
Number of awards granted:varies
Contact
E-mail: Anthropology@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3180

Applied Indigenous Studies

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Dean’s Scholarship for Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building Graduate Certificate This need-based scholarship offers support towards tuition costs for the online graduate certificate in Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building. Eligibility:

  • Ongoing enrollment throughout the academic year in the online graduate certificate.
Individual amounts awarded:varies
Total amount awarded:     varies
Number of awards granted:varies

Thomas J. and Dolores C. Ballew Scholarship for Native Americans  This Fund is established by Thomas J. and Dolores C. Ballew (Tom and Dody Ballew, Founders) for the purpose of providing scholarships at NAU for Native American students. The fund is to be used to educate members of federally recognized Native American nations and tribes. The Founders have a sincere appreciation of the goals of Native Americans to honor their history, culture, philosophy and language; and of Northern Arizona University to become the nation’s leading university serving Native Americans. Eligibility:

  • Are registered members of a federally recognized Native American nation or tribe;
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5, where 4.0=A;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • Preference given to members of the Navajo Nation. 
View the Applied Indigenous Studies scholarship page.
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,200
Total amount awarded:$ 1,200
Number of awards granted: 1

R. Carlos Nakai Scholarship in Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) will provide support to one student from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Criteria:

  • An undergraduate student at the junior or senior level or above majoring in Applied Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, or with a declared minor in Ethnic Studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (where A = 4.0)
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a clear career oriented interest in Ethnic Studies or Applied Indigenous Studies.  

The annual scholarship award will be dispersed one-half for Fall semester and one-half for Spring semester to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University. 

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,500
Total amount awarded:$ 3,000
Number of awards granted: varies

School of Communication

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Various scholarships are available to students who have declared majors or minors in the School of Communication. Be sure to Completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The School of Communication application deadline is February 27, 2016. Scholarships and application.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Wesley Brown, Jr. Scholarship is given to a student studying criminology and criminal justice. Eligibility:

  • full-time enrollment
  • undergraduate or graduate
  • U.S. citizen
  • major or minor in criminology and criminal justice
Individual amount awarded:$    750
Total amount awarded:$ 1,500
Number of awards granted: up to 2

The Brent Cooper Memorial Scholarship United Way of Northern Arizona and the League of Neighborhoods (representing the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc. the Southside Community Association, Inc, and La Plaza Vieja Neighborhood Association, Inc.) established this scholarship to support and encourage future leaders in community policing who are working toward a degree in Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University.

Chief Cooper 1954-2011, a graduate of NAU, became the Chief of Flagstaff Police Department in July 2006 after 28 years of service to the department. He served as a member of the UWNA Board of Director from 2007 to 2011. This Fund shall be used to create a memorial scholarship in the criminology and criminal justice department to recognize the community policing efforts of the City of Flagstaff Chief of Police, Brent Cooper. This fund shall be used to provide scholarships to support students who meet the following criteria:

  • Declare a major in criminology and criminal justice or related field.
  • Sign a pledge they are drug free.
  • Complete an essay on the importance of community involvement in policing efforts and/or the most current innovative and humane methods of promoting vital and safe communities.
  • Preference will be given to students who attended high school in Flagstaff, particularly those who grew up in the neighborhoods where Chief Cooper focused his community policing efforts: Sunnyside, La Plaza Vieja and Southside or preference to a student who is currently law enforcement personnel.

Students that continue to meet the award criteria may reapply for this scholarship.

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:up to 2

James L. Keeton Police Science Memorial awards a student planning a career in public law enforcement. Eligibility:

  • declared major in criminology and criminal justice 
  • full-time student at NAU
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • in good academic standing
Individual amount awarded:$ 600.00
Total amount awarded:$ 600.00
Number of awards granted:   1

James Michael Lewis Memorial Scholarship is for students seeking a career in law enforcement. Eligibility: 

  • full-time student enrolled at NAU
  • statement explaining goals and commitment to pursue a career in law enforcement
  • complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
Individual amount awarded:$ 3,000
Total amount awarded:$ 6,000
Number of awards granted:up to 2

The Andrea S. and James D Tawney Scholarship This Fund shall be used to provide scholarships to support students who have a declared major in criminal justice or the equivalent degree/major. The qualifying degrees/majors are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice

Preference shall be given to:

  • first generation college student; and
  • distance learning student who is enrolled in the NAU-Tucson Extended Campus Criminology and Criminal Justice program or 
  • enrolled in an On-Line Extended Campus Criminology and Criminal Justice program and reside in Tucson or the immediate area.

The scholarship disbursement is to be made 1/2 in Fall and 1/2 in Spring 

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:   1

Henry Encinas Scholarship is established by NAU alumnus Henry Encinas who was born and raised in Douglas, AZ.  Henry graduated from NAU in 1973 with a degree in Political Science.  He was fortunate to have his G. I. Bill to pay all his college expenses so he could concentrate all his time on his studies.  He met other students who had to work to fulfill their educational goals.  For this reason he is establishing a scholarship.  He wants to see students focus as much as possible on their studies, thereby increasing the likelihood of achieving their goal of graduating. Eligibility:

  • declared major in criminology and criminal justice
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • students that continue to meet the award criteria may reapply for this scholarship 

The scholarship disbursement is to be made 1/2 in Fall and 1/2 in Spring.

Contact
E-mail: criminal.justice@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-9519

Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:up to 2

Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice Scholarship is used to provide students with educational research, exemplary scholarly and creative projects. Contact the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to apply.
  1. CJ 345 Writing Competition recognizes excellence in writing and depth of understanding about cultural differences. There are two writing competitions—one in fall and the other in spring. Awards range $300-400. Contestants must be enrolled in CCJ 345 and have full-time status at the time of application.
  1. Creative and Scholarly Projects Grant provides financial assistance to underwrite the costs of travel or special materials needed for an independent study, undergraduate research internship, a major class project or thesis research. Awards are based upon merit and amounts vary.

    Eligibility:

  • NAU student
  • in good academic standing
  • enrolled full-time
  • a CCJ major or enrolled in the CCJ graduate program
  1. Professional Development Grant provides travel support for attending professional conferences and criminal justice related workshops. Awards are based upon merit and amounts vary. Applications must be received at least one month before the event. Eligibility:
  • NAU student
  • in good academic standing
  • enrolled full-time
  • criminology and criminal justice major or enrolled in the CCJ graduate program
Individual award amount:varies
Total award amount:     varies
Number of awards granted:varies

Ethnic Studies

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R. Carlos Nakai Scholarship in Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) will provide support to one student from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Criteria:
  • An undergraduate student at the junior or senior level or above majoring in Applied Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, or with a declared minor in Ethnic Studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (where A = 4.0)
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a clear career oriented interest in Ethnic Studies or Applied Indigenous Studies.  
The annual scholarship award will be dispersed one-half for Fall semester and one-half for Spring semester to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University. 
Individual award amount:$ 1,500
Total award amount:   $ 3,000
Number of awards granted:varies

Geography, Planning, and Recreation

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Agnes Allen Scholarship awards an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major to include land management and interrelationships between the earth and humankind. Preference is given to students involved in research and thesis work. Eligibility:

  • undergraduate or graduate
  • emphasis in geospatial sciences (geography)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in major
  • financial need documented by a completed FAFSA
  • at least one semester residency at NAU
Individual amount awarded:$1,600
Total amount awarded:$ 3,200
Number of awards granted: up to 2

Anne N. Ingram Memorial Scholarship goes to an undergraduate parks and recreation management major. Eligibility:

  • at least 2.5 cumulative
  • 500 word essay that describes an outdoor experience, which includes them or one or both of their parents. The essay should stress the importance and benefits provided by outdoor recreation in creating and strengthening positive family values and relationships
Individual amount awarded:$ 2,500
Total amount awarded:$ 2,500
Number of awards granted:   1

Krimminger Fund awards undergraduates who are majoring in parks and recreation management. Preference may be given based upon financial need and to those who are physically disabled. Eligibility:

  • at least 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
Individual amount awarded:up to $ 2,500
Total amount awarded:       $ 25,000
Number of awards granted: up to 10

Parks and Recreation Management Student-to-Professional Scholarship awards parks and recreation management majors to help support transition from the classroom into the park, recreation and leisure service industry. Eligibility:

  • at least 2.8 GPA
  • junior or senior status
  • resume
  • essay describing future goals to become a parks and recreation professional including a statement about how this scholarship will help you reach these goals
Individual award amount:varies
Total award amount:     varies
Number of awards granted:varies

Peace Surplus/Chatinsky Scholarship Fund This Fund is established by Steve Chatinsky, owner of Peace Surplus, a Flagstaff Outdoor Specialty Store. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Chatinsky has had the opportunity to employ many NAU students. He has continued to follow the careers of his former NAU employees and is most impressed by their remarkable achievements. This Fund shall be used to provide scholarships to support students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, Parks and Recreation Program. Recipients will ideally either have part-time employment (or engage in volunteer activity) related to some facet of their studies.

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:  1

Public Planning Student Excellence Scholarship is given to an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major in their junior or senior year. Eligibility:

  • applies to junior or senior year (current Sophomores can apply)
  • emphasis in community planning and development
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  • essay or statements describing commitment to:
    • making a difference in physical, economically, and socially challenged small town and urban neighborhoods and downtowns
    • public participation and education as the foundation to community revitalization
    • community volunteerism to help people and places in need
    • involvement in the American Planning Association

Students who can demonstrate the following will be given preference:

  • interest in working with culturally diverse communities
  • commitment to planning for the benefit of Native Americans
  • concern for issues of homelessness, affordable housing and/or environmental stewardship
Individual amount awarded:$ 450
Total amount awarded:$ 900
Number of awards granted:  up to 2

McIlwaine, Charles and Joanne Award provides partial funding to attend the National Park Service Academy. Eligibility:

  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Preference will be given to students from the state of Kansas
Individual amount awarded:$ 3,500
Total amount awarded:$ 3,500
Number of awards granted:  1

Stanley Swarts Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major. Eligibility:

  • junior or senior status
  • emphasis in geospatial sciences (geography)
  • cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater
  • essay (2 pages or less) explaining why geographic knowledge is necessary for a viable civilization
  • letter (2 paragraphs) from a geography professor describing the student as a person
Individual amount awarded:$ 700
Total amount awarded:$ 700
Number of awards granted:  1

Joe Rommel Memorial Award in Geography, Planning, and Recreation is used to pay fees for students who apply for the Wilderness First Responder Certification. Eligibility:

  • parks and recreation management major
  • full time student
  • junior or senior status
  • strong interest in outdoor leadership
Individual amount awarded:$1,000
Total amount awarded:$1,000
Number of awards granted:1

Yoder Outdoor Leader Scholarship is given to an undergraduate parks and recreation management major with career goal of leading individuals or groups in the outdoors. Eligibility:

  • letter of interest
  • outdoor leader emphasis
  • at least 45 units completed
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • resume
  • essay related to your outdoor experiences and career goals
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded:$ 1,000
Number of awards granted:  1

Politics and International Affairs

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Darin Richard Bergman Memorial Scholarship is established by family and friends to honor the life and memory of Darin Richard Bergman. On Sunday, January 27, 2008, Darin, age 31, was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident in St. Croix,U. S. Virgin Islands. Before moving to St. Croix in 2007, Daren lived, worked and studied in Flagstaff, Arizona. Darin graduated from Northern Arizona University with a major in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in Economics. To be eligible:

  • Have a declared major in Political Science or International Affairs;
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Have a class standing of Junior or Senior: and

Submit a letter of interest that outlines previous work or volunteer experience that relates to the improvement of human life that ,does not hurt the environment and/or the conservation of our natural environment. This letter should also include career goals relating to political science or international affairs with an interest in human rights and/or environmental conservation. 

Individual amount awarded:$ 400
Total amount awarded:$ 400
Number of awards granted:  1

Regent Ernest Calderon Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in political science. Eligibility:

  • declared political science major
  • sophomore status
  • Arizona high school graduate
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
Individual amount awarded:$ 2,000
Total amount awarded:$ 2,000
Number of awards granted:  1

Morey-Vaughn Award will provide a stipend to defray travel, living and other expenses associated with an internship in Washington, D.C. to work in a congressional office, executive branch, judicial branch, department or agency. Eligibility: 

  • full-time student enrolled in any program of study at Northern Arizona University
  • good academic standing
  • sophomore, junior, or senior  (if student is a senior, this award is only available for four months after graduation)
  • applicants are required to write a short essay explaining why financial support would assist their internship

Preference will be given to politics and international affairs majors.  Award recipients may not reapply.

Individual amount awarded:$ 1,750
Total amount awarded:$ 3,500
Number of awards granted:up to 2

Earl Shaw Memorial Scholarship is given to students who are majoring in a politics and international affairs degree program: political science, international affairs, American political studies or public administration. Eligibility: 

  • NAU undergraduate or graduate student
  • completed 6 POS units at NAU
  • at least two semesters of coursework at NAU
  • GPA at least 2.5
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • a description of your efforts to achieve a college education including plans for completing the degree program
Individual amount awarded:$ 2,000
Total amount awarded:$ 2,000
Number of awards granted:  up to 2

Political Science Scholarship is given to a student majoring in political science or international and political affairs or American political studies. Eligibility:

  • completed two semesters at NAU
  • completed 6 POS units at NAU
Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded: $ 1,000
Number of awards granted:  up to 2

Theodore Wyckoff Scholarship is given to students studying political science. Eligibility:

  • declared international affairs or political science major
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • preference given to majors with a comparative and international emphasis
Individual amount awarded:$ 2,000
Total amount awarded: $ 4,000
Number of awards granted:  up to 2

Contact
E-mail: Heaven.Johnson@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3163

Psychological Sciences

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Virginia Blankenship Undergraduate Research Award is given to undergraduate students who require financial support to present at a research conference. Please complete this form in addition to your online application. Submit the completed form with your online application or send directly to Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu. Eligibility:

  • psychological sciences major
  • enrolled junior or senior
  • cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • a one-page (2-3 paragraphs) paper describing future educational goals and career objectives
  • copy of resume
  • unofficial transcript
  • description of the research conference where you wish to present—include dates, location, copy of the abstract submitted and acceptance notice if available
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded: $ 1,000
Number of awards granted:1

William Gibson Outstanding Student in Psychological Sciences and Public Service Award recognizes outstanding students that have demonstrated high academic standards and a desire to better the community through volunteer activity or public service. Please complete this form in addition to your online application. Submit the completed form with your online application or send directly to Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu. Eligibility:

  • psychological sciences major
  • senior status enrolled at NAU
  • cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher
  • a one page (2-3 paragraphs) paper explaining how psychological sciences studies and community involvement overlap, and the impact both experiences have made on your life or future direction
  • demonstrated desire to better the community through volunteer activity or public service
  • a copy of resume
  • unofficial transcript
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,000
Total amount awarded: $ 1,000
Number of awards granted:  1

Vicki Green Psychological Sciences Thesis Award provides support to psychological sciences graduate students for thesis research. Applications are available at the NAU Psychological Sciences department, SAS building #60, 3rd floor, room 333. Selections will be made by a committee including the Department of Psychological Sciences Graduate Coordinator and the Chair.

  • thesis proposal approved by thesis committee
  • demonstrated expenditures
Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded: $ 500
Number of awards granted:  1

Vicki Green Graduate School Travel Award financially assists undergraduate and graduate psychological sciences students who are invited by an accredited graduate school to interview for admittance into a psychological sciences (or closely related) graduate program. Please complete this form in addition to your online application. Submit the completed form with your online application or send directly to Ramona.Doerry@nau.edu. Selections will be made by a committee including the Department of Psychological Sciences Graduate Coordinator and the Chair. Eligibility:

  • senior or graduate status
  • enrolled at NAU spring or fall term
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • accepted an invitation to interview for placement
  • description of graduate program, copy of invitation that includes location and dates, or name and phone number for whom invited you
  • a one page (2-3 paragraphs) paper describing future educational goals and career objectives
  • copy of resume
  • unofficial transcript
Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded: $ 500
Number of awards granted: 1

Edward C. and Mary E. Mills Scholarship awards psychological sciences majors based on cumulative grade point average and an essay about future educational goals and career objectives. Eligibility:

  • enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • a one page (2-3 paragraphs) paper describing future educational goals and career objectives
Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded: $ 500
Number of awards granted:  1

Sociology and Social Work

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Stepping Stone Sociology Scholarship

Eligibility:
  • major in sociology
  • A single parent 
  • Junior or Senior
Individual amount awarded:$ 1,100
Total amount awarded:$ 1,100
Number of awards granted:  1
Vicki K. Brown-Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • major in sociology or social work
  • junior, senior, or graduate student
  • at least 3.0 GPA
  • completed 60 units of coursework
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • preference may be given to an Arizona community college graduate
Individual amount awarded:$    800
Total amount awarded:$ 2,500
Number of awards granted: up to 3

Kanan Family Endowment

Eligibility:

  • major in sociology
  • prefer junior status
Individual amount awarded:$ 700
Total amount awarded:$ 700
Number of awards granted:  1

Virginia Rae Kurner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student with sincere intention to work in the social-work field. Eligibility:

  • junior or senior social work major
  • enrolled for 12 units or more
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  • academic achievement
  • character
Individual amount awarded:$ 725
Total amount awarded:$ 1,500
Number of awards granted: up to 2

Sociology Department Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • sociology major
  • undergraduate or graduate enrolled full time
  • at least 3.0 GPA
  • essay about future educational goals
  • honors or awards
  • college clubs, organizations, or offices held
  • community service
  • any additional information that makes you an out-standing sociology student
Individual amount awarded:$ 700
Total amount awarded:$ 700
Number of awards granted:  1

Edward E. Walker Sociology Scholarship is awarded based on a student’s character and scholarly ability. Eligibility:

  • junior or senior
  • sociology major
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
Individual amount awarded:$ 500
Total amount awarded:$ 500
Number of awards granted:  1

Contact
E-mail: ssw@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-2979

Women's and Gender Studies Program

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Janet K. Schnorr Memorial Scholarship

This fund provides support for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at NAU and have completed 30 semester hours of academic credit courses
  • Maintains a GAP of at least 2.75
  • Demonstrate an interest in women's of sexuality issues
Individual amount awarded:$ 900
Total amount awarded:$ 900
Number of awards granted:  1

Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • major or minor in Women's and Gender Studies
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • enrolled at NAU
  • completed at least two semesters at NAU
  • completed at least two classes in the WGS degree program
  • essay (1 page) about women's and gender studies
  • one letter of recommendation
Individual amount awarded:$ 600
Total amount awarded:$ 600
Number of awards granted:  1

Contact
E-mail: womens.studies@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3300

Foundation Scholarships 

General scholarships are available through the NAU Foundation from December through January 25, 2017. Please click on the title of the scholarship to apply for the following scholarships at NAU Foundation or go to the NAU Foundation website. 

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Keven Ann Willey Journalism Scholarship. This need-based scholarship provides financial support to a female student student majoring in Journalism. Eligibility:

  • female student majoring in Journalism
  • minimum GPA 3.0 and above
  • demonstrated financial need

Louise Child Spence Scholarship. This scholarship provided support to American Indian students majoring in Sociology or Social Work. Eligibility:

  • Native American
  • major in Sociology or Social Work 

Marie Adell Monbleau Memorial Scholarship. This need-based scholarship provides financial support to a minority student. Eligibility:

  • full-time undergraduate student majoring in Social Work 
  • Minority
  • financial need
  • minimum GPA 3.0 and above

M Warburton Native American Anthropology Award. This is an internship/research award. Eligibility:

  • Native American
  • Anthropology major
  • interest in an internship or research program that focuses in the area of Health and Human Services

Native American Criminal Justice Scholarship. This is a merit scholarship. Eligibility:

  • Native American
  • Criminology or Criminal Justice major
Tony Gabaldon Memorial Endowment.

Eligibility:

  • full-time undergraduate student majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • good academic standing
  • Hispanic
  • interest in public service
  • pursuing an internship in government and Social Work