Awards for academic excellence and campus leadership:
- Premier Department Scholar Awards
- Albert E. Lovejoy Endowed Prize
The Albert E. Lovejoy Prize in Sociology is awarded to a sociology
major(s) who is at least a sophomore and demonstrates a solid academic
performance, a high level of commitment to public and community
leadership and a strong global perspective.
- Departmental Scholarship
scholarship awards are given each year to select students who must
possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. The awards are provided through departments
of the university.
- Paula Peters Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Paula Peters Award is given annually to one or more senior women
whose major fields of interest are music, sociology and/or psychology,
who has a minimum 2.5 GPA, who has taken an active part in campus
organizations, who is well liked and well respected by both faculty and
students, and who shows promise of being of service to others upon
- Phyllis Weygandt Auerbach '57 Memorial Endowed Award
Phyllis Weygandt Auerbach '57 Memorial Award is awarded to a senior
student(s) who plans to enter the field of human services. The student
shall have a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, have participated in a
volunteer program in human services during his/her undergraduate years,
have been actively involved in extracurricular activities and have
plans to enter graduate school.
- Ventresca Family Endowment for Research and Internship
Ventresca Family Fund is available to all declared Sociology majors who
demonstrate a desire to pursue additional career preparation through
work outside the classroom in a venue such as internship, cooperative or
research opportunity. The award may be used to pay for tuition, fees,
travel living expenses, research supplies, and/or costs related to the
experience. It is available year round through application to the
Sociology Department Chair and the student's advisor.
- Merriss-Cornell Endowed Research Fund for the Study of Women in Society
The Merriss '33 and Carol Cornell Endowed Research Fund for the Study of
Women in Society promotes research focused on the gift of The Lucinda
Lenore Merriss Cornell Diaries and related materials in memory of Carol
Cornell's husband, Merriss, Class of 1933. Professor Cornell is grandson
and namesake of Lucinda and great-grandson of Angeline Bishop Cornell,
one of the first women to attend Otterbein.
This award is made to students, faculty or staff whose academic work
includes the study of women in society, their lifestyles, writings
and/or history of women, focusing on, but not limited to, the Cornell
Diaries. Student work must include for public review a scholarly paper,
exhibit, performance or project under supervision of an advisor.
Proposals must be submitted to the chairperson of the Department of
Sociology by November 15 of each year; completed project is to be submitted by May 15.