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Study Abroad Individual Scholarships

Rotary District 5440 has created a new scholarship opportunity available to eligible UNC, CSU, and UW undergraduate and graduate students.  These three annual awards will be competitive, but could be a great source of funding for highly qualified students looking to do a short-term or long-term education abroad program and/or field study.

Rotary International Scholarship: $2500
Field Study/Seminar Scholarship: $2500
International Scholarship: $5000  

The District 5440 Scholarship Program will provide scholarships to students who will be studying/researching in one or more of the following six areas of focus:

  1. Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  2. Disease Prevention and Treatment
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Maternal and Child Health
  5. Basic Education and Literacy
  6. Economic and Community Development

The attached document has complete information that you can share with your students regarding the terms and eligibility of the three new scholarships for international studies/field work.  If you or your students have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Erika Lynn Miller Memorial Family Studies Scholarship

This scholarship memorializes Erika Lynn Miller, who was president of the family studies club, and who died in a tragic auto accident while she was still a student. Sociology majors with a family studies emphasis are invited to apply for this scholarship.

This scholarship, which varies from $1,000 to $2,000, is awarded to one student each year.

Requirements are:

  • Must be a sociology major with a family studies emphasis,
  • Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, and
  • 30 college credits completed.
  • A desirable minor is women’s studies.

Applications must be made through the UNC Universal Scholarship Application. This is located in URSA on the lower left hand side.

Past recipient's of the Erika Lynn Miller Family Studies Scholarship


Walter Francis/Ford Cleere Award

This $250.00 award is given every spring to a graduating senior sociology major. Students must have:

  • A 3.0 G.P.A..
  • A demonstrated interest in social justice.

Applications must be made through the UNC Universal Scholarship Application. This is located in URSA on the lower left hand side. Don’t give up looking at the website just because you will be graduating!

Past recipient's of the Walt Francis/Fort Cleere Award

Pat Wilkins-Wells Memorial Sociology Service Award

This award which is $200 -$300 is given each spring to a sociology major who has demonstrated a commitment to service for sociology or for the community or both. A sociology award committee makes the decision regarding this award, and application is through the sociology department.

Applications must be made through the UNC Universal Scholarship Application. This is located in URSA on the lower left hand side.

Past recipient's of the Pat Wilkins-Wells Memorial Sociology Service Award

Sociology Scholars

Each spring the sociology department gives awards to up to six (6) junior and senior majors. Candidates for these awards are nominated by faculty members, and the award committee takes into consideration faculty recommendations as well as G.P.A..

Past recipient's of the Outstanding Sociology Scholars

All the above awards are presented each spring at the Sociology Awards Reception. Students and their parents are invited.


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