Family and Human Development, MS

Financial Support

Through the generosity of special contributors, the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is able to provide our students with funding. Sanford School Master’s students are encouraged to apply. The number of positions and scholarships vary from year to year depending upon the number of current and entering graduate students who are eligible for support, and the financial support available to the school.

In order to apply for a Sanford School scholarship, students must complete and submit the online Sanford School Scholarship Application for Master’s Students. Applications are not considered complete until the required recommendations are received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the deadline.   

Spring applications

  • Scholarship applications for Spring are due December 15 and letters of recommendation are due no later than December 28.

Susan Coleman Scholarship

This award is for one academic year, distributed over 2 semesters (second semester distribution based on continued satisfactory academic performance). It is for students who show a strong commitment to a professional career that addresses needs of an aging population (evidenced in application and history of previous employment, internships, activities, and involvement in area).  Preference will be given to those students who indicate financial need. In order to apply, you must:

  • be an online graduate student enrolled either part-time or full-time in either the online Sociology or Family and Human Development master's program
  • show a strong commitment to professional career that addresses needs of an aging population (evidenced in application and history of previous employment, internships, activities, and involvement in area)
  • maintain 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters for the year in which they receive the scholarship.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Del Webb Scholarship

This award is for one academic year, distributed over 2 semesters (second semester distribution based on continued satisfactory academic performance). It is for students who indicate evidence of volunteer activities with older adults.  Financial need is not a factor in the selection process. In order to apply, you must:

  • be an online graduate student enrolled either part-time or full-time in either the online Sociology or Family and Human Development master's program
  • provide evidence of volunteer activities with older adults
  • provide a statement of interest on application that must outline career directions
  • maintain 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters for the year in which they receive the scholarship
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Scholarship in Honor of Connie Thomas

This award is for one academic year, distributed over 2 semesters (second semester distribution based on continued satisfactory academic performance). It is for returning students who participate in community service. In order to apply, you must:

  • be an online graduate student enrolled either part-time or full-time in either the online Sociology or Family and Human Development master's program
  • have spent at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student during adult life
  • provide evidence of at least 12 months of community service
  • maintain 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters for the year in which they receive the scholarship
  • have cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher

In addition to Sanford School scholarships, there are various sources of financial aid through the University.  Students should contact ASU’s student financial aid office or visit http://asuonline.asu.edu/what-it-costs/scholarship-opportunities for more information.

A limited number of paid student-hourly Grader positions are also available as part of the Sanford School’s Undergraduate Online Program.  Students interested in applying for these positions should contact Dr. Amy Reesing (amy.reesing@asu.edu).