Scholarships & Fellowships



Through the generosity of special contributors, the School of Social and Family Dynamics is able to provide our students majoring in Family and Human Development and Sociology with scholarship funding. Each year, we award approximately $22,000 in scholarship money to our majors. Awards typically range from $300 to $1500 per student awardee. Scholarships are available to both online and on-campus students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled at ASU as a Family and Human Development or Sociology major
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours as an FHD or SOC major at ASU
  • Have at least 12 credit hours left to complete in the subsequent year. Scholarships are awarded in April for the subsequent academic year.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in your major

How to Apply:

To apply for a scholarship, students must complete and submit one online Sanford School Scholarship Application Form. Completing the form enters you into the pool of applicants for all of the SSFD scholarships. The form opens on January 1st. Applications are due February 15 and recommendations are due by February 22. At least one recommendation letter from an ASU faculty member is preferred. Applications are not considered complete until the required recommendations are received. Requirements include names and contact information for two recommenders (at least one from ASU faculty member preferred) and unoffical transcripts. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the deadlines.

Contact Stacie Foster ( if you have any questions about the scholarship application process.

Anna and Don Kirkman Family Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Junior/senior undergraduate majors in family and human development or sociology.
(2) Outstanding academic record, minimum 3.00 GPA.
(3) Demonstrated interest in studying families.
(4) Arizona resident
(5) Full-time student

Fitch-Craig Scholarships

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Junior/senior majors in family and human development or sociology
(2) Arizona resident
(3) Good academic standing
(4) Demonstrates financial need
(5) Full-time student

Elizabeth A. Monts Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Undergraduate majors in family and human development or sociology.
(2) Outstanding academic record, minimum 3.00 GPA.
(3) Evidence of involvement and leadership on campus and in the community.
(4) Demonstrates financial need.
(5) Full-time student

Butterfield Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Undergraduate Majors in Family & Human Development or Sociology.
(2) Student is working in an area designed to improve and strengthen families and children.
(3) Full-time student

John Hudson Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Undergraduate Junior/Senior Major in Sociology.
(2) Full-time student

Additional financial aid opportunities



Start with Equity Fellowship

With funding from the Heising Simons Foundation, the Children's Equity Project (CEP) is proud to announce the launch of the Start with Equity Fellowship, a novel 1-year fellowship program to prepare the next generation of changemakers in early childhood policy and research. The fellowship is for advanced Masters level or doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career professionals.

The Start with Equity Fellows will work with CEP network members (and their mentors at their current institution if appropriate) to conduct, review, and translate cutting-edge equity research in early childhood education. As part of the year-long fellowship, Fellows will serve as summer interns at a policymaking organization (preferably in Washington, D.C.) to develop a better understand of how research becomes policy. CEP is a multi-university initiative focused on designing and carrying out a comprehensive equity agenda across early childhood research, policy, and practice. CEP focuses on conducting and translating equity-focused research, developing new practice-based tools and interventions where there are gaps, and working on implementing policies that result in more equitable early childhood systems.

For more information or questions, contact Janniqua Dawkins at