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Through the generosity of special contributors, the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is able to provide our students with funding. Undergraduate students majoring in family/human development or sociology for the next academic year (Fall and Spring) are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

In order to apply for a Sanford School scholarship, students must complete and submit the online Sanford School Scholarship Application FormApplications 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. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the deadlines.

Contact Gere Clark (gere.clark@asu.edu) 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

Emily Burns Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
(2) Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0


The following scholarship requires the online Sanford School Scholarship Application Form AND the application form listed below.  Applications are due by February 15.

Wilde Family Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Each scholarship recipient shall identify a research project that involves alcoholism and drugs and their effects on the family as well as solutions, with the goal of discovering productive and healthy solutions that will result in positive outcomes, thus sustaining families and positioning them for success. Learn more by downloading the application form for the Wilde Family Research Undergraduate Scholarship. Submit application to sarah.ericson@asu.edu

The following scholarships are for Undergraduate or Graduate Students interested in studying the aging process.

Susan N. Coleman Scholarship in Gerontology

This scholarship supports full-time students.

Del Webb Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:
(1) This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in at least 6 hours.
(2)Outstanding academic record, minimum 3.50 GPA.

Additional financial aid opportunities


Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Undergraduate Fellowship

Each fellowship applicant should discuss a project that they plan to undertake with a faculty member that is related to the goals of the Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative (DISI). Diversity is defined broadly (race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, disabilities, language) and there is an interest in studying the processes that support equity and reduce prejudice.

To apply for the DISI Undergraduate Fellowship, please complete the online application. The online application will ask you the following:

  • Your career goals
  • Your interest in the program
  • How you will bring diversity to the program
  • Research statement

    You will be asked to upload your Faculty Verification Form.

    The application deadline is February 15.

Learn more by visiting the DISI Undergraduate Fellowship website

If you have any questions or you require additional information, please contact Arlyn Moreno, Program Manager, at amorenol@asu.edu.


Center for Child and Family Success Graduate Student Fellows Program

Advanced doctoral students are invited to participate in the 2019-2020 Fellows Program. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must have advanced standing (i.e., have completed the requirements for the master's degree or be at a comparable level by Fall 2019). Learn more by visiting the CCFS fellowship page. Submit application materials to Sarah.Ericson@asu.edu.

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