Scholarships & Fellowships



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 ( 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

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

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



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