If you are a member of Pi Gamma Mu, you could qualify to be the recipient of a $2000 or $1000 award to attend graduate school.
Pi Gamma Mu's scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, political science, history, economics, international relations, public administration, criminal justice, law, social work, psychology, and human/cultural geography.
Other interdisciplinary fields will be considered on an individual basis based upon the degree to which the social sciences are an integral component of the overall course of study. In such cases, applicants should submit a program description outlining requirements and coursework. Business administration is specifically excluded from consideration. No more than three scholarships will be given annually in any one graduate field of study.
Each application must be accompanied by college transcripts, a statement explaining why the scholarship is desired, a résumé, and three letters of recommendation from professors and/or work supervisors in the field in which the applicant intends to work. The statement of purpose (i.e., Why do I want to pursue graduate studies in the social sciences?) is quite important. It should include information about the applicant's commitment to the social sciences, be typed, and have a professional appearance.
Applications must be fully completed and received at the Pi Gamma Mu office in Winfield—or postmarked—no
later than January 30. Transcripts and letters of recommendation are also due at that time. Applications can
be printed from the Web site and are also included in the November issue of the Pi Gamma
Mu Newsletter each year. Winners will be notified in March, with the grants awarded in September.
Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 10 scholarships each year. Why not be one of the next recipients?
The following scholarships are awarded—assuming a complete pool of qualified applicants—annually:
NAMED / ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS:
- Carroll Parish Scholarship ($2000): The international Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Carroll Parish, late chancellor of Pi Gamma Mu’s Western Region.
- Daniel E. Quigley Law Scholarship ($1000): The international Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Atty. Dan Quigley, Pi Gamma Mu’s late legal counsel. (For more information about Atty. Quigley, click here.) The scholarship is awarded to a student for his or her first year of law school.
- Gordon E. Mercer Scholarship ($1000): The international Board of Trustees established this scholarship to honor Dr. Gordon E. Mercer, Pi Gamma Mu's 13th international president.
- Marvel Stockwell Scholarship ($2000): The international Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Marvel Stockwell, late Pi Gamma Mu international first vice president.
- Effie B. Urquhart Scholarship ($2000): The international Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Effie B. Urquhart, Pi Gamma Mu’s late national executive secretary. (For more information about Mrs. Urquhart, click here.)
- Six additional scholarships ($1000 each): The international Board of Trustees funds these scholarships, with support from donors who have indicated their support of this scholarship program with their financial gifts to Pi Gamma Mu. For information about donating to help support this program, click here.
A friend of Pi Gamma Mu may endow a $2000-per-year named scholarship for a one-time donation of $50,000. The scholarship may be named for the donor or for someone whom the donor wants to honor or memorialize. For further information, contact Pi Gamma Mu's international office at (620) 221-3128.