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Contact Information

Leda Nath
Interim Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1125
Location: Laurentide Hall 2110
Pete Killoran
Master Advisor & Lecturer
Phone: 262-472-1422
Location: Laurentide Hall 2134
Nicole Chermak
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1133
Location: Laurentide Hall 2112

Scholarships & Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS
Money gifted to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.

The Hadley G. Klug Memorial Scholarship
The Hadley G. Klug Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Hadley G. Klug. Hadley taught for 36 years at UW-Whitewater in the Department of Sociology, and made significant contributions to the University. During that time, he served 20 years on the Faculty Senate where he took on numerous assignments, including Senate Secretary. He was a popular and well-respected educator and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999. In his quiet way, he served as a mentor to all. He served as a Master Adviser for his department and volunteered to advise undeclared students. He was awarded the status of Emeritus Professor of Sociology in 2006 when he retired.

This scholarship was created to assist a declared Sociology major, and applicants must be eligible to be inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society. The annual amount of the scholarship will be applied to tuition.

Scholarship Requirements
Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, must be a declared Sociology major within the College of Letters & Sciences, and be eligible to be inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society. Juniors and Seniors are eligible. Students must submit:
• a completed application form, •
a letter of recommendation from a professor of sociology,
• a copy of the student's academic report (AAR); and,
• a personal statement which includes:
a) the student's educational goals and how this scholarship will help achieve them, b) the student's need for financial aid, and c) specific attributes which set the student apart as an applicant for consideration.
Please submit the application at: UWW Scholarships [https://www.uww.edu/scholarships].

Amos Malone Criminology Scholarship
This scholarship fund was founded by Amos Malone, BS 2015, MSE 2017. A recent alumnus at the time of founding the fund, Amos is committed to the field of criminal justice and desires to establish a legacy scholarship for criminology students. Amos is a first-generation student from the Milwaukee urban center. He came to UW-Whitewater after a tumultuous and challenging high school experience and with little familial support. He gradually thrived at the university and was inspired by professors and life circumstances to focus on criminal justice issues related to probation, parole, and reducing recidivism. Amos’s goals include becoming a criminal justice professor and creating an organization aimed at recidivism issues. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a rising senior majoring in Criminology and intending to pursue a career in criminal justice and/or to pursue a master or PhD program.
Scholarship Requirements
1. The candidate must be an accepted registered undergraduate student at UW-Whitewater and maintain an overall academic GPA of at least 2.6
2. The candidate must be a junior or continuing senior at the time of the application.
3. Candidates must submit a completed application during the Scholarship Application Period as set forth by the university, in the Spring of the school year preceding that for which the scholarship will be awarded.
4. The application must include a statement from the applicant, explaining his/her involvement with and commitment to the field of criminal justice. The statement must address career aspirations/intents and/or intent to pursue graduate work.
5. The following factors shall be considered in deciding the relative merit of applicant and final selection. a. Demonstrated commitment to the field of criminal justice; indications of commitment to field may include, but are not limited to, the applicant’s statement, courses taken, working within the field while a student, internships, involvement with the Criminal Justice student organization, etc.
b. Preference to be given to first-generation and students of color.
c. Financial need.
6. In the event the recipient voluntarily discontinues full-time enrollment, or fails to remain in good academic standing as prescribed by the university for continuation, the recipient shall forfeit all rights of the scholarship and the money shall revert to the fund.
Please submit the application at: UWW Scholarships [https://www.uww.edu/scholarships].  

AWARDS
A formal certificate of recognition given in honor of an achievement

The J.T. Von Treba Outstanding Senior Award
This scholarship program was established to honor the contributions of J.T. von Trebra to the development of Sociology at UW-Whitewater. Professor von Trebra served on the faculty from 1947 until his retirement in 1968. He was named Chair of the Department upon its creation in 1965. This award recognizes and encourages the highest standards of scholarship and encourages capable students to continue their studies in sociology. Among the criteria used in this evaluation are analytic and writing skills, range and level of courses completed in the major, GPA in the major, overall GPA, active participation in class and overall dedication to learning. The Award is presented a senior sociology major. Nominations are decided by the Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology faculty.

The Patricia Searles Outstanding Junior Award
Each year, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice chooses a student from the Junior class whose school work and service represents a level of performance deserving of special recognition. This award is granted annually to one of our majors at the junior level and who exhibits not only excellence in academic performance but also in service to the discipline and/or community. Nominations are decided by the Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology faculty.