Oklahoma State University
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Undergraduate Studies


O.D. Duncan

The recipient must be a Sociology major with a 3.5 or higher gpa. Preferably a senior, an outstanding scholar who represents the discipline. (Recognition award/plaque, no money) (1 award per year)

This award was established in the name of O.D. Duncan who established the Department of Sociology and Rural Life in 1936 at Oklahoma A&S (OSU). He was chairman of the department until his retirement in 1963. This was set up as a scholarship, but the funding dwindled, and the department decided to continue this as recognition of an outstanding student.


Richard Dodder

The recipient must be a Sociology major, show use of Sociology in areas like internship, research, volunteer work, campus involvement, etc. (1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student award)

Dr. Richard Dodder established this scholarship with the monetary award he received from his Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching. The scholarship may be given to any student classification level in recognition of excellence and achievement/use of Sociology.


Mabel Dixon Looper

The recipient must be a Sociology major, sophomore, preference to females, resident of OK, 3.25 or higher gpa. (1 award per year)

The Mabel Dixon Looper Scholarship was established by the family of Mabel Dixon Looper in her honor; she was the first female to earn a Master's degree in Sociology at OSU.


Benjamin Gregory Wood

The recipient must be a Sociology major, sophomore, with plans to pursue a career in some substance abuse related area. (1 award per year)

The Benjamin Gregory Wood Scholarship was established by the parents of Benjamin Gregory Wood in his memory. The family requested the funding go to a student who plans to pursue a career related to substance abuse in some way -- education, prevention, working with abusers, counseling, etc.


Outstanding Senior

The recipient must be a Sociology major with a minimum of 3.5 gpa. This is a senior who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and use of sociology. (1 award per year)(Recognition award/plaque, no money)(Recognized at the A&S College Banquet)


Completed forms are due by February 25 of each year. Any questions about these awards, please contact our Undergraduate Adviser:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.