Undergraduate Studies

Sociology Scholarships

Completed forms are due by February 15 of each year. Any questions about these awards, please contact our Undergraduate Adviser: Dahlia.molloy@okstate.edu

O.D. Duncan

Professor O.D. Duncan

Photo courtesty of OSU Archives.


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

Dr. 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 as a result of receiving the 1995 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at the college/university level from the Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence. This endowment grew to its present level from the many additional, benevolent contributors. 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)