Sociology Scholarships

In addition to providing academic support, the Department of Sociology is also committed to providing scholarship resources to qualifying students.

Awards are available every year for CSUS students who have shown a commitment to their academic success, department, campus, and community. Below is a list of the scholarships available for (full-time) undergraduate and graduate Sociology majors:

Scholarship Name Value Full / Part-Time Student GPA Major Class Level Requirements Apply By Notification Date Disburse Award Date
Sociology Student Activity Support Fund Scholarship varies up to $1,000 Full-Time 3.00 SOC Junior, Senior, Graduate Full-Time Undergrad. or 6-unit minimum Graduate student at the time of application. Students must submit a complete application packet. Feb. 15 May May
Ibn Khaldun Al-Qazzaz Scholarship $1,000 Full-Time 3.00 SOC Junior, Senior, Graduate Full-Time Undergrad. or 6-unit minimum Graduate student at the time of application. Students must submit a complete application packet. Feb. 15 May Fall Semester

The Sociology Student Activity Support Fund Scholarship:
This award is intended to encourage and support student research and related travel in the Department of Sociology.

Sociology Student Activity Support FundInterested? click link to apply

The Ibn Khaldun Al-Qazzaz Scholarship:
This award is intended to provide scholarship support for student in the Department of Sociology.

For information about Ibn Khaldoun and the possibility of receiving one unit of SOC 199 or SOC 299, please contact Professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz at (916) 278-6267.

Students who are interested in applying to the Ibn Khaldoun Scholarship are advised and encouraged to consult the following books before submitting their applications.  (All these books are at the California State University, Sacramento, library.)

Ibn Khaldoun, "The Muqaddimah:  An Introduction to History" Translated from the Arabic by Franz Rosenthal.  Three volumes, Princeton, Bollingen Series XL111.  Princeton Press University, Second Edition 1967.

Ibn Khaldoun, "The Muqaddimah:  An Introduction to History" Translated by Franz Rosenthal into three volume books.  Edited and abridged in one volume by N.J. Dawood.  Princton, Bollingen series paper edition.  Princeton University Press 1967.

Charles Issawi, "An Arab Philosophy of History:  Section from the Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldoun of Tunis, 1331-1406," Translated and arranged by Charles Issawi.  London, John Murray 1963.  This is an excellent resource book containing a good summary of Ibn Khaldoun's sociological thought.

Bashir Salem Ghariany "Ibn Khaldoun:  The Historical Sociologist,"  M.A. Thesis in Sociology, chaired by Professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz, California State University, Sacramento, 1980.

Ibn Khaldun Al-Qazzaz ApplicationInterested? click link to apply