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Major General Susan L Pamerleau Sociology Scholarship

Major General Susan L Pamerleau Sociology Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be Sociology majors.

  • Applicants must be veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.

How to Apply:

  • Submit a one page or less letter of inquiry to the Sociology Program Coordinator, Dr. Matthew Painter, containing your interest in the scholarship, career aspirations, explanation of need, your graduation date, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals.


Susan L. Pamerleau graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1968. Since her graduation, Susan Pamerleau has served the United States in several prestigious positions. During her 32 year career in the United States Air Force, Susan broke many barriers, eventually ending her career as the second female to ever reach the rank of Major General. Furthermore, she was also the first woman to command the Air Force Personnel Center and the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp. She also served on the International Military Staff for NATO in Brussels, Belgium. Following her illustrious career with the Air Force, Susan Pamerleau was elected as the sheriff of Bexar County, Texas, which is the 11th largest sheriff’s office in the US, with nearly 2000 employees and a budget over $200 million. Finally, in 2018, Susan Pamerleau was nominated and confirmed as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas.


Application deadline:   TBA


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