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Wilbourne Excellence Awards


Wilbourne Scholarship Award

The primary purpose of this award is to recognize a first-year and/or transferring student in our program. In 2014, the department established a new scholarship, the Wilbourne Scholarship Award, which is funded by the Wilbourne Excellence Fund. It consists of an award of $500 to an incoming first-year and/or transfer undergraduate major in Sociology.

Amy Johnson (now Wilbourne) was a student in our undergraduate program in the mid-1990s and earned her Masters in Sociology in 1997. She and her husband John Wilbourne established the Wilbourne Excellence Fund for our department, which has been a wonderful resource to help us fund educational enrichment activities both of our faculty and our students.


  • First-year student: A 3.5 high school GPA; a score of 25 or higher on the ACT
  • Transfer student: A 3.25 collegiate GPA; a score of 25 or higher on the ACT

How to Apply:

  • Submit a one page or less letter of application via WyoScholarships (
  • Your letter must contain: your interest in the scholarship, career aspirations, explanation of need, your graduation date, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals.


Application deadline: February 1st, 2020



Graduating with Honors in Sociology


  • Must be a Sociology major
  • Must have a 3.2 overall GPA + a 3.5 GPA in sociology courses
  • One graduate-level (5000-level) Sociology course.


See some of our past awardees and their testimonials through this link!

Other Sociology Program Awards + Scholarships



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