College of Social Sciences Scholarships
Each year, the College of Social Sciences offers scholarships to students majoring in one of the College’s Departments. These College scholarships represent the generosity of many friends and alumni. They honor former deans and students in the College of Social Sciences. You will be considered for each of the scholarships listed below after completing this single application. A student may only be awarded a single scholarship.
Gerald Wheeler Scholarship: $1,000 – Dr. Gerald Wheeler is remembered as a superb and versatile teacher and an excellent scholar. In his tenure at SJSU, Dr. Wheeler served as Chair of the History Department, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, and Assistant Academic Vice President. The Gerald E. Wheeler scholarship was established by family and friends. This scholarship is based on academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.
Charles Burdick Scholarships: $1,000 – Dr. Charles Burdick was an internationally-known military history scholar, former Chair of the History Department and the College of Social Sciences. He earned SJSU’s two highest awards for faculty—President’s Scholar and Outstanding Professor—and he twice received CSU’s system-wide Outstanding Professor Award. This scholarship is based on academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.
Inez and Donald Burdick Scholarships: $1,000 – The Inez and Donald Burdick Scholarships were established by Charles Burdick in honor of his parents. Offered every year by the College of Social Sciences, this scholarship is based on academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.
Dudley T. Moorhead Memorial Scholarship: variable amount – This scholarship honors the memory of Dudley T. Moorhead, first Dean of the combined School of Humanities and Arts and Social Sciences. Dean Moorhead served as Coordinator of the Social Sciences/History Division, Dean of the School, and Acting Academic Vice President. He was also the first president of the Faculty Council (now the Academic Senate). The University honored his memory by renaming Centennial Hall as Dudley Moorhead Hall. This scholarship is based on academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.
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