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Resources for undergraduate students

The UNB scholarship program offers millions of dollars in undergraduate scholarships each year. These scholarships are awarded primarily on grades.

Contact the UNB Financial Aid Office for advice and financial aid to students requiring assistance to finance your university education.

Sociology awards and prizes

Sociology Undergraduate Assistantships: A limited number of research assistantships are awarded to sociology honours students, usually in the final year of the program. A call for applications is made shortly after classes commence in September.

Nels Anderson Prize in Sociology: A prize of $125 is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Sociology to the student majoring or honouring in sociology entering their final year, with the highest standing in sociology courses. This prize is funded by our faculty members.

Sandra Budovitch Memorial Prize: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Budovitch established this award in memory of their daughter, Sandra. The prize, valued at approximately $175, is given annually to the graduating student having the highest average in honours sociology.

Barbara Pepperdene Critical Essay Prize: An annual prize of $750 is awarded at Encaenia on the recommendation of the Department of Sociology (Fredericton) to a graduating student for an outstanding essay or assignment in any sociology course. The prize is funded by Dr. Barbara Pepperdene. Please contact us to nominate a student paper.

Barbara Pepperdene Prize for Substantive Inquiry: An annual prize of $750 is awarded each fall on the recommendation of the Department of Sociology (Fredericton) to a continuing student for an outstanding assignment from the previous academic year which examines critical sociological issues. The prize is funded by Dr. Barbara Pepperdene. Please contact us to nominate a student paper.

Douglas R. Pullman Prize in Sociology: This prize was established by colleagues of Dr. Douglas Pullman in honour of his contributions to the development of sociology at UNB. It is awarded annually on the discretion of the Department of Sociology (Fredericton) to a graduating student with a major in sociology.

Department of Sociology Prize: A prize of $500 is awarded each fall on the recommendation of the Department of Sociology (Fredericton) to the student majoring or honouring in sociology entering their final year with the highest standing in non-required sociology courses.

Other resources

Many resources in addition to monetary support are available to help you succeed and make the most of your UNB experience. 

Nels Anderson Society

This undergraduate sociology society is open to all interested students. Meetings are held regularly and members are encouraged to interact with other sociology students, participate in social functions and volunteer in the community. If you are interested in joining, please contact us or follow us on Facebook.

Library resources

The UNB Libraries offer extensive services for students to help you develop social research strategies and support your use of the library's resources. A sociology subject guide and personalized support from an information services librarian are available through the Harriet Irving Library on the Fredericton campus.

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