Awards and Scholarships

Albert and Maxine Hughes Scholarship

In 1998, the Hughes family established an endowed scholarship in the name of Dr. Albert Hughes. This scholarship recognizes his 30 years of teaching and service to both the Department of Sociology and Appalachian State University. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to rising sociology seniors who display academic excellence and regular involvement in service or volunteer activities beyond academic accomplishments.

Janice Rienerth Endowment for Sociology

In 2014, Dr. Rienerth established an endowed scholarship ensure that her passion for civic engagement and higher education are carried forward. The scholarship recognizes her 42 years of teaching and service to the Department, Appalachian State University, and the larger community. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to rising sociology seniors who display academic excellence and are pursuing a career in higher education or the non-profit sector. 

For more information please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Amy Dellinger Page.