December 4, 2023


It's Your Education

Social Sciences Division celebrates remarkable students

As spring quarter attracts to a close, the Division of Social Sciences is recognizing excellence in scholarship and study as a result of its annual scholar awards ceremony. Dean Katharyne Mitchell will lead the celebration, which is currently being held almost on June 4th from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Twenty-a person students from much more than 12 diverse tutorial programs will be honored for their achievements. 

“We are so very pleased of our pupils, who have all shown awesome resilience, determination, and leadership in the previous 12 months,” reported Social Sciences Dean Katharyne Mitchell. “This is an chance to figure out extraordinary pupils and rejoice their a lot of successes.”

The 2021 college student awardees from the Social Sciences Division are detailed under. Click every single student’s identify to browse extra about them in their university student profile.  

Division of Social Sciences awards

Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship was established to honor Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman, the alum who was shot and killed in the 2011 attack on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Zimmerman was doing work as Giffords’ local community outreach director at a constituent-engagement occasion he had organized when gunshots rang out he ran toward Giffords, who was gravely wounded in the assassination try. Gabe was killed. The scholarship was founded in the weeks immediately after the shooting by UC Santa Cruz graduates Jonathan Klein (Merrill ’89, politics) and Alex Clemens (Porter ’89, intercontinental politics) and has considering that attracted help from far more than 520 donors. It supports undergraduates who are passionate about social issues and dedicated to social provider.

Walsh Household Scholarship:

This scholarship was founded by Economics Professor Carl Walsh and his spouse, Judy Walsh (MS, ’90, applied economics), in honor of Carl’s mom and dad Eugene and Bessie Walsh. The award is presented to a single or a lot more undergraduates in just the Division of Social Sciences, dependent on educational advantage and economic will need.

Weiss Spouse and children Scholarship:

The Weiss Household Scholarship was founded in 2005 by Timothy and Jean Weiss to help learners in Schools 9 and 10. It is introduced to a single or more college students who are doing the job right with faculty who are affiliated with a divisional analysis center.

Benjamin Quaye Memorial Award:

The Benjamin Quaye Memorial Endowment for Social Justice was recognized in 2016 to honor the memory of UC Santa Cruz undergraduate Benjamin Quaye. Ben experienced a robust dedication to spreading values of tolerance and social justice, and this scholarship supports college students pursuing instructional and occupation aims in these parts. 

Keeley Coastal Scholars Award:

The Keeley Coastal Scholars Award supports underrepresented undergraduates by offering the economical assistance necessary to engage in summertime investigate and policy do the job associated to coastal sustainability. Former Assemblyman and Santa Cruz County Treasurer/Tax Collector Fred Keeley is a commonly regarded winner of the coastal surroundings and the writer of the Maritime Daily life Administration Act.

Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Educating Excellence:

Professor Emeritus of Economics David Kaun set up this award in 1999 to recognize two gifted training assistants each individual year. He was encouraged to endow the award and name it soon after the initial recipients, intercontinental economics graduate learners Garrett Milam and Matt McGinty, who were being TA’s in Kaun’s Intermediate Microeconomic Idea training course. Recipients are chosen every single 12 months primarily based on tutorial advantage, a person from Economics and just one from a further office in the Social Sciences Division. 

Campuswide awards

Learners in the Division of Social Sciences also received campuswide Deans’ and Chancellor’s Awards. Deans’ awards acknowledge fantastic accomplishment by undergraduates in every academic division. Every student or team performs on a senior investigate or milestone challenge below the mentorship of a college member. A committee in each and every division selects 10 Deans’ Award recipients. Of people, up to three in just about every division may well also be picked to obtain a Chancellor’s Award. 

2020 Deans’ Undergraduate Award and Chancellor’s Award: 

2020 Deans’ Undergraduate Award:

For a complete checklist of 2021 Social Sciences college student award and scholarship recipients, such as departmental awards, check out the university student profiles section of the division’s web-site.