Penn Sociology Undergraduate Awards

Outstanding Student Award: This award is given to a graduating senior who has accumulated an exceptional all-around record in Sociology. Factors that will be considered include Sociology GPA, overall academic achievement, involvement in class, fellowships and awards received, presentations at conferences and public meetings, and other efforts to bring knowledge from the field of Sociology to bear in the social world inside or outside of Penn. Students must be nominated by a Sociology faculty member. Self-nominations are not allowed. 

- 2016 Outstanding Student Award, Elizabeth Schwartz

Best Paper Award: This award is given to any Penn undergraduate in recognition of the best paper submitted to any undergraduate Sociology class at Penn. Faculty are asked to submit no more than two papers per year for consideration. Self-nominations are not allowed.  Papers written in the previous Fall and Spring will be considered. 

- 2016 Best Paper Award, Max Meis, for "Las Maquiladoras y la Immagración: A Failure by the Mexican Government." SOC 431: Modern Mexican Society, Instructor Dr. Juan Manuel Lombera

E. Digby Baltzell Senior Thesis Award: Awarded annually for the best senior thesis submitted by a sociology major during the year.

- 2015 Baltzell Thesis Award, Chloe Sigal, for “Cashing In Versus Being Dangerous: The Class-Mediated Nature of Social Movement Coalition Identity: A Case Study of Two Philadelphia Black Lives Matter Coalitions” Advisor, Dr. Amada Armenta

- 2016 Baltzell Thesis Award, Aliza Caplan, for "From Employment to Retirement: A Study of West Philadelphia Senior Community Center (WPSCC)" Advisor, Dr. Robin Leidner