Department Scholarships

Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, and Social Work Foundation Scholarships:


Arturo & Elba Candales Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Dr. Barbara A. Candales ’74 and her brothers Robert A. and Randall R. A. Candales to honor their parents Arturo and Elba Candales, who were leaders in the Puerto Rican community in New London in the 1960s, encourages social work. Barbara Candales was named Connecticut’s “Social Worker of the Year” for 2006 and had a distinguished teaching and academic career in which she was at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work for nearly a decade and was a recipient of Central Connecticut’s “Teaching Excellence Award.” The scholarship is awarded to a Latino/a with unmet financial need who has at least a 2.0 GPA and is a United States citizen. Preference is given to social work majors but sociology majors and anthropology minors are also eligible.


Jarrell Cuyler and Angelica Padilla Memorial Scholarship
Sheridan Vernon created this endowed scholarship in honor of the late Jarrell Cuyler of Windsor and Angelica Padilla of Willimantic. This scholarship is made annually, where possible, to a student with unmet financial need, in good academic standing, and majoring in social work or sociology.


Konover Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is designated to support students majoring in social work, who are from the Hartford area and enrolled full-time at Eastern. Recipient(s) should be in good academic standing at the University.


Elizabeth A. Thomas Endowed Scholarship
The recipient of this award will be a non-traditional sociology student who is a single mother, preferably from Bozrah. If a student cannot be identified who meets the criteria, a single mother with need may receive this award.


If you would like to contribute to one of the scholarships listed above, or for more information, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 860-465-0003.