Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship

The Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000.00 annually to a Ph.D. students to support their dissertation project.

2024 Submission Deadline:  TBD

Eligibility Requirements
  • Ph.D. candidate working on a dissertation in sociological theory, symbolic interaction, race relations, law, or ethics.
  • Applicant must be receiving the degree from an institution within the MSSA member states or from an institution which has active MSSA student/faculty memberships.
Submission Information

Each applicant is to submit the following:

  • Letter of introduction which includes a brief discussion of how the applicant’s work reflects Stanford Lyman’s tradition within sociology
  • Description of dissertation research project, such as a research proposal – approx 5 pages,
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation committee chair which evaluates the dissertation project,
  • Timetable for completion of the dissertation and degree, and
  • Current vitae.

Please send all application materials to the Chair of the Stanford Lyman Scholarship Committee, Dr. Raymond Barranco, (

*The scholarship will be announced at the Annual MSSA Conference banquet. The winner must be present to receive the scholarship.


Contact MSSA:
Theresa Davidson, President