John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award

*Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2023 *

  • Awarding Department: Sociology
  • Scholarship Intent: To recognize a graduating Sociology senior who has made outstanding contributions to community service and social justice, including while enrolled at SFSU.
  • Criteria: Students self-nominate writing a short essay describing their service involvements, and include a letter of support from and/or contact information for a community leader or activist who is familiar with the student’s service.
  • Major: Single: Sociology
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Graduating Senior, Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Sociology Department
  • Campus Address: HSS 370
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1466
  • Email:
  • Web page: <>
  • Number of Awards: 1

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please confirm that you are expected to graduate in the Spring 2024 semester.
  2. A short statement (2-3 pages) describing: 1) the nature and extent of your involvement in community service activities; 2) why and how you became involved in this/these area/s of community service; and 3) how your activities have contributed to the community. Your work may be in paid or volunteer activities which you have undertaken independently or in conjunction with local agencies, nonprofit organizations (e.g. human service, religious, political, environmental) or other groups, during and before college. If available, please include names and contact information (phone, address, e-mail) for staff people at the organizations you were involved with, as well as the approximate dates of your involvement.