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As of 3/18/20, The Sociology Department office is closed. All staff and faculty are teleworking.

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Michael A. Pearson Scholarship


(The award will be applied toward Fall tuition at UNC Charlotte)

Are you concerned about race relations?
Are you working for social justice?
Are you trying to create a more peaceful world?

Who is Eligible?

  • Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Sociology, Anthropology, Gerontology, or University Honors at UNC Charlotte.
  • The award is given to an outstanding student who has a demonstrated interest in the areas of race relations, expanding social justice and/or establishing a more peaceful world.

How to Apply:

For application and submission information, go to the UNCC Scholarship site: From their main page, select the Scholarship Listing tab. On the following page, keyword search "Pearson", without quotation marks. Follow the link for current application requirements and information.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for 2019 will be announced end of 2017, beginning of 2018.


Dr. Michael A. Pearson was a faculty member in Sociology for 25 years before his death in 2002. In his honor, his family and friends have instituted an annual scholarship award for students in Sociology who share his interests and goals in improving race relations, expanding social justice, and establishing a more peaceful world. The award of $1000 will be applied toward Fall tuition at UNC Charlotte.






To support this scholarship, please contact:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Office of University Advancement
9201 Univeristy City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

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