Raymond V. Bowers Award

The Bowers Award was established by Professor Emeritus Raymond V. Bowers to honor students in the School of Sociology program, or those with a graduate minor in Sociology, who have written outstanding papers. Papers submitted for consideration are judged by a panel of faculty. First and second place cash awards — worth $300 and $200, respectively — will be given to the students judged to have written the best papers. Recipients of the awards are announced each Spring during the School of Sociology Student Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility and Requirements

Any one best single-authored and/or one best co-authored paper with another student, not a faculty member, typed in standard journal format, and not to exceed ordinary article length.

Any one paper that you have written while in the graduate program at Arizona is eligible for consideration.

Papers used for MA or PhD requirements are acceptable as long as they conform to the above requirements.



The Spring 2019 deadline for submission of papers is 4:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Please submit your paper electronically to SBS-socgrad@email.arizona.edu.