Application Deadline

  Award Type

Community & Service

  Award Amount

$1,500 to $4,000




This award supports students doing research or community-based service projects that advance social justice.
Supports students taking on an internship, community-based research activity, or a community service project that advances social justice. This award commemorates Trinity anthropology professor John Donahue’s lifelong commitment to social justice.

During the academic year, it allows students to earn money by dedicating their time to social justice work rather than taking on part-time paid work on campus or in private businesses. During the summer, it enables students to earn needed income and defray living expenses as they undertake community projects in lieu of finding summer jobs. This work can take place locally in San Antonio or elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Awards are made three times throughout the year to provide students $1,500 to work 150 hours during fall or spring semester, or $4,000 to work full-time during the summer. Priority is given to students who have not previously been awarded this scholarship. Availability of this scholarship is dependent upon funding.


  Who is eligible:

Undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior students

  Who is not eligible:

First-year or graduate students

  How to Apply

Contact the department chair:

F​​or deadline and application details, please contact the chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Applications are accepted three times per year.

Awards are made annually in early January.


Jan. 3, 2022 

  Important Details

Selection Criteria

For more information about selection criteria, please contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Renewal Information

One-time scholarship.

Students may be considered again based on the eligibility criteria. 

How Trinity Determines Eligibility

Simple math!
Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Demonstrated Financial Need

Undergraduate financial aid guide