Behavioral & Social Sciences Department
The various disciplines of Behavioral & Social Sciences look at human behavior and the contexts – environmental, social and historical – in which they occur.
At Western, many students pair majors in Behavioral & Social Sciences with minors in other disciplines, such as Education, Business, and Environment & Sustainability – or they pair majors in these programs with minors in the Behavioral & Social Sciences.
Programs in Behavioral & Social Sciences include:
Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship
Gary Dolezal Memorial Scholarship Available to:
Men and women from high school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.
The family in memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.
Award depends upon funds available.
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.
Gary Dolezal Scholarship Committee.
Western Presidential Scholars Award
The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a full tuition scholarship available to Valedictorians of Colorado high schools (residents only) aimed at increasing the number of high achieving students attending Western State Colorado University. The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (four years) and will cover full in-state tuition charges after the COF stipend is applied. The Western Presidential Scholars Award would replace any other merit scholarship that may have already been awarded to the student. The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship (application is required) as there are a limited number of awards available each year. Below are some details you should know:
- 3.80 cumulative High School GPA
- 25 ACT score/1200 SAT combined score
- Be ranked #1 on high school transcript or certified as ‘valedictorian’ by high school official
To apply students must submit a letter of application, one letter of recommendation, and provide verification of Valedictorian status. Completed applications must be received by April 1st of each year.
- Must enroll in and successfully complete 12 credits each semester (24 credits each year)
- Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Western