This scholarship was endowed by Cynthia Stewart Simon and William E. Simon, Jr., in honor of Cynthia Simon’s parents and family. Cindy Simon earned her B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington in 1977. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student whose career objective is to remain in the field of sociology as a teacher in a college or university. The Stewart Family Scholarship is the most prestigious departmental prize that recognizes excellence in teaching.