Wally Goldfrank Student Fund

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The Wally Goldfrank Student Award was established to honor beloved professor Wally Goldfrank's legacy. Goldfrank joined the UCSC Sociology faculty in 1968. He was a founding fellow of Merrill College in 1971, and also helped found the Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program (1997), which later became the Latin American and Latino Studies Department (2000). He also was instrumental in the creation of the LALS Ph.D. program (2014)—the first of its kind in the world.

The fund will provide support to undergraduates and graduate students in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department. The department is currently seeking funds to allow immediate consideration of student award applications. Read more about the life and legacy of Wally Goldfrank here.