Sociology and Criminal Justice Majors, Minors: Applications accepted for Gessner Memorial Scholarship. St. Thomas Newsroom March 15, 2011 Applications are being accepted for the John C. Gessner Memorial Scholarship. Sociology and criminal justice majors and minors are eligible to apply. Scholarship amounts will be no less than $1,100.Applicants must print an application form (available online) and write a one-page essay on “How Do You Think Sociology Will Be Useful Later in Life?” Application forms and essays must be received in hard copy form by Dr. Peter Parilla by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 441, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. Late or electronic applications will not be accepted.Gessner was a member of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice from 1985 to 1991. He died while serving as department chair. His family set up the scholarship, which is awarded each spring for the following academic year.For more information e-mail Peter Parilla .