Scholarships for Social Science Majors

Social science majors can go on to pursue a variety of fulfilling careers - from social worker to sociologist. If you’re a social science major looking for ways to cover the cost of your education, you may want to consider applying for a scholarship. In many cases, scholarships for social science majors are differentiated by career path. For example, some scholarships are available only to students planning on pursuing a career in counseling and psychology, some are available only to students pursuing a career in human services, and others are available only to students planning on pursuing a career in journalism and communications. By contrast, other scholarships, such as those offered by the Social Science Research Council, are open to any student majoring in a social science. If you’d like to learn more about which scholarships for social science majors you may be eligible for, continue reading below.

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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Urban Planning|Public Policy|Public Administration|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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Public Administration and Public Policy Degrees Graduate Level Scholarship is provided to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration or Public Policy. The awardee will receive $500 fund to support their education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |School Psychology|
  • Organization: American Psychological Association, Division 16 (Professional Organization)
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
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The Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant was started to provide funding to student members of APA Div. 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention. This funding help offset costs of registration, lodging, and travel for APA Convention attendance. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to pursue a school psychology career.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Junior Faculty Fellowship Organization of American Historians
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  • 10,000
  • 5 awards
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Humanities|Social Science|
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The fellowship known as The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship created to honor Dr. Malkiel's 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board and designed to support junior faculty as they work towards achieving tenure.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students of color accepted to or presently attending an accredited Michigan law school. Applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Michigan.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 400
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Legal|Social Justice|
  • Residence: Live in |Allegan, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Honorable George R. Corsiglia Scholarship Application for Excellence in the Law and Pursuit of Justice is provided to graduating high school students of Allegan County. The program grants a $400 fund for students pursuing higher education in
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Merit-based scholarships Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Robotics Technology|Information Sciences|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Statistics|Biometrics|Computer Programming|Computer Systems|Cybersecurity|Electronics Engineering|Geospatial Science|Information Resource Management|Intelligence|Network Engineering|Network Security|Operations|Research|Robotics Engineering|Strategic Intelligence|Telecommunications Engineering|Computer Forensics|
  • Military: |Active Duty Armed Forces|U.S. Armed Forces Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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The Merit-based scholarship is awarded to active duty military servicemen or honorably discharged U.S. military veterans. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at the time of application with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Medicine|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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Through a bequest from the Benjamin Gubin estate, this scholarship was started in 2005 to support students pursuing a graduate education. Applicants must be graduates of a Kalamazoo County high school and planning to enroll full time in an accredited master's, Ph.D. or professional degree program such as law or medicine. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, potential to succeed and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Social Work|
  • School (College): Attend |Colorado State University (CO)|Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)|University of Denver (CO)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Volunteer Activities|
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Painter Service for Others Scholarship Fund provides a $1,500 to $5,000 fund a full-time junior or senior student who is planning to pursue a career as a K-12 teacher or a social worker focusing on assisting children and/or young adults. The program aims to support students with financial need that have participated in significant volunteer/community service work in high school and in college.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Enhancement Ministries Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 700
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Community Service|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|Calhoun, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Adults|Non-Traditional Students|
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Dr. V. Yvonne Conner, founder of Enhancement Ministries established this scholarship in 2002. This scholarship was intended to benefit adult men and women who have had at least seven years of employment beyond high school and seeking education or training to make a mid-career transition into a field of community service or seeking to enhance their skills within current service-related employment.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law Enforcement|
  • Employer: |Fraternal Order of Police|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Hendricks County Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship is awarded to relatives of an active or retired FOP member. Applicants must be attending accredited college, or university
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|History|Economics|
  • School (College): Attend |Harvard University (MA)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships awards grants from $1000-3000. This fellowship facilitates research in library and archives about business or economic history. Application is open to Harvard University graduate students, graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other UniversitiesApplicants must be Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other Universities or Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Cheri Smith Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Economics|Business|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|University Service|
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In 2007, Cheri Smith celebrated 25 years in business as a successful real estate broker in Stevens Point. As a UWSP graduate in business and economics, she felt a scholarship was an important way to thank the community with a lasting gift to university students. To be eligible, applicants must be a college a Junior or Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who are attending the School of Business and Economics and demonstrate a commitment to the community, university service and leadership.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Two Oaks Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Social Work|Counseling|Teaching|
  • School (College): Attend |Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus, IN|Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from Ivy Tech- Central Indiana and planning to attend IUPUI. Applicants must be pursuing study in the field of nursing, medicine, teaching, social work, counseling or a similar profession dedicated to helping others.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Law|Architecture|Agriculture|Medicine|Accounting|Computer Science|Dentistry|Teaching|Ministry|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Charlotte, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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The John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduate from a high school in Charlotte, Hendry, or Lee counties. Applicants must be studying medicine, law, dentistry, teaching (math & science), ministry, engineering, accounting, agriculture, architecture, or computer science.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Benjamin E. Moody Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law Enforcement|
  • Residence: Live in |Wayne, OH|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
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This scholarship is open to student who graduated from a Wayne County high school or has lived in Wayne County for five years and planning to pursue a course of study in law enforcement. The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, good citizenship and financial need.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|
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The Honorable Gayle Guynup Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to law school students who completed 1 school year
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Josephine Forman Scholarship General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Archival Science|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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Founded in honor of Josephine Forman, the scholarship aims to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Gender Studies|Women's Studies|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
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This award was made possible by the National Women's Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press. This is a competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members to be eligible. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds but work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies are encouraged.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Betty Rendel Scholarship National Federation of Republican Women
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • Jun-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Economics|Government|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Established by National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in honor of Betty Rendel, the scholarship awards female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,500
  • 4 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Psychology|Pharmacy|Healing Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Non-Profit Institutions|
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The Michael Gordon Burgos Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to selected Ventura County residents who graduated or will graduate from any high school in Ventura County.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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