Social Science Scholarships

Scholarships open to students studying in the social sciences and the humanities including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Languages, Political Science, Psychology, ad Sociology.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goal coincides in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder. Applicant must be pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, or California history.

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are studying in fields related to home design (Architecture, Interior Design), Home Building (Construction, Urban Planning), Housing and Economic Studies (Sociology, Economics), and other related fields.

Sherelle T. and Timothy T. Carper III Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African American single mothers (age 18-30) who are United States citizens, and enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicant must major in a STEM, Aviation, Political Science, Communications, or Business Management related field.

Center for Advancing Opportunity Doctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: TMCF | Center for Advancing Opportunity
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2020extended to April 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current doctoral students pursuing a doctoral in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, or Political Science).

Irene Adler Prize
Sponsor: Lucas Aykroyd
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship prize is open to women commencing or continuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2020-2021.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Sponsor: Poetry Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Program is open to individuals who are at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age, Applicant must submit ten pages of poems.

Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship
Sponsor: A Place for Mom
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. Applicant must have the intent of pursing a career that involves working with senior citizens. Applicant must submit an essay or video answering the following question: What are the most important life lessons that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life?

Spence Reese Scholarship
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: April 3, 2020extended to May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to male students in their senior year of high school who are planning to pursue higher education in medicine, engineering, law, or political science. Finalists are required to attend a personal interview in San Diego, California.

SWS Barbara Rosenblum Scholarship
Sponsor: Sociologists for Women in Society
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who identify as a women with a feminist orientation who is sensitive to studying women’s cancers and their impact on diverse groups of women. The candidate must have an approved prospectus for doctoral research.

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students attending a U.S. based college or university in 2020-2021 with preference given to research/study topics that benefit those in social/economic need, especially Asian and Asian American communities. Preference for Asian heritage, but it is not required.

Lamey Wellehan Maine Difference Scholarship
Sponsor: Lamey-Wellehan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Maine high school seniors who will graduate in the spring and who will enter a Maine college in the fall OR a graduate of a Maine high school in one of the four years preceding the current year who will be enrolled in a Maine college in the fall. Applicant studies should be on the ecology and economics of Maine.

Seasons in Malibu Scholarship
Sponsor: Seasons in Malibu
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who want to become a mental health professional. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to mental health.

AICP Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP)
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least their first year and one semester of their second year and graduate students. Applicant must have a declared major in the field of Insurance, Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics, Risk Management, Statistics, or a Business-related field.

Betty Rendel Scholarship
Sponsor: National Federation of Republican Women
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework.

Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize
Sponsor: Washington Map Society
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Prize is open to all full and part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first year post-doctoral students attending accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the world. Student must submit a research paper or bibliographic study related to the history of cartography.

Business Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of business such as Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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