College Scholarships for Social Sciences Majors

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Deadline
April 17
Amount
$1,500-$3,000
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  • Offered by
    Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
    2208 Mount Vernon Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22301-1314
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants for full-time or part-time scholarships must be an AGA member or family member (spouse, child or grandchild), and scholarships must be used for full-time or part-time undergraduate study in a financial management academic area such as accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management or public administration. Essays and transcripts are required. There are two categories for high school students/graduates and undergraduates/graduates.The Academic Scholarships are based on academic achievement and the student's potential for making a contribution to public financial management. A reference letter from an AGA member and from another professional such as a professor, guidance counselor or employer is required. Applicants to the Community Service Scholarships do not have to be AGA members, must be pursuing a degree in a financial management academic discipline and must be actively involved in community service projects. The awards are based on community service and accomplishments. A letter of recommendation from a community service organization and from another professional are required.
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  • Offered by
    American Architectural Foundation
    1799 New York Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs focusing on the history of art, architecture, decorative arts or interior design.
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Deadline
November 1
Amount
Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
    3260 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be scholars or advanced graduate students involved in research on ancient, medieval or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Student applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants must be connected to an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants should submit applications, three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts.
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  • Offered by
    National Council for Geographic Education
    Jacksonville State University
    206-A Martin Hall
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Every college or university geography department in North America may submit the name of its outstanding graduating senior geography majors. The students receive certificates.
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Deadline
February 20
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Varies
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Deadline
February 12
Amount
$10,000-$50,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Davidson Institute for Talent Development
    9665 Gateway Drive
    Suite B
    Reno, NV 89521
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under the age of 18 and be able to attend the awards reception in Washington, DC. In addition to the monetary award, the institute will pay for travel and lodging expenses. Three nominator forms, three copies of a 15-minute DVD and additional materials are required.
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  • Offered by
    International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
    2121 K Street NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and be a citizen, national or permanent resident of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. Students must also be able to obtain and retain a U.S. J-1 visa. Applicants must be in one of the following fields of study: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism/mass communication, law, library/information science, public administration, public health or public policy.
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Deadline
April 30
Amount
Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Council for Geographic Education
    Jacksonville State University
    206-A Martin Hall
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to major in geography. Nominators must be NCGE members who nominate students in their classes.
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Deadline
June 1
Amount
$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Gamma Theta Upsilon
    Dr. Donald Zeigler
    Old Dominion University
    1181 University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be initiated through a Gamma Theta Upsilon chapter.
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Deadline
December 31
Amount
$350-$500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Association of American Geographers (AAG) Hoffman Award
    Frostburg State University
    101 Braddock Road
    c/o George White
    Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must research toward a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geographical subject in Eastern Europe which includes the countries of East Central and Southeast Europe from Poland south to Romania, Bulgaria and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. The research topics may be historical or contemporary, systematic or regional, limited to a small area or comparative. Applicants must submit applications including a statement of the research topic, research methods, field of study, schedule and bibliography. Applicants should also submit a letter describing professional achievements and the goals and a letter of support from a sponsoring faculty member.
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Deadline
November 18
Amount
Up to $44,000
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Deadline
April 1 and October 1
Amount
Up to $2,500
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  • Offered by
    Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs
    Grants Administrator
    500 W. U.S. Highway 24
    Independence, MO 64050
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are most encouraged to apply, but others completing advanced research will be considered. Preference is given to research dealing with enduring public policy and foreign policy issues that have a high chance of being published or otherwise shared publicly. Applicants can receive up to two research grants in a five-year period. Grant winners must submit a report at the end of their studies.
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  • Offered by
    Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
    P.O. Box 696
    West Branch, IA 52358
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current graduate students, post-doctoral scholars or independent researchers. Applicants must also ensure that the library's contents will meet their research needs before applying.
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Deadline
February 28
Amount
$4,000
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  • Offered by
    Irish-American Cultural Institute (IACI)
    An Foras Cultuir Gael-Mheircheanach
    1 Lackawanna Place
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must provide a description of how the fellowship will be used and a curriculum vitae with a list of publications.
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Deadline
March 21
Amount
$1,000-$10,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Islamic Scholarship Fund
    P.O. Box 802
    Alamo, CA 94507
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be accepted by or attend a top-ranked four-year college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies. They must be practicing Muslims and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have college junior standing or higher and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4. Applicants should be active members of their communities. Selection is based on academic record, school and extracurricular activities, extenuating circumstances and a personal interview.
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Deadline
May 30
Amount
$5,000
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  • Offered by
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO
    Attn: Education Department
    1625 L Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036-5687
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. One of applicant's parents, legal guardians or financially responsible grandparents must be an AFSCME member. Applicant must be sophomore in college, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be social science major. Applicant must submit applications, transcripts, and proof of family membership. The chosen students may intern at the International Union headquarters in the Political Action department during the summer between his/her junior and senior year or for one semester during his/her junior or senior year. Recipients may qualify for employment with AFSCME after graduation.
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Deadline
October 31
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The right to to participate in the college degree program at the National Labor College of the Georg
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    No
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    American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
    10000 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time international, council or local staff members or local union officers with substantial organizing responsibilities. The award provides the right to to participate in the college degree program at the National Labor College of the George Meany Center.
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Deadline
March 31
Amount
$3,250
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    No
  • Offered by
    Office and Professional Employees International Union
    1660 L Street NW
    Suite 801
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of OPEIU in good standing or associate members for at least two years, and applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students in one of the following areas of study: labor studies, industrial relations, union leadership and administration or non-degree programs sponsored by the National Labor College at the George Meany Center or similar institution. The selections shall be based on recommendations of an academic scholarship committee.
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Deadline
Four weeks before the start of NSSAR Congress
Amount
$200-$4,000
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  • Offered by
    National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
    1000 S. Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.
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Deadline
March 1
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  • Offered by
    National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
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Deadline
July 1
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  • Offered by
    American Institute of Indian Studies
    1130 E. 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be doctoral candidates at a U.S. university. Junior fellows are affiliated with Indian universities and research mentors. Awards may last up to 11 months.
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$500-$1,500
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  • Offered by
    Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory
    P.O. Box 1148
    Ashland, OR 97520
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. The Lou Hochberg Awards are given to winning theses and dissertations, university and college essays, high school essays and published articles that focus on Reich's sociological work. There are categories for students, scholars or journalists beginning at high school age through adulthood. A suggested list of topics and a bibliography is available online.
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Up to full tuition
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    Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services
    1450 Energy Park Drive
    Suite 350
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.
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Deadline
March 15 and September 15
Amount
$600-$3,000
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  • Offered by
    Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation
    2313 Red River Street
    Austin, TX 78705
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must first contact the library to determine if their topic is appropriate for study at the facility. Applicants must also calculate the estimated amount of the grant before making a request.
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    Pi Sigma Alpha
    The Washington Center
    2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20037-1427
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.
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Deadline
May 15 and June 15
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Up to $2,000
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    Presbyterian Church (USA)
    100 Witherspoon Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have completed their second year of college. They must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in education, health service/science, religious studies, sacred music or social service/sciences. Financial need is required. Preference is given to members of racial and ethnic minorities.
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Deadline
December 31
Amount
At least $1,000
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  • Offered by
    General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an application in English which includes biographical information, a detailed description of the project, the expected date of completion, a budget and letters of recommendation.
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Deadline
March 25
Amount
$8,000
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    United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
    8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
    P.O. Box 10444
    Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants should demonstrate leadership skills and may major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance or any business-related major. Students should submit two recommendation letters, an essay, a resume, two small photos and a transcript. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
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Deadline
February 1
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$500
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Council for Geographic Education
    Jacksonville State University
    206-A Martin Hall
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education, submit an essay on the provided topic and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5. The winner receives an additional $300 travel stipend if she attends the NCGE Annual Meeting.
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Deadline
December 31
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At least $1,000
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    No
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    General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an application that includes a resume, a description of the project, a timetable for the project, a budget and letters of recommendation.
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Deadline
December 31
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$500
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    General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit completed, original manuscripts no longer than 20 double-spaced, typewritten pages with footnotes and bibliography about the history of women in the United Methodist Church or its antecedents.
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