Scholarships in Humanities

MESBEC Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring); March 15 (summer)

Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

ACLS Fellowship

Award: $65,000, Deadline: September 28

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have held the Ph.D. for at least two years, and have not had a supported research leave for at least three years. Award is for postdoctoral research in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

Andrew S. Edwards Scholarship

Award: $1,400, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student from Berrien, Bulloch, or Putnam Counties and majoring in Education, Humanities, or Science. Financial need will be considered.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 12

Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements. The dissertation can be in any field and must deal with the study of ethical or religious values in some area of human endeavor. Applicants working on D. Min., law, and other professional degrees are not eligible.

William Fairburn, Jr. and Cynthia Fairburn Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must be a graduate of a Ventura County high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate an interest or involvement in sciences, liberal arts, and humanities.

Lindbergh Grant

Award: $10,580, Deadline: June 14

Applicant must use grant to fund projects that demonstrate a balance between innovative technological advancements and preservation of the environment.

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a resident of Kent County, Mich., have a minimum 3.4 GPA. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and financial need.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

Doctoral Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the applicant's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese to pursue research in Japan. Three letters of reference, an evaluation of Japanese-language ability, and academic transcripts required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has recently graduated or is about to graduate from an institution which is a member of or affiliated with AUCC. Applicants presently studying in the U.S. are not eligible.

Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the project's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must also have the cooperation of an affiliated institution, associate, or research associate. Three letters of reference required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Margaret Dale Philp Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a woman who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is enrolled in a graduate studies program in the humanities or social sciences. Special consideration is given to study in Canadian history only as a deciding factor, all else being equal. Applicant must reside in Canada.

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 12

Applicant must be a legal resident of Delaware and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicant must have a minimum SAT score of 1350 and rank in the upper half of their high school class. Applicant must major in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors.

Dunbar Scholarship

Award: $44,000, Deadline: January 15

Nomination required. Applicants nominated for award rank at or near the top of their class, pursue the most rigorous course load available, and demonstrate sustained and outstanding leadership ability. Common Application, application, interview, and campus visit prior to January 15 are required. Faculty committee will select finalists.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellowship in Electrical History

Award: $17,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities and be doing full-time graduate work or post-doctoral research in the field of history. Selection is based upon potential for pursuing research in and contributing to electrical history.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships

Award: $50,400, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or three-year resident affiliated with the U.S. who has completed formal training in their field of study (in the areas of humanities or interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history).

Stanley Olson Youth Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be Jewish, be under age 26, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Sonoma County, Calif.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Award: $6,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, with a minimum 92 admission average including six OACs or equivalent, and must meet extracurricular or community excellence criteria. Award is in Canadian dollars.

George E. Mylonas Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.

Summer Scholars Program in Biology & Biomedical Research

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who has the intent to major in humanities, biomedical engineering, natural sciences, or social sciences.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Clara and Arleigh B. Williamson Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Staten Island high school, be enrolled full time, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and be involved in community/school service. Transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers are required. Financial need is not a major consideration.

Matt Locke Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 30

Applicant must have demonstrated leadership and community service experience.

Full-Tuition Division Scholarships (Seton Scholars)


Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and talent in one of the following traditional undergraduate programs of study: humanities, visual/performing arts, natural/health sciences, social sciences, business, or education,

Rex Howell Memorial Fund

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Award: $32,400, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Recipients should contribute to Near East studies.

Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of Pi Gamma Mu.