Scholarships in Philosophy

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

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.

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.

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.

Reid-Baskin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Newberry or York counties, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Humanities Scholars Program

Award: $22,000, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Chick-fil-A of Southpark Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: January 16

Selection is based upon financial need.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Philosophy

Martin J. Svaglic Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 25

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1180 (composite ACT score of 26). Applicant must be admitted to Loyola prior to February 25.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, Black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Catharine Gould Chism Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who has demonstrated leadership abilities and has the intent to major in the arts or humanities.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Dr. Wallace L. Anderson Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a junior student in the humanities and creative arts who has an excellent academic record and who has shown evidence of artistic or literary ability or has demonstrated leadership in the academic major.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Dr. H. James Birx Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Philosophy Honors Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have at least 12 hours in philosophy. Minimum 3.7 GPA overall GPA and minimum 3.6 GPA in philosophy coursework required.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Philosophy

Craig Knoche Philosophy Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding work in Philosophy.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Philosophy

Dan O'Brien Outstanding Philosophy Student Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Philosophy

Dr. William Small Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate promotion of a diverse campus community.

Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and complete 40 hours of community service.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.

Mellon Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be applying for a Ph.D program and cannot hold a Master's degree.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a resident of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or North Dakota. Minimum 3.4 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 25) required. Applicant must be majoring in one of the majors listed on sponsor's application page.

Barbara H. Ferrin Endowed Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who will be majoring in English, history, political science, pre-law, or philosophy. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1250 (composite ACT score of 28) required.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees - Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: consumer sciences, cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, leisure studies, military studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, social science, or social services.

Shauna May Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,886, Deadline: February 3

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior at Evergreen State College majoring in the humanities.

Graduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a new graduate student who has been accepted into one of the eligible academic programs and will enroll in at least six credits.