Scholarships in Social Sciences, General

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: November (first week)

Applicant must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States who is in the early stages of graduate study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have completed no more than 12 months of post-baccalaureate, full-time graduate study at the time of their application. Award is for up to three years over a five year period.

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.

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Award: $31,500, Deadline: January 4

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national intending to pursue doctoral study in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences, chemistry, cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, physics, or civil engineering.

College Scholarship Competition

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 1

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.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a woman. Selection is based upon research or other relevant experience, academic ability, and extracurricular activities.

Special Talent Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon achievement in an academic area, special talent in the creative arts, demonstrated leadership and service in church, community, or school organizations, or athletic ability.

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.

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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.

Vermont DAR Good Citizenship Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont pursuing a degree in the social sciences at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated.

TAPPI Technical Division Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be pursuing an education in the paper and related industries.

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.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Native American with proof of tribal enrollment or a certificate of Indian blood, plan to attend a four-year, accredited educational institution full time, and live in one of the states served by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corp. and its affiliated companies.

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.

Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness Fellowship in Honour of Stuart Nesbitt White

Award: $19,250, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Preference given to applicants who hold a master's degree and would normally be pursuing doctoral studies. Applicants majoring in business administration or health administration must have completed master's degree.

Islamic Development Bank Loan Program

Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is under the age of 24 and has confirmed admission into a professional degree program. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: agriculture, dentistry, economics, engineering, food technology, forestry/fishery, media, medical technology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, political science, social science, or veterinary medicine. High academic achievement and financial need are required. Recipient must not be in receipt of any other loan.

Rennie Taylor/Alton Blakeslee Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Application, resume, transcript of undergraduate studies (if student), three samples of writing (on 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets only), a short statement of career goals and why you want to study science writing, and a description of the journalism program and courses you plan to pursue are required to be submitted.

Visiting Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1 (fall); October 1 (spring); February 1 (summer)

Applicants with a Ph.D. or completion of all but their dissertation are preferred; applicants with demonstrably strong writing skills will be considered. Cover letter, 500-word outline of proposed course of research, resume, copy of recent publication or unpublished manuscript, and names of two academic references are required to be submitted.

Arianna and Hannah Yellowthunder Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 23

Applicant must be studying the history of American Indians.

Marine Policy Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have completed a doctorate degree or possess equivalent professional qualifications and must be interested in the conservation and management of marine/coastal resources. Transcripts, at least three personal references, and research proposal are required to be submitted.

Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Latino high school graduating senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in engineering, math, or science

Elsa Jorgenson Award

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Selection is based upon statement of goals, academic merit, faculty recommendations, and financial need. Every applicant must also receive a full tuition remission from another source for the award year.

Clara B. Small Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a nontraditional student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who is enrolled at least half-time in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Education. One award is for an English major.

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.

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.

Minority Access for Research Careers (MARC) Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a minority U.S. citizen or have a permanent visa, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and make a commitment to graduate school and a career in biomedical research.

Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent visa, have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or minimum graduate GPA of 3.0, and make a commitment to a career in biomedical research.