Scholarships in Sociology

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.

Littleton-Griswold Research Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars and those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof.

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.

M. Brenn Green Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a first-time freshman who is majoring in one of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, health administration, political science, social psychology, social work, or sociology.

Larry and Elizabeth Gates Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be seeking a bachelor's degree, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be of good character, and demonstrate financial need.

ALA Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant

Award: $21,000, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral program with an academic career focus. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.

James C. Carlisle Endowment in Liberal Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must qualify for membership in his/her discipline's honor society and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Robert S. and Kathryn N. Small Presidential Scholarship for Liberal Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Minoru Yasui Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Preference is given to applicants interested in human and civil rights.

Horton Hydrology Research Grant

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate student studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely-related field.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum 3.2 GPA and who has earned a bachelor's degree.

Sociology Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Sociology

Rural Sociology Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

W. Seward Salisbury Award

Award: $75, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must complete all basic major requirements, have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA, and minimum sociology 3.5 GPA.

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must attend a four year college or university and must hold a valid driver's license.

Division of Social and Behavioral Science Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and be in the upper half of their graduating class. Two-page essay on major selection required.

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.

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.

Sister Virginia Unsworth Distinguished Scholarship in Social Science

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Awarded to applicant conducting research with a faculty member in the applicants major or in an approved internship in public or not-for-profit service.

College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences Dean's Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum SAT reading and math combined score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 26). Three recommendations and a 1,000-word essay describing the applicant's professional and personal long-range goals are required.

Captain Jim Unterwagner Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have 64 credits and be able to demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Maybelle Coleman

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Sociology

Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be preparing for a career in human services and be in the department of political science and social sciences.

Social Justice Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must submit a resume showing commitment to community service and promoting social justice

David T. and Jeanette Lewis Memorial Scholarship

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

Applicant must have superior academic achievement and be in need of financial aid

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.

Jerry Voorhis Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time. Preference is given to applicant enrolled in human services, behavioral science, humanities, social science, social work, teaching, medical services, or counseling.

ISF Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 21

Applicant must be Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community who is enrolled at an accredited university as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) or graduate student (including Ph.D.) in the United States who is majoring in one of the sponsor's supported majors as found on their website. Minimum 3.0 GPA and United States citizenship/permanent residence required.

Dwain Lingenfelter Centennial Scholarship

Award: $1,300, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a Saskatchewan student with a minimum average of 80% who is studying in the area of Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Business Administration and will demonstrate leadership qualities and community involvement.

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.