Scholarships for Humanities and Social Sciences

American Academy in Rome Prize - fellowships to emerging artists and scholars pursing arts and humanistic studies

American Austrian Foundation - offers numerous awards to support exchanges to Austria in the fields of medicine, science, communications and the arts

American Psychological Association - site containing various scholarships for Psychology students

APSANET Minority Undergraduate Fellowships - political science for Ph.D.; minority students

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest - essay contest for current undergraduates

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship - Encourages advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the US

Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship - Helps fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the UNESCO mandate

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program - graduating seniors; international relations

Critical Languages Scholarship - offers funding for language study overseas

DAAD Scholarships - undergraduate scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany

DAR National Society Scholarships - various disciplines including health sciences and social sciences

David Boren African Languages Initiative - offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and culture

David Boren Scholarships - study abroad for all students in a county outside of Western Europe with a vested interest in U.S. 's national security

Education Pioneer Fellowship - Summer fellowship for graduate students in education and related fields offering professional and leadership

Environmental Protection Agency - undergraduate & graduate funding for students pursuing careers related to protecting environment; variety of awards available

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities - PhD in variety of disciplines

Frugal Dad - a $5,000 scholarship based on academic achievement and the quality of the application.

Fulbright - study abroad for graduate study in over 140 countries

Fulbright mtvU Fellowship - study abroad for music

Gates Cambridge - 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge

Gilman - study abroad scholarships for undergraduates with financial need

Golden Key Honour Society - all majors; must be member of Golden Key

Government Finance Officers Association - undergraduate and graduate students in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration

Harriet Hale Woolley - grant for students in visual fine arts and music for study in France

Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students - public service, undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups

HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Project - Hispanic students in arts and humanities

Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships for Rising Juniors - scholarship for students interested in protecting the rights of American citizens

Humane Studies Fellowships - award for students with liberty-advancing research interests

International Dissertation Research Fellowship - for Ph.D. students researching abroad

Javits - graduate funding for students in social sciences, humanities, and the arts

Karman - graduate funding in the humanities

Kinley Memorial Fellowship - funds one year of graduate school for students in the arts and architecture

Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grants - support for musical theatre composers, lyricists and book writers, as well as nonprofit theatre companies

MacDowell Colony Residencies - funding for artists from all disciplines

Madison - graduate funding for future or current teachers of American history

Marshall - 2 years of graduate study at an institution in U.K.

Mitchell - 1 year of graduate study in Ireland

National Poetry Series mtvU Prize - poetry published by Harper Collins

NIAF - scholarships for Italian Americans and students studying Italian

NIH Scholarship for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds - funding to pursue educational and career opportunities in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship - essay contest for bloggers

ORAU - scholarships and internships for all sciences

Payne International Development Fellowship Program - two-year masters funding for international development

Phi Kappa Phi - award toward graduate funding

Phillips Exeter Fellowships & Internships - award for student pursuing career in writing

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship - career in Foreign Service

PSI CHI - multiple grants and research awards for students in psychology 

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship - graduate study in public policy; international affairs; economics; political science

Rhodes - 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship - award and mentoring program for students in childhood education, film/TV production or animation

Rotary - study abroad for junior and senior undergraduate students

Society for Technical Communication - scholarships for students pursuing careers in technical information (Houston Website)

Soros - graduate funding for new Americans

Talbots - scholarship for women returning to college later in life 

Truman - graduate funding for students pursuing a career in public service

Udall - undergraduate funding for sophomores and juniors pursuing a career related to the environment or related to tribal public policy

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - essay contest for juniors and seniors

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship - graduate fellowship for science, math and engineering teachers


If you have any questions, or would like more information on these awards please contact Karen Weber at the Office of Undergraduate Research or at 713-743-3367.