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Here are some of the Humanities scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

One-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by November 15. Sixteen fellowships are available: four each in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, one unrestricted, and one designated for a woman from an underrepresented minority group in any field. Designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Eligible Majors: Mathematics, Computer Science, Humanities, Sociology, Physics, Demography, Ecology, Anthropology Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Hampton University (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This program provides a $750 stipend per academic semester and a $3,000 stipend/summer institute for selected students who are interested in enrolling in Ph.D. programs and pursuing college-teaching careers. Its administered through the Mellon programs at Spelman College Donor/Sponsor Name: Andrew Mellon Foundation

Bowman Travel Grants

The Bowman Travel Grants provide assistance to students participating in educational programs in non-traditional destinations. Applicants must be undergraduate students participating in a study, work, or volunteer program in a designated country (a complete list is available at the foundation website), preferably where the student significantly interacts with the host population. Applicants should also demonstrate how the activity is related to their future academic and/or career interests. Applicants must be participating in a travel program sponsored by the grant foundation or a similar program at a member institution (UC Berkeley is a member.) Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing: Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Financial need is strongly considered. Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts All colleges attended Letters of Recommendation 2 Personal Essay 500 words in length Project proposal 100-150 words FinAid Eligibility Written financial aid statement and official statement from the school. Itemized budget

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Applicants for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have completed all academic requirements for the doctoral degree except the dissertation. Applicants should demonstrate course work in Jewish Studies on the graduate level and must give evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language adequate for pursuing an academic career in their chosen field. Preference is given to individuals preparing for academic careers in Jewish Studies, although occasional grants are awarded to students in other fields of the humanities or social sciences who demonstrate a career commitment to Jewish scholarship. The amount of the grants is between $7 - $10,000. Fellowships are granted for one academic year and are normally given for the final stages of completing the dissertation.

Dudley T. Moorhead Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - History College of Arts & Humanities For any worthy student. Note: on a rotation basis every three years, if only one scholarship can be awarded, with College of Humanities and the Arts, College of Social Sciences, and Dept. of History. Graduate students must have taken their undergraduate degree from SJSU.

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program

The Bibliogrpahical Society of America (BSA) invites applications for its annual short-term fellowship program, which supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript as historical evidence. Type: Undergraduate Study Graduate Study Internship Program Research Eligibility Requirements: Class standing: Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts Letters of Recommendation 3 Resume 2 pages Personal Essay Project proposal 1000 words

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship

The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program was established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. It is an attempt to break the cycle of exclusion and disengagement that has created a severe schortage of trained minority arts administrators, artisans and technicians. Type: Undergraduate Study Internship Program Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Submission Requirements: Transcripts Current college Letters of Recommendation 2 one academic, one professional Resume Personal Essay responses to specified questions cover letter indicating your interests, interview

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This scholarship seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need. Underrepresented students in study abroad programs are encouraged to apply. The award is for semester or academic year study abroad programs. Applicants must not be studying abroad in a country which is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State (please see http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html.). Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship - U.S. Citizen Must be currently receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at the time of application.

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship

Catherine W. Pierce scholarship was established to support students who are majoring in disciplines within the Arts and/or History. Mrs. Pierce had a great interest in helping deserving students pursue the fields of Art or History. The award amount is up to $5,000. To be eligible for this scholarship students must: - Be enrolled full-time at a U.S. accredited 4 year institution - Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale - Be pursuing a degree in an Art or History discipline (see eligible majors) To complete this application you will need: - To write an essay - To provide an unofficial transcript ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM GPA: 2.5 ETHNICITIES: African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American, Caucasian RESIDENCY STATUS: U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES 4-Year Colleges ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, Master's Student MAJORS African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Business, Creative Design, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Culinary, Design, Economics, English, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, History, Hospitality Management, Humanities, Illustration, Industrial Design, International Studies, Journalism, Labor Studies, Mass Media Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography/Video, Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations, Religion, Social Sciences, Social Work, Spanish, Theater Arts/Drama, Theology, TV Production, Urban Planning/Studies, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance, Women's Studies

McFarffels Scholarship

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