Social Sciences Scholarships
Did you know that the social sciences were some of the most popular college majors offered? This academic field affords students a host of degree and program options leading to an even wider array of career choices. To further examine the wide world of this major and the social science scholarships available, continue reading below.
The social sciences are currently divided into eight main categories: anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, international relations, political science, psychology and sociology. Psychology and sociology are two of the most popular. Experts claim that nearly 90,000 psychology bachelor's degrees are awarded every year.
90,000! That's an impressive number, or a depressing one if you think too long about how little we still understand one another even with all of that mental poking and prodding. But, depressing insights aside, this set of college majors can serve as the academic preparation for careers in areas such as business, government, social services, news media, education, marketing, the diplomatic corps, law, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health care administration, criminal justice and urban planning.
Many of these degree programs are also a good way to go if you want to continue your education at the graduate level. Obviously, if you want to be a licensed professional psychologist, you are going to need more than a bachelor's degree. The same is true for most positions involved with conducting anthropology or archeology field work or research.
However, even with these limitations considered, social science programs can be a good academic bet. You'll learn to think and read critically, you'll improve your written and verbal communication skills and, perhaps most importantly, you'll expand the boundaries of your knowledge of the world around you and also your personal awareness and self-knowledge. Important skills to have for any career and for any well-lived life.
The available social science scholarships should be distributed across the range of concentrations. There are scholarships available for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Click on the links below to continue your exploration of the world of social science scholarships.
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.
The Foundation offers this internship to a select student to perform work in issues related to human rights and international law. This is a unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience in the field of peace and security. Candidates from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, provided that they are students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university working in the fields of human rights of international law. The time commitment is 400 hours, or approximately ten weeks working full-time.
$1,000 award given to students whose major is in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB, must have involvement in some type of community service (volunteer service or internships for clubs and community organizations would be included) and exhibit some leadership with regard to same, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
In 2006, the Accenture American Indian College Fund will award five scholarships to undergraduates. These scholarships will meet a vital need for American Indians seeking higher education and having financial need. The program seeks to select the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native students who are attaining a professional, teaching, social services, high technology or business degree. It is comprised of the following awards: Accenture Scholars Three $20,000 scholarships for students pursuing a four-year degree. Finalist Scholarships Two scholarships of $2,000 per year for four years. In addition to the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients in their junior year may be eligible for summer internships with Accenture. Eligibility: Candidates will have excelled academically and demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to community. Specific eligibility criteria are that the successful candidate: Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribe and be able to demonstrate involvement with or measurable interests in Native American activities or affairs. Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester of secondary school. Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman. Have demonstrated character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Application Procedure: Note: Application for an Accenture Scholarship additionally provides eligibility for other AIGC-administered undergraduate awards. You need only complete one application. Also for students in the field of social services and high technology degrees.
For students performing research on behavior change, societal effects or other social aspects as they relate to natural disaster mitigation or preparation.
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Social Science Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research on behavior change, societal effects, or other social aspects as they relate to natural disaster mitigation, subject to the requirements listed below. Award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final.
1. Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
2. At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university in a social or behavioral science program in the area of behavior change, societal effects, or other social aspects as they relate to natural disaster mitigation or preparation.
3. The proposed faculty member who will direct the applicant’s graduate study during the year in which the scholarship is applied for and awarded must complete and return an appraisal of the student’s capabilities as part of the application process. This faculty advisor must take responsibility for guiding the student’s research program and must ensure the student meets
the requirements of the scholarship by preparing and presenting a poster at the FLASH Annual Conference during the year the scholarship is awarded.
This program is intended for full-time doctoral students at accredited four-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada/U.S. or Canada/North America. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation when they apply for a grant. This grant is not renewable.
Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication. The winner of this scholarship must be studying a foreign language or comparative literature; pursuing a degree in history, geography, or political science with a concentration in international studies; or majoring in any other discipline that involves study abroad. The winner's file must also show evidence of competence in a foreign language.
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a doctoral degree in Sociology. 2. Must be a member of a minority group. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://asanet.org/page.ww?section=Funding&name=Minority+Fellowship+Program for more information and an application form.
College of Social Sciences For senior student(s) majoring in any department of the College of Social Science.
The department offers a number of scholarships each year to qualified seniors majoring in Sociology and Social Work.
The purpose of the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program is to increase the number of appropriately trained allied healthcare professionals, and to encourage their practice in direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California. Priority is given to students enrolled in the fields of medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory care, social work, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technologist, surgical technician, ultrasound technician, and diagnostic medical sonography. Eligible applicants may receive up to $2,500 per year, and would have a service obligation of 1 year or 100-150 hours volunteer service. This program is funded by a contribution from Kaiser Permanente.
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