Humanities Scholarships

Humanities is among the most popular majors for students pursuing a post-secondary education and is a multi-disciplinary pursuit that includes the study of languages, literature in many different languages, art, music, religion and philosophy. Like "Liberal Arts", a Humanities major is good for someone who is still unsure what, specifically, they wish to study, but have it narrowed down to a few of the aforementioned. There will be plenty of time to narrow the scope or specialty during college, perhaps even switching majors altogether at some point. Either way, there are plenty of Humanities scholarships to help you finance your education and the pursuit of any or all of these important and fascinating topics.

The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships for High School Seniors

  • Application Deadline: 6/29/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Two scholarships named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan are awarded annually by the TSJCL and TCA to qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college. Students who receive this scholarship must take Latin or Greek their freshman year at college. Enrollment in Latin cannot be at a beginning level. Courses in classical [...] More

ACBH Stipend Program for an Internship on Capitol Hill

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • ACBH, with sponsorship from the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), is accepting applications for a stipend internship program for students and recent college graduates who have been accepted for an internship position with members of the U.S. Congress.

    The stipend internship program will provide an opportunity for Bosnian American students to live and work in Washington, D.C. and become [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs [...] More

Augustana College Fryxell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Dr. Lucy Fryxell established the Don Fryxell Scholarship in memory of her husband. She desired that the scholarship be awarded to young scholars who wish to study the humanities. As English professors, the Fryxells had a special affinity for literature and the pursuit of an elegant and excellent use of the English language. Therefore, special consideration is given to candidates with an interest [...] More

Beatrice F. Kroesche Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This award was established in 2011 by the Beatrice F. Kroesche Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a single woman who is visually- or hearing-challenged, or a single mother who is in good academic standing and majoring in humanities or education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Humane Studies Fellowship program supports study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, and sociology, but all fellowships are awarded to graduate students whose research interests place an emphasis on advancing the ideas of a free society.

    Research interests from previous Humane Studies Fellowship recipients included:
    -Market-based approaches to [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/16/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views.

    Eligibility:
    -Members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
    -Engaged in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the collegiate level
    -U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in a graduate [...] More

Media Fellows Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/14/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards.

    These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public [...] More

Mercatus Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

    The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $44,000
  • The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Smithsonian Native American Awards Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum-related activities using its Native American-related resources.

    Internship Awards are available for students currently enrolled in an [...] More

SONF King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • HRM, King Olav V of Norway allows the Sons of Norway Foundation to use his name in establishing a fund to promote cultural exchange between Norway and North America.

    Eligibility:
    -Americans age 18 and older, who plan to explore an interest in Norwegian heritage or modern Norway at an institution of higher learning
    -Norwegians age 18 and older, who desire to further their studies in American [...] More

Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany - UAS7

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Internships typically last 5-6 months, but UAS7 research internships may run from 2-6 months, depending on the specifications of the project description. Recipients will receive a full tuition waiver for both semesters (enrollment is also required during the internship to maintain residency in Germany) and the benefits provided to exchange students at the host UAS. Successful SIP applicants are [...] More

The Fulbright Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship. For specific contact information, eligibility requirements and limits on the number of awards by [...] More

The IHS PhD Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The new PhD Scholarship from the Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships to promising students each year who are interested in developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society. The PhD Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students enrolled in PhD programs during the upcoming academic year. Applicants must demonstrate research interest in the area of individual and [...] More

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for the TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.0 GPA in Latin or classics, with an overall 2.85 GPA. The scholarship award will be used during the [...] More

Valley Humanities Review High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities - including literature, film, art, history, religion, or philosophy - written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the spring issue.

    The goal with all our projects is to encourage a culture of [...] More

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