Beinecke Scholarship Program - First founded in 1971 by the Sperry and Hitchinson Company, the Beinecke Scholarship Program provides $34,000 total to highly motivated undergraduate college seniors who are planning to enroll full-time in graduate degrees for the liberal arts, humanities, or social sciences. Eligible candidates must attend one of the 125 participating universities nationwide, have U.S. citizenship, have received need-based financial aid, demonstrate superior intellectual ability, and be nominated by a campus liaison.
Dr. John O. McReynolds Memorial Award - Ranging in value from $500 to $1,400 annually, the Dr. John O. McReynolds Memorial Award is gifted through the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the liberal arts major and following the pre-medical course sequence. Qualified candidates must have completed at least one semester, be enrolled full-time, carry a minimum university GPA of 3.25, submit two one-page response essays, and show evidence of leadership service.
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships - For more than 25 years, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) has offered fellowships for up to $15,000 apiece to prestigious graduate students who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the liberal arts fields of economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Qualified fellows must be enrolled full-time at an accredited university anywhere worldwide, be dedicated to a career advancing the ideas of liberty, wish to work in academia, and conduct stellar research related to a free society.
Virginia Speidel Edwards Scholarship- Administered by the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, the Virginia Speidel Edwards Scholarship is presented for $1,500 each year to junior or senior undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. institution to receive a liberal arts education in literature, writing, communication, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, or related fields. Eligible applicants must reside in Ohio, carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be members of Kappa Alpha Theta, and exhibit outstanding leadership.
Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship was designed to support Hispanic and Latin students who are pursuing a pre-law liberal arts education, with the intention of eventually attending law school. Students must be enrolled in a four-year college or university in the state of Texas, and have completed 90 credit hours before applying.
Against the Grain Artistic Productions supports talented young Asian American students, as future creators and cultural producers, by providing scholarship, exposure, and leadership opportunities. The Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship offers a $1000 award towards education costs to talented Asian American Students who are majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications, and/ or Performing or Visual Arts. Applicants must be at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander.
AICPA Foundation - The John L. Carey Scholarship Designed for liberal arts bachelor’s degree holders who want to earn a graduate degree in accounting and hope to become a licensed CPA. Award recipients will be chosen based on academic performance and demonstrated an interest in accounting, as well as leadership skills and character.
The American Association of Health and Disability offers a Scholarship titled AAHD Frederick J Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability. The student must attend an accredited university and must be at least in their sophomore year. Applicants with a history of community service will be prioritized.
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) - For liberal arts majors in their third undergraduate year, preference will be given to students who have shown leadership and have demonstrated experience in research or education in community consumer safety.
A Place for Mom - The scholarship is specifically for full-time student in the US and Canada who are getting an associates degree, bachelors degree, or graduate level degree in a medical, nursing, or liberal arts or social sciences related major with an emphasis on gerontology or some other form of elder care.
Beinecke Scholarship Program - The Beinecke Scholarship is gifted from a large endowment created exclusively to support the graduate education of gifted students. It was tailored to support brave educational endeavors including choosing a graduate liberal arts track encompassing disciplines such as: the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Over 610 college juniors have been award recipients, from 110 institutions. Each winner receives an immediate $4000 prior to graduate school entrance, and additionally $30,000 while attending their graduate program.
Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund - There are two scholarship offerings granted by the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund. Applicants must be age 40 or over on the day of the application submission and demonstrate financial need. The winner may use the funds in stages for classes or workshops in the related field, though it must be spent within 28 months of reception.
Daughters of the American Revolution Foundation - The DAR centennial award is available to two undergraduate students who are committed to a course of study that focuses on historic preservation at a college or university.
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship has been named as one of the “10 Biggest Scholarships in the World,” and one of the “7 prestigious Undergraduate Scholarships,” by the US News and World Report. This impressive opportunity is designed for talented young people under the age of 18 who have created a significant piece of work in a discipline of their choosing.
Guttmacher Institute - The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship is for full-time masters and doctoral students who attend accredited U.S. universities and are studying public health or public policy for careers devoted to advancing sexual and reproductive health. The Richards Scholarship is reserved for students who demonstrated financial need and show promise in the field.
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. - The Dendel Scholarship through the Handweavers Guild of America was started in 1970 to support students in the fiber arts pay for tuition and materials during school. The scholarship is open to textile workers who are enrolled in a college or university in the U.S., and scholarship funds are intended to be used for furthering students’ education in the field of textiles, weaving or fiber arts, including materials, training for research, textile history and conservation.
IES Abroad - Eligible students must be studying at a private IES member school, demonstrate financial need, and come from a demographic group that is traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs. These groups include students identifying by a minority race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status and women.
The Islamic Scholarship Fund seeks to support Muslim students to attend college, with an interest in promoting more positive representations of Muslim students in media, politics, and government.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) - The annual award is given to a black college student who is majoring in journalism, broadcasting, mass communications, or other journalistic media related discipline and has a demonstrated record in community service and engagement. Winners will be selected based on academic performance, community involvement, and essay answers.
The National Federation for the Blind offers merit-based scholarships to 30 blind college students annually in the US and Puerto Rico. The awards are given based on academic achievement, community service, and leadership. Applicants must provide written certification that they are legally blind, and be able to attend the entire NFB convention, and will provide assistance for winners to do so.
The National Women’s Studies Association awards the NWSA Graduate Scholarship to one student annually who will be in the process of writing a dissertation, in the stage of either writing or research. Applicants may be either Masters or Ph.D. Students engaged in any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Studies. The subject of the applicant’s work must be one that illuminates the vision of organizations mission.
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) - Carole Simpson Scholarship - Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time accredited program and be in good academic standing. The application process includes submission of links to 3 or 4 work samples that exhibit competency in creating radio or television broadcasting pieces, and be uploaded to a host such as Vimeo or youtube.
The Jack and Jill America Foundation - Jacqueline Moore Bowles Scholarship - In collaboration with the United Negro College Fund, the Jack and Jill Foundation sponsors the Jacqueline Moore Bowles Scholarship opportunity, granted to 2 African American full-time students.
The Press National Press Club facilitates the Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship, Recipients win the one time $5,000 scholarship to go toward their academic endeavors. There are opportunities for people to support this scholarship fund by donating to the Friends of the National Journalism Library. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above, and a plan to attend a four-year institution in the current year.
Truth Initiative - Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications - Applicants may have engaged in tobacco-free advocacy from a number of angles, including research, education, activism, advocacy, and awareness, with details such endeavors outlined in their personal statement. They are especially interested in students who make use of visual arts and media, culturally appropriate health messaging creative writing, and other creative resourceful messaging.
Udall Undergraduate scholarships support Native American youth through an educational journey, both with money to be used at an accredited post-secondary institution, as well as access to an alumni network of Native American scholars. Students may be a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution, and be focused in the areas of environmental sciences, Indigenous/American Indian studies, public health, history with an emphasis on North American colonization, or English with a focus in indigenous literature or something similar.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - The Diverse Voices in Storytelling Liberal Arts Scholarship gives a one time award to applicants who are college juniors majoring in Communications, Creative Writing, Film, Journalism. Emphasizing these often overlooked majors is a priority for UNCF’s partner in this award, the Time Warner Foundation, so that more perspectives can join the ranks of creatives and cultural producers that have most often been present at the table.
Worldstudio Foundation and AIGA - Focused on students who are studying design and art who are racial/ethnic minorities and who demonstrate financial need, the scholarships attempt to extend the goals of these organizations beyond the professional sphere, into education. Ultimately, the more opportunity that artists and art students have to develop their skills and connect with one another, the more diverse and supportive the art world will be. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four-year college or university in the United States and must be specifically studying Fine art, Graphic design, Illustration, Interactive Design, Photography.
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