The  Humanities and Social Sciences implores the curiosity of how a society thrives and works among diversity, the free expression of oneself, and the compelling action to challenge the law. The following programs concentrate in the areas of:

  • Criminal Justice, Pre-Law
  • Communication, Languages, and Cultures
  • English Literature, Teaching
  • Creative & Professional Writing
  • Intelligence Studies, Geospatial Sciences
  • Political Sciences, History
  • Performing and Fine Arts
  • Psychology, School of Social Work, Sociology

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

Audience: Highly motivated graduate students of a graduate course in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Amount: $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school, and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school


Note: The website contains a list of participating institutions. Contact the selected campus directly.


The Melanie Foundation Scholarship

Audience: Candidates pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree in the mental health field. Currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program, majoring in the mental health field in the United States.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline:  March 5, 2020

Contact:, (518) 928-4623


College of Fine Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA)

Location: Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)


THE CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarships

Audience: All current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Preference is given to LGBT students

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 1, 2020


The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship For Racial Ethnic Minority Students

Audience: United Methodist undergraduate students pursuing a career in religion journalism at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Amount: 2,5000

Deadline: March 15th, each calendar year



Boren Scholarships

Audience: High school graduates, matriculated undergraduate students, and also GED recipients, major in the Humanities/Social Science.

Amount: Varies, up to $20,000

Deadline: TBD for 2020


Opens: June 2020


Commit one year to work for the federal government after graduating.

Students must have met the college admission requirements

Registered in a major and is pursuing courses toward a degree or certificate

2 Essays

2-3 Letters of reference

Language self assessment

Note: Linguistics scholarships are funded by the: National Security Education Program,

Charles L. Hebnerf Memorial Scholarship

Audience: Legal residents of Delaware, who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Scholarship pay full tuition, room, fees, board and books

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 28, 2020


High School senior ranking in the upper half of the class with a combine SAT scor of 1000

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Essay of 1,000-1,200 words, chosen of one essay of three given topics

Attend Delaware State University or University of Delaware

Website: University of Delaware

Website: Delaware State

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship

Audience: Students in the study of cultural understanding, counter intelligence, national security studies, and alliance building

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Website: Not Available

Address: 737 Flowing Meadow Drive, Henderson, NV 89014

Note: Founded by: The Lint Center for National Security Studies

Provides: Educational opportunities for future America’s counterintelligence and National Security Workers


Veteran and minority operated and managed

Scholarships awarded biannually- July and January


Thurgood Marshall Foundation

Audience: Students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate, or law degree

Amount: $3,100 per student, per semester

Note: Highly competitive, there a 3 different types of scholarships: GAP Completion Scholarship, Access Scholarship, and the Programatic Scholarship