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Undergraduate social science scholarships for developing countries

We are happy to inform you that a good number of social science scholarships for developing countries is currently ongoing.  This scholarships worth between $1000 to $45,000, so this is a big opportunity for social science students to apply for any of the social science scholarships.

This scholarship is available for students who fall under its umbrella, including scholarships for anthropology, sociology, economics, social work, political science, communication studies, and humanities-based majors like history, linguistic and cultural studies.

Here is the list of social science scholarships for developing countries

Barbara Newsome Sociology Internship Award

Deadline: February 12th

The aim of this program is to provide financial support for undergraduate students studying sociology at the University of Minnesota for engagement in unpaid summer internships in the community.

This Internship Award provides a $1,600 stipend for at least 35 internship hours related to the major.

Students who have an interest in this Internship program must submit an application, signed a proof of internship position from site supervisor, and an essay of two pages.

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Boren Scholarships for International Social Study

Deadline: February 5th

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

It provides up to $20,000 to students who have an interest in studying the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, disease and hunger, migration, and environmental degradation.

Qualified candidates are mandated to be citizens of United States, currently matriculated in an undergraduate degree program that had been accredited, and applying to a study abroad program.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 16th

Annually, this scholarship program gives an award amount of $1,000 to associate degree, $2,500 to an undergraduate degree, and $5,000 to graduate degree Latino students in the social sciences who demonstrate consistent active participation in civic engagement activities.

Eligible candidates are mandated to be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited institution, demonstrate the need for financial assistance, exhibit potentials required for leadership, possess strong writing skills, and remain in good standing academically.

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David J. Ewing Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1st

This scholarship is awarded in honor of the former Director of Human Resources who breathed his last at the youthful age of 36 due to cancer.

This scholarship program is awarded to full-time undergraduate students at the University of North Texas with a deceased parent(s) who died during their working years.

Qualified candidates must satisfy the minimum academic performance standards of the university, be in pursuit of a degree in sociology, and have a CGPA of at least 2.5.

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Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarships for Outreach and Health Communications

Deadline: April 30th

This scholarship is named for founding Legacy board member and offers $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate sociology students at any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S who endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of the harmful effects tobacco.

Preference will be given to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities in low-income communities.

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Fred Frey Paper Competition Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st

This scholarship is awarded In honor of the founder of the Department of Sociology who assisted in building one of the top programs in the nation.

This scholarship is available to undergraduate sociology majors currently enrolled full-time at Louisiana State University (LSU).

With up to three awards granted yearly, the competition welcomes all papers discussing problems of social injustice or social inequality or from sociology courses taken at LSU.

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Harvesting Opportunity and Potential in Education Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

The Harvesting Opportunity and Potential in Education (HOPE) Scholarship was established by Colorado State University in honor of Faustine and Ted Settle’s love of learning and commitment to helping those in need.

It is awarded to outstanding full-time undergraduate sociology majors who have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Selection for this scholarship award will be based on the need for financial assistance, a motivation for personal development, academic performance, involvement in community engagement activities, and dedication to the field of sociology.

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J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund Scholarships

Deadline: April 1st

Annually, one or more college scholarships are distributed for up to $2,000 to sociology students enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution who have interest in gaining practical experience in social public service by taking an unpaid or low-pay internship during the summer term.

For undergraduate and graduate students to be qualified to be recipients of this scholarship, they must be seeking support for an internship in public service, exhibit a financial need for assistance and demonstrate a commitment to public service.

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Jack B. Humphries Leadership Award in Sociology

Deadline: April 21st

This award is offered by the University of Florida and presents up to $5,000 to an outstanding sociology major whose record in undergraduate studies most exemplifies a combination of exceptional academic achievement and extensive leadership involvement in extra-curricular community activities.

Eligible candidates are mandated to have at least 19 completed credit hours in sociology, be in possession of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and submit a 500-word essay on chosen career path goals.

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Rachel and Jacob Bernstein Scholarship for Study Abroad

Deadline: October 1st and April 1st

This scholarship is awarded by the University of Buffalo, each semester and is aimed at providing financial assistance to undergraduate sociology majors who need extra funding to enable them to participate in an overseas study abroad program.

Qualified applicants are mandated to have current and full-time enrollment in good standing, be accepted into a full-credit study abroad program, have to need for finance that is documented, and sign in to fulfill a service requirement educating other students about the opportunities of studying abroad.

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Ruth A. Blanc Sociology Scholarship

Deadline: March 21st

Yearly, this scholarship awards up to $2,000 to graduate students at Sam Houston State University.

This scholarship is available for students who are enrolled in a minimum of six to nine credit hours per semester in a sociology degree program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

While the basis of selection is on financial need and academic achievements, preference will be given to students who are interested in social control, deviance, or inequality.

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Tara Lynn Resnick Scholarship

Deadline: March 31st

This scholarship is awarded in honor of an exceptional young woman who died due to a terminal illness while completing her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Maryland.

It is presented yearly for $1,000 to an outstanding female sociology student in pursuit of her undergraduate degree, who shares Tara’s love of learning.

Qualified candidates must have achieved a minimum of 60 credits at UMD, possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a personal statement on his/her educational goals in sociology.

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Travis Williams Humanitarian Scholarships

Deadline: December 15th

A student was one semester away from graduation when he was killed in an altercation after coming to the aid of a co-worker and this scholarship is awarded in the memory of him.

It is granted for $500 yearly at California State University Chico to undergraduate sociology majors who have completed a minimum of 60 units with a cumulative GPA of at 2.0.

A strong dedication to the betterment of society through community or volunteer service involvement must be demonstrated by recipients.

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AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Deadline:  November 15, 2019

Scholarship Description

This scholarship award is offered yearly to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability.

This is to include, but not limited to health promotion, public health, disability studies, disability research, audiology, disability policy, rehabilitation engineering, special education and majors that will impact the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

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EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Award Amount: $45,000

Awards Available: 10

Scholarship Description

This scholarship program is aimed at increasing the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA’s mission.

This program is available to students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in oceanic, atmospheric, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences.

Applicants must be citizens of U.S. Applicants must achieve and maintain a GPA of at least 3.2

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 Gladys Carol Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

This scholarship program is open to this category of students (high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level) who are citizens of the U.S or permanent residents.

They must be in pursuit of a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree and require a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 GPA (unweighted).

The scholarship renewable provided eligibility requirements are met.

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James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 03, 2019

Scholarship Description

This Scholarship Program is open to graduating graduates, undergraduates, and high school seniors.

After the selection process from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars.


Applicants must be a graduating high school senior (must plan on attending an HBCU) or undergraduate students (currently attending an HBCU);

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JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 02, 2019

Awards Available: 2

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is awarded in recognition of the community’s achievements and its enduring values.

These two scholarships are avenues through which Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)


●       Applicant must be either a senior student of a high school or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university

●       The family of the High school applicant must have a current JASC Family membership.

●       College applicant is mandated to have his/her own current student or individual membership

●       Applicant must reside in the state of Illinois for a minimum of one year prior to graduation or be a graduate from an accredited Illinois high school

●       A written application must be submitted by the applicant.

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Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Summer Student Fellowship Program

Award Amount: $4,000

Deadline: January 26, 2019

Scholarship Description

This program is used to support students (advanced undergraduates – medical students) in their pursuit of Parkinson’s-related summer research projects.

It is aimed at cultivating an early interest in Fellows into the cause and possible treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Undergraduate and medical students are eligible for summer fellowships.

The identification of a mentor with whom one will conduct the proposed project is mandatory of the applicant. Both national and international applicants are eligible to apply

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Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Awards Available: 80

Scholarship Description

This scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the U.S.

A series of essay questions intended for students to explore with mentors and peers exists and applicants are required to explore who God created them to be.

Preference is extended to racial/ethnic students in order to promote diversity.

Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited college/university in the United States with a GPA of at least 2.5, must demonstrate need for financial assistance.

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 TEACH Grant

Award Amount: $4,000

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:

●       Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs

●       Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a

●       school that does participate in the TEACH Grant Program

●       Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

●       Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement for service

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 02, 2019

Scholarship Description

These scholarship programs are designed for the assistance of students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree.

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students of the following category (graduating high school seniors, community college transfer, undergraduates and graduates).

Applicants are mandated to be of Hispanic heritage and have a GPA of at least 3.0 for students of high school and a GPA of at least 2.5 for college and graduate students.

Furthermore, applicants are to plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for-profit, four-year university or graduate school during the fall of the scholarship cycle year, be citizens of U.S., permanent legal residents, and DACA or eligible non-citizen.

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Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Awards

Award Amount: $4,000

Deadline: August 09, 2019

Awards Available: 4

Scholarship Description

These scholarship awards are open to students who are interested in a career in aeronautics-related sciences, space science research, or space science education.

To be considered, applicants are mandated to be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses in pursuit of a degree in science or engineering.

Applicants are mandated to be within two years (juniors and seniors) of earning a bachelor’s degree in a field of science or engineering, including science education, by the time of receiving the award.

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

Award Amount: $7,500

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Scholarship Description

WSOS supports low- and middle-income students in pursuit of eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington State at the completion of their degrees.

Students must be in possession of a GPA of a least 2.75 and plan to enroll in an eligible Washington state college or university.

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OAS-Alma College Undergraduate Scholarships for the OAS Member States in USA, 2019

This scholarship is funded by UC the Organization of American States and Alma College for the citizens and/or students permanently residing in any OAS Member State except the U.S.

The education offered at Alma College (the College) is a personalized one that allows one how to create new knowledge through research in academics, expand horizons with global study initiatives, supplement academic studies with relevant experiential learning opportunities and indulge ones artistic and athletic yearnings while completing the degree on time.

The Alma experience will include opportunities to put the ideas and theories that are discussed in the classroom to work in real-world settings through internships, campus leadership, research fellowships, academic travel or service to others.

Applications Deadline: October 1, 2018

Scholarship Award: USD 36,000 (90%) of the tuition fee per year shall be waived by Alma for the duration of the program of study for the top three (3) awardees and the OAS shall provide a one-time tuition allowance of USD 2,500 to the top three (3) awardees who receive the 90% tuition waiver from Alma College during the first year of study.

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