Sociology Scholarships

While psychology majors examine the inner workings of the human brain, those majoring in sociology focus more on (not surprising, given the subject’s name) society. If that description sounds broad to you, it is – if you’ve done something, at least one sociologist has studied or is currently studying it – and a number of research methods are employed to secure their findings. How do people respond to laws and mores? What’s considered “normal” and what’s considered “weird”? A sociologist will be able to answer these questions as well as tell you why people behave certain ways in certain situations through observations, interviews and advanced statistical techniques.

A sociologist’s point of view is different than, say, an economist or political strategist studying the same scenario but they all once shared a common bond: finding money to fund their educations. Sociology majors have a number of career opportunities available to them with baccalaureate degrees but for those interested in specialized studies or have aspirations of teaching at the university level, master’s and even doctoral degrees are necessary. Luckily, sociology is a field teeming with financial aid assistance ranging from scholarships and grants to research fellowships and internships all geared toward maximizing their knowledge without maxing out their savings accounts.

California State University, Sacramento, Calvin College, Southern Nazarene University and Michigan State University all offer university-based sociology scholarships while the American Sociological Association provides multiple opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in their concentration of choice. Even right here at Scholarships.com, there are extensive sociology scholarship awards available for majors – a handful of which are listed below – just by completing a free scholarship search.

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the [...] More

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Our mission is to utilize the media to create positive change. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the media and allied fields.

This journalist scholarship program consists of one scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
As an expression of gratitude to Dr. Alma S. Adams for giving six years of dedicated service and leadership on its Board of Directors, the American Legacy Foundation has established a scholarship fund in her honor. The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among Priority Populations will award a total of $10,000 annually for up to two [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 12, Annually
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for a deserving and qualified person residing in Duval County, Florida. A scholarship of $1,000 is intended for the upcoming academic year and must be used for tuition expenses at any higher education institution located in Duval County, Florida, offering an undergraduate or graduate [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
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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 program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
Established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan's efforts in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, the National Pathfinder Scholarship is awarded annually to women who are studying in a related field.

Three scholarships of $2,500 each are given to the best candidate nominated by her state Federation president and chosen by the NFRW Executive Committee. Applicants must be currently [...] More

Noet Humanities Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Noet Humanities Research Library offers a $500 scholarship and entry takes just a minute: enter your phone and email address in the form to the right, and then earn extra entries by filling out the rest of the steps. No need for personal statements, résumés, or letters of recommendation - just a minute's work for the chance to win big. To enter, you must be currently enrolled in an [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Awards Program – Internship
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The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their [...] More

StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The FLASH Scholarship Program offers $1,500 graduate scholarships for students seeking academic degrees that underpin disaster safety and mitigation, including construction, engineering, financial services, risk communication, social sciences and more. The scholarship program was originally created as a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, the popular interactive severe [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies
Application Deadlines: January 04, Annually
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates conducting research on the Holocaust.

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the [...] More

The Senior Care Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The “Senior Care Scholarship” is available to students enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate level program in any field related to gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, or sociology at an accredited four-year university. Five scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded based on their letter of introduction and a 500-word essay on why they have chosen to go into a field [...] More

USAttorneys.com National Scholarship Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 14, Annually
USAttorneys.com National Scholarship Essay Contest


With the ever increasing costs of college tuition we understand that the “American Dream” is getting harder to obtain. Many students leave school buried in student loan debt, taking them years to climb out. As former law students ourselves we know just how much time, dedication and money it takes to become a practicing lawyer. We understand [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 17, Annually
The WIFLE Foundation (WIFLE) is an organization whose goal is to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention and promotion of qualified women in law enforcement, and to develop an information-sharing and support network for all women in law enforcement. In July 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics announced that as of [...] More

Last Edited: December 2015

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