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    Top 16 Area/Ethnic Studies Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024

    Area & Ethnic Studies majors can cover a wide range of cultures and ethnic groups including African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Native American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Some programs may also focus on specific regions, such as Middle Eastern Studies or Latin American Studies. Ultimately, the specific cultures and ethnic groups studied will depend on the program’s area of emphasis and the interests of the students and faculty.

    The goal of these majors is to promote understanding and appreciation of the experiences, history, and contributions of underrepresented communities. If you are studying in the field of area & ethnic studies you also may be looking for scholarships to help pay for your education! Keep on reading to discover some of the best scholarships that are available to pay for your education.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship

    Offered by Sons of Norway Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sons of Norway Foundation

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified…Show More

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified…Show More

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified scholarship recipients. Applicants may be any American citizen, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian citizen, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage. American graduate or undergraduate students who can provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational institution in Norway or a Scandinavian Studies program in the United States, as well as Norwegian graduate or undergraduate students who can provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational institution in the United States, are eligible to apply. To apply, students must submit a short autobiography, in addition to an ~500-word essay. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Fulbright Postdoctoral Award in the Social Sciences

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $3,750
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright Postdoctoral Award in the Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Postdoctoral Award in the Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Postdoctoral Award in the Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in the social sciences at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Cognitive science is also an eligible discipline. The selected recipient will serve as Chair for a duration of 9 to 12 months. To apply, interested individuals should contact the institution to receive a required letter of invitation. If you're a U.S. scholar interested in studying the social sciences or cognitive science at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $3,750
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines (The University of Newcastle)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    2 awards worth $2,300
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines (The University of Newcastle) allows postdoctoral candidates to undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle in…Show More

    The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines (The University of Newcastle) allows postdoctoral candidates to undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle in…Show More

    The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines (The University of Newcastle) allows postdoctoral candidates to undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. The development of research within the University of Newcastle's four engagement priorities is important to the bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. This award will provide scholars with an opportunity to contribute to this relationship, and the nominated area of priority that is relevant to the future of the world. Chemistry, Gender Studies, Geology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physics are among the many eligible disciplines (see full list below). To apply, interested applicants must contact the university to obtain the required letter of invitation, and have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years. If you're a Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holder interested in conducting research at The University of New Castle, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,300
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar (Politics and International Relations)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $16,700
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related to politics and/or international relations at the University of Oxford in England. Selected scholars are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the college through seminars, public lectures, and curriculum development. During their three-month award, the Fulbright Visiting Professor will be expected to design a one-term (8-week) program of academic activities to continue the legacy of Senator Fulbright's commitment to internationalism in relationships between nations and their diplomacy in bringing together individuals across the globe. Applicants must currently hold the title of senior Associate or Full Professor. If you're a scholar interested in studying politics/international relations at the University of Oxford, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $16,700
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    Postdoctoral Research Award

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    Multiple awards worth $30,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Postdoctoral Research Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in carrying out a research, professional, or artistic project at a Canadian…Show More

    The "Postdoctoral Research Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in carrying out a research, professional, or artistic project at a Canadian…Show More

    The "Postdoctoral Research Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in carrying out a research, professional, or artistic project at a Canadian university. Eligible topics for projects include environmental studies, Black history in North America, and Indigenous studies. Selected recipients can choose to conduct a research project designated by the host institution, conduct a research project of their choosing, or conduct a professional and/or artistic project. They can also propose any of the listed activities. A list of eligible universities in Canada is available on the scholarship's website. While letters of invitation are optional, applicants are encouraged to contact their preferred host institution to discuss research interests. Interested scholars must submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation to apply. For more information on the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $30,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Arts, Education, Humanities, Professional Fields and Social Sciences (Postdoctoral Scholar Award)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Postdoctoral Scholar Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and assisting faculty and students in the arts, education,…Show More

    The "Postdoctoral Scholar Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and assisting faculty and students in the arts, education,…Show More

    The "Postdoctoral Scholar Award" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and assisting faculty and students in the arts, education, humanities, geology, or the social sciences at Taiwanese universities. As part of the research requirement, selected scholars may expect to collaborate with Taiwanese faculty, and present lectures, seminars, and workshops as arranged by the host institution. To apply, interested students should obtain a letter of invitation from their potential host institution. Applicants without an invitation letter may indicate preferred affiliations, but Fulbright Taiwan will arrange and finalize all affiliations in consultation with potential hosts. If you're a doctorate or terminal degree holder wanting to work at an educational institution in Taiwan, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $5,878
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in American Studies at universities throughout Finland. Selected scholars will be required to teach one survey course per semester to third-year Bachelor's students, as well as teach one seminar per semester in their area of expertise to master's level students. Scholars will also be invited to participate in the program's Ph.D. seminar and in the development of the North American Studies program in general, be encouraged to give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities, and be invited to participate in Fulbright Finland Foundation activities as an application reviewer and interviewer. To apply, submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. To learn more about the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $5,878
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social…Show More

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social…Show More

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social Sciences at the American Studies Center (ASC), University of Warsaw. Candidates are expected to have at least 10 years of teaching experience. Selected scholars will be required to teach one graduate course per semester on a topic of their choosing. They will also be expected to give public lectures, advise graduate students, and generally engage in the academic life of the ASC. To apply, you must submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. For more information on the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

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