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Top 23 Humanities Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Will Geiger

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Updated: September 1st, 2023

Humanities is a college major that encompasses a wide range of disciplines related to human culture, including history, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and language. As a humanities major, you’ll explore the human experience from a wide range of different perspectives and develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to a variety of fields.

If you’re passionate about history, literature, philosophy, or any of the other fields in the humanities, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there to help fund your education. Keep on reading to learn more about the top humanities scholarships available to students.

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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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy)

Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and culture of Rome. With scholarships awarding approximately 750 euros per month (~810 USD), recipients can immerse themselves in research concerning Rome and the Roman culture, spanning from the pre-Roman period to the present day. This scholarship is ideal for those in seeking to enrich their knowledge about Rome and gain valuable experiences in a city steeped in history. If this sounds like a good opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Buona fortuna!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Martin Achievement Scholarship

Offered by University of Washington

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $41,000
Deadline Apr 6, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman

Offered by University of Washington

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state…Show More

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state…Show More

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state residents, have earned a minimum of 15 community college transfer credits at a community college in the state of Washington by the scholarship application deadline, and have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in sciences, engineering, math, business, humanities, social sciences, music, art (all academic disciplines are supported), leadership and/or service to the community. Please note that students must apply for this scholarship nearly 1.5 years in advance of when they would hope to transfer to UW. With that said, if you're a Washington state first-year community college student with dreams of being a Husky, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $41,000
Deadline Apr 6, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman
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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Multiple awards worth up to $6,000
Deadline Jun 10, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or Protected Persons under subsection 95(2) of…Show More

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or Protected Persons under subsection 95(2) of…Show More

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or Protected Persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) who hold a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the master's or doctoral level, or a Vanier CGS at the doctoral level. Applicants must submit a completed application form, research proposal, as well as letters of support from their current research supervisor and host supervisor. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $6,000
Deadline Jun 10, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Multiple awards worth $17,500
Expected deadline December 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly…Show More

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly…Show More

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M program provides financial support to eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral students in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. To apply to the CGS M program, you must complete and submit an application to up to three institutions using the Research Portal. We recommend consulting the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program: Instructions for completing an application for more information on how to apply. If you're a Canadian resident and graduate student passionate about research, keep on reading and check out the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's website to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $17,500
Expected deadline December 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 Mar 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 Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Offered by The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

20 awards worth $31,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at…Show More

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at…Show More

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at accredited graduate schools in the United States. Candidates are eligible if they have completed all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and are in the writing stage of their dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award, and applicants expect to complete their dissertation sometime within the next year or two. Applicants must also be in a humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

20 awards worth $31,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Study.com Scholarship for Future Teachers

Offered by Study.com

1 award worth $1,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student

Offered by Study.com

The Study.com Scholarship for Future Teachers is open to any student pursuing an undergraduate college degree to become a future teacher. Selection will be based…Show More

The Study.com Scholarship for Future Teachers is open to any student pursuing an undergraduate college degree to become a future teacher. Selection will be based…Show More

The Study.com Scholarship for Future Teachers is open to any student pursuing an undergraduate college degree to become a future teacher. Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 semesters or 45 quarter hours still to be completed to be eligible. If you're a post-secondary student passionate about teaching, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Multiple awards worth $50,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program was established to help Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The program is named after Major-General Georges P.…Show More

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program was established to help Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The program is named after Major-General Georges P.…Show More

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program was established to help Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The program is named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, and requires candidates to be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota to host Vanier scholars, and to be pursuing their first doctoral degree. Eligible doctoral programs must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital, or exhibit that is expert-reviewed as a requirement for completion of the program. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading and check out the Vanier CGS webpage to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $50,000
Expected deadline November 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Mulitple awards worth $35,000
Expected deadline October 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-caliber…Show More

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-caliber…Show More

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-caliber doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing support for a high-quality research training experience, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment. Applicants should complete the agency application that is best aligned with their research subject matter to ensure that it is reviewed by experts in disciplines closest to their field(s) of study. Applicants must apply either through a Canadian institution or directly to the appropriate agency depending on their registration status at the application deadline date and/or in the calendar year of application.  If you're a Canadian citizen and doctoral student passionate about research, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Mulitple awards worth $35,000
Expected deadline October 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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

70 awards worth $70,000
Expected deadline September 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position…Show More

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position…Show More

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social, and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Application requirements include the significance of one's research and leadership contributions, a research proposal, a bibliography, an institutional letter of endorsement, and a supervisor's statement. If you have a passion for research and would like to conduct some in Canada, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

70 awards worth $70,000
Expected deadline September 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University

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 at Adam Mickiewicz University" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research…Show More

The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research…Show More

The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research and teach courses at the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. Selected scholars will be expected to teach one regular course for undergraduate or graduate students in one of the humanities and social sciences, as well as engage in research/scholarly activities at the institution. This may include giving talks, running workshops, and being available to meet with the researchers for consultation and mentoring. This award is intended for eminent scholars with an excellent record of publications in their respective (humanities and social science) fields, significant teaching experience, and experience mentoring Ph.D. students. To apply, 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

$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

Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chairs at Carleton University

Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Multiple awards worth $50,000
Expected deadline September 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Fulbright Canada and Carleton University have established dedicated research chairs in support of educational programming and research. This opportunity will allow extraordinary American scholars and…Show More

Fulbright Canada and Carleton University have established dedicated research chairs in support of educational programming and research. This opportunity will allow extraordinary American scholars and…Show More

Fulbright Canada and Carleton University have established dedicated research chairs in support of educational programming and research. This opportunity will allow extraordinary American scholars and top-tier applied researchers to spend one academic year as a visiting research scholar working in a targeted area of academic inquiry. Eligible topics of inquiry include the Arts and Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship and/or Social Innovation, Environmental Science, Society, Policy, and Media. Applicants are encouraged to contact their preferred host institution to discuss research interests. Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, and submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. For more information on the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $50,000
Expected deadline September 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

AMS Doctoral Completion Award

Offered by Associated Medical Services Inc.

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Expected deadline June 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Associated Medical Services Inc.

The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This…Show More

The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This…Show More

The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This award is specifically geared towards those writing on a history of medicine/healthcare topic. Administered by the Ontario SPOR Support Unit, the application process requires three (3) letters of support and supporting documents. Apply to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, and keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Expected deadline June 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started
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