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Top 40 Social Science Scholarships in May 2023
Social science is a broad field of study that explores human behavior and society. As a social science student, you might major in economics, political science, sociology, psychology, or anthropology. You’ll develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political factors that shape our world.
There are also quite a few social science scholarships available so you can make your degree as affordable as possible! Keep on reading to learn more about the top social science scholarships available.
Top 34 Social Science Scholarships in May 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
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George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship
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Foreign Fulbright Student Program
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Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship
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Voya Unsung Heroes Awards
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