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Scholarships for Humanities Majors

Humanities Scholarships

Humanities is the study of human society and culture. Humanities include different subjects such as languages, history, philosophy, language arts, performing arts, and visual arts. If you are going into the Humanities, here are a few scholarships that can be worth applying for. 

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship 

Multiple recipients, $2,000-$3,000

The Details: This scholarship is for entry level female Nebraska students majoring in English in college. Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships 

Multiple recipients, $25,800

The Details: This scholarship is for poets between the ages of 21-31. Applicants must submit 10 pages of poetry and a one-page writer’s statement. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR) Centennial Scholarship 

Multiple recipients, $2,500

The Details: This is awarded to two students pursuing a course of graduate study in historic preservation at a college or university in the US. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $2,000

The Details: This is another DAR scholarship is for graduating high school students who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Beinecke Scholarship Program 

Multiple recipients, $2,000

The Details: This scholarship is meant to “encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.” Winners may qualify for up to $5,000 before graduate school begins and up to $30,000 while attending graduate school. Students must be a college junior with a plan to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program or MFA in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $2,000

The Details: This scholarship is for high school seniors who seek careers in journalism. Richard G. Zimmerman was a long-time National Press Club member who died in 2008. 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Make sure to check out our scholarship section on CollegeRecon for more major-specific scholarships or scholarships for veterans, military spouses, and gold star families.