Scholarships

This year HSS is giving out nearly $70,000 in scholarship money.  There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and believe it or not, you're probably eligible for at least one!

These scholarships come at both the college and department level. Below is a list of some of the opportunities that are available to you. Click on your major to see more detail about amounts, criteria, and how to apply.

Feel free to visit our Student Success Center in GH-211B, or contact us at hssghsuccessteam@fullerton.edu if you have questions.

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Scholarships Open to All HSS Majors


 

Experiential Learning Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards)

Established by: This scholarship was established to provide support for undergraduate students participating in an experiential learning program approved by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or one of its academic departments.

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled as a major or minor in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Must have applied to an HSS-approved Experiential Learning program and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.

Eligible Experiential programs include: Study Abroad, Study Away, Cal State DC, Moot Court, Model UN, ANTH Field School, and intensive internships, among others.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of timely progress toward graduation
  • Evidence of the significance of participation in selected program to student’s academic and professional goals

Application Procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.
  2. Please respond to the following prompt: The purpose of this scholarship is to help students participate in Experiential Learning programs approved by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  In 500 words or less, please identify your chosen program, describe its importance to your academic and professional development, and explain how and why scholarship funds would support your ability to reach your goals. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: February 3

 

HSS Student Success Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by contributions from Humanities and Social Sciences alumni.

Open to: Students enrolled as a major or minor in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and who have encountered significant obstacles toward completing their degrees.

Criteria:

  • 2.0 GPA or above
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to completing B.A.

Application Procedure:

  1. Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.
  2. Please respond to the following prompt: The purpose of this scholarship is to help students persist in their education and complete their bachelor’s degree despite personal and/or financial challenges. In 500 words or less, please explain the financial and/or personal obstacles you are facing/have faced while working toward your B.A., and how a scholarship would help you overcome them.

Application Deadline: March 2

 

Leon and Annette Gilbert Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Dr. Leon Gilbert and his wife Annette to assist students in meeting their educational expenses in a student program. Dr. Gilbert is a Professor Emeritus from the Modern Languages & Literature department.

Open to: Students enrolled as a major, minor, or graduate student in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Must use the funds to participate in a language focused study abroad program.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Fnancial need
  • Evidence of timely progress towards graduation
  • Evidence of the significance of participation in selected program to student's academic and professional goals

Application Procedure:

  1. Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.  Please respond to the following prompt: In 250 words or less, please describe your past training in this language and how the trip will help you develop these language skills.

Application Deadline: February 3

 

Margarete Liebe Sekhon Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was created by a generous donation from her daughter, Sharon Sekhon, to honor the memory of her mother, Margarete Liebe Sekhon.

Open to:  This scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to completing B.A.,
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues, or substantive volunteer experience, or participation in community building or civic engagement activities, or intent to pursue a career in public service

Application Procedures:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.
  2. Please respond to the following prompt: In 500 words or less, please explain your interest in social justice issues, or substantive volunteer experience, or participation in community building or civic engagement activities, or intent to pursue a career in public service. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: March 2

 

Mircea Family Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $750 (one award)

Established by: The Mircea Family Study Abroad Endowment and the Mircea Family Study Abroad Scholarship was established by the Morris S. Smith Foundation and Mr. Sterling Franklin, Foundation Trustee to honor Alina Mircea-Trotz and her family.  The scholarship is funded annually by the Mircea Family Study Abroad Endowment.  The scholarship supports students who are interested in participating in the HSS Study Abroad program.  The opportunity to travel throughout the world is important to the Mircea Family and their hope is that, through this scholarship, more students will be able to open their minds to new horizons and new educational, life-altering experiences.

Open to: Students enrolled as a major or minor in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Must have applied to an HSS-sponsored Study Abroad program and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of timely progress towards graduation
  • A legal resident or citizen of the U.S.
  • Evidence of the significance of participation in selected program to student's academic and professional goals. 

Application procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. This application requires an essay of 500 words or less explaining why you have chosen your program and what contribution this experience will have for your academic and/or professional development. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: February 3

 

Sandy DeAngelis Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards annually)

Established by: The Sandy DeAngelis Study Abroad Scholarship was established and is funded by Sandy DeAngelis to enable students to participate in the HSS Study Abroad Program.  Sandy has traveled extensively and firmly believes in the value of studying abroad.

Open to: Students enrolled as a major, minor, or graduate student in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Must have applied to an HSS-sponsored Study Abroad program to a non-European destination and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of timely progress towards graduation
  • Evidence of the significance of participation in selected program to student's academic and professional

Application Procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. This application requires an essay of 500 words or less explaining why you have chosen your program and what contribution this experience will have for your academic and/or professional development. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: February 3

 

Schweitzer Research and Creative Activities Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship provides support for undergraduate and graduate students engaged in academic research or creative activities while pursuing a degree in any major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Open to: Continuing undergraduate or graduate students in any academic department or program within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who are engaged in research or creative activities related to their academic major or discipline.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of timely progress toward graduation
  • Academic or creative merit of the proposed project

Application Procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize research and creative achievements.  To be eligible, you must either present at the (1) HSS Week Symposium on Thursday, April 9, 2020 or (2) demonstrate evidence of a presentation at another comparable venue.  Should you present at a venue/conference that is not the HSS Week Symposium, please attach evidence of a submitted paper, poster, or presentation proposal to the Additional Attachment section within this online application. 
  3. In 500 words or less, please describe the importance of your research or creative activities to your personal, academic, and/or professional development. Please include in your essay an explanation of your plan to present at the HSS Week Symposium or at another comparable venue. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: March 2

 

The Scott Gudes Public Service Scholarship

More information to come.

 

Young Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards annually)

Established by: The Young Study Abroad Scholarship was established and is funded by Dr. Ray Young and his wife Kiyo to support students who are interested in participating in the HSS Study Abroad Program.  Dr. Young is professor emeritus from the Geography Department.  Both he and Kiyo are avid artists and believe in the positive and sustainable impact of studying abroad. 

Open to: Students enrolled as a major or minor in one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Must have applied to an HSS-sponsored Study Abroad program and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Evidence of timely progress towards graduation
  • Evidence of the significance of participation in selected program to student's academic and professional goals

Application procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. This application requires an essay of 500 words or less explaining why you have chosen your program and what contribution this experience will have for your academic and/or professional development. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: February 3

 

Additional Featured Scholarships


 

Stacy R. Mungo Endowed Scholarship Fund

Amount: $750.00

Established by: The Stacy R. Mungo Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by a gift from Sterling Franklin, Trustee of the Morris S. Smith Foundation, and a friend of Stacy Mungo. This scholarship was created to honor Stacy for her work as an employee of the County of Los Angeles and her service as a Member of the City Council of Long Beach.

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a major in Public Administration

Eligible Experiential programs include: Study Abroad, Study Away, Cal State DC, Moot Court, Model UN, ANTH Field School, and intensive internships, among others.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in CSUF as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in public administration;
  • Has financial aid need according to the usual policies and practices of the University;
  • Is a citizen or a legal resident of the United States; and
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Application Procedure:

  1. Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.
  2. This application requires an essay of 250 words or less describing your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.

Application Deadline: March 2