Scholarships

Last year HSS gave out nearly $70,000 in scholarship money for the 2019-2020 academic year.  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 with a fall 2020 deadline.

Feel free to contact the Student Success Center at hssghsuccessteam@fullerton.edu if you have questions.

Note: For all scholarships, the notification process does not include a notification to all applicants, but only to the selected recipient of the scholarship. Scholarships that are due in spring 2021, will be posted to this website in December.



American Studies Scholarships

 

Alexander Napolin Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Alexander Napolin and is awarded in both the fall and spring semesters to an American Studies major.                                               

Open to: This scholarship is open to majors pursuing an undergraduate degree in American Studies.

Criteria: Scholastic Achievement and financial need.

Application Procedure: Please visit the AMST scholarship website for detail on the process and procedures.

Application Deadline: Fall deadline is October 15.

 

David Jon Vaca Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in American Studies

Amount: $500 (two awards one in fall and one in spring)

Established by: This scholarship was established by the John and Marietta Vaca family in 1984 in memory of their son and is awarded each semester.

Open to: This scholarship is awarded in fall and spring and is open to majors pursuing an undergraduate degree in American Studies who have earned 60 units overall, including at least 9 units in American Studies courses, and who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA in American Studies courses. Previous applicants are eligible to reapply.

Criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need

Application Procedure: Please visit the AMST scholarship website for detail on the process and procedures.

Application Deadline:  Fall deadline is October 15. Please contact the American Studies Department for more information at 657-278-2441.

 



Anthropology Scholarship

 

Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) Fellowship

Amount: $1500 stipend, $500 book allowance, plus conference travel

Open to: New and continuing CSUF students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and are interested in earning academic credit for research and community-service in a team environment.

Criteria:

  • Application
  • Upper division standing in any major
  • 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Recommendation from a CSUF faculty member
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the topics of urban agriculture; understanding problems in sustainability, food security, nutrition, and environmental and social justice; developing and applying effective solutions to those problems; partnering with local K-12 schools, non-profits serving the hungry and homeless, and area farms
  • Ability to commit to at least 30 hours per semester of off-campus service-learning

Application Procedure: To apply, visit the Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) and navigate to "Join the U-ACRE Program. Apply here" in the upper right corner. For more information email sustainability@fullerton.edu with "U-ACRE Application" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open. Applications will be accepted and considered throughout the year.

 


 

Environmental Studies Scholarship

 

CSUF Environmental Studies Research Scholarship

Amount: $50-$200

Established by: Titan Shops

Open to: Any student completing a Masters in Environmental Studies who is carrying out supervised research in ENST 597 (Project), 598 (Thesis) or 599 (Independent Study).

Criteria: Masters in Environmental Studies

Application Procedure: Students must submit a written email request to the Environmental Studies Office (kbette@fullerton.edu), with the following information:

  1. Title of the project and name of project supervisor
  2. Costs associated with the project (equipment, travel)
  3. How the research project will benefit the student professionally and personally

Application Deadline: November 1 and March 1

 


 

History

The Black Family Fellowship in History

Amount:  $2,000

Established by:  This fellowship was established by Dan Black and Karl Freels to support up to 5 fellowships annually for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in History.  The fellowships will allow students with a demonstrated financial need to pursue scholarly development and research to complete their project.

Open to:  This fellowship is open to graduate and undergraduate students in History with a demonstrated financial need to pursue scholarly development and research projects towards their degree.  For undergraduate students, preference will be given to those intending to pursue an advanced degree in History or related field, or to enter a credential program in preparation to teach.  For graduate students, preference will be given to those intending to pursue a Ph.D. in History or related field.

Criteria: 

  • Financial Need
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student in History

Application Procedure:

  1. Please access the Department of History online submissions. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.  
  2. When prompted in the online application to attach any additional documents, including:
    1. A biography or resume of 200 words or less.
    2. A brief essay responding to the following prompts:
      1. For undergraduate students, within 250 words or less, explain your financial needs and resources, your academic and professional goals, and an explanation for how your proposed budget expenditures will assist you in achieving your professional goals.
      2. For graduate students, within 250 words or less, explain your financial needs and resources, the significance of your proposed research project, and an explanation for how the proposed budget expenditures will assist you in achieving your professional goals.
    3. An itemized budget that describes how award funds will be used (virtual workshops, digital humanities conferences, digital subscriptions or access fees, books, material purchase, etc.) 
    4. Graduate students must also attach an abstract (250 words) and brief bibliography (two pages or less) for their proposed research project or master’s thesis.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from CSUF History professors using the online letter process.  Only 2 letters of recommendation total are needed.

Application Deadline:  December 4, 2020

 


 

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies Student Scholarship Fall 2020

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Department of Liberal Studies. Selection is made by Liberal Studies faculty.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing Liberal Studies majors who will continue to be enrolled in the subsequent spring semester.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement, financial need, service, and academic potential.

Application Procedure: Complete the departmental application form available for download on the Liberal Studies Department website. Attach the filled-in application form and the accompanying statement to an email and send it to liberalstudies@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: November 13. 2020