Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies, in the United States, is the interdisciplinary study of difference—chiefly race, ethnicity, and nation, but also sexuality, gender, and other such markings—and power, as expressed by the state, by civil society, and by individuals.As opposed to International studies, who originally created to focus on the relations between the United States and Third World Countries, Ethnic studies was created to challenge the already existing curriculum and focus on the history of people of different minority ethnicity in the United States. Ethnic studies is an academic field that spans the humanities and the social sciences, it emerged as an academic field in the second half of the 20th century partly in response to charges that traditional social science and humanities disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and area studies which were conceived from an inherently Eurocentric perspective. Its origin comes before the civil rights era, it comes from early as the 1900's . During this time W.E.DuBois and educator and historian expressed the need for teaching black history. However, Ethnic Studies became widely known as a secondary issue that rose after the civil rights era. Ethnic studies was originally conceived to re-frame the way that specific disciplines had told the stories, histories, struggles and triumphs of people of color on what was seen to be their own terms. In recent years, it has broadened its focus to include questions of representation, racialization, racial formation theory, and more determinedly interdisciplinary topics and approaches.

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Matching Ethnic Studies Colleges

University of California-Berkeley

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Colorado Boulder

Four or more years; Public; $34,382 average out-state tuition; $10,248 average in-state tuition

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Four or more years; Public; $23,928 average out-state tuition; $7,776 average in-state tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

Four or more years; Public; $36,744 average out-state tuition; $10,398 average in-state tuition

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Four or more years; Public; $15,230 average out-state tuition; $7,178 average in-state tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,989 average out-state tuition; $48,989 average in-state tuition

University of Oregon

Four or more years; Public; $32,535 average out-state tuition; $9,855 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Ethnic Studies Majors

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Wayne F. Placek Grant

American Psychological Foundation

$10,000 March 01, 2021 See Details
 

Wayne F. Placek Grant

American Psychological Foundation

award

$10,000

deadline

March 01, 2021
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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

$6,000 December 01, 2020 See Details
 

Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

award

$6,000

deadline

December 01, 2020
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Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Wollitzer Merit Scholarship for Area or Competitive Studies

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Wollitzer Merit Scholarship for Area or Competitive Studies

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

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$2,500

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Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,500

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

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$2,000

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De Groot Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,000 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

De Groot Family Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2021
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