Human Services

Human services is an interdisciplinary field with the objective of meeting human needs through an applied knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The process involves the study of social technologies (practice methods, models, and theories), service technologies (programs, organizations, and systems), and scientific innovations that are designed to ameliorate problems and enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities to improve the delivery of service with better coordination, accessibility and accountability. The mission of human services is to promote a practice that involves simultaneously working at all levels of society (whole-person approach) in the process of promoting the autonomy of individuals or groups, making informal or formal human services systems more efficient and effective, and advocating for positive social change within society.

Human services practitioners strive to advance the autonomy of service users through civic engagement, education, health promotion and social change at all levels of society. Practitioners also engage in advocating so human systems remain accessible, integrated, efficient and effective.

Human services academic programs can be readily found in colleges and universities, which award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Human services programs exist in countries all around the world.

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Matching Human Services Colleges

University of Phoenix-Arizona

Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,330 average out-state tuition; $11,330 average in-state tuition

Columbia College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,712 average out-state tuition; $8,712 average in-state tuition

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Four or more years; Private for profit; $13,356 average out-state tuition; $13,356 average in-state tuition

Grand Canyon University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,365 average out-state tuition; $16,365 average in-state tuition

Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit

Walden University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,060 average out-state tuition; $12,060 average in-state tuition

University of Phoenix-California

Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,729 average out-state tuition; $11,729 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Human Services Majors

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Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

$30,000 Varies See Details
 

Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

award

$30,000

deadline

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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

award

$10,000

deadline

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Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

award

$5,000

deadline

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Feinstein Scholarship

Providence College

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Feinstein Scholarship

Providence College

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

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Education and Human Service Part-Time Scholarship - Suffolk University

Suffolk University

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Education and Human Service Part-Time Scholarship - Suffolk University

Suffolk University

award

$3,000

deadline

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Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

award

$2,500

deadline

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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,400 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,400

deadline

February 01, 2021
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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

award

$2,000

deadline

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Human Service Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Human Service Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

award

$2,000

deadline

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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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