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Social Science

Social science is the field of scholarship that studies society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, communication, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, sociology and, in some contexts, geography, history, law, and psychology.

The term may be used, however, in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber are typically cited as the principal architects of modern social science by this definition.Positivist social scientists use methods resembling those of the natural sciences as tools for understanding society, and so define science in its stricter modern sense. Interpretivist social scientists, by contrast, may use social critique or symbolic interpretation rather than constructing empirically falsifiable theories, and thus treat science in its broader sense. In modern academic practice, researchers are often eclectic, using multiple methodologies (for instance, by combining the quantitative and qualitative techniques). The term social research has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines share in its aims and methods.

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Matching Social Science Colleges

Tidewater Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,914 average out-state tuition; $2,676 average in-state tuition
Washington State University
Four or more years; Public; $20,652 average out-state tuition; $9,374 average in-state tuition
Butte College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,884 average out-state tuition; $864 average in-state tuition
Northern Virginia Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,389 average out-state tuition; $3,859 average in-state tuition
Palomar College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,184 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,360 average out-state tuition; $1,080 average in-state tuition
Bellevue University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $6,240 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Social Science Majors

name award deadline

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Math-Science Scholarship - Carthage College

Carthage College

100% of tuition December 03, 2018 See Details

Math-Science Scholarship - Carthage College

Carthage College

award

100% of tuition

deadline

December 03, 2018
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James Madison Fellowship

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Up to $12,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

James Madison Fellowship

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Wayne F. Placek Grant

American Psychological Foundation

$10,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Wayne F. Placek Grant

American Psychological Foundation

award

$10,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

$6,000 December 01, 2018 See Details

Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

award

$6,000

deadline

December 01, 2018
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APIASF/Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$4,000 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

award

$4,000

deadline

January 10, 2019
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Byron Hanke Fellowship

Community Associations Institute (CAI) Research Foundation

Up to $5,000 May 01, 2019 See Details

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Community Associations Institute (CAI) Research Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

May 01, 2019
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Sheila Tarr-Smith Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

$2,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Sheila Tarr-Smith Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

award

$2,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Paul and Marguerite K. Thomas Scholarship in Economics

Youngstown State University

$2,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Paul and Marguerite K. Thomas Scholarship in Economics

Youngstown State University

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Overseas Press Club Foundation

$2,000 December 01, 2018 See Details

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

Overseas Press Club Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

December 01, 2018
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