Social Sciences

From sociology to geography, social science majors comprise a variety of fields dealing with human behavior. Based in the humanities, social science majors can take several career paths: historians, geographers, psychologists, counselors, urban planners and more.

The highest paying degrees in social science include: masters in economics, masters in political science, finance, international relations and behavioral analysis.

Majoring in social science, the student should have a desire to work with others, to improve difficult situations and to solve problems. The ability to think on the fly and resolve issues is a strong quality in a social science major. In addition, a major in the social sciences can help align ideals for a sprint into politics and civil service. Typical salaries in the social sciences range from lower-level counseling positions in the low $30K range to well into six-figures for politicians and campaign managers.

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Scholarships for Social Sciences Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

$34,000 February 09, 2022 See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

award

$34,000

deadline

February 09, 2022
See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

award

$25,000

deadline

Varies
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

$11,500 November 16, 2021 See Details
 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

award

$11,500

deadline

November 16, 2021
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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

Varies
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Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
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Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$3,750 Varies See Details
 

John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

award

$3,750

deadline

Varies
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Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

Up to $3,000 Varies See Details
 

Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

Varies
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Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

award

$3,000

deadline

Varies
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