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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships for our students based on their major. All of our scholarships are awarded on an annual basis (fall and spring semesters). The deadline to apply for scholarships to be awarded for the next academic year is mid-April of each year. Occasionally a scholarship will become available mid academic year due to the current scholarship recipient losing their eligibility.  APPLY ONLINE NOW!  Application Deadline:  Apply Immediately – Scholarships Currently Available!

John and Joanna Magale Endowed Scholarship
• The recipient must be age 25 or younger, not eligible for TOPS, and enrolled in a program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• The recipient must complete at least six credit hours each semester and maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
• Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

H.F. Sockrider, Jr. Scholarship
• The recipient must have earned a total of at least 60 semester hours with an overall GPA of 3.2.
• The recipient must take LSAT and plan to go to law school.
• Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Milton Finley Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full time student majoring in History or Sociology.  
• Consideration will be given to academic performance, character, community involvement, and financial need.  Must include two letters of recommendation. 
• The amount to be awarded:  $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Norman A. Dolch Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full-time student and a member of the Nonprofit Administration Student Association seeking certification, with an overall GPA of 3.0.
• The recipient must have a record of volunteer service.
• Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

LSUS Alumni Liberal Arts Scholarship
• The recipient must be enrolled full time in a program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and must have earned a total of at least 60 semester hours with a GPA of 2.5.
• Consideration will be given to academic performance, financial need, and extra curricular activities.
• The recipient must not be receiving any other type of grant or scholarship regardless of funding source.
• Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Allena J. Longfellow Scholarship
• The recipient must be a graduate student in the M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program with a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better.
• The recipient must be fully admitted to the M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program
• The recipient must have completed at least one core course
• Amount to be awarded: $400 annually, each spring semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Walter O. Bigby Scholarship
• The recipient must be majoring in English or History, and must have earned a total of at least 45 semester hours but fewer than 90 with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and an LSUS GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Financial need may also be considered.
• The recipient must enroll in both the fall and spring semesters and must complete at least 15 hours.
• Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

LSUS Washington Semester Program Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full-time student.
• The recipient must attend the Washington Semester.
• Amount to be awarded: $800 per summer semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

American Studies Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full-time student.
• The recipient must show a need for assistance in attending the Washington Semester.
• Amount to be awarded: $1,000 per summer semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Evelyn Herring English Club Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full time student.
• The recipient must be a member of the LSUS English Club and demonstrate active club participation.
• The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or better.
• Amount to be awarded: $200 annually, each spring semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Dr. Bernadette Jones Palombo Memorial Scholarship
• The recipient must be a full time student with at least 60 credit hours, seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  
• The recipient must also present a publishable paper on an historical topic in order to receive the scholarship. 
• The amount to be awarded:  $250  per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)