College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The following scholarships are available to students in the College of Humanities & Social SciencesPlease note that a link to an external website does not constitute an endorsement by William Paterson University. We encourage you to carefully read through all instructions before providing information to an external scholarship website. You should never be asked to provide confidential information such as a Social Security Number, or be asked to pay for a scholarship service.

This list is organized according to application period, with January deadlines at the top. Biannual and quarterly deadlines are listed at the bottom. While some deadlines may have passed, most scholarships renew annually. 

Annual Deadlines (January - December)

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $1,000 - $10,000
Application deadline: January 29th 

Honorable Nicholas G. Mandak Memorial Scholarship
Award: $500 - $1,000
Application deadline: March 1st

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Award: $24,000
Application deadline: March 1st

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Award: up to $20,000 per academic year (renewable)
Application deadline: March 15th

The Marjorie Cook Scholars Program
Award: $5,000
Application deadline: May 15th

Peck Law Firm Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: July 1st 

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships: 
Political Science, History, Government & Economics
Award(s): Various
Application Deadline: February 15th

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 
Award: up to $18,000 per year tuition assistance plus benefits 
Application Deadline: August 31st

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Graduate Scholarship Program
Award: up to $18,000 per year tuition assistance plus benefits
Application Deadline: August 31st

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Award: $500
Application Deadline: December 31st

Biannual & Quarterly Deadlines

Win a A Place for Mom’s Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application deadline: March 30th, June 30th, September 30th, December 31st

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