Top Sociology Scholarships For International in 2019-2020

We have listed top Sociology Scholarships For International Students in 2019-2020. If you are looking for sociology scholarships, this post might be helpful for you. 


  1. ASA Minority Fellowship Program

With the objective and aim of supporting the training of sociologists in any sub-specialty area, the (ASA) American Sociological Association offers this scholarship award to the minority doctoral students who are enrolled in an accredited program of Ph.D. in Sociology degree.

Eligible candidates must be United States citizens or at least legal residents and must have completed one full academic year of graduate studies, exhibit academic excellence, and be aiming for a career in sociological research.

Recipients are granted an $18,000 stipend for 12 months to cover the costs of their doctoral training and research projects studying important societal issues.

Deadline:  January 31, 2019.

  1. Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarships

Deadline: April 30th, 2019

This Scholarship is being awarded each year for $5,000 to two (2) students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in social work, sociology, education, public health, communications, or any related field to raise awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact each year through The American Legacy For Health Foundation.

Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or at least permanent legal residents, and must attend an accredited American institution, and exhibit financial need.

The candidate must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, display evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting, and also create a public message that conveys some cultural health messages geared towards at tobacco prevention.

2019 Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for outreach and health communications to help reduce tobacco use among priority populations.

All the students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts are welcomed to apply.

The major purpose of the scholarship is to inspire and train future leaders. $5,000 amount will be awarded to the winning candidates.


It is important to meet the eligibility criteria before applying:

Only the students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts will be considered eligible.

The applicant must have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 (C average) in the most recent academic year.

  1. Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship

This program is administered by the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA). This Scholarship award is being presented annually for $1,000 to a deserving Ph.D. candidate who is currently working on dissertation research related to sociological theory, race relations, symbolic interaction, law, or ethics.

Eligible applicants must at least be attending an accredited graduate school within the MSSA member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia.

A candidate’s applications must include a brief letter of introduction, dissertation project proposal, letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee, and current curriculum vitae.

Eligibility requirements

Ph.D. candidate working on a dissertation in sociological theory, race relations, symbolic interaction, law, or ethics.

The applicant must be receiving the degree from an institution within the MSSA member states or from an institution which has active MSSA student/faculty memberships.


Each applicant must submit the following:

Letter of introduction which will include a brief discussion on how the applicant’s work reflects Stanford Lyman’s tradition within sociology and a

Description of a dissertation research project, such as a research proposal – approx 5 pages.

A letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation committee chair which evaluates the dissertation project.

A timetable for completion of the dissertation and degree, and

Current vitae.

Applications must be sent electronically

Deadline: August 10th, 2019

  1. Boren Awards for International Study

Deadline: February 5th, 2019

Through the National Security Education Program, the Boren Awards for International Study is granted annually to provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students in the U. S who wishes to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East to better understand global problems.

This is yet another wonderful platform and opportunity which Sociology students can maximize to study societal challenges, such as hunger, population growth, migration, sustainable development, global disease, economic competitiveness, environmental degradation, and on.

All applicants must a be United States citizen, and have graduated from high school, and must be matriculated in an accredited four-year institution in undergraduate studies.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarships if you are:

A high school graduate, or at least have earned a GED.

Matriculated at least in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Boren Scholars must ensure that they remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs. At least for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.

Applying for a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. The Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

  1. NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarships

Deadline: June 2019

Initially founded in the year 1985 in honor of the First Lady Nancy Regan’s efforts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) offers this National Pathfinder Scholarships annually for $2,500 apiece to female students seeking to obtain a degree in sociology, social work, psychology, pharmacology, counseling, or a related field.

For a woman to be eligible, she must have attained at least sophomore-level standing, attend an accredited United States college and must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program, and wishes to build a career focused managing addictions.

A candidate’s Application must be accompanied by three (3) letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, a professional photograph, and a one-page typed personal essay.

The three annual scholarships of $2,500 help to provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program, are all eligible to apply for the scholarship.

However, recent high school graduates and undergraduate freshmen are not eligible. Applicants can only apply for one (1) scholarship per year. Scholarship winners can not reapply.

  1. Rieger Thesis/Dissertation Scholarship

Deadline: February 21st, 2019

First established in the year 2012, the Rieger Thesis/Dissertation Scholarship was designed to provide $1,000 annually in honor of an accomplished sociologist, Jon Rieger, who was one of the founders of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) in the year 1980 and studied the image of rural residents across the U.S. Midwest.

This scholarship is primarily focused on encouraging outstanding graduate students over their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in the visual sociology discipline. Together with the scholarship funding, the recipients are given a certificate of merit from IVSA and also, the opportunity to publish their work on the website.

Funding Type: Tuition- Award

Process: Nomination

Eligibility Category:

All Graduate Students.

Students must be: graduate students enrolled in UA Online programs are not eligible and cannot be nominated for this program.

Enrolled for one (1) to six (6) units of 900-level units ONLY for the term of award (note: units through UA Online cannot be covered),

Within two (2) years of degree completion, and must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

  1. Minoru Yasui Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st, 2019

This program is in honor of a civil rights advocate who challenged the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

This  Scholarship is awarded each year for $2,000 by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for college students who intend studying sociology, law, or education.

Eligible candidates must be active members of the JACL, and also must be of Japanese descent.

The candidate must attend an accredited U.S. institution full-time, and showcase a strong interest in human rights.

Candidates must submit proof of JACL membership, one (1) letter of recommendation, official college transcripts, a brief personal statement, and two copies of the completed application.

Amount of the Scholarship:

Minimum: $1000

Maximum: $5000

Application Deadline: 1-Apr 2019

Requirements: The candidate must be a member of JACL. Selection is always based upon the personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. However, Preference is given to applicants interested in human and civil rights.


  • Master’s level study
  • Doctoral level study

  1. Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Student Paper Award (AKDUSPA)

Deadline: March 1st, 2019

With value ranging from $100 to $1,000, the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society hosts an annual Undergraduate Student Paper Competition to provide multiple awards to current student members who are enrolled in an approved bachelor’s degree program for sociology in the U. S.

Qualified participants must submit at least, a maximum 35-page single-authored scholarly essay exploring any aspect of a sociological topic.

Along with the scholarship, recipients equally receive travel expenses to attend the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the chance to publish their work in the “Sociological Inquiry.”

Each year, the Alpha Kappa Delta hosts and sponsors an undergraduate student paper competition.

Recipients can win cash prizes and travel money to attend the American Sociological Association annual conference.

The first place winners are able to have their papers published in Sociological Inquiry should they decide to submit them.


The First Place Winner gets $500 and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the 2019 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

The first place winners stand the chance to be published in the Sociological Inquiry journal if authors choose to submit them.

If submitted for publication, members of the Editorial Board of Sociological Inquiry will assist with the editing.

If published in the journal, the paper will list or mentions the institution the author attended when the paper was written.

The Second Place Winner gets $250 and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the 2019 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

The Third Place Winner gets $100 and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the 2019 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Applications Deadline: March 1, 2019

  1. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Deadline: October 1st, 2019 and April 1st, 2019

Since the year 1987, the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship has been a highly competitive national program that provides recent college graduates the opportunity to spend six (6) to nine (9)  months in Washington, DC as junior staff members before continuing to graduate school.

Eligible candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, and must a be U.S. citizens or at least foreign nationals and must be considering a career working on international peace issues, and must also display experience with public interest activism or advocacy.

The scholarship recipients will receive $2,700 per month with a $1,000 scholarship in exchange for working full time at one of the 27 participating governmental organizations.

Deadline Information

  • Fall 2019 Fellowship: Monday, January 7th, 2019
  • Application Procedure :
  • A complete application must contain the following materials:
  • A cover sheet (not a cover letter) with your telephone number, email address, semester you are applying for, contact information for references, list of participating organizations you would like to work for (5-6), and specific information regarding you found out about the fellowship.
  • A full curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An essay – personal) (limit 1,000 words).
  • A policy/opinion essays (limit 1,000 words)

  1. SUEZ Corporate Scholars Program


The UNCF Corporate Scholars program provides selected candidates with a paid internship at a SUEZ for-profit facility. The UNCF  provides a $5,000 scholarship for the academic year, paid for by the SUEZ Foundation.

The internships will be offered at various locations which include but not limited to: Paramus, New Jersey; West Nyack, New York; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, TX, Delaware; Richmond, VA; Nassau, NY; West Basin, CA and Pasadena.

Each candidate is expected to go through the company’s FOR profit hiring process and will be expected to present to key Project/Department staff a final report and/or PowerPoint presentation of their internship experience.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 30th, 2019

Competitive?: Yes

Essays required?: Yes


  • Candidate must attend a four (4) year accredited university/college-Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • An applicant or candidate must be a College sophomore or college junior at the time of application.

Major in Accounting, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Communications, Computer Science, English, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science(s), Health & Safety (Select Environmental Science), Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Pre-law or Sociology.

For more information or to apply, please kindly visit the scholarship provider’s website.