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. While some deadlines may have passed, most scholarships renew annually. 

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 in funds divided among recipients
Application deadline: March 1st

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Award: up to $20,000 per academic year (renewable for up to 4 years)
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
Application Deadline: February 15th

  • Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
    Award: $2,000 per year (renewable up to 4 years)
  • Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
    Award: $5,000 (one-time)
  • DAR Centennial Scholarship
    Award: $2,500 (one-time)
  • The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
    Award: $2,000 (one-time)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Student Opportunities
Application Period: April 1st - August 31st

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

Various or Unannounced Deadlines

Sally & Fitch Scholarships for Law Students
Award: $1,000 - $1,500
Application Deadline: TBA

Win a A Place for Mom’s Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application deadline: Quarterly

Additional Resources

American Psychological Association