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2017-2018 CSBS Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships


The College of Social and Behavioral Science Dean's Office Scholarships that are offered are separate from those offered by individual departments. If you wish to apply for departmental scholarships, you will need to fill out a separate application. Scroll down for more information.

All undergraduate students interested in applying for scholarships MUST fill out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). Graduate students may also fill out a FAFSA, but it is not required for CSBS scholarship awards. 


Dean's Office Scholarship Information:

Dean's Office scholarship applications are now available!

The deadline for undergraduate student applications will be Friday, February 17th, 2017.
The deadline for graduate student applications will be Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. 

The scholarship application process for Dean's Office scholarships must be completed online (please do not print and hand write an application as this will not be accepted). To be eligible for Dean's Office scholarships, you must be a declared major in one of the degree-granting departments of the College of Social and Behavioral Science:

Anthropology - Economics - Environmental and Sustainability Studies - Family and Consumer Studies
Geography - Health Society and Policy - International Affairs and Global Enterprise - Political Science 
Public Administration - Public Policy - Psychology - Sociology


View Scholarships Currently offered by the Dean's Office


Please note that in addition to the application, two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be from an academic source. Both letters must be on official letterhead and/or signed or they will not be considered. Please remember to select people who know you well enough to offer thoughtful and meaningful comments about you and your abilities. Letters must be submitted to Glenn Gordon at

Departmental Scholarship Information:

If you wish to apply for scholarships available in a specific department or program within the college, you will need to apply through the department/program's application forms and meet their criteria for consideration. Please visit your department/program's website for more information or visit the links below.

Note: Students may be awarded both a college and a departmental or program scholarship. Other student scholarships may be searched for through the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. However, please also be aware that the Scholarship Office reviews all scholarship awards and compares them against any federal student loans students may have taken. In cases where students have scholarship awards and federal student loans, the Scholarship Office may reduce student loan amounts. This may mean that spent loan amounts may have to be paid back immediately. For more information on how scholarship awards can affect federal student loans, please consult directly with the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Many of CSBS's scholarships are provided by donors. If you are awarded a donor-based scholarship you will be required to do the following:

  1. Write a letter of thanks to the scholarship donor (or family).
  2. Supply a color photograph and biographical information for the creation of a spotlight which the dean's office will send to the donor of your scholarship.
  3. Attend a scholarship program where you can meet your donor in person.

For more information and questions on the scholarship process, please visit our FAQ page or contact Glenn Gordon at

Last Updated: 4/26/17