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CAHSS Scholarships

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is pleased to offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate scholarships. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities by clicking on the department links below.

Scholarships (search)

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is available to DCRS students for: 1) outstanding academic performance, 2) crisis situation of need, and/or 3) contribution to inclusive learning community building. The award is considered on a case-to-case basis.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Robin Cooper
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: The fund was established to memorialize Dr. Florence Ross, a most distinguished SHSS alumna, for her commitment to the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. This scholarship is available to doctoral level students in the Conflict Analysis and Resolution program. Applicants must 1) be enrolled at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; 2) demonstrate financial need; 3) demonstrate academic excellence through a GPA of 3.0.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Robin Cooper
Award Amount: Stipend up to a maximum of $15,600 per year, paid bi-weekly.

Deadline: Spring

Requirements: Offered typically for one academic year only, fall to summer terms, depending on available funds. Positions are for a maximum of 20 hours per week in an on-campus program. The faculty committee reviews continuation of the assistantship after each trimester based on the student academic and GA performance. GAs must maintain a full-time course load with a minimum of 3.5 GPA, and remain otherwise in good academic standing.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Ismael Muvingi
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: Jim Elmore, a federal mediator and friend of DCRS, died in 1998. This fund was established by DCRS as a lasting tribute to Jim. Students, faculty, and friends have contributed. This fund is used to award DCRS students for professional conference presentations and academic publications. This award is provided in the form of partial reimbursement for travel expenses and conference registrations, up to a certain amount depending on whether the conference is regional or national.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Robin Cooper
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: The Susan and Neil Katz Family Changing Lives Scholarship was established to support full-time international graduate (residential) DCRS students. To qualify, students must be an international student enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students must be registered as a residential student and taking residential courses. Students who are registered as on-line students are not eligible. They must be in good academic standing as defined by the program office, and submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Bertha Amisi

Department of Family Therapy

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is available to DFT graduate students who are in good academic standing and enrolled in a degree program in the Department of Family Therapy. Applicants must be in good academic standing as defined by the program office. They must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Students must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is available to DFT students for: 1) outstanding academic performance, 2) crisis situation of need, and/or 3) contribution to inclusive learning community building. The award is considered on a case-to-case basis.

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This fund was established to support collaborative trainings among scholars, faculty, students, alumni, and community partners. The funds will serve to support training efforts and pertinent initiatives of those approved by the DFT Dept. Chair.

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: When Doris Benefield Harold, a respected member of the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) Ph.D. Program, died of cancer in 1995, DFT set up this fund. Students, faculty, and friends contributed as a way of honoring Doris's memory. It has been additionally funded from the DFT Student Scholarship Series and workshops presented by DFT faculty. This fund is used to award DFT students for professional conference presentations and academic publications.

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: Professor Emeritus Dr. Patricia Cole is the founding contributor of this scholarship, which was set up in June 2008. This scholarship is available to DFT doctoral students in financial need who enter the program several years after undergraduate school (unless they started undergrad school later in life). Awards are performance-based on at least 2 terms in the program.

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: Stipend up to a maximum of $15,600 per year, paid bi-weekly.

Deadline: Varies

Requirements: Offered typically for one academic year only, fall to summer terms, depending on available funds. Positions are for a maximum of 20 hours per week in an on-campus program. The faculty committee reviews continuation of the assistantship after each trimester based on the student academic and GA performance. GAs must maintain a full-time course load with a minimum of 3.5 GPA, and remain otherwise in good academic standing.

Additional Information: Contact: Dr. Martha Marquez
Award Amount: $1000-$2,000

Deadline: July 1st, October 1st

Background: The Quell Bridge-the-Gap Scholarships will provide support to DFT Master’s students in the first 4 terms of the program who have maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout their time in the program. At least half of the scholarships (per term) will be reserved for students enrolled in the Equine Assisted Family Therapy course(s). Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the mental health field. Scholarship recipients will become Quell Scholars, and will participate in community events promoting the Quell Foundation’s mission of reducing the stigma of mental illness.
Applicants will submit an essay identifying their current status and progress in the program, along with their professional goals, commitment to mental health as a career field, and plans for their future career path. A current resume should be included along with the essay. Applicants may request letters of support from program faculty.

Additional Information: Please submit nominations to Dr. Shelley Green and Dr. Martha Marquez by July 1st for consideration for the Fall scholarship award, and October 1st, for Winter scholarship award.

Department of History and Political Science

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This fund was established by DHPS faculty to support and encourage the scholarly endeavors of students enrolled in DHPS undergraduate or graduate programs. The fund will provide financial support to DHPS undergraduate and graduate students for professional conference presentations, academic publications, research, and other scholarly student initiatives. Students apply for funds through a written request to the Department Chair, who makes a decision in consultation with a committee of full-time DHPS faculty. This award is provided in the form of partial reimbursement of expenses, at the Chair’s discretion.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Andrea Shaw-Nevins
Award Amount: $500

Deadline: Fall (October 1st); Winter (February 15)

Background: This scholarship is made possible by Dr. James Doan in memory of his grandparents, and his mother, to further the development of International Studies and to honor their commitment to developing knowledge of the languages, history and cultures of other nations. It is available to undergraduate full-time students to support the cost of travel study courses offered through NSU or summer, semester, or academic year study abroad programs offered through accredited institutions. Priority is given based on the following hierarchy: 1) International Studies Majors or Modern Languages Majors, 2) Students in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science, 3) Undergraduate Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 4) All other undergraduate students. Students must submit a 500 word essay with application and documentation indicating the travel study or study abroad program they plan to participate in. Funds will be dispersed to applicants after they show successful completion of approved travel study or study abroad program. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Andrea Shaw-Nevins

Department of Justice and Human Services

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is made possible by Dr. Kim Durham, and is available to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Aviation concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Human Services Administration. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which they are applying and demonstrate financial need. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1st

Background: This scholarship is made possible by the Marshall family, and is available to full-time graduate or undergraduate students in good academic standing per the program office, enrolled in a Department of Justice and Human Services Degree Program. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which they are applying and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Tammy Kushner
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is made possible by Jill and Stuart Siegel, and is available to undergraduate students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Applicant must be employed or affiliated with a police department.

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is made possible by Dr. Marlisa Santos, and is available to full-time undergraduate students interested in journalism. Students must be in good academic standing per the program office, enrolled in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages degree program at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which they are applying and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380

Department of Multidisciplinary Studies

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This fund was set up in February 2008 by an anonymous donor and has received some additional funding. It is used for DMS student scholarships and to award DMS students for professional conference presentations and academic publications. DMS students may use the funds for conference presentation. This scholarship is available to DMS students for: 1) outstanding academic performance, 2) crisis situation of need, and/or 3) contribution to inclusive learning community building. The award is considered on a case-to-case basis.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Judith McKay
Award Amount: Stipend up to a maximum of $15,600 per year, paid bi-weekly.

Deadline: Varies

Requirements: Offered typically for one academic year only, fall to summer terms, depending on available funds. This GA position for a student in the Master of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies Program at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. It is reviewed after each trimester based on the student’s academic and GA performance. The GA must maintain a full-time course load with a minimum of 3.5 GPA, and remain otherwise in good academic standing.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Judith McKay

Department of Performing and Visual Arts

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1st for returning NSU students; July 1 for new NSU students.

Background: This scholarship is made possible by the late James and Nan Farquhar. It is available to students seeking a bachelor’s degree in dance, music, theatre, or art and design through the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. Students must be declared PVA majors, and have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. It is talent based; audition or portfolio review is required.

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2014 and is available to full-time CAHSS undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s degree in music through the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. Students must be in good academic standing, as defined by the program office, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is available to full-time CAHSS undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. Students must be in good academic standing, as defined by the program office, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2014 and is available to full-time CAHSS undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. Students must be in good academic standing, as defined by the program office, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380

Department of Writing and Communication

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2014 and is available to full-time CAHSS undergraduate students pursuing a Communications (public relations minor) in the Department of Writing and Communication. Students must be in good academic standing, as defined by the program office, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with greatest financial need.

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380

(formerly the SHSS Student Association Endowed Community Outreach Scholarship)

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2005 to honor colleagues who are committed to giving back to the community. It is awarded to the CAHSS student whose community service is exemplary of and committed to NSU’s vision and the CAHSS motto of “walking the talk”. Outreach programs must incorporate theory and practice of CAHSS academic ideals/philosophies, adds to the quality of life, locally, nationally, or internationally. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in a graduate degree program (at least 6 credit hours a term), who are in good academic standing, and have completed at least 9 credits in a CAHSS program.

Additional Information: Guidelines are available from the CAHSS-SGA Board or from the CAHSS SGA Faculty Advisor, Dr. Elena Bastidas.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: The Dean Yang Alumni Changing Lives Scholarship is made possible by Dean Honggang Yang. It is available to CAHSS domestic and international students enrolled in a graduate degree program, and in good academic standing, as defined by the program office. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you? Applicants may be asked to demonstrate a commitment to building an inclusive learning community in order to be considered for awards, per the discretion of the Dean.

Additional Information: Contact Alina Gonzalez
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2016 and is available to full-time CAHSS undergraduate students, in good academic standing, as defined by the program office. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship is made possible by the Hensler Family. It is available to undergraduate students enrolled in a College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences degree program, in good academic standing, as defined by the program office. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Additional Information: Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380
Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Background: This scholarship was established in 2010 by the late Senator G. Firestone and his wife, Mrs. Nola Firestone. The purpose of this scholarship is to preserve the legacy of public service of Senator George Firestone by providing support to students preparing for a career in government service.

Applicants must be in financial need and in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to attend graduate school, and to those who have been employed in order to help to finance their education.

Additional Information: Contact Alina Gonzalez
Award Amount: Based on available funds, up to three scholarships per term can be awarded, each in the amount of $500. Students are eligible for award one time.

Deadline: Nov. 1, March 1, July 1

Background: The SHSS Friends Memorial Fund was initiated in remembrance of our late colleague, Cody Smith, for his outstanding services to the former SHSS. This fund is specific to graduate students who are in good standing, continuously registered each term, and actively working on their thesis or dissertation research project, applied clinical project, or community outreach project. Applicants for this scholarship must submit a narrative of proposed or ongoing activity related to their thesis or dissertation research, applied clinical project, or community outreach project. The narrative should include the following elements: 1) description of project; 2) explanation of how funds would be used; 3) plan for sustainability (e.g., other sources of funding that will be sought; 4) timeline for completion of the project, including anticipated completion date.

Additional Information: Contact Alina Gonzalez
Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 15

Background: This scholarship was established in 2012 by Wei J. Chen. The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduate students enrolled in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, who are in good academic standing as defined by NSU’s Office of Enrollment and Student Services, and have a demonstrated interest in studying the resolution of social, political, and/or historical inter-and cross-cultural challenges. Students who have direct experience working across Eastern and Western cultures will receive preference.

Additional Information: Contact Alina Gonzalez
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