Scholarships and Awards

Thanks to the generous philanthropy of our donors, you are able to extend your opportunities when you apply for a scholarship. Besides the degree specific scholarships available through our school, we encourage you to explore other scholarships available at ASU.

ASU General Scholarships

ASU Scholarship Search

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships

http://clas.asu.edu/current-students/scholarships-and-awards

National Scholarships

The Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement administered by Barrett, The Honors College helps students apply for national and international awards, including the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, and many more. This office assists any Arizona State University student applying for one of these awards, not exclusively students in Barrett, The Honors College. 

Friends of History Scholarship

Description
The Friends of History Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student who has declared a major in history. Consideration is given to academic merit and to the student’s commitment to the field of history. 

Eligibility 

  • A minimum ABOR high school GPA of 3.00  
  • Declaration of a B.A. in History in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies is required for consideration.

Requirements

  • Please submit a short essay (250 words maximum) about why you chose history as a major. Please address what kind of impact you hope your studies will have on your life and what kind of impact you hope to have on your community and your world with a degree in history.
  • Application and materials must be submitted by February 15

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Wallace E. Adams Memorial Award for Excellence in European History

Description
This award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the pursuit of European history.

Amount
$1,400*

Requirements

  • Submit a letter to the history scholarship committee explaining why you should be considered,
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in history, evidence of significant course work
  • A copy of a paper from a class 
  • Application and materials must be submitted by February 15

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The Lorig Public History Scholarship 

Description
This annual award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in history with a focus in public history. 

Amount
$1,000* 

Eligibility

  • Graduate or undergraduate student shall be pursuing an academic degree in history with a focus in public history.
  • Recipient shall have documented financial need as defined by ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.
  • Recipient shall have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Arizona.

Requirements
Submit a completed application by February 15 deadline. 

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Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship

Description
The Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of the history of political liberty and economic freedom.

Amount
$500-$1,000* 

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student (Political History and Leadership certificate program student preferred) 
  • Recipient shall have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants should include a resume.
  • Applicants should include a 600-word analytical essay examining a critical decision that was made by a leader of their choice, and how that decision revealed qualities of good or bad leadership.

Requirements
Submit a completed application, resume and essay via the ASU Scholarship Portal by October 15 deadline. 

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*All amounts are subject to change due to amount of funds available. 

Friends of Philosophy Scholarship

Description
The Friends of Philosophy Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1000 awarded to an undergraduate student who is has declared a major in Philosophy or in Morality, Politics, and Law. Consideration will be given to academic merit and to the student’s commitment to the field of philosophy.

Eligibility

  • A minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Declaration of a B.A. in Philosophy or in Morality, Politics, and Law in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies is required for consideration.

Requirements

  • Please submit a short essay (250 words maximum) about why you chose to study philosophy. Please address why studying philosophy is important to you and to society.
  • Application and materials must be submitted by February 15

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Christine Sato Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy

Description
Christine Sato graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1990 and went on to earn a Master of Accountancy at ASU in 1996. Christine passed away on March 8, 2003, and since that time, her former co-workers, family and friends have sought a way to appropriately honor her memory. An endowed scholarship was created in December of 2004 to do just that. Christine is remembered as a “kind and gentle spirit . . . one who brought a sense of humor and adventure with her wherever she went.”

Amount
$500-$1000 annually* 

Eligibility

  • Recipients shall be full-time, undergraduate students pursuing a major in Department of Philosophy.
  • Recipients shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Arizona residents.
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who have done community service or volunteer work or have been involved in leadership or campus organizations.

Requirements

  • Copy of unofficial current ASU transcript or DARS Report and/or a copy of unofficial transfer transcript(s), if any,  from each school attended, including grades from your most recently completed semester and cumulative GPA
  • Recent resume (optional, but recommended)

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Douglas G. Arner Academic Freedom Scholarship

Description
The Douglas G. Arner Academic Freedom Scholarship was established in 2006 to recognize Professor Arner’s passion for academic freedom and career achievements in the field of philosophy. Arner helped found the Department of Philosophy, served as chair of the Department of Philosophy from 1969-1972, and taught at ASU for 28 years. Through the generosity of Dr. Arner’s son John, former students, colleagues and friends, this scholarship endowment creates a legacy that will benefit many generations of undergraduate students majoring in philosophy with scholarship support.

Amount
$1,000*

Eligibility

  • Recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Recipient must be at the junior or senior level when receiving the scholarship
  • Recipient shall be majoring in Philosophy
  • Recipient shall have a minimum GPA 3.0
  • Financial need is a preference in awarding this scholarship.  FAFSA and SAR must be on file with Student Financial Assistance at ASU

Requirements

  • Write an original essay on the importance of academic freedom
  • Copy of unofficial current ASU transcript or DARS Report and/or a copy of unofficial transfer transcripts (s), if any, from each school attended, including grades from your most recently completed semester and cumulative GPA. 
  • Application and materials must be submitted by February 15

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Philosophy Essay Contest

Amount
$500

Eligibility

  • Philosophy undergraduates enrolled full-time in either fall 2017 or spring 2018  
  • Prior prize winners are not eligible to enter

Requirements

  • One entry per student
  • Essays are to be typed, double-spaced between 3,000 and 6,000 words (about 10-20 pages) in length. Use either PDF or Word format.  Any philosophical topic is acceptable
  • Essays will be blind reviewed, and therefore should contain no personal identifying information—do not put your name in the document. Please verify that your name is not included in the file properties/metadata.
  • Essay must be submitted by February 15

If you have questions, contact Prof. Peter de Marneffe

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*All amounts are subject to change due to amount of funds available. 

Friends of Religious Studies Scholarship

Description
The Friends of Religious Studies Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1000 awarded to an undergraduate student who is has declared a major in religious studies. Consideration will be given to academic merit and to the student’s commitment to the field of religious studies.

Eligibility

  • A minimum ABOR high school GPA of 3.00
  • Declaration of a B.A. in philosophy in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies is required for consideration.

Requirements

  • Please submit a short essay (250 words maximum) about why you chose religious studies as a major. Please address why studying religious studies is important to you and to society.
  • Application and materials must be submitted by February 15

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Norton and Ramsey Religious Study in Israel Scholarship

Description
The Norton and Ramsey Scholarship is named in honor of the Reverend Jenny Norton. Jenny received her B.S. in Justice Studies with a minor in Religious Studies in 1993 from Arizona State University. She completed her graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary. After denominational ordination, she was assigned to serve her church as assistant pastor and appointed to a position as an auxiliary chaplain at the Arizona State Department of Corrections. Her work continues that of her father, Ralph Norton, in Arizona’s state prisons. Jenny holds a personal awareness and passion for religious studies. This fund is established as an outgrowth of and commitment to that ideal.  

Amount
1 scholarship and 1 fellowship annually funded at $1,000. * 

Eligibility

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the Religious Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • Recipients shall be full-time students at the sophomore or higher academic level, as defined by the ASU registrar.

Requirements

  • The amount available for award is to be used to provide support for academic study in Israel, including a visit and possible internship with a university in Israel.  The scholarship is not to be used to fund travel for international students to the United States.
  • The Donor has a preference for the student to visit and participate in the Arava Institute at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
  • Recipient is expected to return to ASU for a minimum of one semester prior to graduation so that they may share the study and travel experience with other students and faculty.

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*All amounts are subject to change due to amount of funds available. 

Warner-Fong Scholarship

The Warner-Fong Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student who has declared a major in Asia Studies. The scholarship is renewable for one year. Consideration is given to academic merit and to the student’s commitment to the field of Asia Studies.

A minimum ABOR high school GPA of 3.00 and declaration of a B.A. in Asia Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies is required for consideration.

With your Fileapplication please submit a short essay (250 words maximum) about why you chose Asia Studies as a major. Please address what kind of impact you hope your studies will have on your life, and what kind of impact you hope to have on your community and your world with a degree in Asia Studies.

Applications must be received by May 15. Funds will be disbursed in the spring.

For more information, please contact shprs@asu.edu

 

Guilford A. Dudley Memorial Prize for Excellence in Asian Studies

Description
The prize honors academic excellence in Asian Studies, with special emphasis on Asian history.

Amount
$400*

Eligibility

  • Students can be self-nominate or be nominated by faculty

Requirements

  • Submit a letter of support from a faculty member. 
  • Submit a page-long motivation or cover letter. 
  • Submit a current transcript. 
  • Application and materials must be submitted before February 15 deadline. 

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Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship

Description

The purpose of the scholarship is to support travel and study abroad in Laos (and neighboring countries of Southeast Asia) for undergraduate students at Arizona State University. The Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship is a tribute to William W. Sage’s interest in and lifelong work in Laos and Southeast Asia and is provided in loving memory and honor of his parents, Lloyd G. and Twyla M. Sage. 

Amount
$3,000*

Eligibility

  • Students of all majors are invited to apply. Some prior study of Southeast Asia at ASU is preferred, but not required.
  • In order to receive funding, the selected recipient must be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student at the time of application and have completed at least 56 semester hours or four (4) semesters of study.
  • By signing the application, applicants agree that, if awarded the scholarship, they will: 1) spend at least half of their scholarship-funded trip in Laos; 2) submit, within three months of completing the scholarship, a trip report of approximately six pages (c2,000 words) reflecting on their trip and its lessons; and 3) make at least one public or classroom presentation at ASU about their experiences.
  • By signing the application, each applicant agrees to: 1) apply for and receive a Passport; 2) abide by the laws of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and other countries in which they may travel; 3) comply with the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct; and 4) enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) recommended by the ASU Study Abroad Office, https://studyabroad.asu.edu/.
  • Financial need is not required. It is suggested that students inquire at the ASU Financial Aid Office if there is a question as to whether receiving this scholarship will impact their financial aid. 

Requirements

  • The completed Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship application.
  • The applicant’s name should appear at the top of each page.
  • A copy of a transcript that includes grades from your most recently completed semester (unofficial copies are acceptable).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professionals/professors who can attest to the potential for success in academics at ASU and the character of the applicant. Each letter should be written on letterhead stationery and sealed in an envelope signed by the author.
  • Transcripts or letters of recommendation being sent under separate cover must also adhere to the deadline of February 15. 
  • Applications may not be faxed. The application may be submitted electronically to Asia@asu.edu (with Sage Scholarship on the subject line)
  • The application form and all required attachments must be submitted by February 15.

Download the application here

 

*All amounts are subject to change due to amount of funds available.