Undergraduate Scholarships

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 Scholarship Search

Please note: All applications are due on February 15 unless otherwise noted. 

General Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to offer a variety of scholarships and awards to our students. These scholarships may be awarded based on merit, financial need or specific academic criteria. 

Explore all your funding options, from major-specific awards in our schools and departments to undergraduate research scholarships and study abroad scholarships.

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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. 

SHPRS Student Support

The ASU School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) Student Emergency Assistance Program was established to help students in distress due to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Funded by donations from the SHPRS community, the program is a small gesture in an overall University strategy to support the health and well‐being of SHPRS students for the duration of this crisis. This fund was established to help SHPRS students in the event of an unexpected emergency. The amount of funds available to distribute is limited. Not all requests will be funded or funded in full. 

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History Scholarships

Friends of History Scholarship

$1,000 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. 

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.

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Wallace E. Adams Memorial Award for Excellence in European History

Nan Adams, in memory of her husband Dr. Wallace E. Adams, established this $2,000 scholarship to support students who demonstrate sustained excellence in the pursuit of European history.

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, a copy of a paper from a class 

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Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship

The $500-$1,000 Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of the history of political liberty and economic freedom.

Requirements
Submit a completed application, resume and essay via the ASU Scholarship Portal by March 1 deadline. 

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Palo Verde Republican Women Scholarship

The goal of the $500-$1,000 scholarship is to promote civic responsibility, knowledge of the political process, and future community engagement by the scholarship recipients.

Requirements
Submit a completed application, resume and essay via the ASU Scholarship Portal by March 1 deadline.

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Schultz Family Scholarship

The purpose of this $2,000 - $3,000 scholarship is to encourage undergraduate students and incoming high school students to explore the founding principles and exceptionality of the U.S. 

Requirements
Submit a completed application, resume and essay via the ASU Scholarship Portal by March 1 deadline. 

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Philosophy Scholarships

Friends of Philosophy Scholarship

The Friends of Philosophy Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1000 awarded to an undergraduate student who 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.

Requirements
Please submit a short essay about why you chose to study philosophy. Please address why studying philosophy is important to you and to society.

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Christine Sato Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy

The Christine Sato Memorial Scholarship was established to support an undergraduate student pursuing a philosophy degree in SHPRS. The scholarship was established in memory of Christine Sato, who earned her philosophy degree from ASU in 1990. During her life, Christine worked in the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, was credited with helping to make the new Arizona State Hospital a reality, and was dedicated to serving the behavioral and public health needs of Arizona residents. The $1,000 scholarship is a tribute to Christine's dedication to education and to her efforts to always help others.

Requirements
Please submit a copy of your resume and essay about your goals.

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Douglas G. Arner Academic Freedom Scholarship

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. He was a pivotal member in establishing the Department of Philosophy, served as chair of the Department of Philosophy from 1962-1972, and taught at ASU for 28 years.
He was a deeply principled man whose values and ideals governed the actions he undertook and the direction of his life. Of these principles, the concept and importance of academic freedom figured prominently in his career. Through the generosity of Dr. Arner's son John, former students, colleagues and friends, the $1,500 scholarship creates a legacy that will benefit many generations of undergraduate students majoring in philosophy.

Requirements
Submit an original essay on the importance of academic freedom.

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Philosophy Essay Contest

The Philosophy Essay Contest annually recognizes a high-quality undergraduate essay on any topic in philosophy.

Requirements
Essays are to be typed, double-spaced between 3,000 and 6,000 words (double-spaced) in length and any philosophical topic. Use either PDF or Word format. 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. Only one essay per student. 

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Religious Studies Scholarships

Friends of Religious Studies Scholarship

The Friends of Religious Studies Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student who 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.

Requirements
Please submit a short essay about why you chose religious studies as a major. Please address why studying religious studies is important to you and to society.

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Norton and Ramsey Religious Study in Israel Scholarship

The $2,500 Norton and Ramsey Scholarship is named in honor of the Reverend Jenny Norton. Jenny received her BS in Justice Studies with a minor in Religious Studies in 1993 from ASU. 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Please submit one essay regarding your goals and another regarding your impact on your field of study; address why you selected Religious Studies as your major/minor.

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Steve and Margaret Forster Memorial Scholarship in Religious Studies

The $5,000 Steve and Margaret Forster Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship for students who have a documented major and/or minor in Religious Studies.

Requirements
Please submit one essay regarding your goals and another regarding your impact on your field of study; address why you selected Religious Studies as your major/minor.

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Asia Studies Scholarships

Warner-Fong Scholarship

Lilly Fong established the $1,000 Warner-Fong Scholarship in honor of Ila Marie White Warner for her inspiring example of service to the community and for her love and loyalty to ASU and in honor of her parents, Ong C. and Helen Hing. Lilly Fong earned her B.A. in Education from ASU in 1949 and was the first Asian-American school teacher in Nevada. This scholarship is a commemoration of Ms. Fong's dedication to supporting students.

Requirements
Please submit Impact on Field of Study Essay and address why you chose Asia Studies as a major, 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. Due July 5. 

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Guilford A. Dudley Memorial Prize for Excellence in Asian Studies

Guilford A. Dudley was a professor of history at Arizona State University for 16 years, introduced Asian Studies to ASU and was the founding director of the Center for Asian Studies. This memorial fund was established by his colleagues and friends to remember Guil and his passion for Asian history. The award aims to recognize the highest achieving student in Asian Studies.

Requirements
Submit a letter of support from a faculty member and a page-long motivation or cover letter.

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Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship

The Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship is a tribute to William W. Sage's interest in a lifelong work in Laos and Southeast Asia and is in loving memory and honor of his parents, Lloyd G. and Twyla M. Sage. Sage earned his BA in Political Science from ASU in 1968. As an undergraduate student, he was interested in international affairs, particularly foreign student affairs. After graduating, he volunteered for the International Voluntary Services (IVS), a Peace Corps-like organization working in a number of countries around the world, like Laos. Throughout his career, Sage continued to work and support refugees. This scholarship aims to recognize his contribution and support students at ASU who wish to travel and study abroad in Laos (and neighboring countries of Southeast Asia).

Requirements
Submit a completed Sage Family Southeast Asian Studies Scholarship application, 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. Materials due by January 17. 

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