CHaSS scholarships

The cost of higher education can be a financial burden for many students and their families. Scholarships help students earn their degrees and allow them to focus on their academics rather than their finances. They also recognize undergraduate and graduate students of the highest caliber. Each year, the Dean's Office and the college's departments award scholarships and fellowships to eligible students.

Note: the amounts listed in the scholarships below are estimates and vary year by year.

How to apply

Students may apply for scholarships offered through the CHaSS Dean's Office by going to Utah State University's Scholarship Online Application site.

How to Apply

College Level Scholarships

Hubbard Family Scholarship

$7,500

The Hubbard Family Scholarship is open to all students attending Utah State University. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated interest and ability in the field of creative writing and/or to students who have demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the protection of the Earth's ecosystem.
Requirements:

  • Must have an interest in creative writing and/or the environment

Charles and Rae Perkins Scholarship

$5,000

The Perkins Scholarship was created in 2011 to support students in attaining their academic goals. The Perkins scholarship is available to all students of Utah Student University, regardless of where the student is enrolled.

Seibert Family Scholarship

$2,500

The Seibert Scholarship provides support to students from any major within CHaSS.
Requirments:

  • Preference for students from outside the state of Utah
  • Preference for students who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference for incoming freshmen--must have a minimum 2.7 high school GPA and must have declared a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Scholarship applicants shall include a resume and a maximum 500 word description of the following:
    • Financial need
    • Leadership and service experience and goals
    • How he/she is a dedicated Aggie fan and how he/she will "pay it forward" to future Aggies

CHaSS Scholarship

$1,000

The scholarship is awarded to students in CHaSS and is based on available funding and need.
Requirements:

  • Must have a major with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Must be taking 12 credit hours per semester
  • Must be an undergraduate

Garth N. and Verda Marie Clegg Jones and Family Scholarship

$1,000

The Garth N. and Verda M. Clegg-Jones and Family Scholarship is open to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in one of the subject areas in CHaSS, or the Department of Economics.

*Preference will be given to students
with high academic achievement and/or from rural parts of Utah.

The Seely-Hinkley Scholarship

$5,000

The primary aim of this award is to provide scholarships at Utah State University for students of superior attainment who otherwise would be unable to attend, or who would be delayed in attending the University. This scholarship is awarded through the President's Office based on recommendation from the Dean of the College.
Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must have a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Must be taking at least 9 credit hours per semester.
  • Must be a United States citizen.

Reed Lund Frischknecht & Cleone Rich Frischknecht Family Scholarship

$1,000

This scholarship is for USU graduate or senior level undergraduate students, majoring in one of the subject areas in CHaSS, or the Department of Economics. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement. Preference in selection will be given to those who have an interest in a career in public/community service and residents of the state of Utah.
Requirements:

  • Must have a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Department of Economics.
  • Must be taking 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or 6 credit hours (graduate) per semester.
  • Must be an upper level undergraduate student (90+ semester hours) or a graduate student.
  • Preference given to those who have an interest in a career in public/community service
  • Preference given to those who are residents of the state of Utah.

John C. Allen Global Leadership Scholarship

$1,000

Preference is given for students from a rural background, who articulate how their CHaSS education will positively impact their careers and others in an increasingly global community.
Requirements:

  • Must have a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Must be an upper level undergraduate student (60+ semester hours)
  • Preference given to those from a rural background

Mehdi Heravi Endowed Scholarship for Middle East Studies

$1,000

Requirements:

  • Declared minor in the Middle East Studies Program
  • Completed a minimum of one course in the Middle East Studies Program
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in the Middle East Studies Program
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Dr. Mehdi Heravi Logan High Scholarship

$1,000

This award is available to CHaSS undergraduate students from a low income family who graduated from Logan High School.
Requirements:

  • Must have graduated from Logan High School and in financial need
  • Must have a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jessie & Jared Richards Scholarship

$750

The Jessie and Jared Richards Scholarship is for students who are interested in researching issues of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and underprivileged/underrepresented populations.
Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a degree in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Must have an interest in pursuing research, policy, activism, or other activities around issues of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
  • Must have a commitment to working with underprivileged or underrepresented populations
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Judge Ted Stewart Pre-Law and Policy Scholarship

Up to $500

The Judge Ted Stewart Pre-Law & Policy Scholarship shall provide scholarships to CHaSS undergraduate students who intend to pursue a legal career.
Requirments:

  • 500-word essay describing scholarship need, leadership experience and potential, and how/why the students intend to pursue a law degree.
  • A second 500-word essay describing the importance of the rule of law, as protected by a commitment to textualist and originalist interpretation.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to public service, the rule of law, free markets, and the principles of liberty embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

If you have questions or difficulties with the site, contact the CHaSS Dean's Office at 435-797-1195.