Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

Liberal Arts & General Studies Degrees

Award Description

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. Areas of studies that will be considered include but are not limited to cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, consumer sciences, social services, military studies, leisure studies, philosophy, political science, social science, history and religious studies.

  • Amount: $500
  • One Award Annually
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2016

Previous Scholarship Winner — $500 Award

Alannah Forstner
Alannah Forstner
Normandale Community College
Music Therapy Major

"I heard about this scholarship through the community college I was attending. They sent me an email saying "Scholarship Opportunities" and I saw that this one was relatively easy and not that time consuming. So I went ahead and wrote how this scholarship will help me in furthering my education. My future career goal is to be a music therapist. Music has always been a part of me and making people happy and better is what I live for. If I can change someone's life for the better through music, I know I've done something great. I plan to attend Berklee College of Music fall 2013, the audition is later this year and it is quite an expensive school. Every cent counts and this is an amazing gift from Study.com. Study.com offers so much more than scholarships. They have descriptions on programs and different careers so kids really know what they'll be studying. That's a great tool because some college websites don't go to into much depth about their programs. Thank you so much for this opportunity! It helps immensely since I'm paying for college all on my own, books and everything, so thank you so much Study.com!"


Scholarship applicants should be pursuing a degree at the associate degree level or higher in a program related to Liberal Arts or General Studies including:

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide Study.com with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by Study.com. The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.

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