Human Services Scholarships

Careers offer Satisfying Work with Community Service Programs

Human services is a term covering many of the tasks involved in delivering social services. If you are a human services professional, you can have any number of different job titles, such as case worker in a public department of health or welfare, director of a community organization that campaigns for social justice like Gamaliel or the San Francisco Organizing Project, or counselor in a residential facility for troubled youth or elderly people.

Because so many academic fields are considered part of human services, it is not possible to provide more than a small sample of all the scholarships available, but the following information will give you an idea of what you will find.

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Scholarships From Private Organizations

National Organization for Human Services

Every year, the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) asks its members to nominate candidates for two scholarships. Nominees must belong to NOHS, they must be enrolled in a degree program which has the words “human service/s” in its name, and one of each scholarship is awarded annually, assuming suitable candidates are found.

The awards are:

You will need to supply a transcript, essay, and two reference letters with your application.

Scholarships From Colleges

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s College of Health and Human Services offers majors for students interested in careers like social work or counseling those with physical impairments or addiction problems. Examples of scholarships for students in human services disciplines include the following:

Western Washington University

The Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University (WWU) offers several scholarships for its human services majors, including these:

University of Michigan-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint offers a number of scholarships through its School of Education & Human Services, and here are some of those suited to human services students:

Iowa State University

The Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Iowa State University lists a number of scholarships for which you will be considered after submitting a single online application. Here are a few of those intended for human services students:

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University’s College of Health and Human Services also provides suitable scholarships like these for its students: