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 Application Deadline

Beinecke Scholarsihp

Award for graduate study in arts, humanities, and social science fields.


Available to third-year students (i.e. apply in January 2015 if you will finish your degree in Dec. 2015 or May 2016) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have demonstrated financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship. Hampshire College is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Full award description, eligibility, and application information

January 12, 2015

Submit all materials to Rachel Rubinstein, dean of advising and academic support

Students Serve Grant 

Provides academic service grants to innovative college students. Students use the knowledge they gain in their classes to create meaningful changes in their communities.

Academic service grants of up to $2000.

You must be an undergraduate in a U.S. college or university; all majors are eligible to apply; the targeted community must be within the U.S.A.


Institute For Humane Studies, Humane Studies Fellowship

Provides funding for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students who are committed to developing a free society through their academic work.

 Up to $12,000

Must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution; undergrads must be juniors or seniors during the year of funding; graduates must not have completed a Ph. D.; law, M.B.A., and other professional students are eligible.

Late December (for the following year)

Datatel Scholarship

Essay contest open to schools who use Datatel software (including Hampshire).

$1,000-2,400 credited directly to your tuition account.

You must submit an essay of less than 1,000 words, a transcript, and two letters of recommendation.

Late January for the following school year

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize

Enables undergrads to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.


Preference will be given to those who have already found a position and require additional funds.

March 15

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA

Scholarships, apprenticeships and/or fellowships in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film.

Varies, approx. $5,000-$25,000

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011.)

Spring (different date for each program)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund 

Provides need-based grants to undergraduate and graduate students actively working for peace and justice.

Maximum of $6,000; award size depends on number of donors.

Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university; live in the U.S.A.; and be eligible for academic credit.

April 1

Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program

Provides funding for undergraduates who are pursuing a health-related career.

$3,000, paid in two installments, fall and spring.

Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year with a 3.0 or higher GPA and a demonstrated financial need and interest in the health professions.

Early May

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program

Scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are engaged in full-time study related to computer and video game arts.

Up to $3,000

Must be a U.S. citizen, and be a woman or a minority student pursuing a degree in computer and video game arts. Applicant should be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. There is a GPA requirement for this application, but Hampshire students can still apply. You must submit your high school records and test scores (ACT/SAT), and make sure that the rest of your application (activities, recommendations, essay, art/design/game samples) is very strong.


Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship to support undergraduate and graduate projects related to children's media.


Applicants must demonstrate a commitment--through coursework or experience--to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development/child psychology, film/television production, music, animation. Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children's media.

Late February

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Offers awards for undergraduate study abroad.

Up to $5000

Applicants must be U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and are planning to study abroad.

Early October and  early March


Truman Scholarship

Provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Up to $30,000

Applicants must U.S. citizens who are college juniors at the time of selection. Applicants must work with a faculty representative (Lynn Miller is the Hampshire faculty rep). Application process begins in October.

Early February


Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Student Fellowship

Funding for creative and/or scholarly projects that draw together the humanities and substantial work with digital resources and/or technologies.

Up to $1,500

Currently enrolled sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students at one of the campuses in the Five College consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are eligible to apply.

Work must begin by November 1 and end by June 1 of the following year


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