A major in Behavioral Science focuses on the behavior of all living organisms in the natural world and the interaction between various living beings. Behavioral Science programs cover several disciplines such as psychology, economics, and counseling, in addition to a few other social sciences.
A degree in Behavioral Sciences will open up the doors to a diverse array of career paths in mental health, education, politics and government, law and business. Getting a scholarship to fund your studies in this field can help you clear out your student debt earlier in your career, giving you the freedom to explore and expand your potential.
A large number of scholarships for behavioral science majors are offered by individual educational institutions, with a few being funded by private foundations and organizations.
Through its Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides financial aid to underprivileged students who are keen on doing research in behavioral, biomedical, and social science health-related fields. The winner of this award will receive up to $20,000 per academic year as long as they stay enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited, 4-year institution. The award money may be used to cover tuition, reasonable living expenses, and any education-related costs.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum 3.50 GPA and be able to demonstrate exceptional financial need.
The winner is must commit to spend 10 weeks during summer undergoing paid research training at the NIH. After graduation, they must also commit to completing one year of full-time employment at the NIH for each year of scholarship that they’ve received.
The Magellan Scholarship is offered by University of Arizona’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to undergrad students enrolled in a full-time program in the same college. Applicants for this $750 award must be in good academic standing, and must show financial need.
To be considered, applications must be accompanied by a resume detailing your extracurricular activities, a letter of support from an adviser or professor at UA, and a short essay emphasizing why you deserve the award and describing how the award money would help you achieve your goals.
Winners are selected based on academic performance, financial need, and essay content.
Established by Minnesota State University the Global Promise Foundation Study Abroad Award offers up to $1000 to winning applicants. Undergrad students enrolled in full-time programs in the University’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) are eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must also be admitted into a study abroad program sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Applications must be accompanied by a recommendation letter written by a career counselor or current teacher, details of the study abroad program to which they are admitted, and an essay highlighting the applicant’s leadership qualities and what they hope to achieve by participating in the study abroad program.