Financial Assistance

Departments within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy offer various types of financial assistance to students. To find out more, please contact the department you want to apply to.

Undergraduate Students

Social Science Scholars is a competitive program for outstanding majors in the college. The selected students participate in a leadership seminar during the spring semester of their junior year preparing for research or service projects to be undertaken during the following summer and/or fall semesters. Social Science Scholars receive grants of up to $5,000 for approved travel and other expenses related to their projects, either in the U.S. or overseas. For more information, visit the program’s page here.

Graduate Students

Military veterans who are master’s degree students in the college can receive assistance through the Charles T. Haworth Graduate Scholarships for Student Veterans: four scholarships at $5,000 each ($2,500 each semester for one academic year).

Veterans in graduate study are also eligible for the Thomas M. and Eileen R. Culligan Award for Student Veterans: one scholarship at $4,000 ($2,000 each semester for one academic year).

Students must be engaged in full-time study for a degree in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Note that there are no tuition waivers attached to these awards at this time, and there is no work requirement attached to the award. For information about eligibility, deadlines and applications for the veteran awards, please contact Tonja Guilford at

In addition to departmental and college support, Florida State University offers a range of financial aid. More information is available at this link.

We are proud to note that students of the college have always been very well represented among winners of national awards and fellowships. For more information about these programs, visit the Office of National Fellowships or the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards.

There are also a number of university-sponsored awards and grants available to currently enrolled students.