College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


C.L.A.S.S. Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) has the privilege of awarding scholarships to better serve our students. We hope to provide our students with every opportunity to prosper and grow, regardless of their financial circumstance. Applying for scholarships may seem like a daunting task, but we make it our priority to streamline the process for our students.

Special Note: Listed below are scholarship opportunities available at the college level with their specific application requirements and links.  Additional scholarships opportunities may be available at your department. Visit your Department’s office or website for further details.

Applying Has Never Been Easier : Simply fill out the general online application located at the Office of Financial Aid's scholarship page:

Once your general application has been submitted, the scholarship database will match you with all potential scholarship opportunities. Please be aware that many scholarships have additional requirements beyond the general application. In order to be considered, you must complete all additional requirements for the individual scholarships.

 For your reference, we have provided a list of all available CLASS Scholarships and their criteria:

The Sharon and Megan Daseler Scholarship Endowment

Eligibility: Minimum GPA 2.5, full-time student, U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

Additional Requirements: 1 Letter of Recommendation

Amount of Award: Minimum $1,500


Fleta Mae Milsap Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need

Amount of Award: Minimum $500


CLASS Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: All CLASS majors with Junior standing at time of application

Amount of Award: $250-$500


Dr. Barbara J. Way Endowment for Community Engagement

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore or Junior standing at time of applications; minimum 3.0 GPA

Additional Requirements: Essay on how past experiences as a volunteer or other experiences have contributed to a desire to pursue a career in the public or not-for-profit sector.

Amount of Award: Minimum $500


Chief Kimberly A. Plater Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time student, minimum 2.5 GPA

Additional Requirements: 1 page statement that demonstrates how obtaining the scholarship will help the student to attain his/her personal and professional goals. The statement must also contain information about the applicant’s community service and/or campus involvement. 

Amount of Award: Minimum $500



Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Scholarship for Social Justice and Peace

Eligibility: Sophomore or Junior standing at time of application; minimum 3.3 GPA

Additional Requirements: Essay that clearly articulates what you have worked for in regards to social justice and peace or discuss how your student goals incorporate social justice and peace.

Amount of Award: Minimum $500


Martha & Cecil Brown Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Harold B. Schleifer

Eligibility: All CLASS majors with experience in public service or service learning; minimum 3.5 GPA

Amount of Award: Minimum $1,000


The Carol Channing Performing Arts Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student; pursuing a major in Theater or Music or minoring in Dance; minimum 3.0 GPA; U.S. citizen

Amount of Award: Minimum $500


Dr. Sonia Blackman and Dr. James Bell Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA

Additional Requirements: Essay demonstrating financial need and  how you have resolved a critical issue in your life 

Amount of Award: Minimum $500


For questions regarding C.L.A.S.S. scholarships, please contact Interim Associate Dean Sara Garver: