Student Awards and Opportunities
Scholarships, Fellowships, Societies, Prizes


Exceptional Opportunities for Excellent Students

The following opportunities are available to MIT undergraduates — regardless of major — who have demonstrated excellence in some aspect of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.  


Burchard Scholars Program

The Burchard Scholars Program brings together students and faculty members in a series of monthly dinner seminars.

SHASS Undergraduate Fund
The Undergraduate Fund support undergraduate projects whose central focus is within the areas of study of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

De Florez Fund for Humor
This fund provides money for approved humorous activities/initiatives that benefit the MIT community. Proposals are accepted from MIT students, faculty and staff.

Kelly-Douglas Fund

The Kelly-Douglas Traveling Fellowship provides funding opportunities for undergraduate travel during IAP and Summer.

Phi Beta Kappa Society

The faculty committee that elects students to MIT’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society takes into account several criteria relating to a student’s HASS coursework

Palitz Fellowship for the Study of Dutch Art 

A fellowship for an exceptional MIT undergraduate to spend the summer in The Hague, Netherlands, studying the Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish art and culture—with special access to the Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis

MIT Scholarships and Fellowships

Main MIT listing of scholarships and fellowships

SHASS Departmental Awards

Awards and prizes available to MIT undergraduates from the SHASS academic disciplines