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The Greek term for philosophy, or philosophia, means “love of wisdom.” So, it’s no surprise that students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) postgraduate degree must have a passion for learning and continuing their education. Many PhD students have a full schedule with course work, graduate training, and working on their dissertation, which leaves little time for a job to help pay for graduate school. That’s why it’s important to look to university, organizational, and professional group scholarships to help cover tuition and the cost of living. Check out this directory of scholarships for PhD students, and apply for awards today. For even more scholarships, be sure to fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship

This award is for graduate students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher who are pursuing a career in industrial engineering, are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and are planning to graduate in May/June 2019 or later. Students may attend a college in the U.S., its territories, Canada and Mexico.

Total: $3500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15
2018

E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship

This award is for graduate students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher who are planning a career in rail transportation, are Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers members, and plan to graduate after May/June 2019.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2018

Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are pursuing a master's degree in nursing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2018

David C. J. Peters Scholarship

This award is for an international or U.S. student who is majoring in engineering and plans to work in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) profession. The applicant must attend one of the eligible institutions and be in the third year of a four year program, or the fourth year of a five-year program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2018

AAUW Career Development Grant

This award is available for women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Total: $12000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  November 15
2018

Couponing in College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who reside and attend school in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled in a college program. Students must write an essay on couponing and publish it online to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 16
2018

APSA Minority Fellows Program

This award is available for African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino, and Native American U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Ph.D. program for political science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  November 17
2018

LAEF General Scholarship

This award is available for Colorado students of Hispanic heritage who are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  111
Deadline:  November 20
2018

AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Pharmaceutical and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences

This award is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study in pharmacy and intend to pursue a Ph.D. in the subject.

Total: $6500 Awards:  43
Deadline:  November 26
2018

Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship

The Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship is available for U.S. women over the age of 30 who are pursuing further education and professional studies.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 26
2018

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Minority undergraduate and graduate students who have a background in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Recipients of the scholarship must intern for 12 to 15 weeks at the Aspen Institute's Washington, D.C. office.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 27
2018

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

This photography contest is open to all photographers who are 18 years of age or older. Photographs are accepted in the following categories: The Natural World; Travel; People; The American Experience; Altered Images; Mobile Photos; Sustainable Travel.

Total: $2500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  November 30
2018