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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.

Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarship

This award is for U.S. medical students who have worked toward cultural and linguistic representation in healthcare. Applicants must be entering their third or fourth year of medical school and must plan to pursue a career in southern California.

Total: $5000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  January 21
2019

Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Jewish graduate students who immigrated to the United States through the assistance of HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between Jan. 1, 2000 and the present. The student must be enrolled in professional study in one of the helping professions.

Total: $5 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 21
2019

New York Women in Communications Foundation College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 25
2019

The Point Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicants must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.

Total: $10000 Awards:  36
Deadline:  January 28
2019

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 30
2019

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Bressman Law Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship

This scholarship is available for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applicants must submit a short essay on his/her interest in labor organization and public service.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship

This fellowship is available for U.S. students who have majored in a STEM field and plan to teach in a high-need Georgia high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have attained or expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30 of the award year.

Total: $30000 Awards:  75
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Graduate Scholarship

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWTF) will award this scholarship to a female graduate student who is pursuing a degree in information systems, business applications, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or information security. The student must be a resident of Michigan and maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in and have completed at least one year of a graduate program in sociology and are working toward a Ph.D. in the field.

Total: $18000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 31
2019