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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.

AORN Foundation Student Nurse Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in nursing and are currently enrolled in a program leading to eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse.

Total: $2500 Awards:  54
Deadline:  June 16
2019

Michael A. McCarthy Architectural Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate members of Kappa Delta Rho who are studying architecture. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $700 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 16
2019

American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship

Currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students who are majoring in a public transportation industry-related field of study are eligible to apply. Students must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  19
Deadline:  June 17
2019

Charles Abrams Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in an urban planning program at one of the following schools: Columbia University, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New School University, or the University of Pennsylvania. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 20
2019

E. Thayer Gaston Research Competition

This research competition is open to undergraduate students studying music therapy at an institution approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Students must be members in good standing of the AMTA both at the time of application and the time of award.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 21
2019

National Potato Council Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing advanced studies in agribusiness which enhance the potato industry. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, and potato-related areas of graduate study.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 21
2019

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

This scholarship is open to women-identified students who are LGBTQ and demonstrate academic excellence, community service, and commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues. Students may be high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 26
2019

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

This scholarship is available to residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico and D.C. who have completed one or more years of a healthcare major. The applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.

Total: $10000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  June 27
2019

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for "S.T.E.M." Majors

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students. Students must intend to major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  June 28
2019

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for All Majors

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Students may be studying in any major.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  June 28
2019

SHPE Dissertation Scholarship

This award is for graduate students enrolled full time in a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field who have advanced to candidacy. Students must be members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019

SHPE Professional Scholarship

This award is for students who are employed in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)-related field and are enrolled in a first undergraduate or graduate degree program in a STEM field. Students must be members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019