Scholarships for PhD Students

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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.

B. Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently enrolled in postsecondary institutions. Students must write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the current year's topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 24
2019

Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship

This award is available for Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students who are legislative pages in Rhode Island. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 24
2019

Navy Wives Clubs of America Dependent Child Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are dependents of an enlisted member or the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard on active duty, retired with pay, or deceased. The student must apply to an accredited post-secondary school, show financial need and have a valid Dependent I.D. Card.

Total: $750 Awards:  30
Deadline:  May 30
2019

Maine Dental Education Loan Program

This forgivable loan program is open to Maine students who are admitted to a program of dentistry at an accredited institution of dental education, leading to a D.M.D. or D.D.S degree. Recipients must practice general dentistry full time in an underserved area of Maine in an eligible dental care facility to qualify for loan forgiveness.

Total: $20000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  May 30
2019

IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Program

This award is for IEEE Photonics Society student members pursuing a graduate education within the Photonics field of interest.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 30
2019

Hemophilia Federation of America Educational Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any U.S. student with a bleeding disorder who is able to demonstrate commitment to improving the quality of his/her life by pursuing his/her goals with determination.

Total: $4000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship

Residents of North Carolina who have been admitted to a program in North Carolina offering a master's degree or doctoral degree in nursing education, practice, or administration are eligible for this award. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Judy Knox Scholarship

Registered nurses who are residents of North Carolina and have been admitted to a bachelor's or master's degree program in nursing in North Carolina are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in a technology-related field at an accredited Louisiana or Texas college/university.

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

Colorado Women's Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for U.S. female students who are 25 years of age and older and enrolled in an accredited Colorado college or university. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Baptist Life Scholarship

This award is for full-time U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are insured (either a base policy or a rider) on a Baptist Life Association permanent life insurance certificate, term life insurance certificate, or annuity for two years or more prior to May 31.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. and international female students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field. Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master's program at the time the application is submitted (must still be attending school to receive this award).

Total: $2000 Awards:  44
Deadline:  May 31
2019