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.

Fathers Moving Forward Scholarship

The Fathers Moving Forward Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate or graduate students who are single fathers.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 01

PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate green degree program at an accredited American college or university.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

My Perfect Workplace Scholarship

The My Perfect Workplace Scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and an interest in commercial real estate.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

Major Insurance Scholarship

The Major Insurance Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors as well as currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay on how to encourage safe driving practices.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

SHRM Graduate Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for current master's degree students who have completed six or more credit hours of course work and are clearly pursuing a degree with an emphasis in HR (human resources) or an HR-related program. The student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must be a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Total: $5000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  August 15

The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit a 2-3 minute essay on the current year's topic to apply.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

Hunting Bow Scholarship

The Hunting Bow Scholarship is available for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who participate in archery. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

Lawntrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated enthusiasm for entrepreneurial activities, and special consideration will be given to those students who have been active in the lawn care industry.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 20

Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme

This scholarship is available for U.S. and U.K. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original, 800-word essay regarding his or her entrepreneurial goals and plans.

Total: $750 Awards:  20
Deadline:  August 23