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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.

Guinn B. Burton Medical Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students in Arizona who are enrolled full time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 15

AFWA Seattle Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in accounting at a Washington institution. Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.05 or higher and 3.0 or higher in accounting.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 15

The Advocates Law Scholarship

The Advocates Law Scholarship is provided biannually for undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay of between 300 and 500 words in length.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 15

Racial Ethnic Leadership Supplemental Grant

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are in their first year of study, are members of the Prebyterian Church (U.S.A.), and attend a school that is related to or in covenant with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs with plans to work in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): a MACE (Master of Arts, Christian Education) program; or a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) program. Applicants must be racial ethnic students (e.g., Afri...

Total: $750 Awards:  20
Deadline:  May 15

Native American Supplemental Grant

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are in their first year of study, are Alaskan Natives or American Indians, and are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs with plans to work in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): a MACE (Master of Arts, Christian Education) program; or a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) program.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 15

Laurels Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. women who are pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting. Applicants must have completed comprehensive exams prior to the previous fall semester; financial need and academic achievement will be considered.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 15

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Survivor Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who are cancer survivors. Students must be between 18 and 35 years of age.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  May 15

The Society for the History of Discoveries Student Prize Essay Contest

This award is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 15

USGIF Scholarship Program for Graduate Students

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international graduate students who are pursuing a field of study related to geospatial intelligence.

Total: $5000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  May 15

Healthcare Administration and Management Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in healthcare administration or healthcare management. Student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 15

Anne Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are studying journalism, marketing/communications, or healthcare administration. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated community service and leadership.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 17

BEF Scholarship of the Arts

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis and an interest in the arts. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 17