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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.

Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Applicants must reside in of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Tony DeBlase Scholarship

This award is available for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state who are studying in the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or something that furthers the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality. Preference is given to students who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supp...

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Trans Identified Scholarship

This award is available for a transgender resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state who is enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and serve as a role model in the LGBTQ community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Northern California Asian Peace Officer's Association Scholarship

This award is offered to full-time students planning to major in law enforcement or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to apply, and do not have to be of Asian descent.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 11
2020

Arizona Nurses Foundation Academic Scholarship

This award is available for students who are legal residents of the state of Arizona. Students must have been accepted to or currently be enrolled in an academic nursing education program based in Arizona.

Total: $2500 Awards:  36
Deadline:  January 12
2020

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

The American Psychology Association Minority Fellowship awards are available to minority students pursuing pre-doctoral or post-doctoral education in psychology.

Total: $25000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 15
2020

University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are current or incoming undergraduate, graduate, or law students at the University of Oregon. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and file a FAFSA.

Total: $9000 Awards:  125
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in horticulture or a related field with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must reside in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.

Total: $3500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  January 15
2020

GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies

This award is available to graduate students conducting research in coastal wetlands in the United States.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2020

King Olav V Norwegian American Heritage Fund Scholarship

This award is for U.S. or Norwegian citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Students must demonstrate interest in furthering their studies of Norwegian or American heritage through arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Leopold and Elizabeth Marmet Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with a concentration field of study in science, production or conservation of energy or natural resources. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $5000 Awards:  32
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Michael W. McDaniel Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. graduating high school seniors and undergraduates who are residents of or graduates of a high school in Fayette County, WV, and possess a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 15
2020