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.

Rentacomputer Cares Scholarship

U.S. high school students planning to enroll in college in the next 12 months OR current undergraduate and/or graduate students are eligible for this award. Students must submit a video essay to apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Unigo College Review Scholarship

This $1,000 Unigo College Review Scholarship is open to any applicant who is enrolled in college and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The applicant must register for a free online account with Unigo.com and submit an online review about his/her college.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are planning on or currently attending an accredited college/university or continuing education program. Students must create an advertisement against distracted driving to enter.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Last Dollar Award

U.S. high school graduates who are residents of Washington, D.C. and attended a Washington, D.C. high school are eligible for this award. Students must have a minumim GPA of 2.0 and must file a DC-CAP authorization form, a FAFSA, and DC LEAP and DC TAG applications to apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  450
Deadline:  May 31
2019

180 Medical Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  June 1
2019

Fundera College Scholarship

The Fundera College Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an original, three-minute video on the topic of starting a new business. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 1
2019

PFLAG Jacksonville Chapter Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available for students in the Jacksonville, FL metropolitan area who will have graduated high school by the deadline date and are 16 years of age or older. Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; and must plan to attend a postsecondary institution full time in the fall.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  June 1
2019

Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Oklahoma undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degrees in the fields of early childhood education or child development/family studies at Oklahoma nonprofit institutions. Students must be employed in early childhood care/family services settings (to include family child care homes); preference will be given to individuals with five or more years work experience in the field of early care and education.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 1
2019

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are amateur golfers or plan to pursue a golf-oriented career are eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 1
2019

Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarship Program

U.S. students seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole are eligible to apply for this award.

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

National Pathfinder Scholarship

This award is for U.S. females who are enrolled as college sophomores, juniors, or seniors, or master's students. Recent high school graduates and first-year college students are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 1
2019

Montello-Sawyer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Appraisal Institute or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member.

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