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.

Kansas Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship

Kansas residents who plan to attend a nationally accredited osteopathic school full time are eligible for this award. After graduation, students must practice primary care medicine in any Kansas county, except Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, or Wyandotte; if the student does not fulfill the service obligation, the scholarship must be repaid with interest.

Total: $25000 Awards:  32
Deadline:  May 1
2019

HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship

The HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship scholarship is available for U.S. students who are currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program of study. Applicants must write an essay of between 4000-10,000 characters in length in response to the provided topic prompt.

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

Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who have been accepted to medical school or a student currently enrolled in medical school. Students must have graduated from a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, CA or have lived in that same area during high school.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 8
2019

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
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

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

NBC Universal Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be interested in a career in media, either in front of or behind the camera; major preferences are journalism, media, broadcasting, entertainment, film, and telecom.

Total: $5250 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund - Graduate Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate/professional students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate and professional students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Samuel E. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service through community volunteer work, and must submit an essay about their experiences.

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