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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.

Mildred Cater Bradham Social Work Fellowship

This fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., who are pursuing a graduate or prefessional degree in social work. Applicants must be enrolled full time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

This fellowship is available for international students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta who will be enrolled full time in a graduate program in the fall semester following the application deadline. The selected student will display scholarly distinction and/or unusual ability in her chosen field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2020

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international and U.S. women enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate or undergraduate program related to medicine or health sciences.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Zeta Phi Beta General Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international women and U.S. women working on a professional, masters, or doctoral degree as well as women enrolled in postdoctoral study.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Lullelia W. Harrison Scholarship in Counseling

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international students enrolled full time in a degree-granting graduate or undergraduate program in counseling.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. students and international students enrolled full time in a graduate program of anthropology.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Sigma Phi Alpha Graduate Scholarship

Graduate students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher who are pursuing a degree in dental hygiene are eligible for this award. Applicants must be student or professional members of the American Dental Hygienist's Association (ADHA) and members of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Virginia residents who are pursuing graduate degrees in dental hygiene or accredited degree studies related to the professional roles of a dental hygienist. Students must demonstrate financial need of $1,500 or more, and must be professional or student members of the ADHA.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is available for California students who are pursuing a certificate/associate's, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in dental hygiene, or a degree completion or alternative practice program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and be student or professional members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Dr. Esther Wilkins Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. students who are pursuing additional degree(s) necessary for a career in dental hygiene education and have completed an entry-level dental hygiene program. Applicants must be student or professional members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Irene Woodall Graduate Scholarship

U.S. students who possess a dental hygiene license as well as a bachelor's degree and are pursuing a graduate degree in dental hygiene (or a related field) are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be professional or student members of the ADHA.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020