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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.

ADAF Scholarship Program

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and/or graduate stduents who are currently enrolled in a dietetics program and are members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) are eligible to apply. Applications are available online to members only.

Total: $3000 Awards:  225
Deadline:  February 10
2020

J. Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship

This fellowship is open to graduate students in civil engineering who plan to pursue research in experimental hydraulics. Students must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 10
2020

Freeman Fellowship

Current graduate students who are majoring in civil engineering are eligible for this award. Students must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 10
2020

Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship

This fellowship is open to practicing engineers or earth scientists, professors, and graduate students who will explore new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues. Applicants must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Total: $6000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 10
2020

Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students pursuing postsecondary education or training who reside in one of the towns served by the Charlotte-Shelburne (VT) Rotary Club. Students must demonstrate community involvement/service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Alfred T. Granger Student Art Fund Scholarship

This award is available to Vermont undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking a degree in architecture, interior design, studio art, architectural engineering, mechanical drawing, or lighting design. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Charles E. Leonard Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to Vermont undergraduate and graduate students who are: blind or visually impaired (after best corrected vision); children of a blind or visually impaired person; or pursuing a career in the education or rehabilitation of blind or visually impaired people. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Dr. Marc Hull Special Education Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Vermont graduate students who are seeking a certificate or license in special education administration. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Franklin H. Isham Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who reside in Franklin County, Vermont, and graduated from a Franklin County high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 12
2020

G. Jason and Marcia Vance Conway Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont students who face significant barriers or obstacles that limit their access to education after high school. Students must demonstrate financial need and be adult students as defined by VSAC.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Gordy and Gwen EMS Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont students who are active members, or are spouses or children of active members, of a Vermont-licensed ambulance or first-respond squad in Addison or Chittenden counties. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement/service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Hi-Low Farm Lowell Vermont Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Vermont students with a high school diploma who reside in Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Holland, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy, North Troy, or Westfield, and/or graduate/have graduated from North Country Union High School. Students must demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities/community involvement or service, financial need, and education/work ethic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 12
2020