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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.

Alejandro Miguel Solis Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic students at the University of Texas at Austin who are majoring in a medical or premedical field. Preference will be given to students who are active in the Hispanic Physician's Association Preceptorship Program.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2019

CBCF Spouses Education Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students who are or will be attending an accredited college or university full-time. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA.

Total: $3000 Awards:  314
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Niche "No Essay" Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must apply online.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Innate $1000 Scholarship

The Innate.com $1,000 Scholarship is available for U.S. residents who are 13 years of age or older. To be considered, applicants must complete an assessment profile and submit an essay in response to the results. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 30
2019

David J. Clarke Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international undergraduate and/or graduate students who attend a college or university within the designated market area of stations serving the Ohio Valley Chapter region (this includes some schools in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia). Students must major in broadcasting.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Dr. Janis Guerrero-Thompson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in education at University of Texas, Austin.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Richard E. Merwin Scholarship

This award is available for international and U.S. college juniors, seniors and/or graduate students who are majoring in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be an active member of an IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapter.

Total: $1000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

High school seniors and older students interested in writing poetry are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must submit one poem or series of poems that total three to ten pages in length.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship

This award is available for members of the Minnesota AFL-CIO who are attending any accredited college, university, or trade school. Selection is made by random drawing and there are no past academic qualifications or records required. Spouses and dependants of Minnesota AFL-CIO members are not eligible for this award.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction

U.S. undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in fiction writing are eligible for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in nursing and are members of an underrepresented minority group. Students must commit to serve as nursing faculty for one year for each year of scholarship funding provided.

Total: $18000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college juniors and seniors and graduate/professional students who are of Native American or Alaskan Native descent and pursuing a degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demostrated financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 1
2019