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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.

American Airlines Engineering Scholarship

The American Airlines Engineering Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a degree in aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering with a passion to work in the airline/aviation industry. Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) to apply; men and women are eligible to join WAI.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2019

Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship for Professionals

This award is available to female members of Women in Aviation International who wish to advance their careers in the aerospace industry in the fields of engineering, technology development, or management. Applicants may be full-time or part-time employees of the aerospace industry.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 12
2019

Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female members of Women in Aviation, International who are seeking to further their aviation careers in one or more of the following areas: flight training (any phase), aircraft scheduling or dispatch, aviation management, aviation maintenance, or avionics. Preference will be given to local candidates within the Cincinnati, Ohio, and tri-state area.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2019

Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students pursuing higher education toward a STEM career or continuing education STEM classes (including, but not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for STEM). Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI); both men and women are eligible to join WAI.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2019

MPOWER Financing's Global Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international students who are currently enrolled in an MPOWER partner college or university within the United States. To apply, students must complete an online application and submit an essay of up to 1,000 characters in length.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 15
2019

AAUW Career Development Grant

This award is available for women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Total: $12000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  November 15
2019

E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship

This award is for graduate students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher who are planning a career in rail transportation, are Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers members, and plan to graduate after May/June 2019.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship

This award is for graduate students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher who are pursuing a career in industrial engineering and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering. Students may attend a college in the U.S., its territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $3500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who have a physical, emotional, or learning disability. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay describing what he or she has learned from studying and creating a business plan.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are pursuing a master's degree in nursing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2019

APSA Minority Fellows Program

This award is available for African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino, and Native American U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Ph.D. program for political science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  November 15
2019

John S.W. Fargher Jr. Scholarship

This award is for current graduate or undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, have a graduation date after May/June 2018, and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. Students may attend a college in the U.S. or U.S. territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2019