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.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship

The Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original video on the topic of water sustainability in America.

Total: $1500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  October 15
2019

GetEducated.com Excellence in Online Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the United States. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

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

ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit a two to four minute video on current issues in American transportation.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 20
2019

Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is available to graduate students majoring in physical sciences at select partner universities of the foundation. The list of eligible schools can be found at www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/Fellowships/Guidelines/Schools.aspx. All applicants are evaluated on merit only.

Total: $33000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 23
2019

NPELRA Foundation Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are majoring in labor & employee relations, or a related field.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 26
2019

Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship

U.S. and international nursing students in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are eligible for this award. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted their application through NursingCAS.

Total: $5000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  October 31
2019

CSEA Member Career Grant

Undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of California and active members of the California School Employees Association are eligible for this award. Applications are available on the California School Employee Association (CSEA) website only to members upon the creation of an account.

Total: $1000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  October 31
2019

AIST Smith Graduate Scholarship (AIME)

This award is available for graduate students pursuing a degree in materials science, metallurgical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, chemical, environmental, and computer engineering majors. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in a graduate level program, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of application.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Colorado Women's Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for U.S. female students who are 25 years of age and older and enrolled in an accredited Colorado college or university. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  October 31
2019

disABLEDperson Scholarship Competition

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students attending school full-time who can prove he/she has a disability defined as as described under the ADA: "A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual." A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 31
2019

ZipRecruiter Scholarship Challenge

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original and unique cover letter.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

This award is available for Virginia undergraduate and graduate students who are active members of the Virginia National Guard. Applicants must attend a Virginia college or university.

Total: $3800 Awards:  450
Deadline:  November 1
2019