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.

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program - Children of Soldiers/Veterans

This scholarship is open to children of women who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard and are attending community college, certificate, college, university, or graduate programs. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher if a community college or certificate student or 3.0 or higher if a college, university, or graduate student.

Total: $2500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Sacks for CF Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Students are selected based on academic achievements and adherence to daily cystic fibrosis therapy.

Total: $10000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Barbara Bailey Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary program. Applicant must be a lesbian from the state of Washington to be eligible.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Sisters Scholarship

This award is available for Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians, bisexual females, and transpeople (both MTF and FTM spectrum). Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

This award is available for students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts. Eligible applicants must have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Brian M. Day Scholarship

This award is for Puget Sound area gay men of color who are U.S. citizens and have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the gay/lesbian community and communities of color.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Cole Family Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are Washington residents under age 25 and raised by one or more lesbian or gay parents. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a postsecondary program or be planning to enroll during the academic year following the deadline date.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Dennis Coleman Choral Conducting Scholarship

This award is available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students studying choral conducting with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Don Renschler Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are residents of Washington state and are enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate program studying mental health. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Donald O. Coffman Scholarship

This award is available for current and future LGBT and straight-ally leaders and role models who are a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students under the age of 21 who demonstrate significant financial need, with preference to those that have been in foster care and those who have been homeless. Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Preference is given to students who are self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), members of LGBT families, or straight-allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020