Scholarships in Doctoral-level Study

Dog Fence DIY Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: undergraduate student enrolled in an undergraduate biology or pre-veterinary studies program (or the equivalent); vocational or community college student working in technical or support degrees associated to the service of animals; graduate student enrolled in an animal assisted therapy graduate program; or Vet Tech program. All applicants must be enrolled full time, hold a minimum 3.5 GPA, and submit a 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics: Ways to improve the quality of life of our canine companions or what to do when you're dog is lost. One of the two awards is open to international students outside of the United States.

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a member of the American Legion or of a POW, MIA, KIA, or any deceased veteran, be a Nebraska resident, and attend a Nebraska institution of higher education.

Richard C. Maguire Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in history or a related field. Selection is based upon academic merit. Applicant should include self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

The Larry Streeter Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a high school, pre-university, secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is or will be studying optics, photonics, or a related field. Selection based upon prospect for long-term contribution that the application will make to the field of optics, photonics, or related field.

John F. Kennedy University Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must prove financial need.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral academic program. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic minority group (including but not limited to African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander) and/or demonstrate a commitment to a career in psychology related to ethnic minority populations.

Graduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Feb 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must submit a statement of research interests and evidence of financial need, dental hygiene licensure, and acceptance or enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited U.S. graduate program.

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship

Award: $52,000, Deadline: October 15 (request application by October 1)

Applicant must be a native-born U.S. citizen who plans to spend a year of studies outside of North America. Substantial sample of poetry in accordance with requirements on application is required to be submitted.

TSF of Wakefield Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a resident of Wakefield, MA who is a full-time student. Financial need must be demonstrated.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Scholarship

Award: $1,750, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university and have a $100 minimum annuity certificate, $5,000 term insurance, or $1,000 legal reserve policy with the FCSLA for at least three years prior to application. Transcript, 500-word essay on career goals and objectives, and financial need are required. Applicant must be a member of the organization for three years prior to date of application.

IMA Memorial Education Fund Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 15

Half to Full-time Student Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Selection based on academic performance and financial need.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a student from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Selection is based upon academic excellence and need and involvement in the field of communications.

Huntington Fellowships

Award: $12,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or be a doctoral candidate at dissertation stage. Selection is based upon the value of the project, the ability of the applicant, and the degree to which special strengths of the library will be utilized. Recipients are expected to be in residence throughout their tenure.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 24

Applicant must have attended at least two semesters at an American high school or college. Applicant or his or her parent must be a Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society-assisted refugee who immigrated to the U.S. Selection is based upon academic excellence, financial need, and community activity. Applicants must have immigrated after January 1, 1992.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

Award: $22,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an undergraduate student entering their senior year, or Ph.D. candidate nearing completion of their degree (all requirements except for dissertation required by January 31). Applicant must be currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Preference may be given to doctoral students in the humanities.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is eligible to pursue graduate study at a participating NPSC-member university. Minimum 3.0 GPA, application, transcripts, GRE general exam scores, and three to five letters of recommendation required.

Foundation Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a member of a state, county, provincial, municipal, community, industrial, or federal fire department, must be interested in furthering his or her education in the fire sciences, and must submit application and statement of need. Selection is based upon need, desire, and initiative. Must be a member for two years of an emergency service organization (fire or emergency medical service).

Li Foundation Scholarship

Award: $21,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a Chinese student/scholar who wants to study or research in the U.S. Institutional applications/proposals are only accepted.

Vertical Flight Foundation Engineering Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited engineering school and demonstrate interest in an engineering career in the vertical flight industry. Official transcript and academic endorsement from a professor are required to be submitted. Applications may be submitted in undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. categories in which the award may only be received once in each category by an individual.

HRA Educational Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must have hemophilia or von Willebrand disease or be the child of someone with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarships

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 25

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who intends to pursue or further a career in communications.

Yakama Nation Tribal Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be an enrolled member of Yakama Nation.

Rudolf Nissim Prize

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Nov 18

Applicant must be an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor scored full orchestra, chamber orchestra, or large wind/brass ensemble (with or without soloists and/or chorus) not previously performed professionally.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grant-in-Aid

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 31

Selection is based upon merit, past performance, originality and imagination of project, support of the department where the work is to be done, significance of the project, and financial need. Transcripts and endorsements required.

Video Contest for College Students

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must submit a film or video with a maximum length of five minutes expressing the theme that one person can make a difference. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing. Selection is based upon content, ability to capture the theme, artistic and technical proficiency, and adherence to all contest rules.

Patrick and Judith McHugh Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont pursuing a degree in a healthcare field at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need must be demonstrated.