Scholarships in Doctoral-level Study

Student Deposit Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1 (Priority)


Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a doctoral student researching topics relevant to aging and later-life learning. Graduate students whose research focuses on topics relevant to Elderhostel or later-life learning are also encourage to apply.


Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Grant

Award: $3,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must research North American fauna, except birds.


The Center for the Education of Women Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 23

Applicant must be a graduate, professional, or undergraduate-level student whose education has been interrupted. The interruption in education must be for at least 48 consecutive months, or a total of 50 months, not counting interruptions of less than eight months. Applicant must be pursuing a clear educational goal in any academic or professional program, full- or part-time at any campus of the University of Michigan. Past CEW Scholarship recipients are not eligible.


Dr. Margaret McWilliams Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Award: $13,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is a woman. Applicant must have completed at least one full calendar year as a full-time student in doctoral-level studies and be a full-time student at the time of application. Study abroad students are also eligible to apply.


Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in licensed practical nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered nursing, speech language pathology, or social work at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and intent to work in Vermont for two years must be demonstrated.


Assured Life Association National Endowment Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of Assured Life Association of Denver, CO. Essay, transcripts, civic involvement, and letter of educational and occupational goals required.


AG Bell College Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 20

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a mainstream accredited college or university with pre-lingual bi-lateral hearing loss in the severe to profound range.


Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars.


IRA Educational Foundation Scholarship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be permanent resident of Illinois.


Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.


Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member or the dependent of a member of our credit union. Applicant must also be attending a post-high school educational program.


Fellowship in Early American History and Culture

Award: $1,800, Deadline: March 1

Five copies of a curriculum vitae, a two- to four-page description of the proposed research, and one letter of recommendation required.


King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an American, 18 years of age or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. Applicant may also be a Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who desires to further their studies in North American culture at an institution of higher learning. Selection is based upon academic potential, financial need, statement of educational and career goals, benefit to Sons of Norway and wider Norwegian/American community, involvement in school and community activities, and work experiences. Essay, three letters of recommendation, and official copy of latest high school or college grade transcript are required.


Altamura-Enrico Caruso Voice Competition, USA

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a young professional majoring in operatic studies, currently performing in opera, and wishing to advance to the next level.


Sid Richardson Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of an individual who qualified for Early Retirement, Normal Retirement, Disability Retirement, or Death Benefits from The Bass Retirement Plan, Retirement Plan for Barbnet/San Jose Cattle Co., Retirement Plan for City Center Development Co., City Club Retirement Plan, Retirement Plan for Richardson Aviation, Retirement Plan for Sid W. Richardson Foundation, or Retirement Plan for Sundance Square. Other applicants that are eligible include direct descendants (children or grandchildren) of persons presently employed with a minimum of three years full-time service (as of March 31) with any of the following employers: Barbnet Investment Co., BEPCO, L.P., BOPCO, L.P., City Club of Ft. Worth, Richardson Aviation, San Jose Cattle Co., Sid Richardson Carbon Co., Sid W. Richardson Foundation, and Sundance Square Management, L.P. Selection is competitive and is based upon academic achievement and financial need.


Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy

Award: $11,500, Deadline: May 20

Awarded to graduate students or those who received a graduate degree within the previous 18 months with a proven commitment to equity for women; fellowship is for working one academic year as a congressional legislative aide in Washington, DC.


CTA Scholarship for Members

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 3

Applicant must be a current active member of the California Teachers Association.


Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $35,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a scholar who is no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate. Award is a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication.


Light Ministries Scholarship

Award: $2,700, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must have an interest in outreach ministries.


Selected Professions Science & Technology Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: January 10; November 15 (dissertation fellowships)

Applicant must be a woman in her final year of a master's degree program (including one-year programs) in architecture, computer/information science, engineering, and mathematics/statistics, or of a doctoral program in engineering. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Fellow must be enrolled full time and receive her degree at the end of the year.


Selected Professions Fellowship (Focus Professions)

Award: $12,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be a minority woman who is a graduate professional degree candidate completing her final year of study. Applicant studying medicine may be eligible for support in third year. Applicant a must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Mental Health Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled in a full-time doctoral 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 research career related to ethnic minority populations. Applicants who specialize in developmental, physiological, experimental, social, industrial, or educational psychology or plan careers in research are encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay, three references, transcripts, and GRE scores.


Wexner Graduate Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 20

Applicant must be attending an accredited, full-time program and sign a statement indicating that he or she plans to pursue a career in North America in his or her designated field. Applicant may not have begun their graduate studies prior to applying. Two essays and three references are required to be submitted.


SRC GRC Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing or planning to pursue a doctoral degree under the guidance of an GRC-sponsored faculty member. Applicant must be performing research defined in an GRC-funded contract and provide a copy of his/her dissertation to the GRC.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 17

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who has earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date. Graduate program fellowship focuses on areas such as higher education, secondary education, health, housing, law, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Program gives the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies, depending on their area of interest. Some past focus areas have included international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.


IRF Fellowship

Award: $16,500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a member of an organization in a developing country and must be nominated by that organization.


AFAUSSS Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student who is a member of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service or a spouse, child, step child, or grandchild of a member.


Graduate Nursing Loan Forgiveness

Award: $7,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is a graduate student accepted for enrollment at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution in a program leading to a master's or post-master's degree in nursing education. Applicant must hold an unencumbered Tennessee Registered Nurse License.


Cadogan Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be nominated by an instructor at his or her institution, must have completed at least one semester of graduate study, and must have at least two semesters remaining before graduation. Artwork submitted must have been completed within the past two years.