Scholarships in Doctoral-level Study

VSA International Young Soloists Awards

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be instrumentalists or vocalists between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age and have physical or mental disabilities that limit one or more of their major life activities. Applicants need to include audio or videocassette recordings of three musical selections along with a one-page biography explaining why they feel they should be selected for the award. Awards are based on technique, tone, intonation, rhythm and interpretation from the taped performances.

Jean Theodore Lacordaire Prize

Award: $300, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be graduate students whose papers are nominated for the competition. The papers must be based on the applicant's dissertation research about coleoptera (beetle) systematics or biology published in the preceding calendar year. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Award

Award: -, Deadline: October 28

Applicants must be college seniors planning to pursue or graduate students currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the applied physical and engineering sciences or modern biology which applies the physical sciences. Successful applicants must attend one of the foundation's approved schools. The award is based on merit, creativity and potential for research.

IRF Fellowship Program

Award: -, Deadline: September 30

Applicants must demonstrate potential leadership in the highway industry in financing, administration, planning, design, construction, operations or maintenance. They must also have two years of work experience in transportation, a bachelor's of science degree (or equivalent) in a transportation-related discipline and a commitment to full-time study for a minimum of one year.

Maley/FTEE Teacher Professional Development Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicants must be members of ITEEA and plan to pursue or continue graduate study. Candidates must provide their plans for graduate study, description of need, college transcript and three recommendation letters.

National Medical Fellowships Emergency Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Vietnamese or Cambodian. They must be third- or fourth-year medical students who are in need of immediate, emergency funding for living expenses and/or tuition. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

SMART Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: December

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 18 or older, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be able to participate in summer internships at the Department of Defense (DoD) and be willing to accept post-graduate work at the DoD. The award includes payment of full tuition, a stipend, a book allowance and room and board.

CAPA Awards

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. They must be age 18 or older. They must be students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or trade school located in California. They must be enrolled on an at least part-time basis. They must submit a video, audio recording, written opinion piece, Facebook marketing plan or Twitter marketing plan that addresses the ecological and societal effects of overpopulation in California. Selection is based on message delivery, creativity, factual accuracy and originality.

SEA Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: April 30

Students must be in high school through graduate level studies, have at least a 3.2 GPA, be a U.S. citizen and be pursuing environmental studies/sciences. Selection is based on goals, community service and involvement and academic excellence.

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must attend an accredited American college, university or trade school. An essay of 500-700 words on the entrepreneurial-related topic provided is required.

Stamps Scholars

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be currently enrolled high school seniors, undergraduates or graduate students attending an accredited college or university. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application as well as the following: academic achievement, leadership ability, integrity, perseverance, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 4

Applicants must be teachers of gifted students of grades K-12 and be continuing their education. Applicants must also have been members of NAGC for at least one year. Selection is based on commitment to teaching as shown by reviews from students, parents, principal and peers and admission into a graduate or certification program in gifted education.

Gertrude Cox Scholarship For Women In Statistics

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 23

Applicants must be women who are full-time students in a graduate-level statistics programs.

AWAF Scholarships

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 22

Applicants must be female residents of California or attend a California school and must be enrolled in one of the following majors: architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design or environmental design. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. The award is based on grades, personal statement, financial need, recommendations and submitted materials.

CANFIT Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in a California university or culinary arts school. Undergraduate students must be in a nutrition, physical education or culinary arts program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a nutrition, public nutrition, physical education or American Dietetic Association Approved Pre-professional Practice program. Minimum GPA requirement for graduate students is 3.0 and for undergraduates is 2.5.

CNA Alameda County Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: August 1

Applicants must be members of the Alameda County Nurses Association (Region 1) who are enrolled in an educational program, attending educational conferences or classes or engaged in health educational efforts in underserved communities. The organization considers facility activism, length of time as a direct care nurse and educational vision.

National Garden Clubs Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be full-time juniors, seniors, graduate students or sophomores applying for their junior year and major in one of the following fields: agriculture education, horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology, plant pathology/science, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, economics, environmental conservation, city planning, wildlife science, habitat or forest/systems ecology, land management or related areas. Students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and be a U.S. citizen.

Secondary Education Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must reside, teach or attend school in one of the following California counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara or Ventura. They must be accepted into a secondary credential program at an accredited college or university in Southern California and have an undergraduate degree in mathematics and work toward a single subject credential in mathematics.

ISF National Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 21

Applicants must be accepted by or attend a top-ranked four-year college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies. They must be practicing Muslims and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have college junior standing or higher and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should be active members of their communities. Selection is based on academic record, school and extracurricular activities, extenuating circumstances and a personal interview.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Award: $44,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicants must be full-time students who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study and be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. The fields of study are interdisciplinary, computer and information science and engineering, mathematical sciences, geosciences, psychology, social sciences, life sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy and engineering.

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarships

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing or nurse anesthesia. They must be in the U.S. Army, planning to enter the U.S. Army, or be the parent, spouse or child of a U.S. Army officer. They cannot already be receiving funding from any source that is associated with the U.S. Army. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students who are attending a Michigan college or university. They must be majoring in public administration and must have plans to pursue a career in that field. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities and stated career goals.

Virginia Ruff Scholarship for Continuing Education

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have been residents of Bedford County, Virginia for at least the past two years. They must be pursuing higher education in order to re-enter the job market, to become economically self-sufficient or to advance their current careers. They must be accepted into an accredited degree program and demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Zale Parry Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: August 31

Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level studies and must be a certified diver. Selection is based on merit.

OB/GYN Group Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled or planning to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university program. Applicant must be a student in the state of Utah. Selection is based on an essay.

Inverters R Us Power Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the Fall. Students will submit a short essay on the benefits of solar power. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 2

Applicants must be high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate level college pursuing a degree that will lead to a career in the science, technology, engineering or math fields. Preference given to those students with space related interests. Students must be U.S. citizens. Applicants will submit, along with the application, a video of themselves speaking on the topic of "Why you are inspired by space." Finalists will be expected to speak at the Goddard Memorial Dinner in March.

Apartment List Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school senior, or a undergraduate or graduate level student. Applicants must be U.S. residents. The contest occurs four times a year with deadlines of March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Applicants should exemplify one or more of Apartment List's core values: Bold While Pragmatic, Endlessly Helpful, Making an Impact, Driven by Data, Succeeding Together and Forever Learning.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be pursuing coursework in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be U.S. citizens. Applicants should display a commitment to community service and reducing tobacco usage in priority populations.