Scholarships in Doctoral-level Study

ZipRecruiter $1,000 Scholarship Challenge

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 25

Applicants must be college students at least eighteen years of age who are legal residents of the U.S. or its territories and possessions. Students are to submit their most creative cover letter for a job application. Cover letter should be creative and can use music, video, social media or any other means to creatively convey strengths and value to a company that one would provide.

BankMobile Financial Literacy Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: July 19

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate level students, U.S. citizens, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students will submit an essay explaining the importance of financial literacy in both their lives and their career. Special consideration given to applicants who are actively promoting financial literacy within their community.

Social Network Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Monthly

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. The contest is monthly. Applicants will submit a post to be entered into that month's competition. The post with the most votes at the end of the month wins. Applicants must enter a new post each month to be considered for that month's competition.

Experts Exchange Scholarship Contest

Award: $1,500, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid student visa. Students must also be enrolled in or accepted to a college, university or trade school as an undergraduate or graduate level student within the U.S. Applicants will need to submit an article or video on a technology topic that describes and/or solves a specific problem. The contest is held twice a year.

Women in Technology Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 7

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a two or four-year college or university within the U.S. Students must be pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, computer engineering or another related field. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. The application requires an essay on the stated topic. Students must also actively participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities.

HIV-Positive Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Monthly

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled the following semester full-time at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Students will need to provide proof that they are HIV-positive. Applicants must also submit an essay on how HIV was contracted, how it has affected their life, and what they wish those living without HIV knew about living with the virus. The scholarship is awarded monthly.

Critical Care Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be California residents pursuing a degree in healthcare/nursing. Students are required to submit an essay on the designated topic found on the website. After applicants are narrowed down, the essays will then need to be shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking page and receive votes. Contest runs quarterly.

The Disabled Student Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: August 1

Applicants must have a medically diagnosed physical or mental impairment that interferes with everyday activities or quality of life and can provide a physician's statement regarding their impairment. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must be a legal resident of the U.S. and enrolled full time for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants will need to submit a short essay describing an obstacle or hardship incurred due to their medical condition, how the student overcame that obstacle, how it influence the student's life and how it will impact them in the future. Selection is based on the essay.

The Special Education Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: August 1

Applicants must be majoring in special education and must be taking at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students will need to submit an essay describing why they are pursuing career in special education and how they plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled. Selection is based on the essay.

Goldia Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be currently residing in the United States, Brazil, India, South Korea, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom or Canada. Applicants must be full-time enrolled college students or alumni. If an alumni is awarded, the funds will be given to the college. Applicants will need to complete a survey and submit a 750-word essay on one of the topics found within the survey.

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year, or be currently attending an accredited university or college in either a undergraduate or graduate level program. Students must submit short essays that show how they represent one or more of StudySoup's core values of: Be a Knight, Make an Impact and Succeed Together. Awarded twice a year.

BrightLife Direct Physical Therapy Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 14

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA, currently enrolled in a CAPTE or ACOTE accredited program and have completed at least one year of their program. Students will need to complete a short essay on why they decided to pursue a career in physical/occupational therapy.

Veterans Benefits Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate level students at a 2-year or 4-year university. Applicants do not have to be veterans, although veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Students will need to submit a maximum 150-word biography along with a 500-750 word essay on the essay topic listed on the website.

The Matinee Voice-over Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must submit a 250+ word blog on the importance of being able to communicate in multiple languages for today's multi-national companies, and the benefits it can bring to those businesses that make the effort to localize their website content. Winners are selected based on quality of writing, number of blog views, and number of retweets with a blog link. Special consideration given to applicants majoring in English.

Keller Resiliency Scholarship for Higher Education

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be high school seniors or currently enrolled college students. Students will need to submit a 500-1000 word essay describing a hardship they have experienced during their education thus far, the ways in which that hardship affected their life, and the way(s) in which they have learned to overcome this hardship. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance and quality of the written essay. Applicants will need to submit ACT/SAT scores and may be asked to provide a copy of their FAFSA.

TechChecks Business Leadership Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students pursuing a degree in Business Administration or other business-related field. Minimum 3.5 GPA required. Students must be U.S. citizens and preference will be given to those who are female, have a disability, or belong to one of the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Native American/American Indian (must provide proof of membership to a tribe). Students must submit an essay on the topic provided. Essay selection will be based on the quality of research, originality and presentation.

AvaCare Mdical Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Students must be studying or planning on studying a medicine related field. Students must be at least a high school senior. AvaCare Medical offers an annual scholarship for an inspiring act of kindness. Selection is based on judge scores as well as public votes. Submission may be in the form of a blog post, an image or a short video clip. Finalists are selected based on content, creativity and quality of work.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: August 31

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness around Internet privacy and security. Applicants must submit a 450-600 word essay on one of the following and submit to scholarship@expressvpn.com: 1. We Own the Future: Picture yourself in 2050. How will the evolution of the Internet affect our social structure and/or the authority governments have over citizens? 2. Privacy Advocates: Discuss the logic of this famous quote by Edward Snowden "Arguing that you don't careabout the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." 3. Privacy in Real Life: As you go about your life, think of three ways privacy, or a lack thereof, impact you personally. Would you be better or worse off if the situation were reversed?

cuLearn with Thrivent Summer Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 10

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen (residents of NY, FL, and RI are ineligible). Students must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution or program including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school. Applicants may enter by filling out application available on the website.

Creative Workforce Transitions Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 16

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and an undergraduate or graduate level student enrolled at an eligible college or university (list on website). Students must submit a vision of how to facilitate the student transition to creative workforce. Submissions can be in any form: video, essay, presentation, etc. Ideas are available online. In addition to winning a $1,000 scholarship, winners will also be granted a 1-3 month internship at the Chicago office. Awarded twice per year.

Beca #Traductor

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 31

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age and can reside anywhere in the world. In addition to the application, students will need to submit a short essay describing a time when they had to translate from Spanish to English or English to Spanish. (Note: The application is in Spanish. You may use the website to translate the application into English.)

Recycling Research Foundation's National Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.

Hitched Wedding Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student in Canada, the U.S. or the United Kingdom. Special consideration is given to students majoring in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. Applicant must write a 600- to 800-word blog post on a wedding topic.

Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen who is a graduate student studying human resourves, labor and industrial relations, public administration or political science. Students currently working for state, local or special district governments will receive preference. Applications must be submitted via email.

ASF Translation Awards

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must submit a translation of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written in a Nordic language by a Scandinavian author born after 1800.

The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund

Award: $500, Deadline: September 30

Applicants must be high school seniors or currently enrolled college students who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a business or business-related degree program at an accredited college or university in North or South Carolina.

$5,000 Nitro College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the upcoming school year. Students will complete three short-answer questions as well as fulfill a social component using a social media platform. In addition, for every friend referred and that fills out an application, applicants will receive an entry to win a $1,000 scholarship. Three deadlines per year: March, July, and December.

The Phyllis V. Roberts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be Virginia residents and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students will need to submit three letters of reference, a short essay explaining why they have chosen a graduate degree in Food Science/Nutritional Science. Applicants should have a goal of helping to address food insecurity in our communities.

Mother and Baby Care Center Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be attending an institution of higher learning. Students will need to submit an essay of at least 1,000 words on the topic: "How can social media improve breastfeeding rates in the U.S.?" Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Virtuous Prom Peace Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be female students who are are majoring in theology, sociology or anthropology. Applicants will submit a 500+ word essay using the prompt: "In a world that is devastated almost daily by acts of extreme violence in the name of religion or against those of different ethnicity, how can a solid education in theology, anthropology or sociology enable you to promote peace, understanding, tolerance and kindness not only at an academic level, but also in your day to day life?" Essays must be submitted via email to virtuousprom@gmail.com.