Scholarships in Master's-level Study

AMBUCS Scholars-Scholarships for Therapists

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be accepted into an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology.


Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Award: $20,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicant must be a high school senior, a college/university undergraduate student or a graduate student. Essay must be between 800 and 1,600 words in length (double-spaced). Only one entry per applicant will be accepted. Contest is open worldwide. No application is required.


Graduate Programs Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31

Applicant must be a current graduate student or have graduated from graduate school within the past five years. Applicant must rate and review their program on the sponsor's site in order to be entered.


International Self-Published Book Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 2

The competition is open to all English-language self-published books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of printing has been paid for by a grant or as part of a prize. There is a $100 entry/judging fee for your first work and $50 for each additional submission.


Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1 (high school seniors); April 1 (undergraduates); February 15 (graduates)

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, strong leadership qualities, and specific goals for a career in graphics. Selection is based upon test scores and recommendations.


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Last Friday in March (early application recommended)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national enrolled or accepted into an accredited school in the a full-time student.


MESBEC Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring); March 15 (summer)

Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.


National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Award: $31,500, Deadline: January 4

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national intending to pursue doctoral study in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences, chemistry, cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, physics, or civil engineering.


South Carolina Teacher Loan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (priority deadline)

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and fall into one of the following categories: be a freshmen student who ranks in the top 40% of their high school graduating class, and meets state average SAT scores; a returning undergraduate with a minimum 2.75 GPA and who takes the Praxis I exam; or a graduate student who has a minimum 3.5 GPA. All applicants must be pursuing a teacher education and must agree to teach in a critical geographic or subject area in South Carolina.


General Academic Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1


Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship

Award: $1,150, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be the dependent of a disabled veteran (child or stepchild under age 26) or spouse or non-remarried widow(er) who is enrolled in a state-supported institution in Alabama. The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service, be rated 20% or more disabled due to service-connected disabilities or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death, or be a former prisoner of war, declared missing in action, or have died as the result of a service-connected disability or in the line of duty while on active duty. The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to initial entry into active military service or any subsequent period of military service in which a break in service occurred and civilian residency was established. Dependents of permanently disabled service-connected veterans rated at 100% may also qualify after the veteran has established at least five years of permanent residency in Alabama.


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

Award: $18,000, Deadline: None

Grants are intended for art students and artists in the early or developmental stage of their career. Applicants must work in a figurative or representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking and be committed to making the practice of their art a lifetime career. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel, and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships, and studio training. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their application. Grants are available to students and artists around the world.


Minnesota Indian Scholarship

Award: $3,254, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Minnesota resident attending an in-state college. Applicant must have at least one quarter American Indian ancestry. Financial need must be demonstrated by qualifying for either Federal Pell Grant or Minnesota State Grant.


Kentucky State University Scholarship

Award: $13,132, Deadline: July 1


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

Award: $40,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be attending or planning to attend a TMCF member school and be able to demonstrate financial need and leadership ability. Minimum 3.0 GPA and recommendation by a school faculty or staff member are required.


Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 10

Applicant must be currently working or have an offer to work in a hard to fill/retain position within California's Public Mental Health System. Eligible licensed or registered psychiatric, psychologists, marriage/family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses may apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants best suited to meet the cultural and linguistic needs and demands of mental health consumers, based on the applicant meeting one or more of the following selection criteria: work experience, cultural/linguistic competence, fluency, personal/community background, community service, and career goal.s


International Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a full-time study or research student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Consortium Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 15 (early deadline) ; January 5 (regular deadline)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident of any race or ethnicity who is able to demonstrate a commitment to the Consortium's mission of helping to reduce the serious under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in both member schools' enrollments and the ranks of management. Applicant must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.


Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must submit a short fiction piece of no more than 7,500 words.


Texas American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be sponsored by a local American Legion Auxiliary unit. Selection is based upon character, Americanism, leadership, financial need, and scholarship.


State Nursing Scholarship

Award: $4,500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and enroll for at least six credits in a nursing program at a Maryland school.


FNSNA Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be enrolled at a state-approved school of nursing or pre-nursing. Graduate applicant must be pursuing his or her first nursing degree. Selection is based upon academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in student nursing organizations and community service related to health care.


Marshall Scholarship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Applicant must also hold a first degree from an accredited U.S. four-year college or university with at least a 3.7 GPA.


Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.


University Scholarship

Award: $2,850, Deadline: January 15

Selection is based upon career goal, major, merit, residence, or other factors.


Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing Internship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an U.S. citizen and work the full summer at the copy desk of a daily newspaper, online newspaper, or real-time financial news service (identified by DJNF). Recipient must attend a one to two week training seminar before beginning the internship.


Mary Roberts Rinehart Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 22

Applicant must be nominated by an established writer, agent, editor, or faculty member. Applicant must be an unpublished writer and must submit a manuscript of a previously unpublished work of fiction, poetry, biography, autobiography, or history with a strong narrative quality.


Dollars for Scholars

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring)

Applicant must be a new non-resident undergraduate, new resident graduate, and new non-resident undergraduate students. Selection based upon exceptional merit, date of unconditional admit, and date of scholarship application.


PEO International Peace Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be a non-U.S. or Canadian citizen who is a woman working full-time towards a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the U.S. or Canada. Upon completion of her degree program, she must return within 60 days to her own country or to a non-U.S. or Canadian country to pursue her professional career. Applicant must apply online.


ADAF Scholarship

Award: $4,500, Deadline: April 17

Selection is based upon financial need, academic standing, and professional potential. Applicant must be member of ADA.