Scholarships in Master's-level Study

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 8

Applicant must be an initiated member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Selection is based upon academic abilities, campus, community, and fraternity activities, and letters of reference.

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, must have been a resident of Virginia for at least one year prior to the deadline, must be enrolled full time at an accredited college, university, or school of the arts, and must submit 10 slides of artwork for art, three films for film/video, or three research papers for art history.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Award: $13,500, Deadline: February 7

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, rank in top quarter of class, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, and be planning to pursue graduate school study to prepare for a career in government or public service. Recipient receives up to $30,000 for graduate studies.

CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 3

Applicant must be claimed as dependent status on the current year's IRS forms. Applicant must be the dependent child of an active or retired California Teachers Association member.

Morton Gould Young Composers Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or an international student with a student visa, and be under the age of 30. Applicant must applicant must submit a completed application form; one reproduction of a manuscript or score; biographical information including music studies, background and experience, and a list of compositions to date.

Summer Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 28

Applicant must be enrolled full time, be a communications major or have participated in communications-related extracurricular activities, and be able to participate in the nine-week program.

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Award: $27,500, Deadline: October 5

Applicant must be a candidate for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the United States. Award is to support the final analysis of the research topic and writing of a dissertation.

HENAAC Scholars Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is of Hispanic descent or has demonstrated significant leadership and community service within the Hispanic community. Applicant must plan to attend or is currently attending a two- or four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico pursuing a degree in science, technology, or math (health and medical fields are not eligible). Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Diversity Building Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: January 15

Selection is based upon: commitment to diversity, educational background, family educational history, financial need, residency.

Academic Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Selection is based upon academic merit and financial need.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Scholarship

Award: $20,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be enrolled full time and have musical talent. Audition required.

American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Selection is based upon financial need. Letters of recommendation and transcripts required.

Davis Putter Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be living in the United States and be planning to enroll in an accredited college in the United States. Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.

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.

Edwards Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a permanent home address in the city of Boston proper (Allston, Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Forest Hills, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury) and be under age 25. Applicant may attend any accreditted college or university, but their permanent address must remain in Boston. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic ability, and character. Preference is given to undergraduate applicants.

John F. Kennedy University Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must prove financial need.

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.