Scholarships in Master's-level Study

Schwan's Food Service Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a member or the child of a member of the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA). Selection is based upon essay and two recommendations.

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.

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.

IRA Educational Foundation Scholarship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be permanent resident of Illinois.

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.

Tony Leisner Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is currently working in a library and has at least one year of library experience. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to a career in librarianship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Department of Veterans Affairs Tuition Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a child (16 to 25 years of age) or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a deceased member of the U.S. armed forces who died in service in the line of duty or from a wartime service-connected disability after discharge, a 90% disabled member or 100% disabled member, including 100% due to individual unemployability, (rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs), a POW, or MIA. The deceased war veteran must have been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to child's enrollment in school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a Louisiana state-supported college, university, or trade/vocational school.

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.

Future Teachers Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an Oklahoma resident who plans to teach in a critical subject shortage area in Oklahoma. Essay required. Award may be used at Oklahoma public and private colleges only.

Vermont Healthcare Human Resources Association Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in healthcare and/or human resources at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding and intends to work in Vermont for a minimum of one year. Financial need must be demonstrated.

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.

Murphy Fine Arts 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.

NGAA Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be an Arkansas Guard member or their dependent.

Diversity Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a white graduate of an Alabama high school, and must have at least one parent or guardian residing in Alabama.

Commonwealth of Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship Program

Award: $20,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be accepted as a full-/part-time student in a school of nursing program.

Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) International Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: First Friday in April

Applicant must be the hearing child of at least one deaf parent. Application, essay, transcript, and letters of recommendation are required.