Print

Scholarships >> Browse Articles >> Fellowships and Assistantships

Scholarships >> Browse Articles >> Scholarship Themes

+67

The Latest & Greatest Scholarships for Grad Students

The Latest & Greatest Scholarships for Grad Students

Who says you’re too old to get an award? Certainly, not us!

Elizabeth Hoyt

July 28, 2015

So you’re a grad student. You may know a whole lot but did you know it’s not too late to get help paying for school?

These programs are impressive, prestigious and will give you bragging rights when it comes to your academics (not that you don’t have them already). Obtaining one (or more) basically gives you the freedom to study your passion independently.

If interested, make sure to demonstrate your passion to the best of your ability – these programs generally reward those who are truly passionate about their field.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following awards for graduate students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Here are some examples highlighting awards and programs you may want to consider applying for, as a current graduate student:

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 10/23/15
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

Provided by the Ayn Rand Institute, the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students.

You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1,600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

International Fellowship – American Association of University Women

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $30,000

The International Fellowship is available to female international students pursuing graduate or postgraduate study. You must have already applied to your proposed graduate institution by the deadline date.

Your selection for this award will be based on academic record, professional potential and the potential to improve the lives of women and girls in your home country.

Preference will be given to women residing in their home countries at the time of application.

Get more information on the International Fellowship – American Association of University Women .

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Deadline:12/01/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is available to undergraduate and graduate students.

To be eligible, you must submit a 600- to 1,000-word essay answering the following questions: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?”

Get more information on the Giva Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award.

College Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The College Scholarship Essay Competition is available to prospective or current students attending an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: “What steps could lawmakers take to strengthen current laws that are aimed at reducing distracted driving and what additional legal measures could be passed to make our roads safer?”

Get more information on the College Scholarship Essay Competition.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award.

This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Get more information on the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

Hidden Triforce of Wisdom Scholarship

Deadline:12/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Hidden Triforce of Wisdom Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students.

To be considered, you must describe, in a 500- to 2,000-word essay, a time when you have displayed an exceptional amount of courage or wisdom to accomplish a goal in life.

Get more information on the Hidden Triforce of Wisdom Scholarship.

Custom Jewelry Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Custom Jewelry Scholarship is available to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school.

You must submit a minimum 1,000-word essay on the following topic: “Why buy custom jewelry?”

Get more information on the Custom Jewelry Scholarship.

Student Caregiver Scholarship

Deadline:12/31/15
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Student Caregiver Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university.

You must have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Students who are matriculating in Fall 2015 who have been involved in care-giving during high school and intend to continue to do so while attending college are eligible to apply for this award.

Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video detailing your experience being a caregiver.

Get more information on the Student Caregiver Scholarship.

Better America Scholarship Program

Deadline:12/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Better America Scholarship Program is available to students currently enrolled at an accredited university or college.

You must submit an essay in 200 words or less describing how you intend to change America in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Better America Scholarship Program.

Respshop.com Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/16
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Respshop.com Scholarship is available to undergraduates, graduate students, and high school students who plan to attend college within the following seven months.

You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit a 500-700 word essay about snoring, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or CPAP therapy.

You may steer your essay in any direction you like, but you should relate sleep disorders or CPAP therapy to your personal life or to your community.

Get more information on the Respshop.com Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: 100% of tuition

The Health Professions Scholarship Program from the U.S. Army Medical Department is open to full-time students enrolled in a graduate-level health care degree program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

You must be a U.S. citizen and qualify as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

PIRG Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $24,500

Sponsored by National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups, PIRG Fellowship is available to recent college graduates who are interested in the public interest movement.

As a PIRG Fellow, you will build expertise on global warming, campaign reform, or another social problem.

You will conduct research, make the case for solutions, act as a spokesperson to the media, build diverse coalitions, write grants, and develop the kind of politically powerful support you need to win.

Get more information on the PIRG Fellowship.

D.J. Lovell Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman though Graduate Student, 5th Year
Award Amount: $11,000

The D.J. Lovell Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are studying optical science and engineering.

Fields of study may include optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics and other related disciplines.

You must also be a student member of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the D.J. Lovell Scholarship.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Students, 5th Year
Award Amount: $4,000

Provided by the Aspen Institute, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is available to minority undergraduate and graduate students.

You must have a background in the social sciences or humanities and have excellent writing and communication skills to be eligible for this award.

Winners of this award will participate in an internship for 12 to 15 weeks during the summer at a Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute.

Learn more information about the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students.

LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the American Association of Law Libraries, the LexisNexis/ John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is open to individuals with meaningful law library experience who plan to pursue graduate-level studies related to their professional interests in law librarianship.

Learn more information about the LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate-level students, particularly females and minorities who are interested in independent research in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology.

You must be a U.S. citizen currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology and must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in studying fisheries and coastal ecosystems; coastal navigation, hazard response and management; and geological dynamics and biogeochemical cycles.

Applications are found strictly online through Grants.gov, searching for grant announcement NOAA-EPP-MIS-2007-200802.

Learn more information about the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.

LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the Federdation of Fly Fishers, the LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award is available to graduate students doing a research project in aquatic entomology.

You must submit your resume, a short synopsis of your project, and a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award.

Communicative Disorders Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Ages: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year

The Communicative Disorders Scholarship is available to graduate students who are studying speech language pathology and/or audiology.

You must be studying at a college or university in the United States, be a U.S. citizen, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Communicative Disorders Scholarship.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, 5th Year
Award: Varies

Provided by Aids Actions, the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical.

Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative process is preferred. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.

Learn more information about the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.

National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate School, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship is open to art conservation graduate students with no more than five years of work experience.

You must be interested in the examination and treatment of works of art. Fellows will focus on two aspects: treatment of the collection and research that culminates in a published paper.

This is a three-year fellowship.

Learn more information about the National Gallery of Art Conservation Fellowship.

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Intel PhD Fellowship Program is open to PhD candidates at select U.S. universities who are working in fields related to Intel’s business and research interests.

The one-year fellowship includes a cash award, equipment with Intel architecture, an Intel mentor, and the opportunity to conduct research or an internship at Intel.

Get more information on the Intel PhD Fellowship Program.



To see more scholarships, grants and fellowships available to graduate students, check out Fastweb’s scholarship directory, which is updated regularly with new and exciting opportunities.

RELATED ARTICLES


Discuss this article on Facebook

Join Fastweb for FREE