Gigantic Awards for Grad Students

This list of awards for grad students has amounts that just may make your jaw drop!

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 08, 2016

Gigantic Awards for Grad Students

Graduate school is expensive, but did you know there are plenty of scholarship providers out there ready to assist graduate students with tuition payments through scholarships, fellowships and grants?

It’s true! There are countless graduate school fellowships, grants and scholarships available to Fastweb members, many of which with amounts that will make your jaw drop.

While these awards are all for graduate students, they are just a sampling of the unique awards available. To get the best possible matches, sign up for your own personalized, free Fastweb account so we can help you find scholarships and grants that you qualify for today!

Check out the following awards for graduate students that are all way more than substantial in amount:

Staples for Students Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/10/16
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $50,000

The Staples for Students Sweepstakes is open to students who are at least 13 years of age and who are residents of the U.S. In order to be considered for this award, you must visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive a unique code which will serve as your entry into the sweepstakes. If you do not wish to make a purchase in order to generate an entry, you may also enter the sweepstakes by visiting the sponsor’s website and obtaining a unique entry code there.

Learn more about the Staples for Students Sweepstakes.

NASCAR Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 10/15/16
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: $10,000

The NASCAR Diversity Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 18 and 25. You must submit a 90 second video that demonstrates one technology used in NASCAR, an issue it resolved and how STEM professionals designed it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the NASCAR Diversity Scholarship.

Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: 12/02/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate students with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Keynote Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

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 1600 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.

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.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Merit Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Merit Scholarship is available to first-year students at the New England School of Law. You must show exceptional academic purpose to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Merit Scholarship.

Levy Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $75,000

The Levy Scholars Program Scholarship is available to entering students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

You must demonstrate outstanding scholarship to be eligible for the award. Get more information on the Levy Scholars Program Scholarship.

ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 4 through Year 5
Award Amount: $75,000

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education, the ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship is available to recent engineering PhD’s who are pursuing an opportunity to conduct research in a corporate setting.

Fellows must hold a PhD awarded in a S.T.E.M. field within the last seven years to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship.

Dean’s Scholarship – University of Pennsylvania Law School

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 3
Award Amount: $60,000

The Dean’s Scholarship is available to students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

You must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, service and life/work experiences to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Dean’s Scholarship – University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: 10 Awards of $25,000

The Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship is open to students at the dissertation level of study.

You must be majoring in the field of accounting to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship.

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.

Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $15,000

The Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Scholarship is available to full-time entering students at Rutgers University, School of Law, Newark.

You must have a substantial educational background or demonstrate a cultural disadvantage to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Scholarship.

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.

Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 18 Awards of $10,000

The Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology is open to students majoring in engineering, natural science, applied science, or mathematics.

You must attend one of the participating educational institutions to be considered for this award. U.S. citizenship is also a requirement.

You must be nominated by faculty or staff in your department.

Learn more information about the Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Chicagoland Regional College Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students Ages 17 or Older
Award Amount: $10,000

The Chicagoland Regional College Program is open to students who are at least 17 years of age and attending, or planning to attend: Chicago State University, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Olive Harvey College, Prairie State College, or Richard J. Daley College.

To be considered, you must be willing to work part – time as a package handler at the UPS Hodgkins, IL. facility.

The hours are Monday through Friday from 4:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. or 10:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.

In addition to a $6200 annual UPS salary, program participants will also receive a $2000 allowance for school fees, $300 for books, and $100 per month for transportation.

Veterans will also receive a $300 – $500 monthly bonus.

Get more information on the Chicagoland Regional College 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.

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