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MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

$2,000–$10,000
12 Award Winners

The MALDEF Scholarship Program provides financial grants to students pursuing law degrees at any accredited law school in the United States and who are committed to helping the Latino community.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 3, 2023
Closed
$2,000–$10,000
12 Award Winners
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Byron Bird Graduate Scholarship

$3,000
1 Award Winner

The Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) offers the Byron Bird Graduate Scholarship to one accounting graduate student in Kansas to complete their postgraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 4, 2023
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Mary Holloway McCoo, M.D. and Wayman Glen McCoo, Sr. M.D. Sholarship

$2,500
2 Award Winners

UNCF offers two scholarships valued at $2,500 per semester to postgraduate and doctoral students studying in the medical field across the United States.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 6, 2023
Application Deadline
February 10, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$2,500
2 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

Danone Fellowship Grant

$25,000
2 Award Winners

Danone North America offers two fellowships worth $25,000 to graduates interested in the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt and their impact on health and wellness.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 14, 2022
Application Deadline
February 14, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$25,000
2 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

$25,000
16 Award Winners

Eligible students of African origin, pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. program in theology, theological studies, or biblical studies, can apply for the $25,000 program.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$25,000
16 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

$3,750
1 Award Winner

The $3,750- scholarship is awarded to 40 graduate students who identify as minorities to pursue their studies in PR, marketing, and advertising. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.20.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$3,750
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship

$750
4 Award Winners

The University of Utah - Women's Resource Center awards the Mary Cherry Moslander Roberts Scholarship of $750 per semester to four graduate female students to complete their studies. The award is renewable.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$750
4 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships

$1,000–$2,000
4 Award Winners

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships offers a total of $6,000 to four recipient female postgraduate students.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
August 22, 2022
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$1,000–$2,000
4 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

ALA Spectrum Scholarship

$5,000–$6,500
60 Award Winners

The ALA Spectrum Scholarship annually rewards 60 students from minority and backward classes who are interested in graduate studies in library and information science.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$5,000–$6,500
60 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students

$750
2 Award Winners

Every year, the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students grants two undergraduate students scholarships to the tune of $750 each to study archival administration at the graduate level.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$750
2 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

Center for Public Integrity Fellowship

$30,000
1 Award Winner

The Center for Public Integrity Fellowship, administered by the American University Washington, offers a $30,000 award to one candidate with experience and/or interest in data-driven investigative journalism.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$30,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Communication Disorder & Speech Therapy Scholarship

$500
1 Award Winner

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs awards this scholarship to a graduate student who is a legal resident of Massachusetts and pursuing a postgraduate degree in the field.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$500
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Investigative Reporting Workshop Fellowship

$8,000
1 Award Winner

The Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) Fellowship of $8,000 is a nonprofit newsroom that trains journalism students at American University Washington, DC in investigative practices.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$8,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

The Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program presents to residents of Maryland pursuing graduate and professional degrees in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, law, or social work.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

The Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

$8,000
4 Award Winners

The American Library Association offers Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship awards of $8,000 to four students pursuing an MLS or advanced degree for a career in library service.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$8,000
4 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

The Washington Post Fellowship

$30,000
1 Award Winner

The American University Washington. DC offers the Washington Post Fellowship to one graduate student enrolled in the MA program in Journalism and Public Affairs at AU to further their studies.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$30,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

USA TODAY Washington Watchdog Fellowship

$30,000
1 Award Winner

The USA TODAY Washington Watchdog Fellowship offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a journalism or public affairs student to earn a scholarship worth $30,000.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$30,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Lillian A. Devison Scholarship

$500
1 Award Winner

The scholarship awards an approximate $500 scholarship to one graduate student at a West Virginia college or university.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 4, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$500
1 Award Winner
Open

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship

$10,000
1 Award Winner

The Stephen K. Hall ACWA provides a $10,000 scholarship to a graduate student in water law or -policy or public administration with a focus on water resources.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
September 30, 2022
Application Deadline
March 15, 2023
Open
$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open

GHD Clean Water Fund Scholarship

$1,000
1 Award Winner

The GHD Clean Water Fund Scholarship Program awards one $1,000 scholarship to postgraduate students in the fields of civil or environmental engineering. Applicants must be North Carolina residents.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 25, 2023
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

$5,000
15 Award Winners

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship offers financial assistance to students in their final year of a graduate program in healthcare management. It’s for racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ students.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Open
$5,000
15 Award Winners
Open

SAE Doctoral Engineering Scholarship

$10,000
7 Award Winners

SAE International offers a scholarship to students enrolled in Master's or Doctorate programs at a U.S. institution. The awards, worth $10,000, are offered annually and are for students intending to pursue a teaching career in engineering at the university level. The applications are accepted between January and March each year.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 6, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Open
$10,000
7 Award Winners
Open

AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship

$5,000
1 Award Winner

AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship awards one $5,000 scholarship to an outstanding Asian American law student, who is committed to bettering the Asian American community, to support their studies.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Open

ARS Lazarian Graduate Scholarship

$20,000–$50,000
2 Award Winners

The Armenian Relief Society of Eastern Europe Scholars Program offers two $20,000 - $50,000 scholarships for master’s and doctoral students.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Open
$20,000–$50,000
2 Award Winners
Open

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

$2,000
1 Award Winner

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner

About Graduate Scholarships

Graduate scholarships are a form of financial aid offered to help students pay for their graduate-level education. These scholarships typically come from sources such as universities, foundations and businesses, and can often be applied towards tuition costs or other educational expenses. Graduate scholarships generally require applicants to write an essay or personal statement in order to be considered for the award. Generally, scholarships are awarded based on merit and demonstrated financial need. Graduate scholarships can be a great way to help make the dream of graduate school a reality for students who may not have the resources to pay for their education without assistance. With so many different types of scholarships available, there is bound to be one that meets the needs and qualifications of any type of graduate student. The key is to research thoroughly and apply for as many scholarships as possible in order to be considered for the most amount of funding. With the right effort and dedication, graduate school could be just around the corner with a scholarship to help make it happen!

Cost of College for Graduate Students

The cost of college can vary greatly; however the average cost of tuition for graduate students in the United States is around $27,000 a year. The three most affordable schools for graduate education are University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Tufts University and San Diego State University. University of Arkansas offers an affordable tuition rate of just $12,400 per year for their graduate programs, while Tufts and San Diego State offer a tuition of $14,000 and $15,000 respectively. All three schools also provide financial assistance packages to help with the cost of tuition. These packages may include scholarships, grants and loans to help cover some or all of the cost of tuition for their graduate students. With these options in mind, graduate students should be able to find an affordable school that fits their needs. Ultimately, the cost of college for graduate students depends on a variety of factors, including the type and length of the program, availability and amount of financial aid and other expenses. By doing research and working with school advisors, potential students can find an affordable education that meets their needs.

Tips for Winning Graduate Scholarships

1. Start researching and applying for scholarships early. Many scholarship applications have deadlines, so if you wait until the last minute, you might miss out on a great opportunity. Also, many scholarships are competitive, so the earlier you start researching and applying, the better your chances of being selected as a recipient.

2. Put together a compelling application. Spend time carefully crafting an application that showcases your strengths and qualifications in the best light. Provide clear, concise answers to the questions asked on the application, and be sure to proofread for any errors before submitting.

3. Take advantage of free resources. To make your scholarship search easier, you can use websites that offer a comprehensive list of scholarships you may be eligible for. Additionally, many universities offer free workshops and seminars that can help you learn more about the scholarship process. Taking advantage of these resources will give you an edge in your search for a graduate scholarship. Good luck!

Frequently asked questions

When should I start applying for graduate scholarships?

You can start in your senior year if you will be graduating. You may have to wait until you’re already a graduate student for some scholarships though. If you’ve been accepted to a graduate program, that’s usually all that’s required. You will need to provide proof of this to the scholarship organizers. If you apply before you’re enrolled, they generally won’t disburse the funds until they have confirmation and proof that you are in a graduate program.



How to apply for graduate scholarships?

The process is very similar to those for undergraduate or high school senior scholarships. You will need to provide basic information about yourself and your chosen degree program, often you will need to provide a motivational type essay explaining why you’ve chosen the specific degree, and what your plans for the future are in regards to using your qualification. Unlike undergraduate scholarships though, you will likely need to provide the information about your research. Organizers will require a detailed outline of your research project and sometimes even an extract or abstract of your work. Ensure that you already have a research proposal ready.