49+ Scholarships for Graduate Students (Get Your Next Degree for as little as Free!)

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$350,000+ worth of grad school scholarships

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Advanced degree programs are demanding enough on their own without added financial stress.

Which is why:

The sooner you figure out how to pay for graduate school, the better.

Funding your education with scholarship money is one route you can take. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to pay back a single dollar.

Not to mention, there are plenty of opportunities that would help you go to grad school for free.

The main hurdle is finding the time to sort through them all.

So:

I put together a big list with scholarships for graduate students.

Some are for only for grad students and others are open to students at all levels. Just know that you can use any of the awards to pay for postgraduate education.

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46 Graduate School Scholarships


– SPRING DEADLINES –

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(ISC)² Graduate Scholarships
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Deadline: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Eligibility: Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Must be pursuing a Master’s Degree program or doctoral studies and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Natalya Beneschott Scholarship for Medical School Students
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Deadline: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate student pursuing a degree in one of these medical specialties: Pediatrics, Family medicine, Internal medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Nephrology, Ob-gyn.

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship
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Deadline: March 15, 2020
Application Opens: February
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a female currently enrolled or expected to be enrolled at an accredited university or college by the next academic term, either full-time or part-time. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior-level status (60 credits). Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense and have a minimum GPA of 3.25.

The RBPA Scholarship
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Deadline: March 20, 2020
Award Amount: up to $3,000
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate applicants with residency within the New England area. Must be entering an accredited institution of higher learning no later than the following fall semester from the award year.

Minority Women in STEM Bi-Annual Scholarship
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Deadline: March 22, 2020
Award Amount: $3,000
Eligibility: Open to women-identifying students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM industries. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Women must either be majoring in a STEM field or be actively engaged in personal projects or jobs in the STEM field to apply.

Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship
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Deadline: March 22, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 – $15,000
Eligibility: Open to women pursuing undergraduate and graduate finance-related degrees. Must be enrolled at a college or university in the Bay Area (CA).

39. Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship
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Deadline: March 25, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate-level students with a passion for the outdoors.

Side Hustlin’ Student Scholarship Opportunity
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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,500
Eligibility: Applicants must either be enrolled or actively applying for enrollment to an undergraduate or graduate program.​ Students at technical, community, and four-year colleges are welcome to apply.

Longevity Scholarship
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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students doing longevity research (current or future).

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Application Opens: January 2
Award Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Must be a minority student enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program – MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar. Must be entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study and expect to graduate between Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.

Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship
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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Application Opens: January 2
Award Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Must be a student enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program – MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar. Must be entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study and expect to graduate between Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
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Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award: $10,000
Eligibility: Must be in final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or must have completed athletic eligibility. Must be in final year of undergraduate academic work or received an undergraduate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Must have performed with distinction as a varsity team member in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated. Must be enrolled in a graduate degree granting program within one-year after the academic year the scholarship was awarded.

NDS Kildee Graduate School Scholarship
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Deadline: April 15, 2020
Award: $3,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be in their junior or senior year of college. Must plan on pursuing advanced study related to the dairy industry (production agriculture, manufacturing, marketing, agricultural law, business, veterinary medicine, and environmental sciences).

ASID Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students
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Deadline: April 15, 2020
Application Opens: February 19
Award Amount: $4,000
Eligibility: Open to students who are enrolled in, or have been accepted for, admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university.

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
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Deadline: April 24, 2020
Award: $15,000
Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America; have strong academic qualifications; and have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural resources management, ecology, geography, law or policy programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ortho Dermatologics ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship
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Deadline: April 27, 2020
Award: up to $10,000
Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen living in the United States; have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatologic condition; have been treated by a dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner working in a dermatology practice; and sed a prescription medicine to treat your dermatologic condition.

Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Award: $1,000 and up
Eligibility: Open to graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering. IEEE Computer Society membership is required. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

EFWA Graduate Scholarships
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Award: $1,000 – $2,000
Eligibility: Open to female US citizens attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting degree.

Graduate ScholarSHPE Scholarship
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Application Opens: February 1
Award: $3,000
Eligibility: Must be Hispanic; an active SHPE Member; a full-time graduate student; pursuing a STEM degree; and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Professional ScholarSHPE Scholarship
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Application Opens: February 1
Award: $2,000
Eligibility: Must be Hispanic; an active SHPE Member; a full-time graduate student; pursuing a STEM degree; and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Dissertation ScholarSHPE Scholarship
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Application Opens: February 1
Award: $5,000
Eligibility: Must be Hispanic; an active SHPE Member; a Ph.D. student in the fall of 2020; pursuing a STEM degree; and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

I Read “Dead” Languages Scholarship
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Deadline: April 30, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the Classics, Latin, or Greek.

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship
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Deadline: May 11, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Must be a graduate student attending US based college or university in 2020-21; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences, economics preferred but not required. Preference for Asian heritage though not required.

NWSA Graduate Scholarship
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Deadline: May 15, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a female student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master’s Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies.

NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award
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Deadline: May 15, 2020
Award: $500
Eligibility: Open to women of color who are current individual NWSA members and currently enrolled in a graduate or a professional program. Recent recipients of a terminal degree (no later than May 2019) are also eligible to apply.

Philosophy Scholarship
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Deadline: May 22, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Philosophy.


 

– SUMMER DEADLINES –

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The CIRI Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline: June 1, 2020
Award: $2,000 – $20,000 per academic year
Eligibility: Applicant must be a CIRI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant; have a high school diploma or GED; enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Cap Lathrop Scholarship
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Deadline: June 1, 2020
Award: Up to $4,000 per academic year
Eligibility: Applicant must be an Alaska Native original enrollee of a regional or village corporation or a direct lineal descendant of an original enrollee. Must also be enrolled or accepted at a college or university as a full-time student; be a declared major in a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree program with a major in broadcast, telecommunications, business, engineering, journalism, and other media-related fields; and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must intend to work in Alaska in the broadcast/telecommunications industry.

APA Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline: June 1, 2020
Application Opens: April
Award: $4,600
Eligibility: Open to women, people of color and indigenous descent, veterans, disabled persons, and members of the LGBTQ community who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-approved programs. Applicants must be APA members; membership for students is free.

Charles Abrams Scholarship
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Deadline: June 1, 2020
Application Opens: April
Award: $2,000
Eligibility: Open to graduate students who are enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment at one of the five schools at which Charles Abrams taught: Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, New School University, or the University of Pennsylvania. Students must intend to pursue a careers as practicing planner.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
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Deadline: June 5, 2020
Award: $10,000
Eligibility: Must be in final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or must have completed athletic eligibility. Must be in final year of undergraduate academic work or received an undergraduate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Must have performed with distinction as a varsity team member in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated. Must be enrolled in a graduate degree granting program within one-year after the academic year the scholarship was awarded.

codePost Computer Science Education Scholarship
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Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award: $500
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science.

Peterson’s Graduate Scholarship
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Deadline: July 31, 2020
Award: $2,500
Eligibility: Open to individuals at least 18 years of age and pursuing a graduate degree. Residents of the state of Maine are not eligible to participate. 


 

– FALL DEADLINES –

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Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
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Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to high school freshman through graduate level students. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Marshall Scholarships
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Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award: £38,000 a year (on average) to study in the UK! Covers residence, living expenses, tuition fees, fares to and from the United States, and other claimable allowances.
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States; hold their first undergraduate degree by September 2020; and have a minimum GPA of 3.7. Excludes certain degrees, see more information here.

Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
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Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award: $1,000 and up
Eligibility: Open to graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering. IEEE Computer Society membership is required. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Rhodes Scholarships for United States
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Deadline: October 7, 2020
Application Opens: Early July
Award: Full tuition at Oxford University + an annual stipend. The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years but in certain cases Scholars may apply for a third year.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States; at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age; and will have received a bachelor’s degree before October 1.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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Deadline: October 9, 2020
Application Opens: September
Award: Full-cost of a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. 
Eligibility: You can apply if you are: a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom; and applying to pursue a full-time PhD, MSc/MLitt, or one-year postgraduate course of study (with some exceptions).

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society Award
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Deadline: October 31, 2020
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE Computer Society members and full-time students at an academic institution.

Lance Stafford Larson Student Award
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Deadline: October 31, 2020
Award: $500
Eligibility: Open to all IEEE student members.

AGC Graduate Scholarships
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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Application Opens: July
Award: $3,750 annually for up to two years
Eligibility: The applicant must be a college senior planning to enroll or enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in an ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) masters’/doctoral construction management or construction engineering programs for the Fall term of 2021. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2020 (i.e. earliest graduation date December 2021).


 

– WINTER DEADLINES –

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Remarkable Futures Scholarships
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Deadline: December 3, 2020
Application Opens: September
Award: $2,500 – $25,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be employed as a Chick-fil-A Team Member at the time of application and award; have minimum GPA of 2.5; and will enroll in undergraduate or graduate study for the upcoming academic year.

The Women Techmakers Scholarship for Computer Science & Gaming
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Deadline: December 5, 2020
Application Opens: Fall
Award: $10,000 or $5,000 CAD (for students in Canada)
Eligibility: Applicant must be a woman; be currently be enrolled at an accredited university; intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program in the United States or Canada; and be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field OR be studying video game programing, game engineering, game design and development, or a closely related field in gaming.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
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Deadline: December 6, 2020
Application Opens: October
Award: up to $42,000 per year
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are pursuing or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include, but is not limited to, ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines. 3.3 GPA or higher.

AWWA Scholarships
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Deadline: December 13, 2020
Award: $5,000 – $10,000
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at colleges or universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Mexico or Puerto Rico. Different requirements for each scholarships, but generally must be majoring in a field related to water supply and treatment.

Car Covers Scholarship
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Deadline: December 15, 2020
Application Opens: February 1
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

Unigo $10k Scholarship
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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Award: $10,000
Eligibility: Must be at least 13 years old and currently enrolled (or enrolled no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Niche Graduate Student Scholarship
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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Award: $500
Eligibility: Open to current graduate school students, college students, and adults planning to enroll in graduate school.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
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Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award: $10,000
Eligibility: Must be in final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or must have completed athletic eligibility. Must be in final year of undergraduate academic work or received an undergraduate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Must have performed with distinction as a varsity team member in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated. Must be enrolled in a graduate degree granting program within one-year after the academic year the scholarship was awarded.

ANS Graduate Scholarships
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Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award: $3,000 – $5,000
Eligibility: Open to full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
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Deadline: February 4, 2020
Award: up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree. 
Eligibility: Applicant must be a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree; in the upper quarter of his or her class; and a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa.

Society for Women Engineers Scholarships
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Deadline: February 14, 2020
Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Eligibility: Only candidates who identify as a female/woman. Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology. You must be planning to attend full time.


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