Master Student Qualities Essay Scholarships

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.

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.

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

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.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $25,000 – $35,000

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is available to seniors graduating from a participating college or university who wish to pursue one year of independent international study. To be considered for this award, you must submit a proposal for a project that is creative, feasible and personally significant. You must also submit a personal statement, a letter of nomination from your college or university, and at least one letter of recommendation. Participation in an interview is also required.

Get more information on the Thomas J. Watson 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 Freshmen 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emerald Dog Obedience Club Scholarship

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

The Emerald Dog Obedience Club Scholarship is available to first-, second- and third-year students at Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. You must be active in dog tracking, agility and/or obedience or the promotion of pure-bred dogs to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Emerald Dog Obedience Club Scholarship.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen 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.

Portland Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 4
Award Amount: Varies

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship is available to students at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. You must be from the Portland metro area, express a desire to work in the field of small animal medicine following graduation, and be in good academic standing to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Portland Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship.

Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography

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

Spring is the perfect time to reconsider the earth’s resources, like the ocean and marine environment issues.

The Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography is available to graduate oceanography majors at the University of Rhode Island. You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate an interest in marine environmental issues to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Webb Family Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography.

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.

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With over 53 billion dollars in funding available for graduate students to support the careers of their dreams, it can be a challenge to find the perfect scholarship match. Opportunities are growing in the world of higher education and beyond, as the choice to enroll in graduate school is often the catalyst for better employment opportunities and a higher salary. But many students find themselves asking, “at what cost?”

With so many unique and substantial funding options available, earning a graduate degree is a privilege that everyone deserves if you have the drive and are ready to put in the time commitment.

To help fund your graduate degree, follow our guide and use the interactive tool to sort through over 150 scholarship opportunities for graduate students based on your field of study and award amount.

If you’re just beginning the process of finding suitable scholarships, make sure you’re prepared for the application process by starting a folder with the assets below.

Instructions: Click the dropdowns below to sort by your intended major, award amount or if you’re looking for need-based aid. Click the box for a larger view.

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Available to students in the U.S. and Canada with a minimum GPA of 2.5, with at least one full year of studies remaining at the time of application process.

A Better America Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university in the United States to apply. This scholarship is sponsored by Global English Editing, therefore applicants with strong writing and editing skills are favored.

Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest

Amount: $up to 5,000

Awards Available: 3

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The contest is open to all. Students, academics, policymakers and inspired individuals are encouraged to submit their essays on temperance as it would apply in today's alcohol marketplace.

Augustana College Fryxell Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 15, 2018

This scholarship will be awarded to one student demonstrating elegance and excellence in the use of language. Special consideration is given to candidates with an interest in studying English and/or Journalism.

Beatrice F. Kroesche Fund Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: January 31, 2018

The scholarship is awarded to women who are visually or hearing challenges, or single mothers in good academic standing. Consideration will go to students majoring in humanities or education. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship

Amount: $15,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Humane Studies Fellowship program supports study in economics, philosophy, law, sociology, political science, but will be awarded to students whose research focuses on advancing the ideas of a free society. Must be of IHS programs for consideration.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Must be a citizen of the US and be 50 percent of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent. Preference will go to students demonstrating leadership abilities, and the pursuit of a career in visual arts, journalism, mass communications and/or performing. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for consideration.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Eligibility for application is extended to students enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary institution. Preference for students pursuing degrees in natural protection and conservation, environmental art and history. Dedication to the ideals of the scholarships honoree considered in equal weight with financial need.

Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 5, 2018

Applicants must attend graduate school in the New York Tri-state and must demonstrate passionate creativity. Students will be asked to submit creative work that illustrates their passion for their specific creative field. Financial need will also be considered.

OWAA Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Outdoor Writers Association of America selects three or more students each year demonstrating outdoor writing, radio, television, wildlife photography, art, video or filmmaking excellence. Recipients must be students of outdoor communications field including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting.

Beyonce Formation Scholars Scholarship Program

Amount: $25,000

Awards Available: 4

Deadline: Varies

In celebration of the anniversary of "Lemonade," Beyonce Knowles-Carter's Formation Scholars program supports young women who are pursuing careers in the entertainment, creative arts, music, literature or African American studies. Participating schools include Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.

NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition

Amount: $500

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Applicants are asked to create a map for one of the two competition categories: animated maps and interactive maps. Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from North America who has not previously won first prize in this contest may enter.

The Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Amount: $up to 2,000

Awards Available: 8

Deadline: December 18, 2017

Must be currently enrolled accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants will create a video that communicates the message of "one person can make a difference" for a chance to win.

Irene Adler Prize

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: April 30, 2018

is open to women pursuing degree in English, journalism, and/or creative writing. All applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens for consideration.

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 1, 2018

This award is intended for students with on conservative art such as painting and drawing. Open to all U.S. citizens pursuing degree in the arts.

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Students may apply if you desire to study illumination/various lighting related fields at an accredited four-year university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

Mr. Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: January 31, 2018

This scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue a career in children's media. Applicants must demonstrate commitment through coursework and experience in education, development, television, film, music, animation and related fields for consideration.

Alba George Watt Memorial SA Contest

Amount: $250

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Students applying for the contest must be enrolled as a graduate student, but any major or field of interest is welcome to enter. Applicants will write an essay for a chance to win.

Humanities Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: March 31, 2018

To enter, you must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university. Winner will be chosen at random.

Emerging Voices Scholarship

Amount: $2000-3,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Ford Motor Company Fund supports female graduate students receive funding towards their degree in journalism and media studies. This scholarship includes the opportunity to contribute content to the AWMF website and attendance at the "Women In" event at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Students in the U.S. and Canada studying marketing, commerce, business and IT are favored. The winning applicant will demonstrate strong writing skills and a passion for skill development.

MBA Insight Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Open to all currently enrolled MBA students and students planning to enroll within the next 12 months as well as a legal U.S. citizen. The winner will be determined at random.

Certified Angus Beef Scholarship Fund

Amount: $6,000

Awards Available: 6

Deadline: December 12, 2017

Applicants must be working towards their MBA for eligibility. Students will be asked to discuss distribution methods for the Angus Beef corporation.

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Minority students must be enrolled in their final year of full-time study in healthcare management. Preference is given to applicants who are Student Associates of ACHE, and to students demonstrating financial need.

Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: July 3, 2018

All majors are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students pursuing a pre-law or business degree. Preference will also be given to females of Hispanic descent. Must maintain a 2.7 GPA or higher.

Andy and Julie Platta Honorary Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students must have interest in document management and graphic communication industry. Must maintain 3.0 GPA and be currently enrolled in an accredited university for consideration.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Amount: $7,000

Awards Available: 44

Deadline: Varies

Students must be enrolled in at least their second year of undergraduate education through their final year of graduate studies for consideration. Must have strong academics in the business sector for consideration.

Arnold W. Fritz Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must have social qualities, dedication to the environment, and must include thoughts on how to improve within the application. Must be enrolled in Ohio territory universities for consideration.

Asparagus Club Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

Awards Available: 6

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Recipients of the scholarship must maintain full-time student status with a 2.5 GPA or higher for consideration. Graduate students pursuing a career in business and related fields are preferred.

Charlie Corr Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students must have interest in document management and graphic communication industry. Must maintain 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in journalism or business.

Dairy Management Inc. Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,500

Awards Available: 11

Deadline: April 22, 2018

Students will be chosen based on academic performance, courses related to Dairy, evidence of leadership ability, initiative, and character. Must be a student at an accredited university for consideration.

Hoods Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in document management and graphic communication. Special consideration will be offered to students in marketing and public relations.

OutputLinks Communications Group Women of Distinction

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

EDSF scholarships are awarded women who are committed to pursuing a career in document management and graphic communication. Special consideration will be offered to students in marketing and public relations. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

SSPI Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,500

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: April 14, 2018

The SSPI Program assists students with meeting the high costs of post-graduate study in satellite-related disciplines. Must demonstrate to in industry. Preference for students with strong science, engineering, research, business and creative standards.

WomenIN Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: October 31, 2017

This scholarship is part of the AIAS Foundation's WomenIn Initiative, an effort to increase gender equality in the interactive entertainment industry, specifically in the business of video gaming. Graduate students in any discipline may apply.

The Doc Cohen Franchising Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: October 31, 2017

This scholarship will support a student majoring in business, finance, marketing, food service, hospitality or entrepreneurship. Must be a US citizen attending an accredited university. Must submit a 10-page business plan on a franchise concept.

UNCF CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Business Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: March 31, 2018

CVS will award one student studying business, finance, accounting or human resources in a four-year accredited university maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Must be a US citizen to apply.

The Earl G. Graves Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be a graduate student enrolled in a business school at an accredited university in the US. Must be in good academic standing in the top 20 percent of their class. Financial need will not be considered for this award.

Cancer for College Leonard Family Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2018

This scholarship is open to any cancer survivor enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S. Must be a business major or related field with to pursue a career in food service or potentially own a restaurant. Applications not discriminated based on sex, race or religious beliefs.

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

Amount: $25,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: Varies

The MBA Fellowship is designed to increase interest in financial services among black, and native business school students.

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

Amount: $13,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 19, 2018

This scholarship is available to pursuing an advanced degree in state or local government. Must be a citizen of the US to apply.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 19, 2018

Must be currently a full or part-time graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, political science, economics, business or related fields and belong to an underrepresented group for consideration. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada to apply.

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: November 1, 2017

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must demonstrate for internet marketing.

The Sachs Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Amount: $up to 7,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Selection for graduate is on a case by case basis determined by the Board of Directors. Students must have completed their undergraduate degree within three years of application for consideration.

Back to School Inspiration

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Eligibility is based on students residing in the U.S. Must complete one 150-word essay for entry. Scholarship offers various entry methods that correspond to prize eligibility.

Hit the Books

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Students between the ages of 18 and 25 enrolled in an accredited university are eligible to apply. Winners will be selected based on a 500-word essay about the importance of education.

Out of the Box Thinking

Amount: $500-1,500

Awards Available: 3

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Students attending accredited universities are eligible to submit an essay pitching future product ideas for , an innovative manufacturer of high-tech pet products.

Don't Text and Drive

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Students of any age and field of study may apply. Applicants will complete an essay on texting and driving, and the top 10 finalists will be chosen based on creativity and content of the essay.

Technology Addiction Awareness

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: January 30, 2018

is open to students of any age and field of study. Applicants will complete an essay on technology addiction, and the top 10 finalists will be chosen based on creativity and content of the essay.

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $3,250-12,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: January 2018

is awarded to LGBTQ and allied students in specific geographic areas. Those in financial need and LGBTQ youth lacking community support resources. Winners will be chosen based on leadership, demonstrate additional barriers or financial need.

E-Waste Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Students of any age and field of study may apply. Applicants will complete an essay on e-waste, and the top 10 finalists will be chosen based on creativity and content of the essay.

The Future is Female

Amount: $3,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Eligibility based on enrollment in college with a GPA 3.0 or above. Must be a U.S. citizen and an awesome female. Applicants will share their story for what makes them exceptional, trailblazing, and fearless females for a chance to win and be featured in the True&Co Journal.

I Have a Dream

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Must be currently enrolled accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants will share their dreams for a chance to win.

Unigo Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Applicants must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a US citizen. Applicants are asked to create tweet for a chance to win.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Applicants must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked to write an essay sharing their story of the most memorable gift they've ever received.

Superpower Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: March 31, 2018

must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a US citizen for eligibility. Applicants are asked to answer a creative writing prompt about what superhero they would be for a chance to win.

All About Education

Amount: $3,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Must be currently enrolled accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked to explain how this scholarship would change their life for a chance to win.

Fifth Month

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Applicant must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are given a creative writing prompt all about the number five for a chance to win.

Do-Over Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen for consideration. Applicants are asked what they would do if they were given one do-over for a chance to win.

Flavor of the Month

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: July 31, 2018

must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are given a creative writing prompt about their ice-cream flavor alter-ego for a chance to win.

Shout it Out

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Applicants must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked what they would say to the whole world, if they could, for a chance to win.

Zombie Apocalypse

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Students must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked how they would survive a zombie apocalypse for a chance to win.

Education Matters

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: November 30, 2017

For eligibility, students must be currently enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked to defend the importance of education for a chance to win.

Top 10 List

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled in accredited university and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants are asked to create a list of the top 10 reasons why they want to win the scholarship.

Resume Genius Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 15, 2017

All domestic and international students may and must be enrolled in full-time university education for consideration. Applicants are asked to create a fictional resume for a chance to win.

Because College is Expensive

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Open to all students or students planning on enrolling within 12 months. Winners will be chosen at random.

Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: December 31, 2017

You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have sustained injuries from an auto accident at some point in your life to qualify for this award.

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: January 3, 2018

Must be currently enrolled in university. Applicants are asked to tweet a picture that represents the heart of your hometown to be considered for this scholarship.

AGBU Fellowships for US Based Study

Amount: $7,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Applicant must be of Armenian heritage, be a full-time graduate student at a American university and have a minimum of 3.5 GPA to apply.

College Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Available to students enrolled in any college or university with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Applicants are asked to submit an essay on the topic of water conservation for the chance to win.

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 5

Deadline: June 9, 2018

Applicants must be involved in extracurricular activities and have work experience within the community. Must be enrolled in an accredited university for eligibility.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500-5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: April 2018

Hispanic students enrolled in an accredited graduate program with a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply. This award ranges depending on the academic merit of the student as well as financial need.

Jen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

The goal this scholarship is to create an field where students are not given an advantage for standardized test scores, GPA, financial need or academic circumstances. Applicants must be a U.S. resident enrolled in an accredited university.

Car Covers Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Students will be given a creative writing prompt to determine the winner of the scholarship.

$1,000 September Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: September 20, 2017

All high school, college graduate students are encouraged to enter. The winner will be chosen at random.

$500 Graduate Student Scholarship

Amount: $500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Current graduate students, adults, and college students planning to enroll in graduate school and/or any college offering a post-secondary degree are eligible. Must be currently enrolled an accredited university to be considered.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship

Amount: $15,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: April 10, 2018

must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application, and qualify for financial need. Must be enrolled in in the state the student currently resides and maintain standardized test scores in the top 15 percent nationwide. Must not be seeking a law degree.

American Atheists O'Hair Award

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: February 3, 2018

Students with atheist beliefs are eligible for this scholarship. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Applicants are judged on their actions as activists.

Active Service Member Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: November 25, 2017

Graduate students currently serving active duty are eligible for this scholarship. Preference towards students with creative and/or research abilities.

American Baptist Financial Aid Program

Amount: $3,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 31, 2018

must be a member of an American church for a minimum of one year to be eligible. Must be preparing to enter an accredited university as a full-time student with a GPA of 2.75 for consideration.

Health and Wellness Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Any full-time graduate or undergraduate accredited student with a GPA of 3.4 or higher is welcome to apply. Medical students may provide proof of pass/fail classes.

Health and Wellness Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Any full-time graduate or undergraduate accredited student with a GPA of 3.4 or higher is welcome to apply. Eligibility based on about practical approaches to a healthy lifestyle, sustainable post-university. Medical students may provide proof of pass/fail classes.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

Amount: $25,000

Awards Available: N/A

Deadline: November 15, 2017

All applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school in the U.S. Must have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline, and be in the writing stages of the dissertation upon applying. Must also expect to complete dissertation between April 1-August 31 2019. Must be enrolled in humanities or social science departments, writing on topics where ethics and religious values are of central concern. Must be a new applicant to the program for consideration.

NEHA/AAS Environmental Health Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship is available to students enrolled in a graduate program with a declared curriculum in Environmental Health Sciences. Must have at least one semester of classes remaining for eligibility.

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Amount: $18,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: January 21, 2018

Applicants can be new or continuing graduate students, but preference will be given to students entering doctoral programs or students enrolled in strong mental health programs. Fellows will be selected on their commitment to research in mental health.

ACHE Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 15

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Applicants must be enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. If you have residency in your program, you may apply as early as your second graduate year. Preference will be given to applicants who are Student Associates of ACHE.

MGMA Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management or related areas. Must be enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S. to apply.

AFDO Scholarship Award

Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 3

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The scholarship recipients should demonstrate a desire for a career in research, teaching or in an area related to foods and quality control. Students should demonstrate leadership abilities and must have a 3.0 GPA during first two years of study.

Medical Research Scholarships

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 3

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships are for students pursuing an advanced degree in medical fields or nursing school. Preference is given to women pursuing careers as doctors and nurses.

Genesis Healthcare Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing a degree in healthcare. Financial need will be considered in addition to included essay illustrating in industry.

Kathy Peebler Caregivers Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Students must be pursuing a degree in nursing, medicine or home health care. Must be a US citizen attending an accredited graduate university for consideration.

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs relating to public health, business administration healthcare administration. Not intended to support nursing, medicine or PT students. Must be enrolled in university for consideration.

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2018

For minority students enrolled in their final year of full-time study in healthcare management. Financial need will be considered among applicants. Must be a citizen of the U.S. and must be enrolled in an accredited university for consideration.

Cathy L. Brock Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds who are advancing the field of healthcare management. Must be a US citizen enrolled in an MHA or program with a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Amount: $1,000-10,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. Must provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in health education, medical school, public health, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program. Must have one or more years of school remaining. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking a degree to treat patients.

Start early and do your research. The application process for graduate school can be lengthy. A great way to start is with broad research, networking visits to help narrow down the search. Once you determine your top 5-10 schools, you can better organize the specific application deadlines throughout the process.

Not all scholarships are based your GPA, but most need to verify your education credentials to qualify. Try to get certified copies of your undergraduate transcript early, so you have plenty of time to meet the deadline.

Many graduate programs require applicants to send test scores with your application. The most common standardized test is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, but depending on your field of study, other standardized tests such as the LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT may be required.

Letters of recommendation are a true of your character—something that can’t be revealed through your test scores or transcript. Reach out to former teachers, counselors or managers, so that they can speak to your qualifications. Determine the specific guidelines for each letter of recommendation and provide these specifications, to make this as easy as possible for your letter writers.

This is typically a short statement of intention, in which you explain your academic background, your goals and how the graduate program will help you reach those goals. Admissions committees like to see developed research as it pertains to your area of interest, so try to be as clear and concise as possible.

This is your opportunity to get creative and show your personality as more than just an application candidate. Find ways to express your background, your challenges, goals, motivations passions.

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