Plenty of people are hesitant to pursue an advanced degree because of the cost of tuition, as well as the added expenses of textbooks, housing and so on. That's where either university-funded merit scholarships or funding through an external source can come in handy.
Here are some scholarship opportunities that are open to graduate students that you should look into in the upcoming academic years:
This $1,500 grant by the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in actuarial science, economics, finance, mathematics, risk management, statistics, management or other business-related fields that relate to the insurance industry. The scholarship recipient is selected based on the following qualifications:
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation awards $5,000 to up to 15 graduate scholars on an annual basis. This scholarship is intended for students enrolled in master's and PhD programs in speech therapy and speech-language pathology.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awards a $25,000 stipend and 50% of tuition every year. There is no specific degree or career track necessary to obtain this scholarship. However, to qualify for this scholarship opportunity, you must be an immigrant or child of immigrants pursuing graduate school in the United States.
These grants are funded by the American Psychological Foundation with the main purpose of addressing mental illnesses. The Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship funds graduate-level students that plan to use the study of psychology to understand mental illnesses and the stigmas that surround them.
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate and graduate students who are active in social and economic justice. Qualified individuals should be advocates for equity at both institutional and societal levels. This scholarship program offers one award of $15,000 to a multi-faceted student activist. Applications for the following academic year should be submitted before April 1.