Dissertation Scholarship

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Dissertation completion fellowships can be broadly categorized into the following types: interdisciplinary, thematic, discipline-based, residential, and teaching. Below is a sample list of fellowships that Notre Dame students have applied for – this list is by no means exhaustive of the opportunities available. Students are encouraged to check Pivot for more opportunities related to their research and eligibility.

Interdisciplinary Fellowships

These fellowship competitions are open to students in a wide variety of academic fields.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are
currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in
the humanities and related social sciences

AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Open to U.S. women in all fields of study.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

For U.S. students who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education
of all students.

Thematic fellowships

These fellowships are available to students whose work touches on a particular topic, theme, or area.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive
perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships support students in the final stages of doctoral study whose work offers
significant potential for advancing academic scholarship related to ethics and/or religion.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship

Funds dissertation research regarding questions that interest the foundation, including violence
and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family
relationships, among other subjects.

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarship

Awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities
who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Fellowship

RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral
dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or
energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences.
Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success.

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Dissertation Fellowship

Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history
or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.

ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Applications should be for work on Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and
Slovenia. Applicants may propose comparative work considering more than one
country of Eastern Europe or relating East European societies of those of other
parts of the world.

Discipline-based fellowships

These fellowships are available only to students in a particular field.

The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving Dissertation Fellowship

Given to a scholar whose primary research focus is in the area of religion and philanthropy or faith and giving.

Louisville Institute’s Dissertation Fellowship

For students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity,
especially projects related to Christian faith and life, religious institutions, and
pastoral leadership.

Schallek Fellowship

Supports an advanced graduate student who is writing a Ph.D. dissertation in any
relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500).

Residential fellowships

Fellows in this category take up residence at a particular university, academy, institute etc. for the award year.

Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship

Offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of
late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian
Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.

School for Advanced Research Weatherhead Fellowship

For Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or social scientific in

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Academy Scholars

Supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary
excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history,
or culture of non-Western countries or regions.

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Program

Open to scholars in any discipline for projects focusing on North America and
the Caribbean before 1850

Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Supports completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars
(including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and
other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to
advance educational diversity.

Teaching fellowships

These fellowships are designed to give students teaching experience while completing the dissertation.

Five College Fellowship

Supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and
histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching.

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellowship, Kenyon College

For young scholars who are members of underrepresented groups.

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships, Williams College

For applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-
generation college graduates, women in predominantly male fields, or disabled scholars.

Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges

For U.S. citizens who are members of under-represented minority groups and considering
faculty employment in liberal arts colleges.


The University of Notre Dame has a number of fellowships which can be used for a final year:

University Writing Program Fellowship
English for Academic Purposes Program Fellowship
Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellowship
Nanovic Graduate Dissertation Fellowships
Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship
Templeton Dissertation Fellowships Program in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion and Theology

Strategies for crafting a dissertation fellowship proposal

Your argument for being awarded a fellowship should address the following claims:

My project is worthwhile.

  • What is the scholarly intervention ?
  • What is the broader application ?

I am uniquely qualified to complete this project.

  • What is your background and preparation?
  • What related research/qualifications do you have?

I will complete my dissertation by the end of the grant year.

  • What is your timeline from application to completion?
  • How can you give evidence of your work ethic ?

My post-PhD trajectory will bring prestige to the granting institution

  • How do you plan to publication/disseminate your research?
  • What are your career plans ?

Consider the following issues related to each particular kind of fellowship:


  • Readers are likely outside your field
  • Teach them about your area


  • Reader receive many applications in similar areas
  • How does your work stick out?


  • Why do you need to be there?
  • Why not stay at Notre Dame?


  • Why teach when you could be service free?
  • Demonstrate you can handle the work load

Analyzing Models to Improve Your Proposal

One of the best ways to improve your own work is to better understand the components of a successful proposal. Below are some questions that can guide your analysis:


  • How does the statement begin?
  • What is the organizing structure of the essay? Chronological, methodological, thematic, narrative, etc.?
  • What kinds of sections is the statement divided into?
  • How does the author handle transitions between sections or paragraphs?
  • How does the statement end?


  • What information does the author assume the reader already has?
  • How does the author contextualize their research?
  • How does the author establish their qualifications?
  • How specific are the details of the proposed project?
  • How does the author convey their work timeline?
  • How does the author link the project to future goals?

Style & language

  • Is the presentation objective or personal?
  • Does the author display a sense of conviction, or “hedge” claims?
  • Does the author employ figurative language or more transparent, direct language?
  • How is technical language employed?
  • Does the author assume the reader’s knowledge of key terminology?
  • How complex is the sentence structure?

The Office of Grants and Fellowships maintains an archive of successful fellowship applications. Please contact the Office of Grants and Fellowships at gradgrants@nd.edu if you are interested in seeing any recent winning proposals.

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships
Educational Foundation
American Fellowships
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20036
Field: open



AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

AICPA Minority Initiatives Programs
Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students program ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms to serve as role models and mentors to young people in planning their education and careers. These competitive, renewable fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded annually to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educations.


Minority candidates accepted into a full time doctoral program. (Considerable weight is given to individuals who hold the CPA designation.


Fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded in July. (Payment is sent directly to the recipient at the beginning of each semester (fall and spring).


Eligible applicants should submit a completed application form, two references, and official academic transcript(s) from each institution from which a degree has been received.


May 15th of each year.

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.


June 1 of each year

American Marketing Association

Call for Proposals: New AMA-EBSCO Research Awards and Externship Support | Deadline August 1, 2017

The AMA is pleased to offer funding for research awards and externship opportunities through the generous support of EBSCO. Based on the AMA brand promise of answers in action, the grants are designed to support research involving deep interaction/collaboration between the academic and practitioner communities. Learn more and submit a proposal today at https://www.ama.org/academics/Pages/Answers-in-Action-Grant-Externship-Program.aspx.

The AMA Academic Council will collect and review proposals from a broad academic audience. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $7,500 with approximately four to six proposals being funded in the first year. Awards will be funded in the fall of each year around the beginning of the academic year.

Research proposals should clearly showcase how some interaction/collaboration between the academic and practitioner community will occur. Such interactions could be via an on-site externship or a planned research partnership between the academic and practitioner.


Deadline to submit proposals is August 1, 2017.

For more information on proposals guidelines, eligibility requirements, and other information please visit https://www.ama.org/academics/Pages/Answers-in-Action-Grant-Externship-Program.aspx


College enrollment for Hispanic and Latino students is on the rise. TheUS Census Bureau predicts that 25% of college students will identify as Hispanic or Latino by 2020. Despite impressive enrollment figures, these students may still face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a degree including immigration status, being the first in their family to go to college, and perhaps most significantly, financial obstacles. To address the very real issue of affordability, our college planning team at BestColleges.com created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.


CaLCPA Accounting Education Scholarship

CalCPA member donations annually fuel more than $300,000 toward future scholarships for California college and university students interested in CPA careers. Although there is merit to competing for general scholarships, it’s to your advantage to tailor your search to what makes you unique.


Carolyn M. Callahan New Student Transition Grant


In order to apply for this $2,000 grant, applicants must be:

  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card)
  • Must be  a new student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited accounting program for Fall 2018
  • Submit a completed copy of the application form and a letter of admission from AACSB-accredited full-time accounting doctoral program


Up to five $2,000 grants awarded annually

The application consists of the following items:

  • A completed copy of the application form
  • Letter of admission from an AACSB accredited full-time accounting doctoral program

E-mail your application package to michelemarin@kpmg.com  or fax to (201) 822-6541 to arrive by May 1. If you have any questions, please call (201) 307-7932.

Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs

Catching the Dream, Inc.
Attention: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road, NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351, ext. 116

Scholarships are available for American Indians in various fields.

Deadlines for Applications

  • March 15 for Summer School
  • April 15 for Fall Semester or Quarter
  • September 15 for Spring Semester or Quarter

To apply, visit: http://catchingthedream.org/category/scholarship-requirements/

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.


  • Loans available in amounts of up to $10,000 per year, up to a total of $30,000.
  • Loans obtained through this program are repayable over a 15-year period, commencing one year after completion of or withdrawal from full time doctoral study.
  • If a participant applies, competes for, and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.
  • Part-time teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness, if the participant teaches at least half-time and has successfully completed the doctorate degree.


  • New or continuing full-time students who will be in doctoral programs at accredited universities anywhere in the United States are invited to apply for a loan from the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.
  • CDIP is designed as a recruitment incentive program open to all graduate students at accredited institutions who are not probationary or tenured faculty members in the CSU. Lecturers are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Enrollment or employment in the California State University is not required for loan approval. However, approximately one-fourth of the awards are expected to be made to individuals who have served in CSU positions represented by the California Faculty Association in the last two years.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


Elon University – Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a Ph.D or MFA.


  • Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship.
  • Fellowships are available in all programs, including departments in: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Communications; the School of Education; and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. These fellowships are not applicable to the Elon University School of Law.


  • Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research: and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
  • Annual $34,000 stipend
  • Office with computer
  • Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus
  • Professional development support

For a complete list of departments and majors, go to http://www.elon.edu/academics/

For more information visit:  https://www.elon.edu/e/campus-life/inclusion-diversity/diversity-fellowships.html

Ford Foundation

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

To learn more and apply visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Fulbright Scholar Program

This program offers professional opportunities for faculty and professionals Fulbright Grants for faculty and professionals.


1,000 awards for college and university faculty and non-academic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced research and/or related professional activity abroad. For U. S. candidates, grants are available to nearly 148 countries.


August 1 of each year (for U. S. applications)

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Attention: ADOL/600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Room 140
Washington, DC 20024-2520
(800) 726-0479

Opportunities are available for two-year college faculty and secondary school teachers who would like to exchange teaching positions with teachers in eastern or western Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Canada. Elementary school positions are available in Canada, Columbia and the U.K. Exchange grants may include full or partial travel grants and cost of living supplements, depending on the country.


U. S. Citizen with 3 years teaching experience and be employed in a full-time academic position. (Minorities are encouraged to apply.)


October 15 of each year

Gates Foundation Minority Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship is accepting applications for grants to help Hispanic graduate and undergraduate students complete their degrees in all fields of study.


Full-time students of Hispanic background who are U. S. citizens or permanent residents


  • Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: not specified
  • Amount of individual awards: $1,000 to $3,000


October 15 of each year



The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

IMA list 3 Scholarships:

CMA Doctoral Scholarship Program – Available to all candidates in an accredited doctoral accounting program concentrating in management accounting or financial management, this program enables candidates to take the CMA exam at no cost. Apply here.

Summer Doctoral Research Scholarship Program – This scholarship awards $5,000 to help alleviate the need for doctoral students to teach during the summer and focus on research. Accepting applications Winter 2015. Apply here.

Doctoral Student Grant Program – This program is designed to assist doctoral students pursuing research in the area of management accounting. Apply here.


KPMG’s Global Valuation Institute

KPMG recently established The Global Valuation Institute (GVI) to bridge academic research with practice excellence. The Institute—supported by KPMG’s Global Valuations network—funds research on current valuation matters affecting companies, investors and regulators. Its mission is to produce thought leadership intended to improve business decision-making, interpret complex valuation and financial reporting issues, and establish a fact base for regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

The GVI encourages members of academia to contribute ideas related to its research agenda. Approved submissions are eligible to receive grants of $2,500 to support research and authorship of articles. Select papers will be featured on the GVI website and may be turned into articles and/or referenced in documentation published by KPMG’s network of member firms. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.  Following is the schedule for 2016: March 29th, 2016


Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Applications are accepted each year for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Established in 2013 through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the organization’s first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.


The Award advances Mariam’s work to support high-level scholarship. Annually, a first-generation college graduate is awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the U.S.


The application deadline is May 27, all application elements (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) must be transmitted by the deadline for applications to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS!

For more information, please visit:  https://www.icrw.org/mariam-k-chamberlain-award/

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded.


Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)


Applications must be submitted to FEF by January 15, each year.

Melvin and Patricia Stith Transition Grant for New Ph.D. Students in Marketing


  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card)
  • Must be a new Ph.D. student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited marketing program for Fall 2016


Up to five $2,000  grants awarded annually


  • A completed copy of the application form
  • Letter of admission from AACSB accredited full-time marketing doctoral program

The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year has not opened.  Please visit this site in the future for updates.  If you have any questions, please call (201) 307-7932.

Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

To encourage internal audit studies by doctoral candidates, The IIA Research Foundation supports an ongoing doctoral dissertation grant program. This program provides funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing.

Procedures: Any doctoral candidate pursuing an advanced post-graduate degree (such as Ph.D. or DBA) in auditing, accounting, or business from an accredited educational institution is eligible to apply for the doctoral dissertation grant. Applicants should submit their dissertation proposals, along with a detailed cover letter, to The IIA Research Foundation. (See Submission Information at the bottom of this page.) Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation by professors directly supervising or connected with their dissertation efforts.


If your proposal is selected, you will be awarded a grant of $10,000 to help bring your research to life. Up to two awards are given each year.


The deadline for submitting a grant application is October 15 of each calendar year. Winners will be determined by December 15 of the same year.

To learn more and Apply, click here.

NAFOA Scholarship

NAFOA is dedicated to supporting Native people pursuing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working toward a degree within a financially related field.


Applications must be postmarked by July 30th.

National Black MBA Scholarship Programs

Two fellowships are awarded each year, to qualified minority students enrolled in a full-time doctoral business or management program or related discipline in the U.S.


  • Applications are due by May 30
  • Transcripts must be received no later than June 9


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (PENN) is dedicated to worldwide academic excellence and is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational setting. The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence.


  • The fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University and seek to attract graduate students who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by their start date and postdoctoral scholars who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
  • The program is limited to applicants who received their degrees no earlier than 2007.
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.


  • Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time relocation expenses of $5,000.
  • The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package.
  • Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.


August 2 of each year


Prospanica Foundation Scholarship

Master’s degree students are also eligible for $2,000 scholarships, and undergraduate students can apply at the $1,500 level. Applicants to the Prospanica Scholarship Program must:

  • be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
  • meet the minimum GPA requirements.
  • have a Prospanica membership – Member ID required. Click here to join.
  • be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree or undergraduate program in a university business school, which is accredited by AACSB (in the United States or Puerto Rico)


Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program

New Connections Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming – New Connections is a career development program for early-career researches and consultants from underrepresented groups. We provide support to our funded scholars and non-funded members of our network of eligible scholars. Through grant making, networking opportunities, and career development, we enhance the research capacity of our funded scholars and network members.

To learn more about this funding opportunity and to apply visit: http://www.rwjf-newconnections.org/funding-opportunities/

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

SREB has two types of financial awards:

1. Three-to-Five Year Package: The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

2. Dissertation Award: The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support.

It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.


UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships

The AMA and the AMA Foundation (AMAF) announce the call for applications for the 2016 Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships.  The AMA and AMAF recognize that the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans pursuing doctoral degrees in marketing is too low to reach increased diversity in the marketing profession in both academic and corporate settings.  Through this scholarship, the AMA and AMAF provide funding opportunities for underrepresented populations in the marketing profession to attend marketing doctoral programs.  For the academic year, several $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs.


      • Must be from one of the following populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.
      • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
      • Must be enrolled, on campus, in a full-time AACSB accredited marketing doctoral program, or an advertising doctoral program, and have successfully completed at least one year.
      • Must have not previously received a Valuing Diversity Scholarship

Past applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply.


Applications are due April 30th: http://themarketingfoundation.org/valuing_diversity.html


ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.  Doctoral Students are eligible to apply.

The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship. 


Applications are due by June 30th: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

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