Pursuing a PhD can be more or less affordable than an undergraduate degree depending on your program and its requirements.
For some programs, though, there is often an unpaid internship requirement, practices at a site, or research requirements that can require students to delve deeper into their own pockets in order to fund.
But, more and more schools and institutions are recognizing the need for financial aid for this level of degree students and are providing scholarships for PhD students and financial opportunities to minimize the need for PhD student loans.
A few of these different— and lucrative—scholarships for PhD students are listed below
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
For students that are pursuing a PhD in CPA course studies and who are self-described minorities, the AICPA Fellowship offers several scholarships for PhD students. These opportunities for financial aid offer individuals up to twelve-thousand dollars in aid for students that are accepted into a program and who are pursuing an accounting degree full-time.
All of those who wish to apply must meet the eligibility requirements, which include but are not limited to having applied but not necessarily yet accepted into a program, been accepted into a doctoral program in this field, or are actively pursuing their degree through established course work. All student must also identify as Latino, Hispanic, Black, African-American or Native American. They must also be, as noted above, planning on pursuing their degree full-time or actively doing that.
All applicants must be US citizens or provide proof of permanent residency. For more information or to apply for this one of the scholarships for PhD students, click this link.
American College of Sports Medicine Research Awards
As many looking for scholarships for PhD students know, one of the biggest portions of expense in their pursuit of a degree is their research projects. These can be daunting, time consuming, and highly expensive. For those that want to pursue a degree in research or applied behavioral science, however, the American College of Sports Medicine Research Awards can help.
These grants are provided by the ACSM and were started in 1989 as a way to help students defray the cost of pursuing their educational pursuits. The awards are given on an annual basis and can provide each student up to fifty-thousand dollars in financial aid. Further, there are lower amounts of awards as well with a total annual expenditure in scholarships by the ACSM of an impressive one-hundred thirty thousand dollars.
For those interested in obtaining one of these great scholarships for PhD students or peruse their collection of other awards, the following link will direct you to the appropriate site to learn more. Note, there are individual eligibility requirements depending on the type of scholarship but include, generally, residency, community involvement, and academic performance requirements. They can also have differing application dates as well so be sure to check it all out here.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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