Scholarship Search Tool

To provide prospective students with information on outside scholarships and grants, CIHS has compiled the following list of top resources that could be utilized by U.S. graduate students (U.S. citizens and Green Card holders) to help with their scholarships and grants search. 

International graduate students should visit Edupass.org for a list of scholarship programs that are specific to international graduate students seeking to finance their graduate studies in the U.S.A. 

Disclaimer: CIHS is not involved in administering any of these scholarship programs nor is responsible for the information and/or content provided by the scholarship provider.  As a result, CIHS cannot answer any questions related to these scholarships and grants.  We encourage interested students to contact the scholarship provider directly for any questions related to the scholarship criteria and other requirements.

Fastweb

Fastweb is one of the largest college advice and financial aid databases available. According to the company, you can use the platform to search through over 1.5 million scholarships, totaling over $3.4 billion in value.

To find grad school scholarships that match your strengths and interests, you must create a Fastweb account. The site will then ask you to enter details like your GPA, major and hobbies. Fastweb uses that information to find scholarships that match your profile.

GoGrad

GoGrad helps graduate students by providing tips and advice on how to pay for school, including federal grants for graduate school and grad school scholarships.

GoGrad also lists plenty of niche scholarships, including options for women and veterans. The platform clearly shows how much each scholarship is worth, what the sponsoring organization is and what the deadline to apply is. It also lists the requirements for each application, such as submitting an essay or planning to study in a certain field.

Unigo

Unigo is a site for high school seniors and current college or graduate students. Aside from providing resources to help you decide which school is best for you and how to make the most of your education, it also has a searchable database of graduate school scholarship opportunities. You can sign up for a free account to be notified of new scholarships.

The company also awards its own scholarships. You could receive up to $10,000 by applying for Unigo awards. To date, Unigo has distributed nearly $500,000 in scholarships.

Besides the usual scholarships for excellent students, Unigo also has quirky ones. For example, the company offers a $2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship to the person who can come up with the best survival plan for if zombies were to overrun your school.

Scholarship America

Scholarship America states it believes that every student deserves a college education, regardless of their financial situation. The organization gives students the resources and information they need to go to school without ending up in significant debt.

Scholarship America has distributed over $4.2 billion in scholarships to more than 2.5 million college and graduate school students to date. The organization has dozens of scholarship opportunities available, including options specifically for grad school students.

While other organizations offer smaller graduate school scholarships, Scholarship America offers large awards. Past recipients of the organization’s Dream Award have received an average of more than $24,000.

Scholly

Scholly is a mobile app that makes finding grad school scholarships easier. According to Scholly, hundreds of thousands of students have used the app to identify over $70 million in scholarship opportunities. You can’t apply for scholarships on Scholly (yet), but the app can help you find money you would have otherwise missed.

Once you create an account on Scholly, which is available for iOS and Android smartphones and online, you can find scholarships that are a good fit. You can filter results by grade level or major, making it easy to find graduate-level scholarships. The app also helps you keep track of deadlines and prioritize which scholarships to apply for.

Sallie Mae’s Graduate School Scholarship Search

The student loan company Sallie Mae has its own tool that helps you find graduate school grants and scholarships. Sallie Mae’s database features over 950,000 graduate scholarships, totaling up to $1 billion in value.

Once you register for a free account, create your profile by entering details like your area of study, interests and skills. You also can set up alerts when new scholarships become available or search by field, region, demographic and school.

Big Future

Big Future is a database is created by The College Board, a not-for-profit organization that helps students prepare for a successful transition to college via its own programs and the broader education community through its advocacy for educators, students and schools.

Although there aren’t scholarship opportunities specifically for graduate students, you can search under the “non-degree” option in the database to find general funding opportunities. Listings may include the scholarship sponsor, the award type, the minimum or maximum scholarship amount and the application deadline.

The Biofield Research Fellowship Program

For researchers interested in exploring the science of subtle energy and biofield healing, the Biofield Research Fellowship Program is now seeking applications for a new grant/fellowship opportunity, which will provide six annual grants of up to $20,000 USD each, plus mentorship and community for emerging researchers across multiple disciplines.

Backed by a collaborative group of philanthropists and foundations called the Subtle Energy Collective (below), the Biofield Research Fellowship Program is funding rigorous examinations of biofield science with the goal of seeding a new generation of biofield researchers to advance the field and bolster its research base. In addition to grant funds, the Fellowship Program will provide Fellows with a collaborative community of emerging and established researchers and will pair each Fellow with a respected research mentor who has expertise relevant to their research. The findings derived from Fellows’ investigations will provide greater insight into biofield therapies and their applications for reducing suffering and promoting health and wellbeing.

To be eligible for the Fellowship Program, applicants must be graduate students (e.g., Masters, PhD), post-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty not past their fifth year of university appointment. Applicants should propose research topics that are aligned with the Fellowship Program’s research priorities across clinical, qualitative, fundamental science and mechanism research. Applications are due by February 21, 2021.

Fellows will be part of a wider community providing academic and social support and will have the opportunity to participate in forums, join small gatherings with respected thought leaders, and take part in a special in-person annual Research Conference for the Fellowship community and other invitees.

For more information about the program, selection criteria, and how to apply, please visitwww.biofieldfellowship.org.

About the Subtle Energy Collective

The Biofield Research Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Subtle Energy Collective, a collaborative group of philanthropists and foundations working to scientifically validate and better understand subtle energy and biofield healing and catalyze evidence-based biofield therapies into mainstream healthcare, personal wellness and culture. The Collective is funding a systems-change effort, following the successful roadmap used by both mindfulness and psychedelic therapy, with the objective of reducing human suffering and increasing flourishing.

Professional associations

Although there isn’t an app or a snazzy database to find them, you can identify valuable graduate school grants and scholarships via professional associations. To encourage students and professionals to continue their education and improve their expertise in a given field, these groups give out thousands of dollars each year.

For example, if you’re a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), you can apply a variety of scholarships for academic achievement.