Financial Aid for Grad Studies


To Complete a scholarship search specific to you, visit the Montana Career Information Systems on our Career Exploration page.

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate Studies

 

Scholarship Money for Future Librarians The Montana State Library's "Professional Education and Employment for Librarians" (PEEL) program has 10 $25,000 scholarships for students interested in a career in librarianship. For more information, visit msl.mt.gov/greatcareer
National Physical Science Consortium The National Physical Science Consortium is a unique partnership of industry, government and higher education. NPSC helps its partners to recruit, identify, select, and support outstanding U.S. doctoral students.
The NBCC Foundation  The NBCC's goal is to Educate counselors about Mental Illnesses and suicide. The NBCC provides scholarships to both grad and undergrad students toward counseling studies.

Fellowships

 

The Army Materiel Command Fellows Program The AMC Fellows program is a fast-track program that provides an opportunity for a graduate education while beginning a career with AMC (Army Materiel Command). Interested students should fill out the Fellows Response Form at http://www.army.mil/article/2967/.
American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowships The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. The stipend for fellowships awarded for 2014-2015 is US $85,000, with an additional expense allowance of about US $8500.  The deadline for applications is December 1.
Berkeley Career Center Visit this page for post-graduate fellowship opportunities available in the California area.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are for those planning a career in teaching & research at the college/university level. The offer
  • Pre-doctoral---$20,000 to fellow; $2,000 to institution for 3 years (~ 40 awarded)
  • Dissertation--$21,000 for one year (~20 awarded)
  • Expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Post-doctoral opportunities as well
Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) offers two fellowship programs: the Traditional NPSC Program and the Dissertation Support Program. The Consortium comprises leading universities (who provide tuition and fees) and private corporations and governemental research laboratories (who provide stipends and two summers of employment).
Harvey Fellows The Harvey Fellows Program seeks applications from Christians engaging in graduate study at one of the "top five" institutions in its particular field and who will be entering a field that is underrepresented by Christians. Harvey Fellows receive a stipend up to $16,000 which is awarded on the basis of merit and is renewable for up to a total of three years.  Applications are accepted annually from August 1 to November 1.

NewHouse School Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities: Syracuse University

The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is a highly competitive 18-month program that provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. It is supported by the Newhouse Foundation, a private foundation established by Samuel I. Newhouse.
 The Villers Fellowship
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:
  1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.
Capital Fellows Programs
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
  • Executive Fellowship
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship
  • California Senate Fellows

These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. The ranks of former fellows include a Justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, state and local government officials, corporate executives and community leaders.



 

Federal Perkins Loans


Eligible students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Priority given to students with greatest financial need
  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Must be Federal Pell Grant eligible

Annual and aggregate loan limits -- $4,000 annually for undergraduates; $20,000 aggregate for undergraduates:

  • Interest rate: 5%
  • Nine-month grace period
  • Deferment and cancellation provisions available

Some other types of Federal Loans include:

  • Subsidized Stafford -- Must qualify for “need” based on your FAFSA filing.
  • Unsubsidized Stafford -- Need is not a consideration but a FAFSA must be filed
  • Annual Loan Limits for Federal Stafford loan (subsidized and unsubsidized)
    • $2,625 (1st year undergraduates)
    • $3,500 (2nd year undergraduates)
    • $5,500 (each remaining year of undergraduate study)
    • $8,500 (each year of graduate/professional study)

Scholarship, Fellowship, and Grant Links

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