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Think you can’t get money for grad school? Think Again.


There are just as many graduate school scholarships available to you as there are financial aid opportunities when you were an undergrad—in fact, in many cases, there may be more.

It’s no secret that the more education you have, the greater career and financial opportunities you’ll have down the road. However, paying for anywhere from two to seven years of education after you’ve completed undergraduate can be expensive.

It’s no secret that the more education you have, the greater career and financial opportunities you’ll have down the road.

Minimize the cost of higher education by doing as much research into graduate school scholarships as you can. Just as when you were an undergraduate, the first step you’ll have to take is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

Graduate School Scholarships

  • Judge John R. Brown Award Scholarship Foundation

Award: $10,000

Overview: The Judge John R. Brown Award scholarship is given each year to one student who demonstrates excellence in legal writing.

Requirements: All applicants must be enrolled in law school. Four copies of a current piece of legal writing are then submitted along with a letter of recommendation from a legal professional or law school professional.

How to apply: Contact the BrownSims law firm for further details about the application process.

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Award: three annual stipends of $30,000 in addition to $10,500

Overview: Awarded exclusively to science and engineering students, applications must demonstration “intellectual merit” (academic qualifications, the validity of your proposed research projects and activities) and “broad impacts” (how your research will benefit your field of study).

Requirements: Applicants must be pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D with no more than twelve months of graduate school completed. The area of study must be in an NSF-approved field.

How to apply: Reach out to one of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program contacts if you are interested in applying for the program.

  • Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship

Award: $3,500 annually (two years for Master’s students; three years for Ph.D students)

Overview: The Helen Devitt Jones Fellowship offers Texas Tech University graduate students a yearly stipend for two or three years, depending on what type of degree the applicant is pursuing.

Requirements: Applicants must submit appropriate test scores, any publications in which the students work has been published, transcripts, and a resume. Although not required students are encouraged to include one letter of recommendation. Those with a track record of community service will have preference.

How to apply: All applications are received online through the Texas Tech University website.

  • Georgetown University Law Center/Council on State Taxation Graduate Fellowship in State and Local Taxation

Award: $7,500 and an internship with the Council on State Taxation

Overview: Consisting of approximately 545 multistate corporations, the Council on State Taxation was founded to promote just state and local taxation of businesses across the country.

Requirements: Fellows must enroll Georgetown University’s taxation program and commit ten hours each week to a CSOT internship.

How to apply: Applicants must submit a Georgetown University Law Center scholarship application (a requirement for all law school financial aid) as well as a writing sample of at least 10 pages. If selected, applicants will then partake in an interview.

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