The PhD Project is committed to helping doctoral candidates through their journey. That includes providing them resources where they can access scholarships and other opportunities to cover their educational costs.
American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20036
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.
AICPA Foundation – William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship
Created and funded by the AICPA Foundation
Bill was an advocate for students on the pathway to becoming a CPA and the educators who taught them. He believed that the best way to encourage the next generation of CPAs was to put educators in the classroom with relevant and recent real-world experience. The AICPA Foundation created the William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship to honor his passion and continue his legacy by providing financial assistance to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D.
The scholarship provides an annual, one-time award of $10,000 to five outstanding accounting Ph.D. candidates who demonstrate significant potential to become mentors for the next generation of CPAs.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
- CPA required
- Have a minimum three years of professional accounting experience
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
- Earned an undergraduate or a master’s degree in accounting
- Have a GMAT score of 650 or higher (must be less than 5 years old)
- Be in good standing within current Ph.D. program
- Intend to teach and research at a U.S. AACSB accredited university upon graduation
- Have either:
- Applied to a full-time accounting Ph.D. program and awaiting word on acceptance
- Received acceptance into a full-time accounting Ph.D. program
- Matriculated in a full-time doctoral accounting program and pursuing appropriate coursework
NOTE: Association, AICPA and CIMA staff and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
Applications will be accepted through March 1. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June. For more information, visit aicpa.org/BillEzzellScholarship.
To Make a Contribution
If you would like to make a donation to support the scholarship, please send a check* to:
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27717
*Please make your check payable to the AICPA Foundation and note in the memo line or an attached letter that the donation is for the Bill Ezzell Scholarship Fund. At this time, we are unable to accept designated gifts online or over the phone.
American Indian Graduate Center
American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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
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 Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx 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: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, 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
Berkman Charitable Foundation Grant
The Foundation Research Grants will be awarded to Departments of Marketing in Colleges of Businesses at AACSB accredited institutions within the United States. The grants are aimed at further developing scientific research and knowledge creation in business administration with an emphasis on the marketing discipline.
Research grants are limited to tenure-track or tenured faculty in departments of marketing at institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Applications open May 1 to August 31: http://berkmanfoundation.org/scholarships/marketing-research-grant/
Berkman Charitable Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation will award scholarships to worthy students choosing to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in marketing.
Scholarships are limited to U.S. Citizens who are matriculating in a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Applications open May 1 to August 31: http://berkmanfoundation.org/scholarships/marketing-scholarship/
College enrollment for Hispanic and Latino students is on the rise. The US 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:
Black/African-American, Latinsx/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 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in Accounting.
This Fund provides one-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each, for women who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Accounting.
Applications must be completed by May 15th. Scholarship recipients will be selected by June 30. Read more
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
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
Washington, DC 20024-2520
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’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.
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 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.
Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students in higher education, is proud to announce its new BIPOC scholarship initiative.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- Members of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ
- Students must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the spring, summer or fall of 2021 who are also:
- Maintaining a full-time or part-time course load
- Demonstration a proven commitment to furthering their education
Applications are now open until May 17th. Apply now!
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.
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