Scholarship Opportunities

This page lists scholarship opportunities, both UA and external resources, for graduate students.  Please direct any questions to the scholarship source.

Additional scholarships will be added as they are announced.


Recent Scholarship Opportunities (in order by application deadline date):

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Grants (graduate and postdocs)

At AAUW, we’ve led the fight for fair pay and economic opportunity for women—and the battle continues: Women still get just 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man, and men continue to dominate the top roles and highest-paying professions. Though we are nonpartisan, we are not values-neutral: We fight to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity. We train women to negotiate for pay and benefits and to pursue leadership roles. And we advocate for federal, state and local laws and policies to ensure equity and end discrimination. We offer several grants, including: Career Development Grants ($2,000-$12,000); Community Action Grants ($3,000-$10,000); and International Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000).


American Indian Graduate Center Funding Opportunities

American Indian Graduate Center offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees. There are several funding opportunities, including the Empowering Scholars Initiative: AIGC Access Scholarships, REDW Scholarship, Scholarships and Professional Training Opportunities, Special Higher Education Program, and more!


Immigrants Rising Graduate Scholarships

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community. Immigrants Rising’s List of Graduate Scholarships contains scholarships for graduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level.


Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for Women from Developing Countries

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Citizenship: National of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (see website)
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GPSC Grants & Funding

GPSC has Travel Grants, Research and Project Grants, and Professional Opportunities Development (POD) Funding. This is an excellent time to work on these applications. The GPSC awards: Travel Grants for graduate and professional students who are attending or presenting research at academic or professional conferences or similar events; Research and Project Grants for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students who have a project proposal and principal investigator or project advisor; and Professional Opportunity and Development Grants to graduate and professional student groups for the purposes of holding academic seminars, conferences or similar events on campus.



Page updated 9/19/2022.