Fielding Scholarships for New Students

Apply for available scholarship funding by submitting the admissions application and the FAFSA by the admissions deadline.  International students who are not eligible to submit the FAFSA may submit an International Financial Aid Assessment Form.  Scholarships are awarded based on available funding.

Provost Achievement Scholarship

Supports incoming doctoral students who exhibit strong competency or potential in their field, as well as demonstrated financial need, in order to enhance and deepen their knowledge through Doctoral studies at Fielding.  Awards are generally between $1,000 and $3,000 for the first term of enrollment.

Dolores Bunnell Scholarship

This scholarship program was created to honor the life and work of Dolores Bunnell, an early childhood education teacher.  The scholarship will provide support to incoming doctoral students with financial need who have work experience in infant and/or early childhood education (0-6 years old) and present a sincere desire to study, research, and continue working in the field.  Awards will be made based on available funding for up to three students with an award of $1,000 for the first term of enrollment and $3,000 for the second and third terms of enrollment ($7,000 total award).

OD&L Early Decision Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a limited number of enrolling students in the Master of Arts in Organization Development and Leadership for the Fall 2021 (September Entry) cohort.  Eligibility requires completed application submission by July 1, 2021, an offer of admission from the program, and confirmation of enrollment including all required documents and payment by July 22, 2021.  Awards will be made based on available funding with an award of $1,000 for the first term of enrollment.

Fielding Scholarships for Current Students

Scholarship, grant, and fellowship awards are available to current students. Awards are generally made for a single term and amounts range from $500 - $10,000. Current students apply for available funds each term using Fielding's Common Scholarship Application.

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Searching for External Funding

Start Simple and Local

The hunt for education funding can seem intimidating, especially as an adult with many demands on your time.  Use your browser search to look for scholarships:

  • Where you live – look for foundations in your city, county, or region that offer funding to local residents
  • Where you work – check your professional organizations, your employer, and your family member’s employers for scholarship opportunities
  • Where you serve – see if the community organizations, religious institutions, and other non-profits where you volunteer have funding for education

Try a Search Engine

You can expand your search to include other demographic information, like race or ethnicity, veteran/military status, or other keywords.  Use search engines to match scholarships to your demographic information.

Remember – Watch out for financial aid scamsYou should never be asked to pay for scholarship applications.

Seek Out Organizations that Fund Graduate Students

There are many organizations that provide funding for graduate students each year.  Learn about the opportunities available, and mark your calendar for the application period.  You can start with the list below, but you will find more by searching for organizations that promote and support your areas of research interest.