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Seeking Out Scholarships to Support Your Education

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Fielding Scholarships for New Students

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


Supports incoming students in any program who exhibit strong competency or potential in their field, as well as demonstrated financial need, in order to enhance and deepen their knowledge through graduate studies at Fielding. Awards are generally between $500 and $4,000 for the first term of enrollment. Award amounts contingent on funding availability.


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).


This scholarship program supports newly entering Fielding doctoral students with financial need who intend to enroll in the Sustainability Leadership concentrationAwards will be made based on available funding for up to three students with awards between $3,000 – $6,000 for the first year (three consecutive terms) of enrollment ($9,000 – $18,000 total award).

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 scams.  You should never be asked to pay for scholarship applications.

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Career One-Stop Scholarship Finder

Common Grant Application


Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Scholarship Database

International Scholarships

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.

American Counseling Association Foundation

American Indian College Fund

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Foundation

Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland / Ohio)

Cobell Scholarship Indigenous Education

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Denver Foundation

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Institute for Citizens & Scholars

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Italian American Foundation

National Military Family Association

National Science Foundation

Native Forward (Formerly AIGC)

Organization for American Studies (OAS)

ONNSFA – Dine’ (Navajo) Nation

Organization for Autism Research

Patsy Mink Foundation

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) International

Point Foundation — LGBTQ

Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation (SB County)

SHRM Foundation for HR Study

Stonewall Foundation

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation

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