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Grad School Grants by Field

Focusing on certain fields will increase your chances of getting aid.

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Most terminal master's programs and professional degrees offer very little free money. But students who focus on the most in-demand fields have a very good chance of getting at least some of their tuition covered.

How to find scholarships available to students in your specialty:

  1. Call your department head or university financial aid office for advice on how to find aid.
  2. Check with professional and trade associations in your field. They often maintain lists of scholarships and fellowships.
  3. Check on general scholarship search lists.


Here is a starting list of some of the biggest graduate study scholarships, grants, and fellowships, by field:

Health

• National Health Service Corp
• Health Resources and Services Administration

Science

• National Science Foundation
Science journal
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Engineering

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Math

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Public Interest Law

Equal Justice Works

Teaching

National
• (TEACH) Grant Program
• James Madison Graduate Fellowships
• Math for America

Local
California:  EnCorps
North Carolina: CT3

Languages

• National Security Education Program
• U.S. Department of State: Critical Language Scholarships