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It is often said that scholarships are out there if you just look for them. But having some ideas about where to look can help you cut to the chase a little faster. We hope the following listings will give you ideas about prospects you may want to pursue.

Many have deadlines that may fall before your acceptance into our program. If this is the case, then you may need to wait to apply to help fund your second year.

We strongly encourage you to apply for these sources of funding, to help offset the cost of your graduate education.

Anthropology Scholarships

Anthropology Scholarships

  • Although most of these scholarships are offered at the Bachelors and Doctoral Degree levels, we suggest that you still review these listings.

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Scholarship Search Resources

Scholarship Experts

  • Database of over 2.5 million scholarship awards

Fast Web

  • Database of over 1.3 million scholarships, fellowships, and grants


  • Information on scholarships, loans, saving plans, and military aid

Scholarships and Grants

  • Free US College Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards Resources


  • College Board’s scholarship search from a database of over 2,300 sources


  • CollegeNet’s scholarship search for graduate students

The Scholarship Page

  • Scholarship search engine resource

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

  • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

BUMC Student Financial Services

  • BUMC’s SFS is continually seeking scholarship, loan and other opportunities to help make obtaining your degree more affordable.

We also advise you to explore the possibility of local or regional scholarships in your hometown or state, for which you may be eligible.

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External Funding Sources

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program

  • The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries in financial need.. The foundation gives priority consideration to students completing masters-level coursework, but will also consider applications for doctoral programs

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

  • The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Boston is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree-granting programs from any accredited academic institution in Greater Boston and Worcester may apply.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarships

  • Awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation

  • The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation awards merit and financial need graduate scholarships. Please visit website for eligibility details.

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship

  • The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies in an accredited university related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to  public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Cancer for College Scholarship

  • Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor. Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage.

Cathy L. Brock Scholarship

  • The Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders, who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds, and is named in memory of Cathy L. Brock, Director of Operations for the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Research and Educational Trust.

Cooley Masters Scholarship

  • The award is open to a master’s level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

CSHEMA Scholarship

  • The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association offers a $2,000 scholarship (and a waiver to attend the CSHEMA annual conference) to encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety, and related disciplines.

Gates Millenium Scholars Progam

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship

  • Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world.

Humane Studies Fellowship

  • The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year. The fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

The Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship

  • This scholarship, in honor of a promising young man who died at age 22. To be eligible you must be a young man who has lost his mother AND father (both). Also eligible is a young man who has lost his mother AND does not have a father available to him.

JCC Association Graduate Scholarship

  • The Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master’s degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement.

The Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship

  • The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Awards up to $8,500

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

  • The Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in an accredited graduate students in dental, medical, public health, policy, physician assistant, pharmacy, or podiatry students and BSN or graduate students in nursing school. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are three-year full fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering.

NEHA Scholarship

  • The purpose of the NEHA/AAS Scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to a career in environmental health and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue post graduate studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Eduacation Foundation Award

  • The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for low-income women and children will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans

  • Thirty Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will receive awards up to $25,000. To be eligible you must be a New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country). You must be a college senior or a holder of a bachelor’s degree.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

  • Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs. You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office

The Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

  • Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society

SuperCollege Scholarship

  • The SuperCollege Scholarship is an award that is eligible to all students — high school, college, grad or adult — who are currently in college or plan to start. You can use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense.

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

  • The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

  • The Simon Fellowship is awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.


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