Five Awards to Help Finance Graduate-Level Study
If you're considering pursuing an advanced degree, you may have concerns about the demands of assessment tests, applications, homework, and research, not to mention how you'll pay the tuition bill. However, with the help of graduate-level scholarships, fellowships and grants, paying for that graduate degree could be the least stressful part of the process. Below are five great opportunities to consider:
1. The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
This fund offers awards to people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who have done work to support the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as the movement for economic justice and the creation of peace through international solidarity. The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year.
FMI: http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/
2. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program
A highly respected scholarship program, the Fulbright is aimed at students interested in pursuing a Master's (or PhD) degree abroad. The program provides funding for the entire length of study and funds tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. The aim of the Fulbright program is to promote mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community .
FMI: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ 
3. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
This program annually awards 55-65 prizes of up to $30,000 to current undergraduate students who wish to attend professional or graduate school to pursue careers in government or the non-profit sector. To apply, students must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership qualities, study political science or public policy full time, and be in their undergraduate junior or senior year at time of application .
FMI: 
http://www.truman.gov/candidates/how-become-truman-scholar 
4. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
The Hertz Foundation awards students of various STEM subjects with a fellowship valued at $250,000. Approximately $35,000 is paid to each fellow annually to include tuition, a stipend, and other related expenses. The fellowship can be renewed for up to five years. To be eligible for this merit-based fellowship you must be a full-time undergraduate student at a university or four-year college or a first year graduate student .
5. The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund
This fund offers an annual scholarship to a gifted musician who looking to pursue full-time graduate level study and performance abroad. Successful applicants must be full-time graduate students who are studying music at a four-year college or university. The fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses through an all-inclusive grant of $22,000 .
FMI: 
http://www.beebefund.org/index.htm  
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