Outside Scholarship Search

There are many sources of scholarship listings and databases available to students on the Internet. We recommend that you not pay for any search service. To learn more about avoiding scholarship scams, click here. Pacifica is not responsible for the quality of information or services offered on the sites below and we do not endorse or support their products, policies or services.

 Links To Free Scholarship/Fellowship Searches

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Updated 3/6/2014
2014 Vision Scholarships    www.opusarchives.orgOne-time scholarships for newly admitted, full-time Master's or Doctoral students in any discipline. Scholarships range in $2,000 - $3,000 per year with a maximum award of $9,000 per student over three years of study. Click here for the application.

Deadline: March 31, 2014 for Spring/Summer/Fall 2014 starts
American Assoc. of University Women-Educational Foundationhttp://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/index.cfmScholarships and Financial Aid Resources. Grants and fellowship search
American Counseling Associationhttp://www.acafoundation.org/ACA Foundation Essay Contest
American Indian Education Foundation    www.nrcprograms.org$1,000 - $2,000 Graduate Scholarships available to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree. Deadline for 2014-2015: April 4, 2014
American Indian Graduate Centerwww.aigc.comScholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
American Psychological Associationhttp://www.apa.orgScholarships, Grants, and Awards search
American Psychological Association of Graduate Studentswww.apa.org/apagsScholarships and Awards
American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award Programhttp://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspxThe purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.
Association on American Indian Affairs http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htmScholarship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students who are from federally recognized tribes.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapistshttp://www.camft.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ EducationalOpportunities/Scholarships/default.htmEducational Foundation scholarships and grants.
CareerInfohttp://www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/Scholarship search database
CareerInfohttp://www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/Scholarship search database
Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
http://www.opusarchives.org/fellowship.shtmlDissertation fellowship in the name of Professor Downing in acknowledgment of her contribution to the fields of depth psychology and mythology, her many years of teaching at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and her gift to OPUS of her own archival materials.
College Boardhttps://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarships-grantsScholarship search engine
College Scholarships
http://www.collegescholarships.orgScholarship search database. Includes scholarships specific to degree level and other criteria.
Congressional Caucus Hispanic Institute Scholarship
http://www.chci.org/scholarships/Offers a one-time $5,000 scholarship to Latino students in the US at the graduate level who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.
Council for International Exchange of Scholarshttp://www.cies.org/Fulbright/
Grants offered by the Fulbright Scholar Program
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fundswww.davisputter.comGrants for active participants in struggles for civil rights, social/economic justice or other progressive issues.
Edvisorshttp://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/Scholarship search database
FastWebwww.fastweb.comScholarship search database
Federal Grants Wirehttp://www.federalgrantswire.comClearinghouse for federal grant opportunities, organized by categories

Scholarship search directory

Financial Aid in the Yahoo! Directoryhttp://dir.yahoo.com/Education/
Financial aid resource and search tool
Foundation Center


Grants and foundation directory
Ford Foundationhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/grants/ individuals-seeking-fellowshipsThe Fellowship Programs, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, seeks to increase faculty diversity at U.S. colleges and universities. Fellowships are made at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to pluralism and a strong interest in teaching and research.
FreSch! Search for Scholarshipswww.freschinfo.comScholarship search database
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarshipwww.gkscholarship.com$1,000 merit-based scholarships
Giva, Inc.www.givainc.com/scholarships$1,000 scholarship. Deadline: June 1 or December 1 each year
Go Collegewww.gocollege.comScholarship search directory
Grants.govwww.grants.govDatabase of grant opportunities within the U.S. federal government
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundationwww.hfg.orgResearch grants and dissertation fellowships to students during dissertation writing phase.
Health Professions Education Foundationhttp://oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Index.htmlLoan repayment programs-California health professions (MFT, Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists) 
Hispanic College Fundhttp://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/ subsectionid.1,pageid.234/default.aspScholarship search directory
Hotels Cheaphttp://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship$1,500 general scholarship

Spring 2014 deadline: April 15, 2014
ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fundhttp://www.icmarc.org/prebuilt/micro/vantagescholar

Scholarships in amounts of up to $10,000 to selected students who are surviving spouses and children of employees who have died in the line of duty.

2014-2015 Deadline:
March 15, 2014

Jewish Community Centerwww.jccworks.comGraduate student scholarship program. Recipients required to work for 2 years post graduation otherwise scholarship must be repaid.
Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman Scholarshipwww.opusarchives.org

One-time scholarship of $5,000 offered to new or continuing full-time graduate students in the field of dance or choreography. Click here for the application.

Deadline: August 15, 2014 for Fall 2014 starts

Kanetixwww.kanetix.comOne-time $1,234.56 scholarship
Korean American Scholarship Foundation www.kasf.orgScholarship award based on financial need, merit, and community services. 
Latin American Educational Foundation www.laef.org Colorado resident. Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic Community. Community service involvement required. 
Latino College Dollarswww.latinocollegedollars.orgScholarship search directory.
Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program
Encourages mental health service providers to work in Mental Health Professional Shortage areas or qualified facilities in California by authorizing a plan for repayment (up to $15,000) of their educational loans in exchange for their service in a designated shortage area for at least 2 years.
Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspxFocus is on psychosocial research on injuries to children and young adults through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-132.htmlThe purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce. It will enable qualified doctoral candidates to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Mechanism of Support.
National Academy of Educationwww.naeducation.orgDissertation Fellowship Program and Post-doctoral Fellowships offered.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
www.naacp.orgThe NAACP is a leading advocate of equal access to quality education.
National Endowment for the Humanitieswww.neh.govFellowship available after graduation. Reference materials. Summer seminars.
National Federation of the Blindwww.nfb.org/scholarshipsScholarship for legally blind student, must participate in NFB convention and program activities.
Open Society Institute-Soros Foundations Networkwww.soros.org/grantsGrant, scholarship, and fellowship search.
Paralyzed Veterans of Americahttp://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305559/ k.FBA1/Scholarship_Program.htmScholarships for paralyzed veterans, spouses of paralyzed veterans, or children of paralyzed veterans under the age of 24.
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant
www.apa.org/apf/scrivner.htmlThe Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual family (LGB) psychology and LGB family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Engine
www.salliemae.com/scholarships Scholarship search engine.
Scholarship Americahttp://scholarshipamerica.org/Resource for private scholarships and other financial support.
Scholarship Experts
Scholarship search directory.
Scholarships and Grants
http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.usScholarships and grants resources.
Scholarships.comwww.scholarships.comScholarship search directory.
School Souphttp://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directoryScholarship search directory.
Social Science Research Councilhttp://fellowships.ssrc.orgDissertation development fellowship. Grants and fellowships promote diversification of knowledge, perspectives, backgrounds and nationalities.
Society for the Psychological Study of  Social Issueswww.spssi.orgGrants and awards for research on social issues. Thesis and dissertation writing.
Society for Research on Adolescencehttp://www.s-r-a.org/membership/emerging-scholars/funding-opportunitiesList of funding opportunities, including for international students
Southern Regional Educational Boardhttp://www.sreb.org/page/1074/doctoral_scholars.htmlSREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program to help increase faculty diversity. Offers fellowships.
Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychologyhttps://www.apa.org/about/awards/div-12-sue.aspx

Award honoring psychologists who have made remarkable contributions to the understanding of human diversity.

Deadline: November 1, 2014 

Student Aid on the Web
http://studentaid.ed.govFinancial aid and scholarships search wizard. Other educational financial resources.
United Negro College Fundwww.uncf.orgTo close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate.
U.S. Department of Laborhttp://careerinfonet.orgFree scholarship search tool.
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarshiphttp://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspxThe APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.