U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Graduate fellowships for beginning and first-year graduate students. The areas of study for these programs include physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/student-and-recent-grads for more information.

The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit allows college students or their families to claim up to 20 percent of qualified out-of-pocket tuition expenditures per year. See https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch03.html for more information.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship

The National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program is open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the U.S. at the time of application. The three-year awards are intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study. The second and third years of the award are contingent upon satisfactory progress and availability of funds. Visit https://www.nsfgrfp.org for more information.

The Jacob Javits Fellowship Program

The Jacob Javits Fellowship Program is a grant program for students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Visit https://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html for more information.

The G.I. Bill

Veterans or qualified dependents of veterans may use their educational benefits for training at the graduate and professional level. Please contact your regional Veterans Administration offices or the University of Alabama Office of Veterans Affairs (https://vets.sa.ua.edu). Visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ for more information.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has awarded fellowships for graduate study since 1945. Visit http://woodrow.org for more information.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is well known for its support of graduate study and research abroad. There are several awards for graduate study and advanced research, including postdoctoral fellowships for American scholars and non-U.S. scholars. For further information visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org

The Alabama National Guard: The Alabama Army National Guard education assistance program is funded annually by the state legislature. The program is designed to supplement available federal programs.


Cappex – https://www.cappex.com/

College Board – https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarship-search

Fastweb – https://www.fastweb.com/

Going Merry – https://www.goingmerry.com/


ScholarshipOwl – https://scholarshipowl.com/

Scholly – https://myscholly.com/

U.S. Department of Labor (CareerOneStop) – https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx


Please see the Graduate Catalog financial assistance page for additional opportunities.