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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate School Scholarship Applications are due May 1, 2018.

Please use our electronic application to apply. 

Please contact sao@bowdoin.edu if you need further assistance.

Each year the Student Aid Committee awards financial assistance from several endowment funds to graduates who are in need of student aid and who meet the preferences and restrictions of the respective funds. The Committee reviews applications in mid-May. Awards are announced at Commencement. Funds are awarded on the basis of financial need and superior academic and personal achievement. Amounts can vary from year-to-year depending upon the annual income generated and the number of candidates applying for assistance.

Tom Cassidy Student Support Fund: (Restricted)...to provide financial assistance, not necessarily need based, in the form of loans and grants, for a Bowdoin graduate to pursue a graduate level degree and career in journalism.

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship: (Unrestricted)...given to that graduate of Bowdoin College whom the President and Faculty shall deem the best qualified to take a postgraduate course in either this or some other country.

Timothy and Linn Hayes Scholarship: (Preferential)...to be used each year for the support of students pursuing studies in the social sciences with postgraduate studies to be given slight preference over major studies by Bowdoin undergraduates. In this context, the social sciences are defined to be those branches of knowledge which deal with the institutions and functioning of human society, and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society...

Guy Charles Howard Scholarship: (Unrestricted)...to provide qualified graduates with financial assistance to take a postgraduate course in this or some other country, such student(s) to be designated by the Faculty.

George and Mary Knox Scholarship: (Restricted)...to provide scholarship assistance to qualified Bowdoin College graduates enrolled as full-time students at either Harvard University Medical School, Harvard University Law School, or Harvard University Business School. To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate must apply for student financial aid at the appropriate Harvard University School in addition to filing the Bowdoin Application for Graduate Scholarship Aid.

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship: (Restricted)... a graduate scholarship that would enable a Bowdoin student, after graduation, to pursue graduate work in some other college, or abroad if considered desirable; the work to be done in English or general literature, and the field to be as large as possible.

The Wilmot Brookings Mitchell Graduate Scholarship: (Restricted)...an award of $1000 or more to a member of each graduating class who has majored in English and intends to teach English.  The winning candidate to be selected on the basis of character as well as superior ability and talent for teaching.  The award is to be used to help defray the costs of graduate work in a leading university in this country or England.

Galen C. Moses Graduate Scholarship: (Restricted)...to be awarded to a student, or students, most proficient in any natural science during their Bowdoin undergraduate studies, who shall actually pursue a postgraduate course in such science at any recognized college or university"...

O'Brien Graduate Scholarship:(Unrestricted)...for a student, or students, to be selected annually by the Faculty, who shall be deemed most suitable to profit by travel or advance study, either in this country or abroad.

Lee G. Paul Scholarship: (Restricted)...to provide financial assistance to graduates of Bowdoin College attending Harvard University School of Law and requiring student financial aid.

Robinson-Davis Fund: (Restricted)...to provide graduate scholarships for students, preferably natives and residents of the State of Maine,...for those who intend to study and practice law...

Nathan Webb Research Scholarship in English or in English Literature: (Restricted)...a scholarship of no less than $1200 annually. The recipient must have received his or her A.B. from Bowdoin, preferably be unmarried, and use the scholarship for the purpose of study toward a Ph.D.

919 Fellowship Fund:  (Restricted)…to provide Bowdoin graduates scholarship assistance to those pursuing graduate study at Harvard Business School or pediatric medicine.

C. Nicholas Revelos Scholarship Fund:  (Restricted)…to provide tuition assistance in the first year of study only to Bowdoin College graduates who are admitted to Duke University School of Law.

Root Graduate Scholarship- (Restricted)… to male graduates of Bowdoin College who are Maine residents pursuing graduate work in chemistry, archaeology or medicine.