Funding Graduate School through Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the best ways to cover some of your graduate school education since they don’t have to be repaid. Alder provides several scholarships and has compiled a list of external scholarships to get you started:

Scholarship Criteria

For most scholarships, there are specific criteria you have to match in order to qualify. A scholarship might be offered to one first-generation Latina graduate student, for example, and receiving it would not only help financially, but would also be an honor. The six areas listed here are some of the most common criteria:

  • Academic level
  • Subject or grade level taught
  • Demographics/personal profile
  • Geography
  • Academic or extracurricular track record
  • Club or organizational affiliation

Additional Resources

There are lots of online resources for finding scholarships. Here are two that might serve as a starting point:

  1. Great Value Colleges – Private Scholarships for Teachers:
  2.’s scholarship review site: