Independent Scholarships

All students are encouraged to seek out and apply for appropriate financial aid assistance. The responsibility for financing Graduate School rests with the graduate student.

Assumption University does not sponsor any individual scholarship listed below and is thus not responsible for eligibility requirements. This document is merely a guide to opportunities available to graduate students and is not an exhaustive list.


The American Indian Graduate School Scholarship: administers graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized tribes.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF): Helps both undergrad and graduate students complete their education. Competitive, awards range from $1000-$3000.

Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship: $500 scholarship for deaf, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer students. Must be enrolled in college, under the age of 25, and have a 2.5 minimum GPA.

The Point Foundation: The Point foundation is a national publicly-funded scholarship fund that provides undergraduates and graduate students that are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Awards amounts vary based on need and are renewed annually. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep the scholarship. For more information contact:
The Point Foundation
PO Box 60108
Los Angeles, CA 90060
Phone: 323-933-3232

The Roothbert Fund Inc: Open to all Graduate Students of any major, they will also offer grants to students to Massachusetts. Favor individuals who are looking for a careers in education. Awards average $2000-4000 a year and are renewable. Student must go for an interview in March - (New Haven being the closest to Assumption). The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values" and works to foster fellowship among them.

The South Norfolk County Arc (SNCARC): Offers up to five scholarships to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are studying Special Education. Deadline is in April. Application forms can be e-mailed or you can write to South Norfolk Country Arc, 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood MA 02090. Phone: 781-762-4001 Fax: 781-461-5950 Website:

Andrew Bell Scholarship: Offered by the Urban League of Rhode Island to assist graduates with financial aid need who wish to pursue a higher level of education at an accredited college or university. Contact information: Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Executive of Education and Training, Urban League of Rhode Island, 246 Prairie Avenue, Providence RI 02905

John Gyles Education Awards: Awards given to Canadian and US citizens in all areas of post-secondary education. Website:

The Rhode Island Foundation: Applicants can apply for scholarships in a wide range of criteria. Information on website:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc: Offers scholarships programs to students in education, counseling and general studies both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Funds range from $500-$2500. Website:

American Association of University Woman: Offers scholarships for woman who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their career, change careers, or re-enter the work field. Special consideration is given to AAUW members. Must be pursuing a Masters or second degree. Website: