Graduate Scholarships

The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. awards a variety of Scholarships to Full-Time Undergraduate, Master and Pre-Dissertation Ph.D students.  Each scholarship has eligibility requirements.


Full-Time Graduate Students
The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. awards $10,000 General Fund Graduate Scholarships. The Education Committee of the Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2014-15 academic year:

  • Full-time student (12 hours or more per term) - master's degree candidate or teaching oriented pre-dissertation Ph.D candidate
  • Field of study - normally a major or minor in a risk management discipline
  • Career objective in risk management
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Relevant work experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Doctoral students should have had meaningful work experience

Please click here to download an application

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Part-Time Masters Scholarship Awards

The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. awards Part-Time Master's scholarships to risk practitioners attending universities who attend graduate school part-time or online while working full-time as risk practitioners. Selected recipients will receive awards of up to $10,000. The award is given based on the assumption that the recipient will be enrolled part-time at an institution of higher learning during the 2013-14 academic year. The financial amount of the award would be equal to the student's actual tuition and fees cost, offset by any corporate reimbursement, to a maximum of $10,000. Candidates in Executive MBA programs are ineligible for these scholarships. The Education Committee of the Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2014-15 academic year:

  • Enrollment status: part-time Master candidate (minimum of 12 hours of study per 12 month period)
  • Field of study-normally a major or minor in a risk management discipline
  • Career objective in risk management
  • Relevant work experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong undergraduate academic performance
  • Documentation outlining employer's tuition reimbursement policy.

The deadline to submit scholarship applications for this category of scholarship is May 1, 2014.  The Foundation's Education Committee will review applications after that time.

Please click here to download a Part-Time Master application.

The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships on the basis of merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap or veteran status.

 If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Angela Sabatino call her at 212.655.6223.