Graduate Scholarships 

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Spencer grants scholarships to full-time students pursuing a master’s degree or pre-dissertation PhD students. The Spencer Educational Foundation awards $10,000 General Fund Graduate/Pre-dissertation Ph.D. Scholarships. The Education Committee of the Foundation will consider applicants who meet the following criteria for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • Full-time student (12 hours or more per term)* undergraduate junior/senior

  • Field of study – normally a major or minor in a risk-management discipline

  • Career objectives in risk management

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • Relevant work experience

  • Leadership skills

  • Pre-Dissertation Ph.D. students should have had meaningful work experience

Application Package

A complete application typically requires the application, an essay, a resume, and a transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application link is now open to apply. Applications are due January 31, 2020.


Non-Discrimination Policy

Spencer 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.


Resume Book

Students awarded scholarships will have their resumes included in the Spencer’s Resume Book, which is distributed to top Foundation supporters. Those selected for named/memorial scholarships may be contacted by the sponsors of that scholarship.


Contact Information

If you have any question or would like additional information, please email Angela Sabatino, Program Director, or call her at 212-655-6223.