Graduate Scholarships 

Online Applications for 2020 scholarships applications will be available in mid-October 2019.

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

  • Doctoral 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 will go live in mid-October 2019. Applications 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.