A resource for mothers in doctorate programs.

Doctoral Mom Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created to provide support to mothers in doctorate programs. Originating on Facebook in 2019, the Doctoral Mom Group now assists more than 5,000 students and graduates by providing online programs, scholarships, and support groups. Doctoral Moms represent 100+ colleges and universities and are located in 100+ countries. 

Meet Our Doctoral Moms

5,000 Members | 100 Colleges & Universities | 100 Countries


Ji Ma

Dorothy's Way Fund

Georgia State University

Mother of 2

"When I get the doctorate degree, I would like to use my knowledge and experience to help more language educators like me who dare to challenge the social norms of defining women’s roles"

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Lynn Williams

Dorothy M. Thomas Scholarship

Northcentral University

Mother of 2

"I am an educator, advocate, lifelong learner, and all-around awesome person that has been placed on this planet to change the face of education and be the voice for those that need help" 


Kalya Castillo

Dorothy's Way Fund Winner

Seton Hall University

Mother of 2

 "I am driven by the notion that my steps will pave a path for my children. As a first-generation college student, this image has always ignited motivation to push through struggles


Alexandria Porter 

Mae Literacy Scholarship

University of Chicago

Honorary Doctoral Mom

"I am interested in business, economics, behavioral psychology, and government" 

Alexandria was awarded the first scholarship for high school students! She will be joining the class of 2025 with plans to pursue her doctorate in the future. 


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Our Facebook Group has thousands of students and graduates seeking to networking and share advice. 

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Funding Opportunities

Learn more about the Dorothy M. Thomas Scholarship, Dorothy's Way Fund, and Mae's Literacy Program. 


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