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Empowering Mothers in Doctoral Programs

Doctoral Mom Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created to provide support to mothers in doctorate programs by offering premier membership resources. 

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Meet Our Doctoral Moms

10,000+ Members | 100 Colleges & Universities | 100 Countries

Headshot: Ji Ma, Ph.D. student (Language & Literacy) & advocate for female educators (Dorothy's Way Fund).

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"

Headshot: Lynn Williams, Ph.D. student & single mom (Scholar). First-gen doctoral candidate, defying odds.

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 Recipient. Alt text: Resilient mother, PhD student, counseling psychologist at Seton Hall

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

Headshot: Alexandria Porter, Mae Literacy Scholar at University of Chicago. Future doctoral candidate in business, economics,

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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Conquer Your Program

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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Free Dissertation Guide

Download this free dissertation guide to give you the extra boost that you need. The purpose of this guide is to help mothers enrolled in doctoral programs navigate the dissertation process.  We strongly encourage you to review your university’s policies and evaluation criteria to complete your project. This advice comes from experienced dissertation chairs, committee members, and editors. Complete this form and receive your free dissertation guide.


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