Scholarships

Evelyn Martin Scholarship

Application Deadline: Now Closed

Doctoral Mom Incorporated is awarding a $1,000 scholarship in August 2021.

The Evelyn Martin Scholarship is now open to Doctoral Moms located in Chicago, IL! To qualify, the student must be a mother enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a doctorate degree. This scholarship is co-funded by Beauty and Brains.

Deadline: July 28, 2021

Required Documents:

  • Proof of enrollment from an accredited institution (i.e. acceptance letter).

  • Official or unofficial transcript.

  • Online application.

  • Must reside in the Chicagoland area (Chicago, IL).

 

If you already applied to the Dorothy M. Thomas Scholarship, you will automatically be entered.

 

Notification: The finalist will be notified by July 29, 2021

 

For more information, please contact us at info@doctoralmom.com.

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Mae's Literacy Fund

Nominations Accepted Via Email: Info@doctoralmom.com

Doctoral Mom Incorporated is awarding an annual $250 stipend to high school seniors to help them purchase textbooks during their college journey (4 years max). Students must embody the core values of our organization and have future plans to pursue a doctorate degree. 

This fund is supported by best-selling author, Mfon Akpan. He will be donating proceeds from his book, How to Start a Business: Stop Watching Netflix and Playing CrossFire. Start a Business!

 

Mfon Akpan is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he currently teaches business courses full-time. He has a passion for emerging technologies and is an expert in virtual reality technology. He continues to research new technologies and educational methods to offer students and clients a current, effective and relative teaching experience. Mfon is a board member for Doctoral Mom Incorporated and member of the Business Development Committee. 

 

Narrator, Waymon Boone, was born the son of a disco singer. Boone is a award-winning Writer/Director. Born in New York City, Hollywood transplant. Graduating from John Abbott Academy where he studied film and theater.  Signed by the legendary Clive Davis. Releasing records and touring the globe with the likes of Third Eye Blind, Everclear and performing on The Tonight Show & The Late Show.

Deadline: Submissions accepted year-round

Required Documents:

  • Proof of enrollment from an accredited college or university (i.e. acceptance letter). Must be submitted annually until graduation. 

  • Official or unofficial high school transcript.

  • Self-nominations: 300 word essay highlighting how you would utilize a doctorate to help others.

  • Nominations: Brief description highlighting why this student represents our mission/values.

 

Please email the required documents to info@doctoralmom.com. Subject Line: Mae's Literacy Fund

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 Past Scholarships

Dorothy M. Thomas Scholarship

Now Closed: Applications Under Review

Doctoral Mom Incorporated is awarding a $2,000 scholarship in May 2021. The recipient will also receive coaching support and access to on-demand courses. The Dorothy M. Thomas Scholarship is now open! To qualify, the student must be a mother enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a doctorate degree. This scholarship is funded by Dissertation by Design.

Deadline: April 28, 2021

Required Documents:

  • Proof of enrollment from an accredited institution (i.e. acceptance letter).

  • Official or unofficial transcript.

  • Online application.

Notification: The finalist will be notified by May 6, 2021

 

For more information, please contact us at info@doctoralmom.com.

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Scholarship Sponsor

Dissertation by Design

Who's Dorothy M. Thomas?

Dorothy M. Thomas

 Dorothy M. Thomas

Dorothy was a mother to 2 children and avid supporter of women seeking to advance themselves academically. Against all odds, she became a supervisor and led 10 employees at a medical institution in Chicago, IL. Although she was not afforded the opportunity to pursue a doctorate degree, Dorothy's tenacity and perseverance paved the way for future generations to do so. We salute Dorothy and honor her legacy through this scholarship.