Professional Doctorate Funding

Funding available for the PhilD

Financial aid

An applicant for the PhilD is eligible for a variety of external financial aid opportunities, including federal aid (as determined by the FAFSA), private scholarships, and employer-based funding.

In addition to financial aid available to students who qualify and opt for those programs, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers the following fellowship opportunities to Professional Doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership (PhilD) admitted students:

PhilD Gateway Fund: 2024 Cohort

The PhilD Gateway Fund supports partial tuition for admitted graduate students in the PhilD program with demonstrated financial need. Fellows will be chosen by the PhilD admissions committee, with support for the students granted for the first year of the PhilD program.

This award does not guarantee the same or similar award for the following two years of the program; you will need to re-apply with an updated statement and FAFSA each year. Any admitted 2024 PhilD student in the cohort starting the program in August 2024, may apply for the PhilD Gateway Fund. You must submit a seat deposit before applying for the fund.