A PhD degree is what takes you to the peak of your career no matter from which field you are. Professionals from all fields in general and teaching professionals in particular wish to have PhD degrees to enhance their exposure and knowledge base to further advance in their careers. Doctoral degrees are considered as the most prestigious testament to your knowledge and expertise in a particular field and many large employers are always on the look for people with doctoral degrees.
Fathers have the main responsibility of providing for their family due to the traditional patriarchal structure of society, so many fathers wish to obtain doctoral degrees to advance in their careers and provide better for their family. Most of the PhD programs also provide PhD scholarships to students keeping in view the financial problems faced by people joining these courses, but dads have an additional responsibility to provide for the family that does not allow them to join these courses even if the fee is discounted or waived.
Keeping in view the difficulties faced by dads in getting their PhDs, government has started a PhD scholarships program for dads that can help them get PhD degrees while providing for their families and raising their children. This program requires the applicants to go through the normal process of test and interview at an accredited college or university for PhD course. If the applicant is accepted on a PhD course he can then apply for aid from the government either through his college or directly. The applicant will also have to submit proof of previous qualifications while applying for the aid.
Keeping in view the fact that many dads may not take up PhD courses because they will have to give up their jobs, the government has also allowed the applicants to enroll on online PhD programs which they can do without quitting their jobs. Complete information on this program can be obtained from the website of the U.S department of education.
In addition to aid provided by government you can find many other aid programs for PhD if you are serious in obtaining a PhD degree. Many colleges and organizations provide PhD scholarships to deserving students in different fields.
You can search for all PhD scholarships offered in America over scholarship search sites. There are over 50 of such scholarship search sites that can provide you information on all scholarship programs offered in America and abroad.
Many students dream of studying in another country because of greater exposure, value and greater quality of education, which is gained by studying at an international college. Students who study in an international college also have greater career option open to them after completion of their studies, but international students are also at disadvantage because they have to bear greater costs during their education. Especially students from developing countries feel it impossible to fund their studies abroad without some kind of financial aid. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international scholarship program under which aid is provided to bright international students.
The CSFP was first established in 1959 with the aim to provide scholarships and fellowships to students of commonwealth countries. Under this program the education ministers of commonwealth countries met in Oxford, UK and decided that all commonwealth countries will provide aid to students from other commonwealth countries, since then over 25,000 students have been provided with these scholarships and fellowships.
There is no central body that awards all these scholarships but there is a body by name of national nominating agency that is given responsibility to publish all these scholarships. Individual scholarships are offered by agreements between member countries.UK is the biggest contributor to this overseas scholarships program. The scholarships offered b UK are managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission with financial aid from Department for International Development, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. UK provides scholarships at different level to students from developing countries. It provides:
Scholarships for postgraduate study.
Split-site Scholarships for PhD students to spend up to one year in the UK.
Academic Fellowships for staff in developing country universities.
Scholarships for Master degree students from developing countries under distance learning program.
Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals from developing countries
In addition to above mentioned programs many other overseas scholarships program are run by UK government for students from different countries. Students can conveniently search for all these programs on the website of Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
There are also many more scholarship programs under The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan. These programs are offered under several agreements between home and host common wealth countries. Students form commonwealth countries can search for all these programs over internet. All of scholarships offered under CSFP are generally merit based and there is a tough completion for each award. Apart from scholarships offered by CSFP students can also search for many more overseas scholarships over scholarship search engines available on the internet.