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Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

This is Golden Key’s premier scholarship. This scholarship supports members' post-baccalaureate study at accredited universities anywhere in the world.

06/15/2024 12:00 am GMT / UTC
Available Worldwide
Members Only
  • Full Time or Part Time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study at an accredited institution at the time of the application deadline (on or before 15 Dec, 2023). OR
  • Full Time or Part Time student in your senior or final year of your undergraduate program OR
  • Someone who will be enrolled in a post-baccalaureate Masters or PhD degree seeking program immediately following the granting of the award.
  • Must be a Golden Key member

Instructions to apply for Golden Key Scholarships:

  1. Go to and Sign Up using your details. You will be sent an OTP to input and create your account. If you log out and return in future, simply click on Sign In and follow the prompts.
    1. Click on Bursary Actions and then click on Input Code

If you are applying for the GK Graduate Funding Award use the code: GKPOSTGRAD

  1. Please be sure to fill out your complete profile information to tell us more about yourself!
  2. You will be contacted within 24hrs to upload additional documents(personal statement, letter of recommendation, resume and transcripts).
  3. Good luck!
  1. A personal statement of no more than 5 pages that states which program you will pursue or are pursuing, what university you have applied to or are attending, what the status of your application is, when you plan to begin your program and anticipated date of completion.  If already enrolled, please note this in your statement and you will only need to list what program you are enrolled in.  Your statement should also address why you are pursuing post-baccalaureate or professional studies.
  2. Answer to the following question (500 words max):
  3. How do you plan to use your post-baccalaureate degree to impact the world through academics, leadership and service?
  4. Complete the Program Questionnaire within the online application.
  5. One letter of recommendation from any of the following:
    • A current university faculty or staff member who is familiar with your academic career
    • A current or former employer
    • A university or organization official familiar with your involvement in university or community service
  6. If you are a current undergraduate student you must upload a copy of your acceptance letter for the institution you will be attending and conducting your post baccalaureate studies.
  7. All winners and non-winners will be notified via email up to 120 days following the listed application deadline date, which will be no later than 15 Oct 2024.
Emphasis will be placed on why the student is continuing their education, future academic goals and career goals, as well as how the student feels that can truly create change in the future.

For Questions or More Information Email the Programs Director

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NEED HELP? – For any help applying for this program, contact us. All application documents are uploaded online with the exception of a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV). Only PDF documents can be uploaded. To save a document as a PDF, you can use a free online tool at


We're proud of all our scholarship award winners!

Graduate Scholar Award winner ($10,000)

“I am completely humbled and at the same time overcome with joy for being selected as a recipient of the 2012 Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award. Winning this prestigious award means a lot to me; not only is it an international recognition for me as an individual, for my university, and my country, it is also an inspiration to my children to strive to achieve academic and career excellence. I am extremely grateful for this funding assistance as it allows me to continue my doctoral program in Instructional Design and Technology at West Virginia University without financial hindrance. Thank you Golden Key – you are a strong support and an inspiration to me!”

Noriza Abu Hassan Shaari
West Virginia University

Spring Education Debt Reduction Award winner ($5,000)

“I am incredibly honoured and thankful to receive the Golden Key Education Debt Reduction Award! I am from Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 with majors in biology and philosophy and minors in bioethics, psychology, and neuroscience. It is during my undergraduate studies that I became involved with Golden Key, and I could not be happier regarding that decision. As a current fourth year medical student at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, I am beginning to embark on the residency application process as I aspire to match in a neurosurgical program. This award will be of great help with residency applications and the interview process. It will also help alleviate the financial burden that comes with graduate school. The mission of Golden Key is one that resonates with me, and I am thankful for an organization that values education and celebrates a commitment to life-long learning. Thank you to everyone at Golden Key for this generous award!”

Gene Katsevman
Loyola University Chicago

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