A friend of mine started a PhD program after finishing his diploma with the best possible grade.
Unfortunately the institute does not have a lot of resources so he is being paid from a project fund for 3 years for a part time job.
He needs the full time to work on his PhD thesis, however, so works half the time for free.
This and his friends starting to work in the industry for considerably more money made him feel left behind, questioning his choices and that he is being taken advantage of.
The project that is funding him is capped at 3 years, so he doesn't think he could work part time to supplement his income.
Are there any ways, scholarships for example, for these kinds of situations, or does my friend simply need to reconsider his choices and quit his PhD to go into industry as well.
The field is aero-space engineering.