External Funding

This website includes information about external scholarship/fellowship opportunities for:

Please note, this information has been updated to the best of our ability, but the most current information is available directly with the external organization. To find out more about each award, click the title of the fellowship to connect to the organization’s webpage.

U.S. CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
Graduate Scholarships based on merit or financial need.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship for Native American Graduate Students
Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program.

AmeriCorps Award
Each AmeriCorps member who successfully completes a term of AmeriCorps service will receive aSegal AmeriCorps Education Award*. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.

Association on American Indian Affairs
AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. We currently have eight scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate students. Funding is made available due to the generosity of our donors, therefore the number of scholarships provided varies from year to year. All scholarships are for students who are from federally recognized tribes and who are at least 1/4 Indian blood unless otherwise stated. Please see the scholarship descriptions to the right and Frequently Asked Questions below for further clarification.

Beinecke Scholarship
Note: students must apply for this scholarship during their junior year of undergraduate studies.

For students who intend to study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediate prior to entering gradute school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Scholarships
Students who are more than ¼ Indian blood should be eligible for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) scholarships. BIA/OIEP funds may only be awarded to a person who is a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe. Native American students must apply for a BIA/OIEP Indian Education Grant through their tribe, home agency, or area office of Indian Education. Check with your local BIA office for applications, eligibility and deadlines. The phone number for the California, Arizona, and Nevada BIA office is 1-702-887-3515. The fellowship amount ranges from $500 to $4,000

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
CHCIS’s mission is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. The award amounts to $5,000 for graduate-level institution. Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

Government Finance Officers Association
Multiple scholarships for students preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree

  • HSF/General College Scholarship: Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • HSF/ALPHA Scholarship: The award amount ranges from $1,250 to $10,000.
  • HSF and Atrisco Heritage Foundation have partnered to provide scholarship awards to assist outstanding Latinos who are heirs of the Atrisco Land Grant of New Mexico. Applicants may reside nationwide and be graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students or graduate students. The award amount is $2,000 to be disbursed in Fall 2010.
  • The HSF/Qualcomm Q Awards Scholarship Program provides scholarships of $5,000 for the academic year. By applying, students may also be contacted regarding internship opportunities with Qualcomm.

Japanese American Citizens League
Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

The Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund
The Will of Dolores Zohrab Leibmann created a Trust designated for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants. Candidates should be pursuing or about to pursue an advanced degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). Candidates should have a very high level of academic achievement. Fellows receive up to $18,000 for tuition, room and board, living expenses and income taxes. The award is renewable.

Requirements:

  • Open to US citizens only.
  • Applicants must be in or applying to graduate study programs in the US.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and must have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  • Candidates must not support, advocate or uphold the principles and doctrines of Communism.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc.
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.

The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

For the 2013 Graduate Fellowship Program, fellows receive

  • Up to $40,000 annually for academic expenses, covering either the last year of undergraduate studey and the first year of graduate study (Undergraduate Fellowship), or the first and second year of graduate study (Graduate Fellowship).
  • Two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad)
  • Access to the Pickering Fellows network

The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program awards 20 fellowships of up to $35,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.

Leopold Schepp Foundation Grants in Aid
The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Graduates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application. Primary considerations for awards are:

  1. CHARACTER. References are required from academic deans or advisors, employers, and personal associates.
  2. ABILITY. Academic transcripts are required and must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. FINANCIAL NEED. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need. The maximum annual award is $8,500.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The program honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year. At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

Eligibile: 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students, legal resident of the U.S. Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.

United States Department of Agriculture, Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA.

USAID Donald Payne Development Fellowship
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

NON-U.S. STUDENTS

Below is a list of organizations outside of Georgetown which may be helpful to international students looking for aid other than loans. Some websites for international students (non-US-citizens) who are looking for additional aid:

ACCENTURE Scholarship
Provides funding for graduate study abroad in the fields of engineering, IT and business. Administered by Open Society Fund Prague (for Czech students).

The Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Jose Antonio Alvarez Alonso Scholarship Fund
Scholarships only to Spanish nationals pursuing international training at the postgraduate level.

P.O. Box 619500 (Application Address)
Dallas, TX 75261-9500
c/o Repsol Petroleo, S.A.,
Contact: Juan Ortega, Sr., Trustee Jose Abaseal
4 Madrid, 3 Spain
(011) 446-52-00

Applications accepted throughout the year; initial approach by letter.

American Association of University Women International Fellowships
The AAUW awards for Master's/Professional Fellowship amount to $18,000. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.

American Cultural Center in Namibia
Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) program:

The Fulbright JSD program funds 2 years of study towards a Master’s degree, in all disciplines, at a U.S. University. Namibian candidates who hold a 4-year university degree are invited to apply.

American-Scandinavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Contact the ASF’s cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size, and application deadlines- see website.

Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Finland and accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate (min. freshmen) and graduate students for study in Finland (any subject) and in the United States (subjects related to Finland). Individual scholarships in the past have generally been in the $500-$3,000 range.

Archimedes Foundation
Supports Estonian graduate students in international universities

  • DoRa program supports graduate student exchanges from Estonia to international universities and vice versa.
  • Kristjan Jaak awards scholarships for up to 1 year; partial studies 1-5 months; international visits (includes also lecturers up to 35 year old) for 3-21 days.

Armenian Students Association
The deadline for the application and all required documentation is March 15, 2013.

Auslandsbafoeg.de
Finanzielle Leistungen für euer Studium im Ausland

Hier haben wir für euch die Leistungen bei einer Ausbildung nach der BAföG-Auslandszuschlagsverordnung ab dem 1. August 2008 aufgeführt, die es zusätzlich zur Inlandsförderung gibt:

  • die notwendigen Studiengebühren (bis zu 4.600,00 Euro)
  • Reisekosten (einmalig Hin- & Rückreise)
  • ggf. Zusatzleistungen für die Krankenkasse
  • und für eine Ausbildung im EU-Ausland einen je nach Land unterschiedlichen Auslandszuschlag (zwischen 60,00 Euro und 255,00 Euro monatlich)

Die Leistungen nach der BAföG-Auslandszuschlagsverordnung erhaltet ihr prinzipiell als Zuschlag und brauchen deshalb nicht zurückgezahlt werden. Ihr solltet, auch wenn ihr kein „ Inlands-BAföG “ bekommt, einen Antrag auf Auslands-BAföG stellen, weil sich hier etwas Unterstützung für euch ergeben könnte, da die höheren Förderungssätze im Ausland Zuschüsse für die Ausbildung ermöglichen. Diejenigen unter euch, die BAföG als Bankdarlehen erhalten, bekommen auch den Auslandszuschlag als Bankdarlehen.

Voraussetzungen

  1. Ausbildung innerhalb der EU
    Innerhalb der EU und in der Schweiz kann eure Ausbildung bis zum Erwerb des ausländischen Ausbildungsabschlusses von Anfang an gefördert werden.
  2. Unabhängigkeit von inländischer Ausbildungsphase
    Bei Auslandsaufenthalten im Rahmen einer grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit kann man für die Dauer des jeweiligen Auslandsaufenthalts gefördert werden.
  3. Anrechenbarkeit auf Inlandsausbildung
    Generell wird die Auslandsausbildung außerhalb der EU oder der Schweiz höchstens ein Jahr lang bzw. bei besonderen Gründen bis zu zweieinhalb Jahre gefördert. Dabei müssen eure Studienleistungen im Ausland zumindest teilweise auf die Inlandsausbildung anrechenbar sein. Der Mindestzeitraum, den ihr für einen Aufenthalt im Ausland einplanen solltet, beträgt sechs Monate bzw. ein Semester, für ein Praktikum oder Studium im Rahmen einer Hochschulkooperation zwölf Wochen.

Azerbaijani Government Scholarship Program
Provides full funding for Azerbaijani graduate students to study in the fields of medicine, economics, management, information and communication technologies, and law. Funded by the Government of Azerbaijan.

Zdenek Bakala Foundation
Offers generous financial support to Czech students for undergraduate and graduate study at U.S. and British universities

Baltic-American Freedom Foundation
Offers various scholarship opportunities in the U.S. to residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Current American scholarship opportunities include:

The Graduate Scholarship Program for graduate students

  • The Professional Internship Program for university students and recent graduates

Barsa Scholarships Program
The Barsa Scholarships Program assists graduate and undergraduate students from designated Latin American countries in defraying the costs of U.S. training in certain priority fields. The Barsa Scholarships Program awards are partial, supporting other monies for such items as cost of living or tuition and fees. Graduate awardees are renewable up to a total of two years; undergraduate awards are renewable up to a total of four years. Graduate awardees are typically nominated from a pool of Fulbright scholars, and undergraduate awardees are normally IIE undergraduate scholarship winners from participating countries.

Beca Fulbright-Garcia Robles
Beca Fulbright-García Robles para Estudios de Posgrado en los Estados Unidos de América

Comexus es una organización comprometida con la diversidad y la equidad. Tiene un interés especial en garantizar acceso a sus programas de becas a estudiantes, investigadores y maestros mexicanos de todos los sectores sociales, grupos étnicos y grupos minoritarios. Como parte de este compromiso es importante también mantener un balance de género. En Comexus estamos convencidos que la excelencia académica que distingue a los programas Fulbright-García Robles puede y debe combinarse con políticas y lineamientos que garanticen diversidad en el acceso a sus programas.

Descripción del Programa:

Este programa está dirigido a estudiantes mexicanos que deseen realizar estudios de maestría o doctorado en Ciencias Sociales, Humanidades y Artes

Becas Chile
Government-sponsored scholarships for Chilean students pursuing graduate study abroad.

Becas Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockman
A grant for Mexican students interested in pursuing Master’s degrees at foreign universities.

Belgian American Educational Foundation, Inc.
The BAEF offers fellowships for study or research in the United States. Besides the amounts indicated, the Foundation pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are expected to stay in the USA for a full academic year (nine months) to study at a US institution or for one year (twelve months) to do research at a research institution. Candidates who have means of their own to finance their studies or research in the USA may apply for an Honorary Fellowship of the Foundation.

BeursOpener
A database maintained by Nuffic with funding opportunities for Dutch students and scholars wanting to go abroad to study, do an internship or conduct research.

Bolashak International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Established in 1993 by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Awarded for Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees' studies (since 2005) and for conducting research (since 2008).

Fully covers all study related costs (tuition fees, accommodation expenses, book allowances, medical insurance, travel expenses, entry visas and other registration costs, application fees, etc).

Fully funded by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Bolashak Scholarship is awarded to future leaders on an individual basis each year to train in economics, engineering, medicine and other key fields.

BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust
Description: BUNAC is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships.

The BEST scholarships are open to UK passport holders who are currently or, have been within the last five years inclusive, in full-time tertiary education at a UK university or college and who are planning to undertake postgraduate study in either the USA or Canada.

Please note the scholarships are only open to British students.

Up to eight scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of USD 50,000. The individual amounts awarded vary but a typical award is in the region of approximately USD 5000-10,000.

The sum of USD 4,000 is available as the Christopher J. Harbour Memorial Scholarship to a candidate looking to do sports-related studies and USD 2,000 as the John S. Ball Award to a candidate looking to pursue a teaching or geography-related career.

At the judging stage, preference is given to those whose proposed study in North America is likely to do most to further transatlantic understanding or to those who are required to go to the US or Canada to do a specific course. The BEST Scholarships are top-up funds, not a prime source of funding and candidates should be actively looking to secure funding from other sources while in the process of applying to BEST. Candidates cannot already be engaged in their course of study in North America at the time of application although they should have applied to courses in their chosen field.

Ron Brown Fellowship Program
The Ron Brown Fellowship Program supports Central and Eastern European students and young professionals for study in U.S. graduate programs and professional development through open merit-based competition. The Ron Brown Fellowship Program offers fully funded two-year degree programs at the Master's level or one-year of funding for law and non-degree research. It also provides Fellows with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in their field of study during a three-month summer internship. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

Caja Duero
Regional Spanish Bank offering a 0% interest loan

Canadian Federation of University Women
The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has supported graduate study, literacy and the creative arts through awards and grants since its founding in 1919.

In 1921, the 12 Clubs of the Federation awarded the first CFUW Travelling Fellowship of $1000. Since then CFUW has spent more than $1,000,000 on the Fellowships, Grants and Awards that it offers annually to Canadian women for post-graduate study. The Charitable Trust, set up in 1976, receives donations and supports this program. Numerous fellowships are available for graduate students.

Colfuturo Scholarship-Loan Program
This is COLFUTURO ’s first and most important sponsor program. It finances the costs of graduate studies around the world up to a maximum of US$25.000 per year and for a maximum two year stay abroad. Its main objective is to provide Colombian students with more and better study opportunities and enable them to contribute with their experiences of studying abroad to the economic and social development of Colombia.

Eligible students must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Have been admitted unconditionally into a high quality graduate program (in any field of knowledge and anywhere in the world).
  • Have at least one year work experience.
  • Present an international language proficiency examination.
  • Have an excellent academic record.

Once students have graduated, they must return to Colombia within one year of finishing their programs in order to qualify for a scholarship comprising a 50% waiver of the loan.

CNOUS
Scholarships from the French government and some regional councils for study abroad, usually for one academic year

Programa Conjunto CONACYT – FUNED
CONACYT and FUNED have just launched their application for joint funding! Successful applicants will receive a scholarship of $20,000 for their M.A. program in the social sciences, business, and science fields that FUNED finances. In addition, students would receive a loan from FUNED to complement the scholarship. This scholarship/loan is available for students who have already applied and been accepted to the university program.

CSN
Provides up to six years of funding for Swedish students to study in the U.S. or other countries. Supported by the Government of Sweden.

Cyprus Childrens’ Fund, Inc
Administers several scholarship programs for study in the U.S.:

  • Theodore and Wally Lappas Award: for Greek Cypriot students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need and who are studying full-time in an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Thomas and Elaine Kyrus Endowment: for a student from the area or town of Morphou who is studying in an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Peter G. and Bess Kolantis Decker Endowment: for a student of Greek Cypriot origin who is attending an accredited U.S. institution on a full-time basis and demonstrates scholastic aptitude.
  • Cyprus Children’s Fund Scholarship Endowment: for students who are studying full-time in an accredited U.S. institution; applicants may be of Greek and Greek Cypriot origin, with residence in the U.S., Cyprus and Greece. Award categories include: architecture, arts and humanities, engineering, languages, law, medicine, performing arts, science, theology and other disciplines.
  • Stanley Dru Award: presented to a full-time student in an accredited U.S. institution; must be of Greek Cypriot origin with residence on the island of Cyprus.

Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships awarded annually for study abroad at the bachelor’s and master’s level in any field of study, and Ph.D. level in specific fields of study.

Cyprus Ministry of Finance Student Grants
Awards small grants for any Cypriot studying at an accredited college/university, regardless of financial need, in any field of study.

Edward E. Masters Program
The USINDO Edward E. Masters Fellows Program, currently in its third year, funds the education and manages the placement of top ranked officials from Indonesian Ministries at leading schools in the United States. Masters Fellows are nominated by their Ministry and must meet the requirements of the Masters Fellows Program, with exacting standards applied by USINDO and other committee members during the selection process. They have a relationship with SAIS, but students are not required to go to SAIS.

Fellowship for the Future
The Fellowship for the Future supports Master's degree study at distinguished U.S. graduate schools for students and young professionals in Croatia who demonstrate such excellence and strong motivation to be leaders in their field.

The full scholarship enables successful fellows to join a global learning environment in which they have the opportunity to learn from leading experts and interact with distinguished classmates from around the world.

The Fellowship for the Future is intended for study at one- and two-year Master's programs which emphasize development of professional skills and application of academic knowledge, thereby providing a unique educational experience for which U.S. institutions of higher education are recognized around the world.

FIDERH
The Mexican National Bank (Banco de México) provides special loans for students that want to do a postgraduate programme in Mexico or in another country.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish post-graduate students and post-docs are invited to apply for grants (EUR 3.500 to EUR 16.000 per year). The aim of the Finnish Cultural Foundation is to promote and develop the cultural and economic life in Finland. To further this aim the Foundation awards grants to individuals and groups for post-graduate and post-doctoral studies in sciences and arts for artistic work for any other work promoting culture in Finland.

Finnish Fulbright Center
The Finnish Fulbright Center has an extensive listing of organizations that provide funding for research and study in the U.S.

Foundation for Educational Development
Provides additional financial support for Czech students to study abroad.

Fulbright Fellowships
A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.

Fundación Caja Madrid
Provides 80 scholarships for Spanish students to pursue postgraduate studies in their field of choice in the U.S., European Union (except Spain) and Canada. Past recipients have opted for Master’s degrees (51%) and Doctorates (23%).

Fundación La Caixa
"la Caixa" grants for postgraduate studies abroad help Spanish researchers and professionals to train at the world's best academic centers. Grants are currently awarded each year for postgraduate studies in the United States, Canada, China, India, Germany, France, Great Britain and other European countries. Grants cover the full cost of matriculation, travel expenses and monthly allowances that can be extended up to 24 months.

FUNED
FUNED, a non for profit private Foundation (organization), was incorporated in 1993 with a generous donation by a distinguished Mexican entrepreneur, Mr. Enrique Rojas, plus the support and additional contributions from his family.

Its mission: “To help Mexican young college graduates, develop their potential to become the leaders of a better tomorrow for their Country.” The foundation fulfills its mission by offering complementary financing to obtain a masters degree from a reputable University, local or abroad, preferably in matters related to the economic and productive activity.

FUNED grants complementary financing for studies in areas such as: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations, etc.. It is not authorized to cover areas of Health, Arts and Humanities, nor doctoral studies of any kind.

The John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program
The ADA Education Fund awards Galbraith Fellowships to outstanding college graduates or graduate students. Applicants should have majored in economics, international relations, public policy or a related discipline and have demonstrated an interest in national policy. Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy.

Georgia Master’s Program Abroad
Provides funding for Georgian citizens pursuing master’s degrees in the fields of business administration, engineering, sciences, law, social sciences and humanities. The scholarship can provide full or partial funding, according the student’s need. Funded by the Government of Georgia.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Studierenden und Graduierten (außer in bestimmten Programmen, s.u.) sowie Doktoranden werden Vollstipendien für den Auslandsaufenthalt gewährt. Die Stipendien für Studierende und Graduierte stehen für Studierende im grundständigen (z.B. Bachelor) und Graduierte im weiterführenden Studium (z.B. Master) zur Verfügung. Die höhere Doktorandenrate erhalten Stipendiaten, die ausdrücklich im direkten inhaltlichen Zusammenhang mit dem Abfassen einer wissenschaftlichen Doktorarbeit gefördert werden.

Global Supplementary Grant Program
The Network Scholarship Programs is pleased to offer supplementary grants to students from selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue Doctoral studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities in Western Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Global SGP grants will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. The grants will provide supplemental funding for up to one year of study with the option to apply for a second year. Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (PhD) program at and accredited university are eligible to apply.

IKY State Scholarships Foundation
Scholarships for graduate level studies.

Institute for Humane Studies
Humane Studies Fellowship: Awards of up to $12,000 to individuals for graduate or undergraduate study in the U.S. or abroad. will be full-time graduate students or undergraduates with junior or senior standing in the 2006-2007 academic year, have a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies, and are interested in applying the principles of this tradition in their work.

Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education administers several fellowships and scholarship programs for international students. Full details and all available funding is detailed on their website.

International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, provides scholarship for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in a college or university in the United States or Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000.

The Italian Student Loan Fund
The Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani) is a non-profit institution established with contributions from Italian and American companies, banks and organizations. Within the framework of improving relationships between the United States of America and Italy, the Fund offers financial aid to Italian university graduates, who wish to attend a Post-Graduate course in the United States.

George and Victoria Karelias Foundation
Scholarships for graduate level studies in the fields of business administration, economics, public administration and shipping (for Greek students).

Kemlu-Fulbright program
Scholarship cooperation program between Aminef and MoFA of Indonesia to facilitate study at respected US universities for Indonesian diplomats and future diplomats. [different from the standard Fulbright].

Kosciuszko Foundation
Grants for Polish Citizens

The Kosciuszko Foundation annually awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study/research or teaching at Universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Foundation provides a cost-of-living stipend which includes transatlantic travel: housing allowance, health and accident insurance coverage, and, when warranted, domestic transportation. Awards range from $7,650 to $30,500. Only Polish citizens residing permanently in Poland may apply. This program is NOT available to Poles residing outside of Poland, nor to those temporarily residing outside of Poland, whether engaged in study/research or not. There is no exception to this requirement. Applicants must hold an M.A. or M.S. degree before the beginning date of the award. Preference is given to doctoral or postdoctoral candidates and scholars. Applicants must have strong English language proficiency to communicate and to carry out proposed projects.

Kosovo-American Education Fund
The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Graduate Fellowship Program offers graduate fellowships at American universities to talented Kosovars who demonstrate a strong commitment to the economic development of their country.

KAEF Fellows study in master’s level programs for one or two years, obtain a degree, and participate in professional internships. KAEF Graduate Fellowships are available to talented Kosovars who demonstrate a strong commitment to the economic development of Kosovo in fields which include, but are not limited to: Agriculture, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Management and Policy, Journalism and Mass Communications, Law, Public Administration/Policy, and Renewable Energy.

Applications will be accepted for any academic field. The applicant must demonstrate convincingly, however, that their study in their field of choice will have a direct and beneficial impact on the economic development of Kosovo.

To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of Kosovo, proficient in written and spoken English, and committed to returning to Kosovo after completion of the program (please see the eligibility requirements for more detail).

KAEF provides 8-10 fellowships every year.

LASPAU
LASPAU is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University and governed by an independent, inter-American board of trustees. LASPAU designs, develops, and implements academic and professional programs to benefit the Americas.

Leventis Foundation
Provides grants for Cypriot doctoral candidates and post-graduate students to study abroad in the U.S. and other countries.

The Li Foundation, Inc.
Limitations: Scholarships and fellowships by nomination only to graduate students from China (including Taiwan) for one to two years of master's degree study in the U.S. Fields of interest: International affairs; International exchange, students Student Scholar Grants: The foundation assists needy promising students, sponsored by institutions in China (including Taiwan), to study in the U.S. for one to two years. Grants are not made directly to individuals, but only to scholars nominated by an approved Chinese educational or U.S. educational or research institution. The foundation invites academic institutions in the U.S. and China establishing a sister or joint-research relationship to jointly sponsor a student/scholar for support. The grant provides the student with $17,500 annually for living expenses, or the scholar with $20,000, transportation costs, health insurance, book allowance and an academic trip within the U.S. The institution in the U.S. is expected to waive tuition fees for the student or provide the necessary working conditions for the researcher and encourage them to return to China. Institutions selected on this program can expect to receive support for five years and can negotiate for renewal of the agreement after the fourth year. The institutions need to submit progress and financial reports every year Heritage Prize: The prize is awarded to returnees to China/Taiwan for excellent achievements done during their stay in the U.S. A $35,000 prize is awarded for two years ($17,500 each year). For more information, please email: thelifoundation@usa.net

George Lurcy Foundation
Grants for French students for graduate study in the social sciences, arts and humanities in the U.S.

The Lyford Cay Foundation
The Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation provide partial scholarships to support Bahamian citizens pursuing higher education and technical training at approved institutions overseas and at The College of The Bahamas. Academic scholarships are available at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries. The purpose of the grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

Master’s Program Abroad
Provides funding for Georgian citizens pursuing master’s degrees in the fields of business administration, engineering, sciences, law, social sciences and humanities. The scholarship can provide full or partial funding, according the student’s need. Funded by the Government of Georgia.

Medicus Student Exchange Program
The program is administered under the umbrella of the Scholarship Committee of the SBS. Each year, the funds available for distribution in the form of scholarships shall be evenly divided between the two countries. These scholarships are open to Swiss postgraduates of all disciplines (not recommended are studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and clinical psychology). Interested persons have to fulfill the following minimum conditions: (1) Swiss citizen, (2) at time of application for final selection (August), excellent graduate degree from a Swiss university, (3) good knowledge of English (minimum TOEFL scores: 600 for paper-based and 250 for computer-based testing), TOEFL score report available at time of application for final selection.

The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF)
Dutch Student Program

The NAF provides fellowships to Dutch graduate students for an academic year of study and/or research in the United States. Recipients also enjoy the advantages of the support of The NAF in New York, consisting of a get-together in New York City and the support of its office. The NAF awards the grants to the candidates pre-selected by the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam. Application forms are available on its website (www.fulbright.nl). Successful applicants will be notified in May.

NAF Educational Loan Program

The NAF provides loans, interest-free for three years, to eligible students and professionals studying in either the United States or the Netherlands. Only U.S. or Dutch citizens may apply.

Academic Program: Priority will be given to students pursuing study or research in an advanced academic degree program (e.g. Masters or Doctoral degree) at an accredited institution of higher learning. Students attending summer programs as part of their graduate education may also apply. The maximum loan amount for a year of academic study or research is $7000 and for a summer program is $2000.

Training Program: If funds are available, The NAF will consider requests from individuals who are enrolled in a course, or courses, with the intent of developing a skill or specific technical expertise. The course of study must culminate with the award of a diploma or certificate. The maximum loan amount for a year of advanced training is $3000.

The Norway-America Association (Norge-Amerika Foreningen)
Graduate Study and Research Stipend

The Norway-America Association offers stipends to Norwegian citizens for graduate study and research in the U.S. Award amounts range from USD 2,000 to USD 20,000.

The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
A government-sponsored program that offering tuition and travel assistance for Norwegian students studying full time outside of Norway.

Olomouc Region Study Scholarship
Offers partial scholarship support for students from Olomouc region

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit
Awards scholarships to Greek students for doctoral and post-graduate studies abroad.

Open Horizons Scholarship
Provides grants of $15,000/year for young Romanians enrolled in master’s or Ph.D. programs at top universities outside Romania. Funded by the Dinu Patriciu Foundation.

Open Society Institute
OSI awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines.

Opportunity Program
The Opportunity Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to support the application process to U.S. higher education institutions for students who are unable to cover expenses related to the application process but who are highly competitive for full financial aid. The Opportunity Program provides funds to talented international students without the financial means to apply to universities in the United States and who are not eligible for (or not funded by) U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs. The Opportunity Program offers no guarantee of acceptance or financial aid awards at U.S. institutions.

To be eligible for the Opportunity Program, a student must:

  • be a citizen of Belarus, the Russian Federation or Ukraine;
  • work closely with an EducationUSA Adviser throughout the application process;
  • apply to degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions (AA/AS, BA/BS,
  • LLM, MA/MS, MBA, Ph.D., etc.);
  • demonstrate that they and their family are not able to pay for the application process.
  • Note: Alumni of the Fulbright and Muskie programs and students currently studying at a U.S. higher education institution are not eligible for the Opportunity Program. FLEX and UGRAD alumni are eligible. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the Opportunity Program.

Panpaphian Association of America
Awards scholarships based on various criteria such as grades, school, recommendation letters, and community involvement.

Barbara Piasecka Johnson Foundation
Fellowships to graduate, doctoral, and postgraduate students who are Polish or of Polish descent. Contact foundation for current application guidelines.

Presidential Grants
Funded by the Government of the Russian Federation. Presidential Grants are annually awarded to 50 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students for study abroad for 10 months. Eligible fields of study range from physics and engineering to art and design. All interested applicants can request more information through the international departments of their respective universities. Funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Rafael del Pino Foundation
The foundation gives scholarships for Spanish Graduates and Higher-Degree Graduates, for the extension of their studies in Universities and Research Centres. The aim followed is the training of leaders, especially in the fields of economics, law, business, politics, international relations, mass media and teaching.

Renaissance Scholarship Fund
Supports students from the city of Usti nad Labem and its region. Administered by the Euroregion Labe Community Foundation.

Republic of Tatarstan Higher Education Fellowship Program
This program awards highly qualified students full fellowships for graduate-level study at leading universities in the U.S. The program is funded by the funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and administered by American Councils for International Education.

Road to Education Fund
Offers scholarships to students from Prague. Sponsored by the City of Prague.

Roma Education Fund Supplementary Grant Program
Roma Education Fund Scholarships Programme (REF/SP) announces the fourth year of the Roma Supplementary Scholarship Grant Programme (RSSGP). The Scholarship Grant Programme is designed to provide partial support to Roma students who are citizens of one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, or Ukraine for pursuing Bachelor, Master, Ph.D or Postdoctoral education outside of their home country or their country of residence.

Eligible applicants need to be already enrolled at a recognized and well -established university in a country differing from their residence as full-time students, pursuing one of the abovementioned degree programmes. The scholarship is merit-based and awarded for one academic year with possibility for renewal if the scholar continues to fulfil the Programme requirements. The aim of the scholarship is to promote academic mobility of

Roma students and support their academic integration internationally. REF supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Romanian Government Scholarship
Partial funding for undergraduate study, graduate study, and post-doctoral research; covers international travel + living expenses for 60 students. Funded by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth, and Sport and administered by the Loans and Study Scholarships Agency.

Rotalia Foundation
The “SA Rotalia Fond” is a foundation established by the Alumni Association of the Estonian Student Fraternity “Rotalia”. The primary goal of this foundation is to provide financial support to various activities associated with Rotalia, such as academic scholarships, travel grants to enhance personal contacts between members in different countries and grants to support Rotalia's activities such as publications, libraries, archives, conferences and sporting events. Applicants must be able to read, speak and understand Estonian.

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund
The Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, or the Rowe Fund, is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Rowe Fund helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars.

These loans are granted on the understanding that recipients agree to repay the loan in full and return to their home countries to apply their knowledge and training as well as continue to promote cultural exchange and development in the region. Rowe Fund loans are also available to academics and professionals with support from the university where they work in Latin America or the Caribbean for refresher courses and professional development in the United States. In general, courses or research must last at least one academic semester and in any event be completed within a period of two years.

Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund
Administers numerous scholarship programs, about $5 million for study abroad such as:

  • Ad futura for study abroad: scholarships for undergraduate studies in STEM fields or graduate studies in all fields except the arts; awarded for the full duration of study provided student meets the program requirements. After completion of studies the student must return to Slovenia for employment (limited exception is possible if continuing study).
  • Corporate Scholarships: employers in Slovenia offer scholarships as part of their long-term recruitment strategy. They can be also obtained for study abroad provided both student and employer agree, while some are offered specifically for study abroad.
  • Municipality and private foundation scholarships: many Slovene municipalities as well as private foundations offer various scholarships either based on residency or field of study. Scholarships exist for athletes, arts, legal studies, etc.
  • State Scholarships: need-based scholarships awarded for study in Slovenia or abroad for either undergraduate or graduate studies. Although there is no limit regarding field of studies, students of certain deficit programs will be entitled to a higher scholarship based on chosen subject.
  • Zois Scholarships: merit scholarships awarded to students with high GPA or outstanding achievements for study in Slovenia or abroad for high school, undergraduate or graduate studies. There is no limit regarding field of studies, but students of certain deficit programs will be entitled to a higher scholarship based on chosen subject.

Sophia Foundation
Supports education in many forms, including study abroad (Czech students).

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program (SOCAR)
Provides full funding for Azerbaijani citizens interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry and pursuing masters programs in petroleum engineering, information technology, accounting, international law and business. The scholarships, awarded to 50 students per year, are fully funded by SOCAR and cover application fees, visa-related expenses, tuition, medical insurance, transportation and living expenses.

Statens Lanekasse for Utdanning
This State Educational Loan Fund provides educational grants and loans for Norwegian students abroad.

Studenica Foundation
Scholarships and publishing support to individuals in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Application Information: Contact foundation for current application deadline/guidelines.

Studiefinanciering
Provides grants and loans for Dutch students to study abroad in degree-granting programs. Funded by the Dutch Government.

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1) ERP-Stipendienprogramm

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie - Studienstiftung

Programmziel: Stipendien für Spitzenausbildung in den USA

Das Programm fördert Postgraduierte für ein- bis zweijährige Studien- oder Forschungsaufenthalte an amerikanischen Spitzenuniversitäten. Bewerber sollten fachlich exzellent, breit interessiert und gesellschaftlich oder politisch engagiert sein. Durch ihre Persönlichkeit und die Studienerfahrung in den USA sollen die Stipendiaten künftig zur Stärkung der transatlantischen Beziehungen beitragen. Jährlich werden ca. 18 Stipendien vergeben.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen

  • Nachwuchskräfte aller Fächer außer Musik, bildende und darstellende Kunst sowie Design.
  • Zum Bewerbungsschluss (31.10.2012) muss mindestens ein Bachelor-Abschluss vorliegen.
  • Bewerber müssen zum Zeitpunkt der Bewerbung jünger als 35 Jahre sein.
  • exzellenter Studienabschluss, bei Juristen mindestens "vollbefriedigend"
  • Eine vorherige Förderung durch die Studienstiftung ist nicht notwendig.
  • Die Zulassung an einer amerikanischen Universität muss zum Zeitpunkt der Bewerbung für das ERP-Stipendium noch nicht vorliegen.

2) Haniel-Stipendienprogramm der Studienstiftung

Haniel Stiftung - Studienstiftung

Programmziel

Vielversprechende Nachwuchskräfte sollen Zusatzqualifikationen zur Übernahme von Aufgaben in der internationalen Arbeitswelt erwerben. Eine hohe Qualifikation und die Bereitschaft, einen mindestens zweisemestrigen Studienaufenthalt im Ausland mit einem mehrmonatigen Praktikum in einem Wirtschaftsunternehmen zu verbinden, sind die Grundlage der Förderung im Haniel-Stipendienprogramm.

Jährlich können bis zu 8 Stipendien für Auslandsstudium und anschließendes Praktikum im außereuropäischen und europäischen Ausland (insbesondere Zusatzstudien in Osteuropa, Asien, Lateinamerika, Afrika oder im Nahen Osten) vergeben werden.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen

  • offen für Studierende aller Fachrichtungen, die ein vertieftes Interesse an wirtschaftlichen Fragestellungen haben
  • abgeschlossenes Hochschul- oder Fachhochschulstudium (mindestens Bachelor) spätestens bei Programmbeginn
  • bei Bewerbungsschluss müssen Bewerber jünger als 35 Jahre sein
  • ein exzellenter Studienabschluss, bei Juristen mindestens „vollbefriedigend“

die vorherige Förderung durch die Studienstiftung ist nicht notwendig

Student Financing Agency for Rwanda (SFAR)
Loans, research aid, and travel for Rwandan students studying overseas.

The Sweden-America Foundation (Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen)
Every year, the Sweden-America Foundation awards approximately 40 fellowships for Master's, PhD and Post doc studies in the United States and Canada. Swedish citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Application material and more information in Swedish is found on the website.

Swiss Friends of the USA
Die Gesellschaft Schweizer Freunde der USA (SFUSA) vergibt pro Jahr ca. CHF 25‘000 an Stipendien. Diese sind als Zusatzstipendien gedacht und werden an 6-8 Bewerber/Innen ausgerichtet, die sich in den USA weiterbilden wollen.

Talentia
300 scholarships Spanish students for graduate study abroad, including the U.S., for applicants demonstrating a link to Andalusia, either by birth, permanent residence, university studies or career path. Talentia does recommend certain universities depending on the field of study desired, but will consider additional options based on demonstrated prestige of the proposed university.

Tavitian Foundation, Inc.
c/o Syncsort Inc. 50 Tice Blvd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Scholarships primarily to individuals who are natural or adoptive children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of an Armenian or Eastern European parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. Recipients may use their award at any approved institution for any course of study. Recipients are called upon to make non-binding moral commitment to assist needy students in the future, if they are ever in the position to do so. Recipients are selected on the basis of standardized test scores, recommendations, financial need, and personal interviews, and strong preference to those of Armenian or Eastern European descent. Contact foundation for current application deadline/guidelines.

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV)
Provides up to $100,000 for two years of master’s level studies; covers tuition and living expenses, and in some circumstances, travel. Every autumn, TEV determines the fields of study and the number of open positions for the scholarships.

Turkish Ministry of National Education Scholarships (MEB)
Covers all academic expenses + monthly stipend for living expenses, return plane ticket and health insurance. Can be used for General English studies, Master’s and Ph.D. levels.

Vize 97 Foundation
Offers partial financial support for graduate study abroad and in various fields of study: architecture, art history, international relations, sociology, ecology, musical composition, physiology, documentary film making, humanitarian and development aid, etc. Funded by Dagmar and Václav Havel’s VIZE 97 Foundation (for Czech students)

Lilian Voudouri Foundation
Scholarships for graduate level of studies in a variety of fields (for Greek students).

Dan Voiculescu Foundation
A series of yearly grants of varying amounts:

  • Junior Scholarship (for applicants aged 10-18)
  • Excellence Scholarship (for applicants aged 18-25)
  • Master’s Scholarship (for applicants aged 22-35)
  • Ph.D. Scholarship (for applicants aged max. 35)

VSB Program
Awards grants to Dutch students to study abroad or conduct research in the U.S. and other countries.

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships to students from Scandinavian countries, in particular Sweden, for study in the US in the fields of international enterprise and commerce. Grants to US citizens intending to live an work in Sweden. Applicants must submit a complete biographical record, transcripts, reports on their careers; detail of their future plans, a list of published works, and letters of reference, interviews may be required. Grants are renewable for up to four years.

Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year.

Kathryn M. Whitten Trust
Scholarships are available for full-time students studying in the U.S. and maintaining a B average. Student must send a letter to initiate the application process.

World Bank Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program and the Fellowships Program are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. The Programs provide opportunities for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to master's and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from eligible developing countries. Programs they offer include:

Joint Japan World Bank Fellowship Program

In 1987, the World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, established the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for graduate studies in subjects related to economic development. Each year, the Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.

World of Knowledge Foundation Today & Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Ten “Today & Tomorrow Scholarships” of $5,000 are awarded to international students whose 1,000 word “Letter of Advice to a Friend in the Home Country” are judged the best. International students attending U.S. universities may apply. Students must hold a GPA of 3.0 or better and maintain full-time status. Email: knowledgetoall@aol.com for more information.

WorldWideStudies
Funded by the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation, the program encourages Ukrainians to study abroad for a get a Master’s degree abroad at one of the world’s 200 best universities (based on the Times Higher Education- QS World University Ranking). After receiving their degree, WWS scholars are expected to work for a minimum of 5 years in Ukraine in their chosen fields.

Scholarships are awarded in four fields that are crucial for the development of Ukraine: Agriculture; the environment and ecology; law; and public administration. Grants are to be used primarily to cover university tuition fees, books and medical insurance. The amount is determined individually on the basis of need and merit. On average, grants cover up to 60% of the total amount required.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Educational Foundation
Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

Available to graduate or undergraduate domestic students studying abroad and/or graduate or undergraduate foreign students studying within the U.S. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 – paid directly to recipient. Documented proof of academic study and plan of program must be sent to the Scholarship Chairperson with signature of school administrator or Program Director. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be mailed to the office between September 1 and December 1, in order to receive scholarship materials. Requests for scholarship materials cannot be faxed. All materials requested on the application are to be sent to the listed address on the application not to National Headquarters. Do not send transcripts, reference letters, etc. with your request for a scholarship application. The application has detailed information as to what is needed to return with the completed application to the appropriate office.  

ALL STUDENTS

American Association of University Women Career Development Grant
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for PhD-level work.

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)
AGBU offers scholarships to full-time graduate and post-graduate students of Armenian descent who are U.S. residents or citizens. Grants are available for up to three (3) years of graduate study and up to two (2) years of PhD study. Applicants must be enrolled in degree programs at highly competitive colleges and universities in the United States with a GPA of 3.5 and above.

Applicants who are citizens of Armenia qualify for grants for study outside of Armenia (i.e., in the US) only if a major portion of the tuition and other expenses - 75 percent or more - has already been secured through foundations, governmental and state grants, and/or the academic institution they are attending.

All areas of graduate and post-graduate study will be considered. Preference will be given to the fields of Communication, Education, International Relations, and Public Administration.

The deadline for returning a completed application is April 15. Incomplete applications and those postmarked after April 15 will not be considered.

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)
The scholarships are awarded to full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities. Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply for the awards. Awards are based on financial need and merit.

The Getsoyian, Missirian and Najarian scholarships are awarded to students of any subject or major.

The Lucy Kasparian Aharonian scholarships, awarded in conjunction with the Society for Women Engineers Boston Chapter, are earmarked for students in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture.

Armenian Professional Society
The APS Scholarships are open to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a graduate school in the United States. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian Community. An eligible candidate shall be awarded a scholarship no more than a total of two times. U.S. citizenship or a green card is not required. Kindly submit your scholarship application between June 1 and August 31 of the current year.

Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA
The ARS Eastern USA provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Graduate students who have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university and undergraduate students who plan to attend or are attending an accredited four-year college or university are eligible. Scholarships are awarded from restricted funds established solely for scholarship purposes as directed by donors. ARS scholarship evaluation committees evaluate applicants’ merit, financial need, and Armenian community involvement to determine whether to recommend a scholarship award.

The Association to Unite the Democracies the Frank Educational Fund
FEF grants are available to graduate students of strong academic standing who complete one or more of the following requirements:

  • A thesis or dissertation relating to international integration and/or federalism and coursework that places major weight on international integration and/or federalism, or
  • An independent study project relating to international integration and federalism to be conducted as part of a graduate program

Awards are sent to the student's academic institution for direct payment of tuition and fees. They generally range from $500 to $2000 depending on relevance to the goals of the Fund, quality of the project, and academic standing of the applicant. Consideration is made by the Frank Education Fund Committee of the Ashburn Institute.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Career Advancement Scholarships

BPW Foundation is currently reviewing how best to support learning opportunities for working women in the 21st century. A special task force has been established to evaluate the scope of what could be offered, as well as potential partners and processes for its scholarship program. Our goal is to re-instate scholarships for career advancing learning opportunities. This could include scholarships for degree-granting education programs, non-degree granting education or seminars, mentoring programs, grants for research—or other learning opportunities.

Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
The Byron Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $2,000-$4,000. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend. Fellows are expected to prepare a research paper on community associations. Hanke Fellowship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their studies relate to community associations generally and to the topic of the candidate's proposed community associations research project.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based grants of up to $6,000 are awarded to student activists. Although US citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must live in the United States and plan to enroll an accredited program in the US in order to qualify. Early grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity. Grants are for one year although students may re-apply for subsequent years.

Georgetown Office of the Fellowship Secretary
While the Office of the Fellowship Secretary is interested in helping students win competitive fellowships, that is not our primary purpose. We are here to assist students in a crucial process of self-realization. We assist students in realizing the direction best suited to their individual passions and talents, and we also help them learn how best to convey these interests to others. The skills they develop in this process, while directly relevant to fellowship competitions, are broadly applicable for a wide range of both academic and professional situations.

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Three awards are offered to outstanding college students through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Essay topic changes yearly.

Luys Foundation
Students applying to the Luys Foundation must be Armenian, Citizen of Armenia or of Armenian descent. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity or that he/she is a direct descendent of Armenian immigrants. Please submit documents such as birth certificates or baptism certificates, or naturalization documents that state the country of origin and nationality.

Applicants will be required to show integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and an ambition to contribute to society. They will be asked to:

  1. Stay Connected at all times. Participate in on-line meetings with Luys Yerevan.
  2. Participate and propose activities for the Luys Program: "Develop Armenia".
  3. Share your knowledge and passion. Run a seminar when in Armenia.
  4. Become a mentor to a younger students in Armenia.
  5. Learn Armenian and about the Armenian culture while attending Luys Programs.
  6. Contribute your academic publicationsto be published by Luys.
  7. Host Luys students who may visit you on your university campus.
  8. Provide quarterly progress reports, observations and suggestions.
  9. Join or create an Armenian Student Association or a Luys Network within the university where you are studying.
  10. Be a Luys Ambassador and an Ambassador of Armenian Culture wherever you are.

Mustard Seed Foundation
Harvey Fellows Program

The Program seeks applications from Christians engaging in graduate study at premier universities. The Fellowships are designed to recognize, encourage, and support Christians who aspire to leadership in strategic realms of society where Christians appear to be underrepresented.

The most successful applicants tend to be preparing for careers in the following fields:

  • Economics, business and finance in public and private sectors
  • International diplomacy, security, and business
  • Journalism and media
  • Film production and visual and performing arts
  • Public policy and federal, state, and major city government
  • Applied and theoretical sciences
  • Research, teaching, and administration at premier colleges and universities

National Council on International Trade Development Scholarship Program
In recognition of the responsibility of NCITD to promote and provide international trade education, NCITD has established a yearly scholarship for students of international trade. Scholarships awarded (minimum $1,000) will be paid directly to the institution, in the name of the awardee(s). Awardee(s) will also receive a one-year NCITD membership and will be welcome to attend monthly meetings (if not currently a member).

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000.

Organization of American States Scholarships
The objective of the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships is to assist the Member States (U.S, Canada, and Caribbean and Latin America) with their domestic efforts in pursuit of integral development goals by supporting human resource development. Scholarships are awarded for an initial period of one academic year and may be renewed subsequently for up to one additional year if funds remain available and if the renewal is necessary to complete the program of study or research for which the scholarship was initially awarded.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
P.E.O. International has a wide range of programs, scholarships and loans to help students of all nationalities start and finish educational programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Point Foundation
Since its inception in 2001, Point has invested more than $3 million in outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. This year the foundation will invest more than $1M in the scholarship recipients. A Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. The average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600. The average total program expense that includes scholarship funding, mentoring and leadership training is $34,000 per year per scholar.

USA Funds
Access to Education

USA Funds will award $1,500 scholarships to students with economic need through USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships. Applications will be accepted online beginning Dec. 15, 2010, through Feb. 15, 2011.

USA Funds is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance postsecondary-education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.

Zonta International
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible. The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients. Zonta International awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$5,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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