International Student Awards
Funding Opportunities Open to International Students
A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college in the U.S. Each scholarship carries a stipend of $1,500 per academic year. Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years, provided they continue to meet the requirements of the award.
Applications accepted January 15 - August 1.
All-USA College Academic Team
Recognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories
Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship
Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend.
Deadline: April 1.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)
Women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Fellowships carry a stipend of $6,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually.
American Association for University Women - International Fellowships
Full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.
Deadline: December 1.
American Scandinavian Foundation
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden citizens for study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program
Citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.
Asian Cultural Council
Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States.
Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation
Female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree. Graduate fellowships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year.
Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history.
Created for Hamilton College students to "encourage discovery of self and the world, a greater appreciation and understanding of people and culture, and to enable individuals to act on great ideas through independent study projects rather than formal academic pursuit."
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program
Year long paid internship for graduating seniors interested in careers in international affairs. Internship is at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington, DC.
Deadline: January 15
Canon Collins Educational Trust
Full scholarship for nationals from Southern African countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and Mozambique) who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree (normally a one year Master's degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa.
Deadlines: for the United Kingdom: March 15th each year; for Southern Africa, August 12th each year
Chevening Scholarship Program
Three different scholarship schemes for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. For students from selected countries. Eligible for all fields of study.
Deadlines vary depending on country.
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis that informs the creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government.
Cosmos Club Foundation Grants in Aid to Young Scholars
$1,500 - $3,000 grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds (eg. small items of equipment (ordinarily expendable), special supplies, travel to research facilities or to attend relevant meetings, etc.)
Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral) in a member institution of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Deadline: November.
Commonwealth citizens to pursue postgraduate study or doctoral study at Commonwealth universities.
Deadlines vary by country.
DAAD Annual Grants
Undergraduate scholarships to study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Foreign nationals are eligible if they are attending a US institution for their undergraduate degree. Applications in all fields are accepted, with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.
Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships
Funding to conduct public service projects anywhere in the world. For up to two years of support.
Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship
Twenty-two fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. For citizens of Georgia, Russia or Ukraine.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists
$10,000 (Canadian) award for talented artists. No age limit. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
This scholarship recognizes excellence in Ph.D. or post-doctoral environmental research and education.
Deadline: August 1.
Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD)
Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This program supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in the fields of accounting, agriculture, American studies, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental
management, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club
$1,200 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students.
Educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over students from 140 countries. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Program must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge.
Deadline: mid to late October.
Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women Competition
$1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program
$3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students in any field of study.
Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, between the ages of 17 and 25. Deadline: January.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships
Internship opportunity for college graduates to serve 6 – 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC.
Humane Studies Fellowships
For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships up to $12,000 are awarded annually.
Deadline: late December.
Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship
For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. Deadline: December 31.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships
Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.
IREX Small Grants Fund for the Middle East and North Africa
Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 for projects to support civil society organizations, education professionals, media, and journalists in the Middle East and North Africa. Deadline: June.
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships
Various scholarships for students in the fields of automation and control. Deadline: February.
J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund
Annual $1,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarships
Graduating seniors or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Award is up to $50,000 per year for up to 6 years.
Deadline: late April.
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies
Nationals of IMF Asian member countries interested in studying for their doctorates in economics in order to work in an international financial institution (such as the IMF or the World Bank) or in their home administrations.
Deadline: December 31.
John Bayliss Radio Scholarship
15 Scholarships for juniors, seniors and graduate level students majoring in Broadcast Communications.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program
For individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at any university located in a World Bank member country except their own. Suggested fields of study: economics, public administration, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, infrastructure, information systems and aquatic resources (provided that the focus of study is on public policy aspects of these fields), environment and natural resource management, education, and other development-related subjects.
Deadline: March 31.
Josephine de Karman Scholarships
$16,000 scholarship to support either the final year of study for juniors or for PhD candidates with ABD status.
Deadline: late January.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Annual fellowship for advanced study of Fine Arts in the U.S. or abroad, to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under 25 years. There are three fellowships of $7,500 each in art, architecture or music; an additional music fellowship for $15,000; and up to three alternate awards of up to $1,000 each.
Deadline: mid January.
King Faisal Foundation Scholarship
Funding opportunity for Muslim students in Medicine, Engineering, and sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Geology) to study at an accredited European or North American university.
Four types of scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All recipients of a scholarship will be required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.
Deadline: mid January.
Nelson Mandela Scholarships
Up to 14 scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue post graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Deadline: mid November.
Olive W. Garvey Fellowships
Biennial award to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships
For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study.
Overseas Research Students Award Scheme
Funding to pay the difference between international student fees and home EU fees for international students at UK institutions.
Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship
Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens
One to three years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Open to all fields.
The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Deadline: early February.
Rotary Peace Scholarships
Funding to support two-year master's-level degree program at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies. Seventy scholarships are offered worldwide.
Deadlines vary by Rotary district.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
One year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in over 160 countries worldwide.
Deadlines vary by district.
Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program
One year of non- degree academic study at leading universities and colleges throughout the United States. Fellows concentrate on community, governmental, or corporate affairs.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award
Annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world.
Deadline: mid February.
Supports marine-related courses of study for undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years and graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.3/4.0 and demonstrating financial need.
Society of Women Engineers
Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer science students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs.
South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs
Two special degree study programs for citizens of South Pacific nations and East Timor. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate degree study. Priority is given to applicants seeking degrees that address national development needs.
Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens.
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States are eligible. Deadline: November 1.
Student Academy Awards
Awards and cash grants offered for student films.
Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships
Merit based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad.
UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowship
Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of four areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Open to graduating seniors to engage in one year of self-designed independent study and travel abroad. Proposed project should involve investigation into an area of demonstrated concern and personal interest, it should be creative, feasible, interactive, and personally significant -- critical elements are commitment, quality of project, and match of project to the individual, feasibility, and the ability to work and travel independently.
Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships
Support undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A $300/week stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months. Information and application materials, contact: email@example.com or write:
Winston Foundation Fellowships
2040 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-1157
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture.
Compiled by Camille Stillwell, University of Maryland
Published by National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA)
Updated by Ginny Dosch for Hamilton College