External Funding

External-Grants, Need-Based Aid and Scholarships

In addition to its scholarship options, CLAS strongly encourages students to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and grants from outside sources. To start, students should visit the graduate student resource page hosted by Georgetown University’s Office of Student Financial Services.

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.


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.


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:

Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
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 2019 Graduate Fellowship Program, fellows receive

  • Up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.
  • 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 of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. 

In 2019 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.

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:

CHARACTER. References are required from academic deans or advisors, employers, and personal associates.
ABILITY. Academic transcripts are required and must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
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 program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

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.

USAID Donald Payne Development Fellowship
The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne.

In 2018 the Payne Fellowship Program plans to award ten fellowships valued at up to $48,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree at a U.S. institution; a $16,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships.  

At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development. 


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

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 (no website)
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
Originally designed to provide Latin American women opportunities for graduate and postgraduate study in the United States, the International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,600 women from more than 145 nations.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

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
Provides a list of scholarships available to students of Armenian descent.

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
Created in 2010, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) mission is to enrich the ties between the United States and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic processes. Visibly strengthening U.S.-Baltic ties is a core goal.

Beca Fulbright-Garcia Robles
Oportunidad para estudiantes mexicanos de estudiar un posgrado en Estados Unidos. La Comisión, en coordinación con sus agencias socias, apoyará a los becarios en el proceso de solicitud de admisión, buscando obtener una exención total o parcial de la colegiatura.


  • Solicitud de admisión hasta en 4 universidades, incluyendo asesoría y el pago de las cuotas correspondientes.
  • Hasta $25,000 dólares por año escolar, dos para maestría, tres para doctorado. Esta cantidad no está etiquetada por lo que el becario puede utilizar los fondos para manutención (según el tabulador del Departamento de Estado), colegiatura, cuotas y/o libros.
  • Seguro de gastos médicos Fulbright (ASPE). 
  • Trámite de la visa J1. Todos los becarios Fulbright viajan con visa J1 (visitante de intercambio) tramitada por la Comisión. Revise la información acerca de este tipo de visa en la siguiente liga: VISA
  • Cursos pre-académicos y de enriquecimiento en Estados Unidos.

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.

Las becas se otorgan a mexicanos y mexicanas que deseen cursar una maestría de calidad en una universidad en el extranjero. Las becas generalmente son parciales o complementarias y cubren únicamente el primer año de estudio. Estas se otorgan en base a necesidad y mérito, a ciudadanos mexicanos, de preferencia solteros, profesionistas titulados con promedio mínimo de 8.5 y que cuenten al menos con dos años de experiencia laboral de tiempo completo.

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.

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

The BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust) scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees.

A number of scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of £50,000 allocated for the BEST Scholarships. Included in this, are the sums of £4,000 available as the Christopher J. Harbour Memorial Scholarship to a candidate looking to do sports-related studies and £2,000 as the John S. Ball Award to a candidate looking to pursue a teaching or geography-related career. The individual amounts awarded vary but a typical award is in the region of approximately £5,000 - £15,000.

At the judging stage, preference is given to those whose proposed study in North America is likely to do most to further transatlantic understanding and/or to those who are required to go to the US or Canada to do a specific course.

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.

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

FUNED Apoyo Educativo
FUNED ha creado un fondo revolvente con el apoyo de distintas instituciones y organismos, tales como Nacional Monte de Piedad y CONACYT, con el cual brinda un apoyo reembolsable para financiar estudios de maestría en alguna de las 200 mejores universidades ó los 100 mejores programas del mundo con base en rankings internacionales. Al término de la maestría existe un periodo de gracia de 6 meses y con un plazo de 5 años para que, con este fondo, se apoye a otro becario en sus estudios. 
Esto se logra a través de una tasa de interés mínima que nos permite conservar el valor del dinero en el tiempo. 

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.

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, 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.

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.

Open Society Foundations Grants
They award a limited number of grants to individuals, primarily through scholarships and fellowships offered across a number of different programs. Individuals may apply for multiple grants at once. Scholarships are awarded to a qualified person to attend or affiliate with an accredited university. Fellowships are awarded to a qualified individual to work on a project in a field aligned with Open Society values over a fixed period of time..

IKY State Scholarships Foundation
Scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level studies.

Institute for Humane Studies
The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.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.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships.

The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

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).

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 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.

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
MMEG awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children. Applicants are screened by an all-volunteer, independent selection committee, and grants are awarded by the Board of Directors by April every year. Applications are accepted from September 15 to January 15, each year.

Master’s Program Abroad (for Georgian citizens)
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
Dr. Heinrich Medicus, a late Swiss professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Albany) made a permanent gift of stock to the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York (SBS) to establish an exchange program between Switzerland and the United States for qualified students and scholars. The program offers funding for pursuing study at the master’s or Ph.D. level, or teaching and research at post-doctoral level, at any recognized institution of higher education in the United States.

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.

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 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.

EducationUSA Opportunity Funds
The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds program assists highly qualified students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs of obtaining admission, such as testing, application fees, or airfare.

Each Opportunity student undergoes a selective process of evaluation by an EducationUSA adviser, regional educational advising coordinator (REAC), and the Public Affairs Section of a U.S. embassy. In addition to academic abilities, Opportunity students bring cultural and socio-economic diversity to U.S. campuses. More than 100 colleges and universities have enrolled Opportunity students since 2006.

The Opportunity Funds program is currently available at EducationUSA Advising Centers in the following countries:

  • Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
  • Europe: Belarus, Bosnia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine
  • Middle East & North Africa: Egypt, Lebanon
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

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

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.

Rowe Fund
Established in 1948, the Rowe Fund grants interest-free loans to Latin American and Caribbean F-1 and J-1 visa holders completing their last two years of undergraduate or graduate studies in U.S. universities.
List of eligible countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica (Commonwealth of), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas (Commonwealth of), Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
This supplementary financial aid, of up to US$15,000, helps cover a portion of your tuition and/or living expenses.  Click here for information on how to apply for the Rowe Fund grant. 

Ústí Community Foundation (for Czech students)
Supports students from the city of Usti nad Labem and its region. Administered by the Euroregion Labe Community Foundation.

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.

OAS Academic Scholarship Program
The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname. Both programs follow the OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program.

Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund
The Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund conducts various scholarship programs for Slovenes and foreign students coming to Slovenia.

At the same time the fund collects and publishes also information about other scholarship opportunities for foreign students to come to Slovenia.

Scholarships are available for high school as well as various level of tertiary education.

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

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program (SOCAR) 
SOCAR has been closely cooperating with various universities of the world to arrange for students to study abroad within the Scholarship Program.

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

Studenica Foundation
The Studenica Foundation was established by Serbian Americans with the goal of helping to identify and educate young talented students in the Motherland. Inspired by the first Serbian enlightener, Saint Sava, Studenica’s founders consider education to be of the upmost importance in the advancement of any nation.  

Studenica scholarships granted to students from state universities in Serbia are only for those who are in their last two years of undergraduate studies. Post-graduate students may also apply, but priority is given to undergraduate students. 

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

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

The Sweden-America Foundation (Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen)
Sweden-America Foundation grants scholarships for master's, doctoral and postdoctoral studies in the United States and Canada. Scholarships can be applied for 6-12 months of study / research visit.

Swiss Friends of the USA
The Swiss-American Society awards CHF 15,000-20,000 per year in scholarship grants 
. These contributions are intended as a supplement to the funding and are aimed at 5-7 applicants - Swiss or foreigners with a multi-year commitment to Switzerland - who wish to continue their education in the USA with the aim of obtaining a university degree.
For lawyers who wish to study at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the Swiss-American Society, in collaboration with the Foundation Heinrich Kronstein Fellowship, awards an annual scholarship in the amount of CHF 10'000-15'000.

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.

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
Since 1999, The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 has awarded its international Prize to significant thinkers whose work exceeds the traditional framework of scientific knowledge, contributes to the understanding of science as an integral part of general culture and is concerned with unconventional ways of asking fundamental questions about cognition, being and human existence. By awarding its annual Prize, the Foundation enables the Czech public to meet the pioneers in interesting areas of contemporary scientific thought and to learn more about their work. The regular awarding of the Prize is therefore not limited to the actual ceremonial act of the presentation of the prize, but is also accompanied by other events, including informal meetings of students and professors during discussions with the laureate and invited guests. The Prize is awarded every year at a ceremony held on 5th October. The laureate receives a diploma and a commemorative artefact in the form of the crutch of Saint Vojtěch rendered by the Czech artist Jiří Plieštik. Since 2004, the presentation ceremony for the VIZE 97 Prize has been held at the facilities of the Prague Crossroads (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)

World Bank Scholarship Program
Since 1982, the Program has helped to form a pool of over 6,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals, transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.
Currently, the World Bank Scholarships Program offers two sources of funding for graduate studies in development-related fields for mid-career professionals and researchers:

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) WBGSP Since 1987, JJWBGSP has enabled more than 5,800 mid-career professionals from developing countries and Japan to complete graduate degrees in development-related fields. Opportunities for scholarships in 2019 is subject to securing sufficient funding from the government of Japan in April 2019. Learn more about possible future calls for applications for Developing Country Nationals and for Japan Nationals.
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) Since 1982, this fellowship program has enabled PhD candidates from developing countries to undertake research at institutions abroad. Fellowships are for 6–10 month periods and can be up to $25,000. The RSMFP was established with funding from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia. This program may be restructured. There are no plans to call for fellowship applications before Fall 2018.

World of Knowledge Foundation Today & Tomorrow Scholarship Program
Ten 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. (There is no website and you must mail the letter to the address below.)

Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship (Graduate)The Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship is available to graduate United States students studying abroad and/or graduate foreign students studying within.

The fellowship is awarded for full-time study for one academic year (fall-spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to recipient.


American Association of University Women Fellowships
AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

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.

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)
AIWA annually awards the Lucy Kasparian Aharonian, Ethel Jafarian Duffett, Rose “Azad” Hovannesian, Hasmik Mgrdichian, Agnes K. Missirian,  Dr. Carolann Najarian,  Hripsime Parsekian, Olga Proudian, and Mary Toumanian scholarships.

Armenian Professional Society Graduate Student Scholarship
For students of Armenian descent pursung a graduate degree program in the U.S.

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.

Mayme and Herb Frank Scholarship Program
The study of international integration and federalism has gained attention throughout the world due to the proliferation of international organizations (NATO, NAFTA, OECD, WTO, IMF, World Bank) and the development of the European Union. Thanks to Herb and Mayme Frank who generously endowed the Frank Educational Fund, the Streit Council today awards scholarships and grants through the Association to Unite the Democracies (AUD). Scholarships grants are awarded to US and foreign students for post-graduate work focusing on federalism in its application to international integration. Since 1991, more than 100 scholarships from the Frank Educational Fund have been awarded.

Scholarships under Streit Council auspices are provided on an ongoing basis to graduate students. Other applications are still accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. To be eligible applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs in the fields of international relations, political science or history.

Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent 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. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be submitted no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

Georgetown Office of the Fellowship Secretary
Established in 2003, the Office of Fellowships and Awards supports students interested in a broad range of fellowships, scholarships, and awards for domestic and international study, research, and professional development.

In the spirit of the Jesuit ideal of Cura Personalis, care for the individual person, the office assists students in realizing the direction best suited to their individual passions and talents. 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 opportunities and competitions. 

Luys Foundation
The Luys Scholarship Program ensures that Armenia thrives and creates a stronger presence in the knowledge-based global economy, standing on equal footing with leading nations.

Luys grants a loan or scholarship to Armenian students worldwide to study at the world's top universities. A LUYS LOAN WILL TURN INTO A LUYS SCHOLARSHIP WHEN THE SCHOLAR COMPLETES ALL DUTIES REQUIRED BY THE LUYS CONTRACT FOR EACH YEAR OF STUDY.

Every year, the Luys online scholarship application period begins on April 1st (00:00 midnight, Yerevan time) and ends on July 15th (23:59, Yerevan time). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mustard Seed Foundation Harvey Fellows Program
Initiated by the Mustard Seed Foundation (MSF) in 1992, the Harvey Fellows Program seeks to mark, equip and encourage individuals to actively integrate their faith and vocation as leaders in strategic occupations. We understand God to be creator and sustainer, not only of human beings, but of society’s disciplines and structures which make up our world. We believe God uses individuals to redeem these structures. We therefore desire to empower students who evidence the passion and ability to lead others as they participate in God’s work in the world. Through the program, the Foundation seeks to identify, prepare, and celebrate this generation’s Daniels, Esthers, Josephs and Lydias — people of God willing and able to assume positions of leadership and influence for the cause of Christ in fields such as media, government, scientific research, industry, the arts, and higher education.

National Council on International Trade Development Scholarship Program
In recognition of its responsibility to promote and provide international trade education, NCITD has established a yearly scholarship for students of international trade. Scholarships awarded 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 OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname.

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.

All grants, scholarships and loans, with the exception of the International Peace Scholarship (IPS), require applicants be sponsored by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Point Foundation
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.

Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. According to a February 2018 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2 percent of the companies' CEOs are women. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each.

Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.


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