Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens
For specific scholarships sorted by country of citizenship, please, refer to the end of the list.
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. Deadline: mid November.
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 Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduat Scholarships
A series of scholarships to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology.
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.
Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)
The AIARD Awards Committee performs an important sercvice to AIARD and the broader international agriculture and rural development community by funding a series of scholarships for students involved in the field.
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. Deadline: January
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. Deadline: December.
BMI Student Awards
A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards.
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
Center for Strategic and Internaional Studies (CSIS) internships
CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
This program offers internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations across the country featuring a $1,500 stipend.
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
This 12-week on-site fellowship program engages graduate students in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. (Please note: The Mirzayan Fellowship Program does not fund research, award scholarships, or provide financial aid assistance of any kind.)
Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
The Hanke Fellowship stipends will be an amount between $2,000-$4,000. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowships, provided their studies relate to community associations generally and to the topic of the candidate&rsquos proposed community associations research project. Deadline: none.
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.
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.
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. Deadline: December.
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. Deadline: November.
Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club
$500 to $1500 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students.
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs. Deadline: Differs based on country of applicant
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.
Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women Competition
$1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors. Contact: email@example.com 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. Deadlines vary.
Institute for Humane Studies
Awards up to $12,000 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploringthe principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.
Institute for International Education
Funding for US Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for US Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.
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 Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood
Applicant must be a non-US or Canadian citizen who is a woman working towards a graduate degree (full-time) at a college or university of her choice in the US or Canada.
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.
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. Deadline: March.
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. Deadline: March.
The John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program
For recent college graduates and graduate students interested in careers in public policy or economics. There is a $1,000 monthly stipend provided to fellows.
Deadline: Fellowships begin in March, July, and October- applications must be in no later than one month prior to start date.
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.
Kathryn M. Whitten Trust
Scholarships for full-time students studying in the U.S. and maintaining a B average.
Applications: Initial approach by letter
c/o Farmers & Merchants Trust Co.
P.O. Box 891
Long Beach, CA 90801
Phone number not available
Deadline: January through April
King Faisal Foundation Scholarship
King Faisal Foundation Scholarships (KFF Scholarships) are awarded to outstanding Muslim from any country to undertake their postgraduate studies in science, medicine and engineering.
Leopold Schepp Foundation Grants in Aid
Grants of up to $8,000 are available to a limited number of full-time graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Deadline: no firm deadline
Provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance etween the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
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.
Deadline: February 18, 2010
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.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships
Student member of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships
For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Deadlines vary.
Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans
The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.
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. Deadline: January.
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.
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.
Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Essay Contest for junior higher education faculty and students is held every year.
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. Deadlines vary.
South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.
Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Deadlines vary.
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. Deadline: April.
Study America- The Graduate Program
Study America is a service for qualified students wishing to study in the United States at the graduate level who are unable to afford such study without financial assistance. IIE also arranges placement in short-term training and intensive English programs.
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. Deadline: March.
UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi fellowships
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or write: Winston Foundation Fellowships, 2040 S Street NW, Suite 201 Washington, DC 20009-1157. Phone: 202-483-4215.
World of Knowledge Foundation Today & Tomorrow Scholarship Program
Email: email@example.com (no website)
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.
Deadline: typically May 31
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Deadline: March.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Educational Foundation
Available to graduate or undergraduate United States students studying abroad and/or graduate or undergraduate foreign students studying within. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 - paid directly to recipient. Deadline: Typically January 1
1734 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel. (202) 387-3103
For Asian Students:
The Li Foundation, Inc.
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.
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)
Deadline(s): Before the end of Dec. for the Heritage Prize and Jan. 31 for others.
Contact: 57 Glen St. Glen Cove, NY 11542 Telephone: (516) 676-1315 Contact: Edward Plumb FAX: (516) 676-2538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Belgian Students:
Belgian American Educational Foundation, Inc.
The BAEF offers fellowships for study or research in the United States.
For Canadian Students:
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. Grants and Awards offered annually to Canadian women for post-graduate study. Numerous fellowships are available for graduate students.
Deadlines: November 1, 2005 for all applications
For Central/East European Students:
Armenian Students Association of America, Inc.
Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance.
Deadline: typically Feb. 15 (to request applications) March 15 (for submission of application)
Barbara Piasecka Johnson Foundation
Fellowships to graduate, doctoral, and postgraduate students who are Polish or of Polish descent.
Deadline(s): typically Mar. 30 and Sept. 1.
Contact: c/o Danser Balaam & Frank
5 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: (609) 688-1030
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. Awards range from $7,650 to $30,500. Only Polish citizens residing permanently in Poland may apply.
Deadline: October 15
Open Society Institute
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. Only students who have been accepted into a full-time doctoral (PhD) program at and accredited university are eligible to apply.
Scholarships and research grants to individuals in the U.S. and abroad who read, speak, and understand Estonian. Grants are given at all levels--undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and for research.
Scholarships and publishing support to individuals in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Contact: 535 4th St. San Rafael, CA 94901
Tavitian Foundation, Inc.
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.
Contact: c/o Syncsort Inc.
50 Tice Blvd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
The Thomas Cholnoky Foundation, Inc.
Scholarships, research grants, and travel expenses to students and graduates of certain Hungarian universities for study in the US.
Contact: Thomas Cholnoky, Pres.
100 Old Church Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel. (203) 869-7600
Vatra Educational Foundation
The Vatra Foundation offers grants to students of Albanian lineage studying in the U.S.
Contact: 2437 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel. 718-365-6930 or 516-354-6598
For Italian Students:
The Italian Student Loan Fund
The Fund offers financial aid to Italian university graduates, who wish to attend a Post-Graduate course in the United States.
For Latin American Students:
Japan Inter-American Development Bank Scholarship Program
The Inter-American Development Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, has established a scholarship program for students from the Bank's borrowing member countries (select Latin American countries- see website) who wish to pursue graduate studies in development-related fields, such as social sciences, business, public administration or other related disciplines.
Organization of American States Scholarships
PRA Fellowships are available to permanent residents or citizens of an OAS member country involved in graduate level studies within countries other than the one in which they hold permanent residency or citizenship status.
Deadline: see website- typically March 1 \
For Scandinavian Students:
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. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
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). Deadline: typically October
Contact: (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto)
P.O.Box 203 Bulevardi 5
A FIN-00121 HELSINKI
Tel. +358 9 612 810
Fax +358 9 640 474
Statens Lanekasse for Utdanning
This State Educational Loan Fund provides educational grants and loans for Norwegian students abroad.
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.
For Spanish Students:
Jose Antonio Alvarez Alonso Scholarship Fund
Scholarships only to Spanish nationals pursuing international training at the postgraduate level.
Deadline: Accepted throughout the year initial approach by letter.
P.O. Box 619500 (Application Address:)
Dallas, TX 75261-9500 c/o Repsol Petroleo, S.A.,
4 Madrid, 3 Spain
Tel. (011) 446-52-00
Rafael del Pino Foundation
The foundation gives scholarships for Graduates and Higher-Degree Graduates, for the extension of their studies in Universities and Research Centers.
For Students from the UK:
British Universities North America Club (BUNAC)
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.
The 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.
Deadline: typically mid-March