Many SIPA students receive aid from outside sources such as charitable or professional organizations, their employers, philanthropic groups, or government agencies. This section includes a comprehensive searchable database of such resources and links to scholarship search engines.

We monitor and update this section regularly.  Please be aware that during the pandemic some organizations may have changed their philanthropic plans.  We kindly request that if you come across any error or discover that funding is no longer available from a source on this site, please notify us at [email protected] so that we can update the information accordingly.

We encourage students to seek external sources of funding, but we also want you to be aware that there are scams in this space.  Be suspicious of scholarships that request personally identifiable information up front, credit card or bank account numbers, application sites that are poorly written, providers that conspicuously ask for social media likes or shares, those that appear to be idea harvesting or soliciting your intellectual property, or unrelated commercial enterprises that may just be collecting email addresses to sell.  We make every attempt to include only what we believe to be legitimate scholarship providers in our database; if you have any concerns about any you find here or elsewhere and would like guidance, please contact us.

Funding opportunities from the Chilean Ministry of Education intended to give impetus to social, economic and cultural development of Chile.
For information on fellowships and grants available please contact the Social Science Research Council or consult their website.
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. The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of...
We currently have a $5,000 scholarship, which we plan to award in 2021 to a qualified college graduate who has accepted admission to, or is currently enrolled in, a graduate program at American University, Tufts University, or Columbia University that emphasizes preparing graduate students for a career in public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The award will be based on academic achievement as well as an essay of 500-1000 words that describes a social problem the applicant considers important and offers ideas on steps that might be taken to meet that problem. The award money from the Straus Historical...
The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – German Academic Scholarship Foundation – is funded primarily by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and supports around 12,000 students and 1,200 doctoral candidates, with approximately 2,600 new students and 300 doctoral candidates admitted each year. Funding is available for students studying for degrees in all accredited programmes and institutions of higher education. Please visit the website for additional details and scholarship information.
The Sweden-America Foundation awards scholarships for Master's, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral study in the United States and Canada. Swedish citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply.
In 1979, when a legacy from Swiss businessman Andrew Pellegrini provided the first funds for the former Pellegrini scholarship, the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York started to award scholarships and grants for education above the high school level. Since then, the various scholarships and grants have made a tremendous difference in the lives of many Swiss-American students and their families. Their scholarship programs include: SBS Merit Scholarship SBS Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (OSA) Award SBS Graduate Award Medicus Student Exchange Scholarship
The Pat Tillman Scholar Program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their families by providing scholarships for tuition and fees, living expenses, and books. The average award is $11,000. Scholars demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a track record of perseverance, and a deep desire to impact change in our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. The Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $14 million in academic support since 2004. Veteran and active duty service members from all branches of the military including National Guard and Reserves who...
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs administer over 70 scholarship programs with one general application. The scholarship application generally opens in January and is due in March. Eligibility: Domestic applicants: Active, full members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Full-time student GPA 2.5 or higher International applicants : Active, full members of the United Methodist Church for at least 3 years. Full-time student GPA 2.5 or higher