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 immediately 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, credit card or bank account numbers, application sites that are very 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.

Our merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying International Trade and Global Development. Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. Applicants must be Juniors or Seniors in undergraduate or enrolled in graduate studies. Awards ($1,500) will be based on the quality of the assigned essay and the applicant's demonstrated interested in international trade and are made without regard to race, creed, color, sexual orientation or religion. Selected winners will receive $1,500 and: One full year of personal mentorship by a WIIT...
The Beinecke Scholarship program was established in 1971 and seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and...
The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the U.S. and Belgium. Awards are available to Belgian citizens pursuing their Master's degree in the U.S. The fellowship for students pursuing an initial two-year Master's in the US is a non renewable grant of up to $60,000 for the first year ($40,000 for tuition and health insurance and a $20,000 stipend). For the second year, the award is up to $40,000 for tuition and health insurance. Fellows are expected to stay in the US for two full...
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. Applicants must: Be UK passport holder Be currently, or have been engaged in full-time tertiary education at a university or college of higher education in the United Kingdom Have already applied for, but not yet started a post-graduate course in the US or Canada. The postgraduate qualification must be awarded by a US...
“Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region” is an online Directory aiming to help students and higher education institutes to learn about existing local and regional donors supporting higher education in 12 Arab countries. The opportunities available cover scholarships, fellowships, training, loans and grants.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships provide funding to US graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages,...
The Bush Foundation Fellowship is intended to help fellows strengthen and develop their leadership. Up to 24 Bush Fellows are selected each year. Selection critera is based on the combination of an extraordinary track record of success, a Fellowship plan that reflects the ability to dream big about what is possible and the skills and potential to bring the plan to life. Applicants to the Bush Fellowship Program: Must be at least 24 years old at the time of the application deadline. Must have lived for one continuous year immediately prior to the application deadline in Minnesota, North Dakota, South...
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. Find out more about Byron Hanke . Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.
The Canadian Federation of University Women, founded in 1919, awards over $1 million in fellowships to help women pursue post-secondary studies. Applicants must have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status in Canada and be studying full time at the Master's or doctoral level. Eligibility for awards is restricted to women. Fellowship award amounts vary. See website for more details.
The major goal of the Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) Foundation is encourage the education and career development of Alaska Natives through postsecondary scholarships and grants, research and other educational projects. Applicants must be, or be descended from, original enrollees of the Cook Inlet Region. Applications for the academic year will likely open in early May and be due June 1st. Mid-year scholarships open in November and are due December 1st.

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