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.

Colfuturo is a Colombian non-profit organization whose main objective is to provide financial support and increase the possibilities for Colombian citizens to access high quality postgraduate study abroad. The financial support model we use is a scholarship-loan. Colfuturo offers each student up to $50,000 per year for a maximum of two years. Students may be awarded scholarships for 50% of the loaned amount, with these three requirements: 1) be awarded their postgraduate degree; 2) return to Colombia; and 3) remain in the country for three to five years. Additional discounts are available for those who engage in employment for one...
CONACYT provides fellowships to Mexican nationals looking to pursue graduate studies outside Mexico. Supported disciplines incude Anthropology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science and Natural Sciences.
CAPES provides fellowships for students of Brazilian nationality to pursue Graduate studies. Please contact CAPES for more details.
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) provides scholarships to full-time students with visual impairments. Award amounts and application deadlines vary, and medical verification of low vision is required. Applications are generally available in January and due in March.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion summer program for American undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS Program is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and part of a wider initiative to expand the number of Americans mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. Students spend 8 to 10 weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. CLS Program institutes cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during the summer program, and are designed to meet the needs...
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation provides scholarships to eligible students from Dallas, Denton & Collin counties as well as a variety of specialty scholarships. Graduate students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service and range from $500 to $7,500. Please see the fellowship website for details on available scholarships and eligibility requirements. The application process begins each fall.
Funding for higher education for Danish citizens. Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for his or her further education - regardless of social standing. Support for students' living costs is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme, a system managed by the Danish Educational Support Agency (Styrelsen for Statens Uddannelsesstøtte) in collaboration with the educational institutions and under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Education. The Danish educational support (SU) can be awarded for study abroad for full-time study in Master's programs. Eligibility: Danish citizenship.
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants to students actively working for peace and economic and social justice. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must be living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in school in the U.S. in order to apply. There is a strong preference for those who plan on staying in the U.S. following their degree to continue their activism here. The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of available funding. Check the website in January...
The Scholarship Incentive Fund provides grants for Delaware residents who are graduate students in programs not available in public colleges in Delaware. The awards are variable (will not exceed tuition, fees, and books) and are awarded on the basis of financial need. Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens Demonstrate need- Applicants must submit The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Minimum GPA: 2.5 Multiple deadlines
The Delta Gamma Foundation offers fellowships for graduate/professional study. Applicants must be members of the sorority and selection is based on scholastic achievement, contributions to chosen field, and past and current Delta Gamma activities and leadership. For the 2018-2019 academic year 33 graduate members received merit-based fellowships of $2,500 or more. Applications will open in December each year.