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.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program, administered by Howard University, seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellowship recipients join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Note: Applicants are not required...
EducationUSA is a US Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes US higher education to students around the work by offering information about opportunities to study at postsecondary insitutions in the United States. The site includes links to many different sources of funding.
Since 2009, the USINDO Edward E. Masters Fellowship Program has funded the education and managed the placement of select officials from Indonesian Ministries at leading schools in the United States. The current application cycle is only open to officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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.
eLearners.com awards a Military Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 through a scholarship essay contest. Applicants must submit a 250 word response to the following question: How has your military service better prepared you to enhance your education? Eligibility: Military active duty, honorably discharged, veteran, or a spouse from any branch of the military Legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 18 years of age or older
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. (TGF) and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities offer the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship. TGF, founded in 1963, is a nonprofit founded on American fly fishing traditions that promotes stream and river protection and self-sustainable salmonid populations through conservation, environmental oversight, activism, catch-and-release practices and education. The Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities was established in 2004 to advance understanding of the cultural, social, political, economic and natural factors affecting the region. $3500 is awarded annually, based on merit, and the application deadline is generally April. Check the website for details...
The Episcopal Church Foundation has awarded three to four Fellowships per year. Awards range up to $15,000 and Fellows may apply to renew grants for up to three years (renewal grants are capped at $10,000). The application process is open to both lay and ordained members of the Episcopal Church or any member church of the Anglican Communion. The intention of the Fellowship is to foster research and ministry that will strenthen leadership in the Church. Applications will become available in November and due in mid-March.
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund has provided more than $14 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students since 1986. Annually, about 300 merit-based awards are offered ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The majority of awards are for undergraduates but awards are available for graduate study. Eligibility: Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild. Spouses of full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees. Full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees...
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines who are currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland are eligible for FFN scholarships. U.S. or Finnish citizenship is required; applicants of Finnish-American heritage are given primary consideration. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 per student; a total of $35,000 is awarded each year.
The Fulbright Program, established by the U.S. Congress in 1946, supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over 155 countries. It promotes leadership development through learning and international cooperation. It is a partnership program in which the US and foreign governments jointly set priorities, and its success is based on its bi-national character. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Partner governments, corporations, foundations and academic institutions provide additional funding. Thousands of international students and visiting scholars conduct research and lecture in...
Started in 1991, Fundação Estudar believes that granting financial assistance to young Brazilians with high intellectual potential, but without the material resources to study at the best business fields programs, contributes directly to the economic development of Brazil by increasing opportunities for these students, making them examples for a more just and modern society. Contact organization for further information. Eligibility: Fundação Estudar's rigorous selection process seeks talented Brazilians who have leadership, characteristics, high academic and professional potential, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to the future of Brazil. Annually, there are candidates from all over the country. The candidates come from the...

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