International Students

Undergraduate Study

  • American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship: This $5,000 award assists students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts in traveling to London to pursue research projects related to any aspect of the work of Sir John Soane or Sir John Soane's Museum and its collections
  • American Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduate Scholarships: A series of scholarships (ranging from $1,000- $5000) to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology
  • Armenian Students' Association Scholarship: 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
  • Asian Cultural Council: Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel, and creative work in the United States
  • Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development Fellowship: Awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development through attendance at two conference and fourm events
  • Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics: Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000
  • 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. Supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in particular fields, such as accounting, agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, international relations, journalism, law, political science, psychology, and sociology
  • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships: Community college students who are sophomores or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Meant to enable community college students to transfer to a 4-year institution in order to complete a bachelor's degree. Award is up to $40,000 per year
  • John Bayliss Radio Scholarship: $5,000 scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in Broadcast Communications. Although financial need is a consideration, students of merit with an extensive history of radio-related activities are given preference
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships: Student members 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

 Arts & Humanities 

  • Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship: Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts
  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program: Multiple short-term fellowship programs supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history, providing a stipend ranging from $3,000 - $6,000 per month
  • BMI Student Awards: A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply
  • Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship: Three major fellowships awarded: one of up to $20,000 in any field of music, one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music, and one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.
  • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships: Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card

 Social Sciences 

  • Albright Institute Fellowships: A grant of up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients who will live at the Albright Institute and study a specific field in archaeology
  • Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships: Provides seed funding and support through three different fellowship programs. During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000
  • Humane Studies Fellowships: For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships from $2,000 to $15,000 are awarded annually
  • Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship: For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean. Journalists or journalism school seniors or graduates between 21 and 35 years of age will receive $20,000 for the duration of their stay abroad 
  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF): Offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000
  • John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program: For recent college graduates and graduate students. Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy or economics. Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Davis-Putter Scholarships: 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

Science & Engineering


  • Belgian American Education Fund, Inc.: Offers fellowships for study and research in the United States. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are expected to stay in the USA for a full academic year at a US institution or for a full year to do research institution
  • Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship: Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships: Applicants may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom. One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships: For college graduates to serve 6 - 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC while receiving a stipend. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable
  • Mandela Rhodes Scholarship: Award is open to citizens of all African countries between the ages of 19 and 30 who will pursue postgraduate study at a South African university
  • Open Society Institute (OSI) Global Supplementary Grant ProgramThe Open Society Foundations award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year for a variety of regions and issues. Programs are often open for masters or doctoral-level students
  • South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships: Tuition Scholarships awarded are partial reductions of the program fees, lowering the cost of tuition to $2,000-$3,000. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese
  • 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

Graduate & Doctoral Study

  • Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program: Full scholarships for one to two years for citizens of ADB's developing member countries pursuing postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region
  • Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship: Three hundred fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. Fellowships are awarded to young and mid-career individuals who are citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.
  • Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club: $500- 1,500 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students
  • Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies: A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships: Student members 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 $2,500 per year
  • Onassis Foundation Scholarships: Over 130 scholarships are awarded each year for both studies in Greece and abroad in all fields of study
  • Organization of American States Scholarships: For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both, and must always be undertaken on a full-time basis. The scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years
  • 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
  • Smithsonian Fellowships: Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs