Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships that Accept Applications from Non-US Citizens


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Acumen Fellowship

The mission of the Acumen fellowship is to build a pipeline of leaders who understand what it takes to create change in our complex, interconnected world. The Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to connect and cultivate a pipeline of social changemakers who are committed to tackling poverty and injustice in their communities.

AAMC Financing Your Medical Education  

A series of grants and awards honoring individuals in the fields of medical education, research, and community service. Deadlines variable, most due May 1.

AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship  

Grants ranging from $500-$2,500 for high school seniors and first-years who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Deadline: Early January.

Albright Institute Fellowships

The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required (except for the Frerichs Fellow/Program Coordinator). The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides Financial Aid and scholarship opportunities yearly for members.

Allen Lee Hughes BIPOC Fellowship

Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowships are designed for recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate) and career changers interested in pursuing a career in the professional theater. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts. Deadline: mid-March (summer), mid-April (season).

Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)

Amelia Earhart Fellowships

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate in the following semester. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants. Deadline: November.

American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship

The purpose of the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship is to enable students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts to travel 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. Annually, the Foundation entertains and reviews proposals from qualified candidates from universities and institutions around the world. Two awards are presented - one to a student of architecture and the second open to all candidates. Recipients are selected by Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Fellowship Advisory Committee. Fellowship amount is $5,000. Deadline: March 1st.

American Association for University Women - International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2014, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Deadline: December 1st.

American Center of Research Scholarships and Fellowships

The foundation offers a series of monetary grants and fellowships based on research within the Asian continent, and is open to various nationalities. This is available to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students. Deadlines variable.

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduate Scholarships

A series of scholarships (ranging from $1,000- $5000) for either undergraduates or graduates in nuclear science and technology.U.S. and non-U.S. applicants must be ANS student members enrolled in and attending an accredited institution in the United States.  Deadline: early April.

American Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see below). Awards are made in all fields.  Eligible candidates must be citizens of one of the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Deadlines variable.

Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc.

The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture. Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year. Applicants should either have US citizenship or have the appropriate visa status. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance. Deadlines variable.

Asian Cultural Council

Whether Asian or American, whether a cutting-edge painter or a traditional dancer, whether a classical musician or a modern cultural archeologist—any gifted individual artist or scholar who seeks to grow in his or her craft or field can apply for funding to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia. Applications open in September.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries* to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in participating academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region, and provides full scholarships for one to two years. Applicants from graduated member countries, i.e., Hong Kong, China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Taipei,China, are no longer eligible to apply. Deadlines: variable.

Belgian American Education Fund, Inc. 

The foundation offers fellowships for study or/and research in the United States, or opportunities for study/research in Belgium. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are Belgian citizens, who 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. Deadline: October 31st.

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program

The Society invites applications for its seventh annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowships, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Stipend amounts vary.  

BMI Foundation Student Awards

BMI Foundations offers a series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply. Most scholarships are open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere, but require either current or previous attendance at a US university. Deadlines variable.

Cambridge Overseas Trust

Established by the University of Cambridge, UK in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels applications are made to the University, not the trust. Some scholarships require additional application to a funding partner. Deadline: Early December

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships

Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships are open to graduate students and doctoral candidates. Deadlines vary. Non-US citizen applicants should check their visa status before applying.

Newman Civic Fellows Award

The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.  Deadline: opens January

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

The Fellowships and Awards Program supports graduate study, literacy, and the creative arts through awards and grants ranging from $2,000 to $11,500. Numerous fellowships available to graduate students. Eligibility is restricted to women, and those who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada. Deadline: early November.

Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK

Canon Collins offers a variety of scholarships and funding for nationals or those with refugee status from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. This scholarship partners with specific UK institutions to fund full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support whilst in the UK.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program

Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Certain universities are eligible. Year -long paid internship in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington DC for graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Deadline: October-January.

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) summer fellowship

Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. Eligible student must fit the following criteria: 1. Completion of sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training. 2. GPA of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework. 3. All applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or who are citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico./International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution, prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh. 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) internships

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S, and at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or a recent graduate. Deadlines: early August (Fall), late November (Spring), mid-March (Summer).

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations across the country featuring a $4,800 stipend. Applicants must be eligible to work  in the U.S. Deadline: March 1st.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Applicants must  be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States, and in the writing stage of his or her dissertation. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. and other professional degrees are not eligible.

Chevening Scholarship Program

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one-year Master's degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers. To be eligible you must: be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country (see map for details), and intend to return there for a minimum of two years after your Chevening Award has finished. People with dual British citizenship cannot apply, unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong. Deadlines vary per country.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies' committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind. The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold the following visas: F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training); F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training); J-2 dependents; J-1 students using academic training; J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer; DACA recipients; and adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes. Deadline: Varies

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Scholarships and fellowships vary by nationality/country. Click the link to view the countries’ current scholarship offerings. Commonwealth citizens are open to apply. This is intended to fund postgraduate study or doctoral research at Commonwealth Deadlines variable.

Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship 

Will accept applications from both US and non-US citizens, other than citizens of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan provided they are enrolled in a US institution.

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

This fellowship program is our flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities.  This highly selective program: guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with our corporate partners - some of the world's leading corporations - for potential Summer 2016 internships; deepens their leadership skills; prepares them for success in their internship; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community, consisting of current and past Fellows; and provides access to prestigious scholarships. Eligibility: must be a current sophomore at a four-year university in the U.S., and will continue their studies as a full-time student for the following academic year; eligible to work in the United States; a person with a (visible or invisible) disability

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Applicants must be second or third year students, who will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany. After the scholarship, they must return to the US or Canada to complete their Bachelor’s degree. DAAD will support a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.

Davis-Putter Scholarships

Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students who are able to do academic work at the college level, and are actively working for peace and justice. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. Open to non-US citizens who are attending an accredited university. Deadline: April 1st.

Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships

Provides seed funding and support to more than 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2- person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. Must demonstrate sufficient English fluency to

participate in interviews and Echoing Green events. The fellowship includes: the Global Fellowship, the Black Male Achievement Fellowship, and the Climate Fellowship. Deadline: sometime in October-November.

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship

Muskie fellows enroll in full-time non-degree or degree programs at IREX’s partner universities, enriching graduate classrooms with new international perspectives and valuable professional experience. 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. Public applications are no longer accepted.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors that is open to full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities. International and non-citizen students, as well as students studying abroad are eligible, as long as they are registered as full-time juniors or seniors at their home institutions in the U.S. Contestants must have a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000. Deadline: December 9th.

 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists

Awards five grants in the amount of $15,000 (Canadian) and subsequent grants of &18,000 each. No age limit but applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting the application. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art. Rolling deadline.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education. Awards to doctoral students are given in memory of Francois Fiessinger, P.E., Ph.D., a graduate of Rutgers University, who was a founding director of the foundation; and by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Additional scholarships were made possible by the late Robert P. Stearns, P.E., DEE of SCS Engineers, former Chairman of EREF, Robert J. Riethmiller of PTR Baler and Compactor Company and the Waste Industries Scholarship Honoring Lonnie C. Poole, Jr., an EREF founder and Director Emeritus. Most recently EREF awarded the first Carl J. Apicella Scholarship, made possible by Carl Apicella, President of American Environmental Group, a Tetra Tech Company. Applicants will be this year or are now a full-time master’s student, doctoral student or a post-doctoral researcher. Deadline: December

Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD)

Through U.S.-based training and practical experience in leadership, life skills, civic engagement, and internships, youth leaders are empowered to implement long-term civic and economic changes in their communities. The selected students study in a non-degree program for an academic year at an American university or community college. When Global UGRAD students return to finish college in their home countries, they share what they have learned and contribute to the development of their own communities. This is open to students of Eurasia  to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Youth Activity Fund Grant


The Youth Activity Fund Grant supports high school students and college undergraduates. Its goal is to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. We recommend keeping your budget realistic. The average award is approximately $1,500. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level. Grants are normally given to the following disciplines or topics: Climate Change, Geoscience, Paleoclimate (i.e. Early Earth, Tectonics, Volcanism, Paleontology, Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy); Marine Science, Marine Biology, Marine Life, Fish, Coral, Ocean, Fresh Water, Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries; Anthropology/Archeology; Plants and Molds; Animals; and conservation science. There is no explicit mentions of citizenship or eligibility requirements.

Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship

The Foundation invites high-quality projects on a competitive basis that relate to past, present or future of Finnish and Finnish-American culture and are characterized by MANY of the following: receives favorable attention and has a high profile and visibility; appeals to all Americans, not only ethnic Finns; involves worthy activity for children and young adults to assure an interest in Finnish and Finnish-American culture by future generations; can be replicated or become a permanent addition to the cultural life of a community; has a detailed budget, income and expenses; and adds to the body of research about Finnish and Finnish-American culture. Deadline: January.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation seeks to promote and develop cultural and economic life in Finland by providing support for increased knowledge of, and contact between, the culture, economy, and people of the two countries. The foundation disperses project subsidies and travel grants. For more information, you can contact them at +358 (0) 9 4350 2139 or [email protected].

Ford School Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to: all citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation; individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations); individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. There are three levels of the fellowship program, including predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral.


Educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over students from 140 countries. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Program must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country. Deadlines variable.

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, undergraduate or graduate, and between the ages of 17 and 25. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited College or University in the United States for the academic year 2014-15. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of necessity and merit. Deadline: March 18

Student Action With Farmworkers: Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship

The Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship is a 6-month leadership development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions. No mention of U.S. citizenship, however applicants must be college students or recent graduates from U.S. universities.

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. U.S. citizens and applicants with a visa are able to apply. Deadline: October 1st (Spring), January 13th (Fall).

Humane Studies Fellowships

For current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law 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. Deadline: January 31st.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

The Inter American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press, essential for which is a journalism that is responsible, objective and open to all currents, so as thus to contribute to a better understanding among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year.  Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognized authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students (of any citizenship) 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. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships 

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives. For information about applying, please call (919) 549-8411. Deadline: February 15th

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory. To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Must be female with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application

  • Must be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • No citizenship restriction.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA

In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2015-2016 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year

  • intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year

  • majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field

  • maintain a strong academic record

  • exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.

J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund

Annual $2,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public and civil service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low- pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Deadline: April 1, 2015, but awarded on rolling basis.

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. 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 $30,000 per year for an average of 2.5 years. Deadline: November.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the Fall 2015 semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the Fall 2015 semester to qualify for this scholarship, and majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.  A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

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 Deadline: January 31st

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Scholarship program for students from the Bank’s borrowing member countries (see website) who wish to pursue Master's degree in development-related fields, such as social sciences, business, public administration or other related disciplines (except law and medicine). WBI Scholarships Program (WBISP) comprises three separate scholarship and fellowship programs:  the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP); the Japan Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Program (JIPS); and the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program (RSM). The World Bank administers the Scholarship Programs through the World Bank Institute (WBI). Scholarship recipients may attend accredited institutions offering Master's programs, located in any of the member countries. The scholarship provides benefits covering full tuition, university medical and accident insurance, an installation allowance, a monthly subsistence allowance, a book allowance, and economy class travel. Deadline variable per region.

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship

The Bayliss Foundation has been distributing scholarships to outstanding broadcast students for over 23 years. Each award is in the amount of $5,000. The number of scholarships awarded each year depend on the size of the endowment. Open to 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. Deadline: early Spring (applied towards study in the fall semester)

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. Fellowship start dates are in February, June, or September. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Josephine de Karman Scholarships

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2016 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2016) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Deadline: January 31st

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Three major fellowships will be awarded. One up to $20,000 in any field of music, one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, arA. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarshipcat 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.The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Deadline: December 

Kosciuszko Foundation

The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for a special tuition scholarship program for undergraduate students of Polish descent. A $2,000 scholarship will be offered to 30 promising undergraduate students studying in the USA and pursuing degrees at the intersection of media, communication, political science, social studies, law and administration. Students seeking careers in media, government, and public affairs are particularly encouraged to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with permanent residency status in the U.S. Deadlines variable.

The Li Foundation, Inc. Student Scholar Grants

Since 1944, the Li Foundation has provided financial aid to hundreds of outstanding Chinese scholars. The Foundation works with top level Universities and Institutions in the United States and China to establish a variety of quality programs. In every case, Li scholars are selected by the host institutions using a rigorous process involving a selection committee. NOTE: The Li Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Grants vary by discipline, but only fund graduate level students.Deadlines variable.

MacDowell Colony Residencies

250 fellowships to artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature). Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Residents receive room, board, and exclusive use of one of the 32 studios on the property. Deadlines: mid-September (winter/spring), mid January (summer), mid April (fall)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

Awards five to six grants to women from developing countries about $12,000 each year to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world. Women must be enrolled in accredited universities.

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists. International students at US universities are able to apply. Deadline: February 1st.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. Eligible candidates should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline (such as sociology, psychology, education, or public policy), statistics, economics, mathematics or women's studies. There are no citizenship requirements specified, but you must be able to work in the United States. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Responsibilities include: reviewing and compiling literature and information; collecting, checking and analyzing data; preparing reports and report graphics; fact checking and editing; and attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings.

Microsoft Scholarships

Various scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, required that the student complete a salaried summer internship. Deadline: January 31st

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.  All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline. 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. Deadline: March 21nd

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Each year up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters. Each entry screenplay – an original feature film screenplay of 90 – 120 pages – must be an original work in English and may be by no more than two authors. Stage plays, translations, and adaptations are ineligible. This fellowship is open to undergraduates, M.F.A. students, or alumni who writes in English and has not earned more than $5,000 writing fictional work for film or television. Deadline: May 1

The Norway-America Association

The Norway-America Association (NORAM) is an non-profit organization that since 1919 has helped Norwegian students to study in North-America, and American students to study in Norway. NORAM awards approximately five scholarships for American students who will attend graduate school or do PhD research here. Applicants must be members of the Norway-America Association (NAA) and must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Award amounts range from $ 2,000 to $20,000. Deadline: January 

Onassis Foundation Scholarships

Offers scholarships for Greek graduate for postgraduate and doctoral studies outside of Greece. Offers research grants and educational scholarships in the Humanistic Sciences, Political Science, Law and Economics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Cinema. Deadline: late January.

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships

This organization offers general scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. All applications must be submitted through the corresponding National Liaison Office in your country. OAS academic scholarships are awarded for no more than two years of full-time studies at any university in an OAS member state, with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country. Deadlines: vary by member state

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans

For seniors or recent graduates to pursue up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree- granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000. The program is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the U.S. as their principal residence and focus of national identity. This fellowship is eligible to people who fall into one of the following categories: naturalized US citizen; will have a valid green card by the application deadline; US citizen by birth but neither of your parents were US citizens at the times of their births; born outside of the US and adopted by American parents or awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption; you have granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Deadline: November 8th

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

The JR Program for International Peace awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome. Deadline: December 13

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. To be eligible, you must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. You must also have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. Accredited international institutions are acceptable, and international students can apply. Deadline: varies by local chapter

Phillips Exeter Academy Fellowships & Internships

Phillips Exeter Academy is a co-educational residential school serving 1000 students in grades 9 through 12, and even post-graduate level. The school offers one-year internships that vary depending on need of the institution. The three fellowships offered are the Dissertation Year Fellowships, Writer in Residence (George Bennett Fellowship), and the John and Elizabeth Phillips Fellowships.

Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens

1-3 years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deadline: Early October.

Rotalia Foundation

The primary goal of this foundation is to provide financial support to various activities associated with Rotalia, such as academic scholarships, travel grants, and to support Rotalia’s publications, libraries, archives, conferences and sporting events. Scholarships and research grants for individuals in the U.S. and abroad who read, speak, and understand Estonian. Grants are given at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and for research. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting qualified individuals in the U.S. to study in Estonia, and individuals in Estonia to study in the U.S. For more information, contact Rotalia by phone (+372 7 343 970) or by [email protected]

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended. Deadline: May

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

Stipend of $15,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public one year of service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Deadline: January 18th

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. Deadlines variable.

Society of Women Engineers’s New Faces of Engineering - Collegiate Edition

This award recognizes the best and the brightest 3rd, 4th, and 5th year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. Deadline: November

South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships

United States and international students can apply for SEASSI’s tuition scholarships to reduce the fees of the summer institute. FLAS funding can also be used to pay for the summer institute. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. The majority of these scholarships are awarded to graduate students, but outstanding undergraduates and professionals are encouraged to apply. Deadline: April 1st

South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs

The United States–South Pacific Scholarship Program, authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in fields that are directly relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. Professional degrees (law, architecture, medicine) are not funded. Individuals who have dual citizenship, one being that of the United States, are not eligible. U.S. non-citizens and U.S. permanent residents are also not eligible. All scholarship recipients must be able to meet the requirements of the Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) program. Deadline: February 2.

Statens Lanekasse for Utdanning

Provides educational grants and loans for Norwegian students abroad. Citizens of an EEA or EFTA country who have accrued rights in Norway are also eligible. Normally, grants are only given to people who have a consecutive period of at least two years of residency in Norway during the five years before the education begins. Applicants must be in at least their sophomore year of undergraduate study. Apply for funding as soon as you get accepted to your desired program of study.

Student Academy Awards

The Student Academy Awards is a national student film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Each year 500 college and university film students from all over the United States compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative, and Alternative. Film students outside the United States are honored as well. Deadline: June

Studenica Foundation

The Studenica Foundation was established by Serbs from America with the goal of helping the education of young talents from the Motherland. Scholarships granted to students from state universities in Serbia are only for those who are in their last two years of undergraduate studies. Master degree students may also apply but priority is given to undergraduate students. Deadline: December

The Sweden-American Foundation

Awards approximately 40 fellowships for graduate, postgraduate and post-doc studies in the U.S. and Canada. Only Swedish citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Every year, the Sweden-America Foundation awards approximately 40 fellowships for Graduate, Postgraduate and Post Doc Studies in the United States and Canada. Deadline: September 13th.

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships

Merit based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad. To be eligible, the applicant must be or have parents who are Swiss nationals. Applicants for Pellegrini and Zimmerman scholarships and the OSA award must be residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Delaware. Applicants for Medicus grants for study in Switzerland must reside in the United States. Deadline: March 31st.

Swiss Friends of the USA

The Company Swiss-American Society awards per year CHF 15'000-20'000 on scholarship contributions. These contributions are intended as a funding supplement and be in 5-7 candidates who are either Swiss or have long ties with Switzerland. This scholarship is oriented to those who want to continue their education in the United States with the goal of a university degree.

Tavitian Foundation, Inc.

Scholarships primarily to individuals who are natural or adoptive children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of an Armenian or Eastern European parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. Recipients may use their award at any approved institution for any course of study. Recipients are called upon to make non-binding moral commitment to assist needy students in the future, if they are ever in the position to do so. Recipients are selected on the basis of standardized test scores, financial need, and personal interviews, and connections with people connected to this foundation.  

T&T Researchers Fellowship — Inventing the Science Behind the Service

Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on exciting, real-world research projects. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. This fellowship offers three-year fellowships to outstanding underrepresented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications fields. US Citizenship or residence is NOT a requirement, but students must have a US social security number. 

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship Programme Fellowships

Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of our areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict solution. Deadline: January 16.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

Candidates applying for the one year Villers Fellowship ($38,000 annual salary) must demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Deadline: January 20th

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Vacation [Summer] Placements

The Vacation Scholarship is intended to provide promising undergraduates with 'hands-on' experience of research during the summer vacation and to encourage them to consider a career in research. This fellowship is only open to EU students or any student at a UK university who is eligible to work full-time in the UK. Deadlines variable.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Deadlines: January 31st

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies program, the only national fellowship for doctoral work on issues of women and gender, supports dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences doing interdisciplinary and original work on these issues. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States. Deadline: October 15th 

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture, and plan to enter a career in the creative professions. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card. Deadline: March 27


Adapted from a document created by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors