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Useful Websites

General Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Asian Cultural Council
Burmese Refugee Scholarship Program
AAUW Education Foundation Fellowships for Women
The Conservation Guest Scholars Program at the Getty Conservation Institute
Earthwatch Field Research Grants
Elva Knight Research Grant for Reading and Literacy
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
Institute of Food Technologists Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships
Leadership Development Mechanism
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Pre-doctoral Fellowships at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Alfred Sommer Scholarships, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professional Development International Fellowships for Anthropology, Wenner_Gren Foundation

Undergraduate Scholarships
A list of Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students
Anderson University International Student Aid
Anneberg Scholarship Program
University of Arizona Undergraduate International Student Scholarship
The Art Institute of Boston (at Lesley University) Merit-Based Scholarship
Bard College (New Generations Scholarship)
Berea College, Kentucky, Full-tuition Scholarship 
University of Bridgeport, International Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Bucknell University (Two Scholarships)
City College of San Francisco (Foundation Endowed Community Scholarship)
College of St. Catherine
College of Wooster International Student Grant
Cunningham Southeast Asian Scholarship
East Stroudsburg University Undergraduate International Student Tuition Waiver (Half)
Murray State University Global Scholarship
Oak Foundation Scholarships
Oregon State University International Cultural Service Program
Rhodes College Scholarships
University of Richmond International Students Scholarships
Smith College Scholarships
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships
Southern Oregon University International Students Scholarships
Sweet Briar College, International Students Scholarships
Tulane University, International Students Scholarships
Washington State University (Four Awards)


Undergraduate Internships

Field Museum Internships for Undergraduate Students
Internship at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Outdoor Education Internship at SCICON
Smithsonian Minority Internship


Graduate Scholarships
A list of Scholarships for International Graduate Students
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Scholarships  
Anneberg Scholarship Program
The Art Institute of Boston (at Lesley University) Merit-Based Scholarship 
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Graduate Grant-in-Aid
The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship
The International Merit Award At Washington State University
Lindbergh Grant in Conservation and Preservation
Murray State University Global Scholarship
PEO International Scholarship
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-in-Aid for scholarly research in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial and artifact collections
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships
Southern Oregon University International Students Scholarships
The University of Wisconsin (Advanced Opportunity Fellowship)

Graduate Internships

Field Museum Internships for Graduate Students
Internship at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Outdoor Education Internship at SCICON
Smithsonian Minority Internship




There are numerous scholarship databases that you can search on the web and they are listed in this section. Find other specific scholarships here as well.

Useful Websites



An excellent source of scholarship information for international students who want to study in the United States. This site lists universities that have scholarships for talented international students and scholarship funds for students in particular fields. Some are for first year students, and some are for students who have already been at the university for a year.

To give a few examples:


A comprehensive guide to financial aid with information on scholarships, loans, a glossary of financial aid terms, and how to fill out financial aid forms. Scholarship searches through FastWeb.


The largest, most accessible scholarship database, and it’s free. You create a profile of yourself (where from, field of study, age, etc.) and the search engine looks for scholarships that match.

College Board's FUND FINDER at www.collegeboard.org

The College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database, also known as ExPAN Scholarship Search, lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.

SRN Express ( www.srnexpress.com)

SRN Express is a free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database. The SRN database focuses on private-sector, non-need-based aid, and includes information about awards from more than 1,500 organizations. The database is updated annually.

Wintergreen/Orchard House Database

Most other sites that offer a free scholarship search do not compile their own database, like the sites listed above do, but instead license the Wintergreen/Orchard House (WOH) scholarship database. Although the WOH database is updated quarterly, most of the sites that license it update their copy only once a year. Most of the sites also implement their own engine for searching the database, with varying degrees of tightness in the match. The WOH database lists awards from 1,570 sponsors.

Some of the more well-known sites that offer the WOH database include:


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Asian Cultural Council


A publicly supported operating foundation, the Asian Cultural Council was established in 1980 to supersede the Asian Cultural Program of The JDR 3rd Fund, which was created by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1963. Over the past 43 years, the Council and The JDR 3rd Fund before it have provided grant assistance to more than 4,000 Asians and Americans in the arts. Funding for the Council’s programs is derived from a combination of endowment income and contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations in the United States and Asia.

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.

The ACC’s geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Because the Council’s grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Burma through Japan.

Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

ACC Fellowships and Projects
Many of the Asian Cultural Council's fellowships are awarded with unrestricted grant funds, primarily to support artists and specialists from Asia pursuing research, training, and creative programs in the United States. In 2005, unrestricted funds provided support for seventeen individual fellowships and eighteen project grants.

The Council also awards grants in named programs that have been established with funds restricted for specific purposes. These are described below.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program of the ACC provides support for training, travel, and research in the United States by individuals from Asia engaged in the study, documentation, and preservation of Asian traditional arts. Funded by an endowment grant from the Ford Foundation, this program offers awards in archaeology, art history, conservation, dance ethnology, ethnomusicology, museology, and other disciplines involving traditional Asian culture.

Humanities Fellowship Program
Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from The JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater. Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.

Starr Foundation Fellowship Program
The contemporary visual arts of Asia are the focus of the ACC's Starr Foundation Fellowship Program, which was established with an endowment grant from the Starr Foundation. Assistance is provided to artists and arts specialists from Asia for creative research, training, and observation in the United States for periods ranging from one month to one year. Grants are made in the fields of art criticism, crafts, film, museology, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. In 2005, seventeen Starr Foundation Fellowship Program grants supported artists, curators, and critics from Asia traveling to the United States.

John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award
Each year the ACC presents the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award of the Asian Cultural Council to an individual from Asia or the United States who has made a significant contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia. This $30,000 award for outstanding professional achievement commemorates the deep and long standing interest of John D. Rockefeller 3rd in Asian art and culture.
Candidates for the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award must be nominated by artists, scholars, and others professionally involved in Asian art and culture. Recipients are selected by the trustees of the Asian Cultural Council in consultation with various specialists in the candidates' fields as well as with qualified individuals having firsthand knowledge of the nominees' professional activities and accomplishments. The award enables recipients to pursue work in some aspect of the arts of Asia through international travel and research. Individuals from Asia and the United States who are active in any field of the visual or performing arts of Asia, whether affiliated with an institution or working independently, are eligible for award consideration. Funds for the Award are made possible by an endowment gift to the Asian Cultural Council from The JDR 3rd Fund. Recipients of the 2005 John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award are Mella Jaarsma and Nindityo Adipurnomo, founders of Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Information for Applicants
Asian individuals in the visual and performing arts seeking grant assistance to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue creative activity in the United States are eligible to apply for fellowship support from the Council.


Application Procedures
Individuals and institutions wishing to inquire about the possibility of grant support should send a brief description of the activity for which assistance is being sought to the Council. If the proposed activity falls within the ACC’s guidelines, application materials requesting more detailed information will be provided by the ACC, and applicants will be informed as to when their proposals can be presented to the trustees of the Council for formal review. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 1 for proposals to be considered at the spring meeting of the ACC’s trustees. A small number of requests in specific program areas may also be considered at a fall meeting, for which the application deadline is August 1.


New York Office:

Asian Cultural Council
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York

USA 10022-7001

Tel: (212) 812-4300
Fax: (212) 812-4299


Tokyo Office

Asian Cultural Council
Japan-United States Arts Program
1-16-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku

Tokyo, Japan 104-0061

Tel: (81) 3-3535-0287
Fax: (81) 3-3535-5565

E-mail: jusap@gol.com

Hong Kong Office

Asian Cultural Council

Hong Kong Arts Program
One Hysan Avenue, Suite 1503
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2895-0407
Fax: (852) 2576-7206


Taipei Office

Asian Cultural Council

Taiwan Fellowship Program
303 Chung-Hsiao E. Road, Sec. 4, Fl 10-2

Taipei, Taiwan  106

Tel: (886) 2-8771-8836
Fax: (886) 2-8771-8844






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The Burmese Refugee Scholarship Program

The Burmese Refugee Scholarship Program (BRSP) was mandated by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It assists Burmese refugees who were forced to flee their homeland in fear of persecution by Burma’s ruling military junta for having participated in pro-democracy movements.  Since 1995 the Program has been administered by Indiana University. 

Each year five students who have the potential to be leaders in a democratic Burma are brought to the US to pursue training at institutions of higher education.  The overall goal of BRSP is to assist these refugees in achieving a democratic society in Burma. 

The grantees selected have shown leadership skills and support for the goal of a more democratic Burma through their past activities in Burma and among Burmese refugee organizations and communities abroad.  They show a capacity to benefit from university level studies in the U.S.  They have been designated as refugees (persons of concern) by the UN High Commission for Refugees.

Under the BRSP, the grantees are brought to the Indiana University Bloomington campus for pre-academic orientation and English as a Second Language training.  Upon completion of this initial stage of the program they begin full-time enrollment in degree programs at appropriate institutions.

The BRSP grantees are enrolled in fields such as journalism, public administration, business management, public health and NGO management.  They develop the professional skill and knowledge required for building a democratic Burma. In addition to their studies, they demonstrate a continuing involvement with individuals and organizations in the US and abroad that are working to bring about a more democratic Burma.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Carol Myint
Program Officer
Center for International Education and Development Assistance (CIEDA)
Indiana University
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47408-4001
Tel. (812)855-3948
Fax (812)855-6271
E-mail: cmyint@indiana.edu




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AAUW Education Foundation Fellowships for Women

The American Association of University Women offers fellowships to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents for full-time study or research at accredited institutions. Both graduate and postgraduate study are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by Dec. 31, 2001, and must have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of application (no later than Dec. 15, 2001). Selection criteria include outstanding academic record, professional potential, and the ability to improve the lives of women and girls in the country of origin. Upon completion of studies, fellowship recipients must return to their home countries to pursue a professional career. Preference will be given to applicants who can verify that they have a definite position awaiting them.

Approximately 47 fellowships are awarded each year.

Fellowship award: $16,860
Applications available: Aug. 1-Nov. 15
Application POSTMARK deadline: Dec. 15

Go to www.aauw.org for more information and to download the application.

You can also write to:

The AAUW Educational Foundation,
Department 60,
2201 N. Dodge St,
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030,
Phone: 319-337-1716
Fax: 319-337-1204

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The Conservation Guest Scholars Program at the Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Research Institute is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Its goals as a research institute are to promote innovative scholarship in the arts and the humanities, cross traditional academic boundaries, and provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and debate. Integral to its interdisciplinary approach is the concept that visual arts and artifacts should be assessed within the broad historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.

The Conservation Guest Scholars Program at the Getty Conservation Institute is a residential program that serves to encourage new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of wide general interest to the international conservation community. Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence for three to nine months.


These grants are for established scholars and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation or related fields. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.


Deadline: November 1

Terms of the Grant

A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency, up to a maximum of $31,500. In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, travel funds, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.

Review Process

Conservation Guest Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Eligible applications will be evaluated by the Conservation Institute on the basis of the applicant's past achievements; how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections; and how the project would contribute to the advancement of the conservation field.

Application Form

The application form is available here for viewing and printing in Portable Document Format (PDF), or by contacting the address below. To view and print the application form in PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader®. 

Application Instructions

Each application should include:

1. Application Form -- The application form must be completed and signed.

2. Project Proposal—Each application must include a description of the applicant's proposed research (not to exceed five pages). The proposal should include the following distinct sections:

a. Project description
b. Methodology
c. Expected outcome
d. Project contribution to the advancement of the conservation field
e. Applicant's qualifications to execute project
f. Benefits to project from resources at the Getty.

3. Curriculum vitae.

4. Supplemental Materials (optional)--Applicants are welcome to submit written material in support of their proposal. Such materials should be limited to approximately ten pages in length. Please note that application materials will not be returned.

DO NOT USE STAPLES OR SPECIAL BINDING MATERIALS; clips or rubber bands are sufficient.

All original application materials must be received at the Getty Grant Program by November 1. Please submit applications by postal mail or courier; materials faxed or sent electronically will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Application materials will not be returned.

Send application materials to:

Conservation Guest Scholar Grants
The Getty Grant Program
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90049-1685

Additional information is available from the Getty Grant Program (address above), 310 440 7374 (phone), 310 440 7703 (fax), or Email: researchgrants@getty.edu.


Applicants will be notified of the Conservation Institute's decision in Spring 2002.



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Earthwatch Field Research Grants

Earthwatch primarily supports post-doctoral or equivalent scholarship.  Each year projects headed by doctoral students working with an advisor with sufficient educational and field training are also supported.  Proposals from potential principal investigators with commensurate life experience are also accepted.

Proposals are invited from advanced scholars of any nationality, covering any geographic region. Applicants intending to conduct research in foreign countries should include host-country nationals in their research staffs.   All Earthwatch projects are conducted in English.

There are no age, gender, or nationality restrictions or preferences.

To date, Earthwatch has sponsored over 2,800 research projects worldwide, contributing over $50 million to scholarship. Through Earthwatch, over 65,000 volunteers have supported important scientific and humanities research by contributing their time, private funds, and skills. 

Contact Information: Dr. Andrew Hudson

Email: ahudson@earthwatch.org  or  cfr@earthwatch.org

Phone: 617-926-8200 extension 126

Fax: 617-926-8532

(For more information, please see: http://www.earthwatch.org)




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 Elva Knight Research Grant for Reading and Literacy

The Elva Knight Research Grant provides up to US$10,000 for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within 2 years and may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.

Each year, it is expected that at least one grant will be awarded to a researcher outside the
United States and Canada and that one grant will be awarded to a teacher-initiated research project. Non-North Americans and classroom teachers are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact:
Research and Policy Division
The International Reading Association
800 Barksdale Road
PO Box 8139
DE 19714-8139, Newark
United States of America
Tel: +1 302 731 1600, ext. 423
Fax: +1 302 731 1057
International Reading Association website


Click here to download grant guidelines and the application form in PDF.

Please note that these documents are posted in PDF format. To view them, a copy of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader is required. For assistance in downloading documents in PDF format, click here.

Deadline for submission: January 15



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Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, especially in the fields of natural resources and environmental management; public policy analysis and public administration; economic development; agricultural development/agricultural economics; finance and banking; human resource management/personnel; urban and regional planning; public health policy and management; technology policy and management; educational planning; communications/journalism; drug abuse education, prevention and treatment; and law, civil society, human rights, and democratic development.

During their Fellowship year, Humphrey Fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic coursework with professional development activities. The program is not a degree program, but rather is designed to provide broad professional enrichment through a combination of activities tailored to each Fellow's interests. All Fellows participate in workshops and conferences that provide interaction with leaders from U.S. federal, state, and local governments, multinational organizations and the private sector. These workshops also provide a forum for discussion of issues of professional interest to the Fellows.

Humphrey Fellows are placed at carefully selected U.S. universities. Each campus has a Humphrey coordinator and advisors who provide academic and administrative support and who help each Fellow design and implement an individualized program of graduate-level coursework and professional development activities.

Humphrey Fellowships are limited to one academic year (August to June), preceded, if appropriate, by a period of English language training.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, especially in the fields of:

·         Natural resources and environmental management

·         Public policy analysis and public administration

·         Economic development

·         Agricultural development/agricultural economics

·         Finance and banking

·         Human resource management

·         Urban and regional planning

·         Public health policy and management

·         Technology policy and management

·         Educational planning

·         Communications/journalism

·         Drug abuse treatment, prevention and education

·         Law, civil society, human rights and democratic development

Interested applicants must apply in their home countries to the United States Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission. After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced each year by April for Fellowships beginning in August/September.

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

·         An undergraduate degree

·         Five years of substantial professional experience

·         Demonstrated leadership qualities and record of public service

·         Fluency in English

The initial recruitment usually starts in April.

Humphrey Fellowships provide:

·         International/domestic travel

·         Tuition and fees for university course work

·         Accident/sickness insurance

·         Monthly maintenance

·         Funding for books, computer purchase and professional activities

·         Special program seminars

Note: The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Contact information:
14 Tawwin Road
Dagon Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: [95] (1) 223-106
Fax: [95] (1) 280-409

(For more information, please check: http://www.iie.org/pgms/hhh)



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Institute of Food Technologists Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships


The IFT Administered Scholarships/Fellowships Program is available each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. These awards are given by food industry companies, organizations, Divisions, and Section of the IFT, and the IFT to assist young scientists in obtaining the education and training necessary to fill positions in industry, government, and education.

Deadline: Graduate and Junior/Senior applications to department heads is February 1; Freshman, February 15; Sophomore, March 1.

For further information contact the IFT Scholarship Department at 1-312-782-8424, or e-mail Patti Pagliuco at pgpagliuco@ift.org .  

Click here: Download Scholarship Application Forms to download application forms.

The following is a summary of awards available and the program objectives:

Available for the 2002-03 school year, are 109 undergraduate scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,250; and 33 graduate fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; awards totaling over $200,000.

The purpose of the awards is to encourage study in food science/technology. The scholarships and fellowships awarded by IFT Divisions are intended to encourage interest and research in their specific disciplines.

Undergraduate Scholarships
Applicants for undergraduate scholarships must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an IFT-approved food science/technology program (one that meets the IFT Committee on Higher Education's "IFT's Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science "). When requesting an application by phone you will automatically receive a list of IFT- approved food science/technology programs. Students pursuing any other degree program or options are not eligible for IFT Scholarships.

Graduate Fellowships
Graduate fellowship applicants can be enrolled in any college or university that is conducting fundamental studies to further food science/technology. Research in such disciplines as genetics, horticulture, nutrition, microbiology, biochemistry, engineering, chemistry, etc. is not eligible unless it is directly related to food science/technology




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Leadership Development Mechanism

IIE’s Leadership Development Mechanism, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and implemented by IIE West Coast Center, is an international population leadership program that facilitates leadership development in the fields of reproductive health and population in Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and the Sudan.

The overall goal of the Leadership Development Mechanism is to strengthen emerging and established leaders in order to vastly expand reproductive health choices and services in the program’s eight focus countries. By placing priority on women, youth and media professionals, the program recognizes the need to balance global gender inequalities, train today’s youth to lead tomorrow’s population programs, and to gain the commitment of media leaders to promote population issues and family planning.  

The program supports participation of qualified individuals in short-term training, and in a few selected, long-term graduate training programs in the U.S. Participants attend training programs in the eight focus countries, in regional training programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and in the U.S. In selected cases, IIE may also support participation at international population conferences, and organize study tours.

IIE supports participation of selected individuals from the eight focus countries in training programs focusing on:

Through matching qualified participants with high quality leadership and reproductive health programs, the Leadership Development Mechanism strives to:

For further information about the Leadership Development Mechanism, please contact Martina Frank, Senior Program Officer, at mfrank@iie.org or (415) 362-6520 ext. 216.


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The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

For Women from Developing Countries

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund supports the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country. Previous grant recipients studied agriculture, architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences and social work. In 2000, five grants were awarded.

Award: approximately $11,000 for one year.

Eligibility: must be a woman from a developing country who:

1. Has a record of service to women and/or children in her country.
2. Resides in the U.S. at the time she submits the application.
3. Is enrolled at an accredited U.S. educational institution by September 1999 and during the entire period covered by the grant.
4. Uses the grant to continue to study for her degree.
5. Is a national of a developing country* and is not a U.S. Green Card holder.
6. Plans to return to a developing country in about two years.
7. Can demonstrate financial need.
8. Will be at least 25 years old when submitting the application.
9. Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his or her spouse.

Applications must be requested by E-mail or in writing from:

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
E-mail: MMMF@worldbank.org
1818 H Street, NW, Room H2-200
Washington DC 20433
Phone: (202) 473 - 5804

Application forms are available in September and must be completed by February 1. Recipients will be notified in April.

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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    ·         application materials are available on this website.

·         Online Application System will be re-activated by the third week of June

·         All applications postmarked or submitted electronically on or before November 1st are acknowledged by email.

For more information, please go to: http://www.pdsoros.org/


Deadlines for applications are November 30th of any year; we encourage candidates to submit and get their collateral material to us before that date. Life being as it is in universities, however, there is a crush of material on the 30th. Letters of recommendation are often late, making a full consideration more difficult. Once the application and other materials are in hand, teams of at least three readers consider the candidacy and determine who will be invited for interviews. Like every strong fellowship program, the Soros Fellowships have many more able people applying than can ever be invited for interviews. Painful though the decision process is, 84 are eventually invited -- 36 to Los Angeles and 48 to New York. The interviews are held the last week in January and the first week in February, with an early March announcement.


The selection panels for New American Fellowships consist entirely of successful New Americans and Soros Fellowship alumni. Twelve people are interviewed each day, preceded by a dinner the previous night. The purpose of the dinner is for candidates to meet staff and some panelists, to learn more about the interview process, and to meet each other. It has been the experience of past dinners that candidates get to know and appreciate each other, but they also are grateful to discuss their New American experience with others.

With two teams of panelists, each candidate has two thirty minute interviews. The objective of the interviews is to allow the candidates to tell their story as they wish to tell it and then elaborate on items they included in their two essays. It cannot be emphasized too greatly how important these essays are to having a good interview. Candidates are interviewed either in the morning or afternoon and are then free to return to their home or institution. The Soros program pays for transportation and accommodations. Increasingly, the selection panels include Soros alumnae/i.


If someone is successful in receiving the Soros Fellowship, what is expected? In addition to the frequent e-mail and correspondence so that the Program can get maintenance checks to the Fellows and half-tuition to the university, the obligations are four-fold. First, the Program Director will expect at least once in the Fellowship period to visit the Fellow's institution to see how things are going, meeting with the dean, financial aid officer, and major professor. Whenever the Director visits a campus, a dinner is usually held for all the Fellows in the area (i.e., Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington) and it is hoped all Fellows can manage to attend. Second, each year the Fellow is expected to forward to the New York office a copy of the transcript. Third, twice in the Fellowship, the Fellow is expected to attend a Fall Conference in New York City, where all the Fellows have a chance to meet each other and the Soroses and members of our National Advisory Council, share views on such common concerns as immigration and human rights, and visit key cultural places in the City (usually the Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Museum, and a Broadway show). The Program pays for transportation and accommodations. Finally, at the end of Fellowship, each Fellow is asked to write an "end-of-Fellowship" report. While not "required," it is hoped that all Fellows will keep in touch with the Program office and each other through the newsletter and the website chatroom.

To apply online, please go to: http://www.pdsoros.org/application.html

Contact Information:

400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

Phone: 212-547-6926
Fax: 212-548-4623

Email: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org

URL: http://www.pdsoros.org

Warren F. Ilchman

Carmel Geraghty
Program Officer



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Pre-doctoral Fellowships at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) announces the availability of predoctoral fellowships, which may begin as early as July of each year. Fellowships are designed to allow students from other institutions throughout the world to do their thesis research at SAO. A wide variety of research projects may be proposed, with over 200 scientific staff available as research advisors, drawing from the seven research divisions at the Center for Astrophysics: Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy Astrophysics, Optical and Infrared Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Radio and Geoastronomy, Solar and Stellar Physics, and Theoretical Astrophysics.

Research facilities include the Multiple Mirror Telescope and other optical and infrared telescopes; radio telescopes; a large network of workstations; laboratories for determining atomic and molecular parameters and developing instruments; and an outstanding library system. Data are also available from a wide range of space missions. The Observatory is seeking applications from individuals with promise in fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and planetary sciences, including theory, observation, instrument development (especially detectors and interferometers), and laboratory experiments. Applicants should contact directly any Smithsonian scientist in their are of interest to discuss possible research topics. Applicants must have completed preliminary coursework and examination and be ready to begin dissertation research at the time of the award. Applicants' degrees will be awarded by their home institutions; therefore they must have the approval of their institutions to conduct their thesis research at SAO.


Eligibility/Requirements: Predoctoral students with promise in fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and planetary sciences, including theory, observation, instrument development (especially detectors and interferometers), and laboratory experiments. Applicants must have completed preliminary coursework and examination and be ready to begin dissertation research at the time of the award. Applicants' degrees will be awarded by their home institutions; therefore they must have the approval of their institutions to conduct their thesis research at the designated location.

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: April 15th

Application forms and more information about current research and facilities may be obtained from the:

Secretary, Predoctoral Fellowship Committee
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street, Mail Stop 47
Cambridge, MA 02138
E-mail: predoc@cfa.harvard.edu

(Please include mailing address when requesting application materials)



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Alfred Sommer Scholarships, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

(information from: http://www.jhsph.edu/sommerscholars/about/application.html)

Thanks to a unique gift, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health established this prestigious scholarship program for future leaders of public health in 2004. Named at the donor’s request in honor of Alfred Sommer, Dean Emeritus of the School, whose vitamin A research has saved millions of children's lives, Hopkins Sommer Scholars will be selected for their scholarly abilities and leadership potential. 

The program seeks individuals who have demonstrated innate leadership skills and want to channel those skills in the direction of public health. Applicants may include writers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, politicians, business executives, journalists, engineers, financial analysts, economists and others who want to make a difference in the world and are seeking the tools to do so effectively.  Their training will enable them to confront the world's complex health issues by pursuing critical discovery and its translation into effective health policies and programs.

Application and Selection
To be considered for a Sommer Scholarship, applicants must be admitted into a full-time doctoral program or the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

All applicants must begin by completing the application for admission by the deadline of the program for which they are applying. Please note that application deadlines vary by program and may be as early as December 1.  

Those interested in the Hopkins Sommer Scholars program are invited to address one of the following questions in the personal statement on the application for admission:

Applicants are also invited, but not required, to request the individuals completing letters of recommendation to comment on the applicant's leadership potential and suitability as a Hopkins Sommer Scholar.

You may find some of the questions you have at:





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Professional Development International Fellowships for Anthropology, Wenner-Gren Foundation

 Professional Development International Fellowships are intended for scholars and advanced students from countries in which anthropology or specific subfields of anthropology are under-represented and who therefore seek additional training to enhance their skills or to develop new areas of expertise in anthropology. The program offers three types of awards:

- Predoctoral Fellowship for study leading to a Ph.D.;

- Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars wishing advanced training;

- Library Residency Fellowship for advanced students and
postdoctoral scholars within five years of receiving their doctorate to travel to libraries with outstanding collections in anthropology.

Requirements for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships: 


Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate:
- the unavailability of such training in their home country;
- their provisional acceptance by a host institution that will provide such training;
- their intention to return and work in their home country upon completion of their training.

The applicant must have a home sponsor who is a member of the institution with which he/she is affiliated in the home country and a host sponsor who is a member of the institution in which the candidate plans to pursue training. The host sponsor must be willing to assume responsibility for overseeing the candidate's training. Because the fellowship is intended as a partnership with the Host Institution in providing the fellow's training, it is expected that candidates will also be offered support by the host institution.

Requirements for Library Residency Fellowships: 

Applicants must be prepared to show that travel to a library is necessary for preparing a research proposal or completing a project designed to advance teaching and scholarship in the home country. They must also be able to obtain a letter from their home supervisor or chairperson attesting to the applicant's need of library materials not available in the home institution. The foundation has set up host sponsors at several libraries with excellent collections in different areas of anthropology, from which the applicant can choose. An applicant must be accepted by one of these sponsors before a library residency can be awarded.

Amount and Duration of Awards: 

Predoctoral Fellowships are made for amounts up to $15,000 per year. Fellows may apply for up to two renewals. Postdoctoral Fellowships are made for amounts up to $35,000 for one year, with the possibility of one renewal. Library Residency Fellowships are made for amounts up to $5,000 for a maximum period of three months. They are not renewable.

Budgetary Guidelines:

Professional Development International Fellowships may be used to cover travel, living expenses, tuition, student fees, insurance, books, and any other relevant categories of expenditure. Aid is not provided for salary and/or fringe benefits of applicant or for institutional overhead.


Inquiries about the predoctoral and postdoctoral awards should be made by means of a one-page Summary Statement of Purpose. Preliminary requirements must be met to determine eligibility for a formal application.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation
220 Fifth Ave. 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-7708
Phone: 212.683.5000
Fax: 212.683.9151

E-mail: inquiries@wennergren.org


There is No Deadline for these programs, however, those interested in receiving a Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Fellowship application must contact the foundation at least six months prior to enrollment in the host institution. Library Residency Fellowship candidates should contact the foundation at least three months before their intended starting date.


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A list of Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students

(This information is from the www.edupass.org website, and based on a list developed by Douglas C. Thompson.)

The lists below indicate which schools offer aid (including grants, loans, and jobs) to the largest numbers of international students.

To be included in the following lists, the schools must have an average award that is greater than 1/5 of the cost of attendance. The financial aid may include grants, loans, and jobs, and often includes both merit and need-based awards. Within each group, schools are listed in alphabetical order.

If a school is not listed here, it probably does not have much financial aid for international students.


Schools with Awards to More than 150 Students

Arizona State University (AZ)

Barry University (FL)

Clark Univ. (MA)

Eastern Michigan Univ. (MI)

Harding Univ. (AR)

Harvard (MA)

Illinois Inst. of Tech. (IL)

Liberty Univ. (VA)

Louisiana State Univ. (LA)

Macalester College (MN)

Marquette Univ. (WI)


Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Ohio Wesleyan Univ. (OH)

Princeton (NJ)

Univ. of Bridgeport (CT)

Univ. of Houston (TX)

Univ. of Pennsylvania (PA)

Univ. of South Florida (FL)

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Schools with Awards to 100-149 Students

Brown Univ. (RI)

Calvin College (MI)

College of Wooster (OH)

Dartmouth (NH)

Dordt College (IA)

Eckerd College (FL)

Florida Inst. of Tech. (FL)

Georgia Southern Univ. (GA)

Graceland College (IA)

Luther College (IA)

Middlebury College (VT)

Northeast Louisiana (LA)

Oberlin (OH)

Savannah Coll. of Art (GA)

Slippery Rock Univ. (PA)

Smith College (MA)

Stanford (CA)

Texas Christian Univ. (TX)

Tri-State Univ. (IN)

Univ. of Miami (FL)

Univ. of Rochester (NY)

Yale (CT)

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Schools with Awards to 50-99 Students

Abilene Christian Univ. (TX)

Allegheny College (PA)

Augsburg College (MN)

Beloit College (WI)

Bethany College (WV)

Brandeis Univ. (MA)

Bryn Mawr College (PA)

California Lutheran (CA)

Cleveland Inst. of Music (OH)

Colby College (ME)

Columbia Univ. (NY)

Concordia Coll. (MN)

Cornell Univ. (NY)

Denison Univ. (OH)

Franklin & Marshall (PA)

George Wash. Univ. (DC)

Goshen College (IN)

Grinnell College (IA)

Houghton College (NY)

Ithaca College (NY)

Julliard School (NY)

Knox College (IL)

Lake Forest College (IL)

Lawrence Univ. (WI)

Lewis & Clark (OR)

Lynn Univ. (FL)

Maharishi Intl. Univ. (IA)

Monmouth College (IL)

North Park Univ. (IL)

Principia College (IL)

Rochester Inst. of Tech. (NY)

St. Augustine's College (NC)

St. Johns College (MD)

St. Lawrence Univ. (NY)

St. Olaf College (MN)

Tulane Univ. (LA)

Univ. of Maine (ME)

Univ. of Wisc./Eau Clair (WI)

US International Univ. (CA)

Washington College (MD)

Washington Univ. (MO)

Wesleyan Univ. (CT)

Western Maryland Coll. (MD)

Wittenberg Univ. (OH)

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Schools with Awards to 15-49 Students

Albright College (PA)

Amherst College (MA)

Augustana College (IL)

Bard College (NY)

Bates College (ME)

Bennington College (VT)

Bowdoin College (ME)

CalTech (CA)

Central College (IA)

Coe College (IA)

Colgate Univ. (NY)

Davidson College (NC)

Dickinson College (PA)

Earlham College (IN)

Eastern Nazarene (MA)

Elizabethtown College (PA)

Elmira College (NY)

Gettysburg College (PA)

Gustavas Adolphus Coll. (MN)

Hamilton College (NY)

Hampshire College (MA)

Hood College (MD)

Kalamazoo College (MI)

Kenyon College (OH)

Lafayette College (PA)

Messiah College (PA)

Michigan State Univ. (MI)

Mount Union College (OH)

Occidental College (CA)

Spalding Univ. (KY)

Swarthmore College (PA)

Taylor Univ. (IN)

Thomas Aquinas Coll. (CA)

Troy State Univ. (AL)

Univ. of Chicago (IL)

Univ. of Colorado/Bldr (CO)

Univ. of Oregon (OR)

Univ. of St. Thomas (MN)

Univ. of the South (TN)

Vassar College (NY)

Wabash College (IN)

Wellesley College (MA)

West Virginia Wesleyan (WV)

William Smith College (NY)

Williams College (MA)





Anderson University International Student Aid

The International Scholarship is an “IMPACT” award. These funds are designed to assist students with high need who will have a positive impact on our community.

To apply for the International Student Scholarship:


Contact Information:

Scott R. Martin
Anderson University
1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012

Phone: 765-641-4074

Email: international@anderson.edu

Fax: 317-641-3851

Website: www.anderson.edu, http://www.anderson.edu/crc/finaid.html




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University of Arizona International Student Scholarship

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, Arizona, has limited number of academic scholarships available to new undergraduate international students at their first point of entry to the University of Arizona. However, scholarships based on need are not available. To become eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Submit an undergraduate admission application (with $75 application fee) to the UA International Student Admissions Office. The undergraduate application for admission also serves as the application for the scholarship. The application must be complete, including financial guarantee verification documentation. You can access the international undergraduate admission application online at http://admissions.arizona.edu/International.html.

    If you have further questions or if you do not have access to the internet you can call International Student Admissions: (520) 621-3111 or write:

    International Student Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Arizona
    P.O. Box 210040
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    United States of America

    You may also e-mail your request to intluga@arizona.edu.

  2. You must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. High school education program that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in your home country. An applicant's academic record will be evaluated according to the national standards of his or her country and equivalency to the American education system. Scores from aptitude test, for example, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Academic Collegiate Test (ACT), may also be reviewed in determining an applicant's academic competitiveness. Though not required, these scores may enhance your application.

All students are urged to apply for admission well in advance of the semester they wish to attend. However, the application for admission and all required credentials must reach the university by April 1 for the summer (June and July) and fall (beginning in August) terms; and October 1 for the spring term (beginning in January). If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship, you will be contacted by the end of the semester prior to your entry to the UA.

These scholarships cover tuition fees or tuition and registration fees. Students who are awarded an International Student Scholarship must fulfill the following requirements each semester in order to continue receiving this scholarship:

  1. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50

  2. Complete 20 community service hours each semester in which an award is received. Students must complete a Community Service Affidavit and submit it to ISPS at the end of each semester. Click here for links to community organizations or visit the Project Volunteer Office on Campus..

Scholarship students who do not continue to fulfill these requirements jeopardize continued receipt of their award.

If you have further questions regarding the International Student Scholarship program
e-mail isps@email.arizona.edu.


Download Community Service Affidavit
Download Community Service Affidavit, PDF version


PDF Instructions
If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for more information.

Website: http://internationalstudents.arizona.edu/new_scholarship.shtml




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New Generations Scholarship at Bard College


Bard College has established a new scholarship program for college-aged immigrants and children of immigrants who seek to reap the unique benefits offered by an education at a free-standing liberal arts college.  The Bard College New Generations Scholarship, a full-need, merit-based scholarship to begin next year, will be available to students whose parents were born abroad and came to the United States within the past 20 years, and who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a commitment to academic excellence.

Historically, immigrants to the United States have tended to pursue pre-professional undergraduate education in areas such as science, technology, and business, particularly at large universities. This decision has often been based on the belief that skill-based education promises the greatest economic and social benefits. In addition, the free-standing liberal arts college is uncommon in much of the world, making this an unfamiliar option for those not schooled in the

U.S. system. Bard College has established this scholarship to encourage new Americans to consider a liberal arts college as a first choice for higher education.

Bard College, a highly selective private liberal arts college located 90 miles north of New York City in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, has a long tradition of promoting the value of a liberal arts education both here and abroad. In collaboration with St. Petersburg University, Bard recently developed and established Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia. In 1991, Bard created its Program in International Education, which offers liberal arts study to students from Eastern Europe, and has established close ties with Central European University in Budapest.  Through its Institute for International Liberal Education and other initiatives, Bard has extended its programs to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and China. All of these efforts have served to promote the value of a liberal arts education to a diverse international population. The goal of the New

Generations Scholarship is to expand upon this effort for recent U.S. immigrants and to set a trend for other liberal arts colleges to follow.

Bard's New Generations Scholarships will be available to approximately 20 students each year. Both those born abroad and those born in the United States to immigrant parents may apply.

Prospective applicants can obtain information about the New Generations Scholarship by contacting the Bard College Admission Office at:

Phone: 845-758-7472,

E-mail: admission@bard.edu.



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Full-tuition Scholarship in Berea College, Kentucky 


Donors, alumni, and friends have provided Berea College with a remarkable endowment that permits Berea to give every one of the 1,500 students a 4-year scholarship (currently worth more than $60,000). 

Since every student receives a full-tuition scholarship, the only remaining costs are for room and board, books & supplies, and fees . . . which, for most students, are primarily covered by government grants, other sundry scholarships, and part-time jobs on campus. 

The amount of financial aid each student receives toward the cost of housing, meals, books, supplies, personal expenses, transportation, and college fees varies according to individual family financial circumstances. The average remaining bill for freshmen is only about $1,000 per year, and is often covered by the student's part-time job on campus, summer earnings, and parental contributions. 

Financial aid is also available for independent learning opportunities such as travel abroad. Berea students have recently traveled to France, Greece, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, England, and the American West. 


For questions regarding admissions, please email: admissions@berea.edu

or write to: Berea College Admissions, Berea KY 40404 USA. (859) 985 - 5948 

Website: http://www.berea.edu/prospectivestudents/financialaid/tuitionscholarship.asp





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University of Bridgeport, International Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduate International Scholarships are offered to encourage academic excellence and student leadership and to continue UB's tradition of enrolling a "Community of Scholars" from around the world. The grants and scholarships are available to both freshman and transfer students with outstanding grades. Course work, TOEFL and/or SAT are all considered when determining a scholarship. All awards are renewable based on satisfactory academic achievement and good standing at the University. Students must be enrolled full-time, make normal academic progress, live in a University dormitory, and participate in a University Meal Plan. All undergraduate applicants are considered for these scholarship awards once all application materials are received.

Priority will be given to applicants who apply early.


Scholarships are available for first-time applicants only! These applicants must demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and community involvement. Applicants without the TOEFL or Verbal SAT will not be considered.

Selection Process

Only the most qualified applicants will be awarded scholarships. A Scholarship Committee considers many variables when making its selections including the overall strength of the applicant group. Early applicants will get priority.

Notification of Award

If you are selected for a grant or scholarship, you will be notified by mail. Due to the large applicant pool, we regret that we cannot respond to the many e-mails, faxes, phone calls, etc. regarding the scholarship.

International Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

The above-mentioned scholarships are not available for graduate or postgraduate students. The University of Bridgeport has a very competitive tuition rate for graduate students. Limited financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships is available. Students may apply for available positions after they have been in attendance for one semester.


Office of Admissions
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06601

Phone: 1800-392-3582

Website: http://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/3301.asp



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Two Scholarships from Bucknell University


Shaw Loo Memorial Scholarship

The Shaw Loo Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to commemorate the 140th anniversary of Shaw Loo's arrival from Burma, as Bucknell's first international student. The scholarship also marks the historic ties of Bucknell to the nation and the people of Burma, extending back to the University's founding in 1846.

U Kyaw Win and Gandasari A. Win Scholarship

The U Kyaw Win and Gandasari A. Win scholarship was established in 2000 by U Kyaw Win and Gandasari A. Win. The scholarship is intended to benefit the nation and people of Burma, by providing grants for current or future Burmese citizens who are students at Bucknell, and who have demonstrated financial need.

Students interested in these two scholarships may contact:

Office of Admissions through the International student Admissions Officer
- Amy Goodman at 

phone: (570) 577-1101.

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CCSF Foundation Endowed Community Scholarship


The Foundation of City College of San Francisco established an endowment fund to provide an opportunity for entrance to college for under-represented students.

WHO: African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asians (Burmese, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians), Filipinos or students with disabilities. Candidates are to be San Francisco high school seniors who are graduating or have recently passed the California State Proficiency Exam.

AWARD: Depending upon available funds, one $1,750 scholarship, disbursed in four semester installments.

A first-time college student. (Participants in Excel and Summer Connection are eligible to apply.)

Attend City College during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2005 academic years, enrolling in and completing a minimum of nine units each semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Consideration given to awards, activities, employment, community service, financial need, personal hardships, and evidence of significant academic improvement during senior year in high school.

TO APPLY: Applications are sent in November to all San Francisco high schools and community organizations that provide services to under-represented high school students. Requests for applications can be made directly to the CCSF Scholarship Office, as well.


Spring Semester: March 5



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College of St. Catherine

International Student Scholarships


Application and Eligibility:


Contact Information

June Noronha
Associate Dean
College of St. Catherine
2005 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 1 (800) 945-4599

Email: admissions@stkate.edu

Fax: 612-690-6024

Website: www.stkate.edu



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College of Wooster International Student Grant


The College of Wooster, Ohio, offers grants of up to 50% of the comprehensive fee ($28,350 for 2001-2002) to qualified international students.  The college is also a US institutional member of the newly created "Myanmar Circle" for preparing Burmese students for US education, set to open in April 2002.  

The grant is limited to non-US citizens enrolling as first-year, degree-seeking students to the College of Wooster only.  

Requirement: Submission of completed application including SAT1 and TOEFL

Provision: Up to 50% of enrollment fee, tuition, room, and board expenses

Deadline: February 15 for Fall semester and November 1 for Spring Semester

Contact Information

Jonathan Edwards, Coordinator of International Admissions
Office of Admission
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: (330)263-2270

Email: admissions@acs.wooster.edu

Fax: (330)263-2621

Website: http://www.wooster.edu/admissions/




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The Cunningham Southeast Asian Scholarship

In response to the growing population of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island, Providence College established this scholarship fund in 1985. The Cunningham Southeast Asian Scholarship is available to qualified Southeast Asian students at PC. It is a full tuition award which is renewable annually for four years if satisfactory academic standing is maintained. The program directs students to resources such as courses in English as a Secondary Language (ESL). The director serves as an advisor and meets with students regularly, monitoring progress and arranging support services as necessary.

For more information of the Multicultural Scholarship Programs, contact Dr. Trude Cooke Turner, Director and Assistant Dean of the Balfour Center, at (401) 865-2738 or via email at tturner@providence.edu


Providence College
Office of Financial Aid
Harkins Hall 215

Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
Phone: (401) 865-2286.

Email: finaid@providence.edu



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East Stroudsburg University International Student Tuition Waiver (Half)

Tuition waiver (Half)

Offered to international students who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and potential contribution to the University.  Only those students who submit the Financial Disclosure Form (FDF) and mandatory proof of earnings, will be considered for admission and tuition assistance.  The waiver extends to tuition only, not to fees, room and board, or miscellaneous expenses.   The deadline for receipt of the FDF is October 1 for spring semester (for students already legally in the US) and March 1 for the fall semester. Tuition waivers are renewable each year on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and contribution to the cultural life of the campus and/or community. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a scale of 0 to 4) must be maintained to be eligible for a half tuition waiver.


Deadline: March 1, October 1

Contact Information

Bo Keppel, Director
East Stroudsburg University
PA, 18304, USA

Phone: 717-422-3470

Email: bokeppel@esu.edu

Fax: 717-422-3777

Website: http://www3.esu.edu/admission/inter_stud_tuition_wav.asp



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Murray State University Global Scholarship

Murray State University Global Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of countries outside the United States.  Applicants must first apply and be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program at Murray State University, and submit evidence of the ability to pay the expenses that remain after the scholarship is awarded.  Students who have already begun study at Murray State University are not eligible.  The Global Scholarship may not be used in conjunction with a graduate assistantship or other financial support from Murray State University.

Provisions and Responsibilities
The Murray State University Global Scholarship provides a waiver of the non-resident portion of Murray State University tuition.  The scholarship is renewable each semester (up to eight semesters for undergraduate study or up to four semesters for graduate study) on the condition that recipients maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 in undergraduate degree programs or 3.0 in graduate degree programs at Murray State University.  The scholarship may be used during summer sessions at Murray State University.  Recipients will be eligible to seek on-campus employment of up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session and full-time during academic breaks and vacations.  Please note, however, that (a) receipt of the scholarship does not ensure the availability of on-campus employment; (b) recipients of the scholarship will be expected to contribute to and participate in intercultural programs on campus on request.

Application Procedures
Applicants must provide ALL of the following information, in English, in the sequence outlined below:

  1. Application Form
  2. Letter of acceptance from Murray State University Office of Admissions to an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  3. An essay of 400-500 words in which the applicant introduces his or her special interests and abilities and explains how s/he will use the opportunity to study at Murray State University to promote understanding and respect among people of the United States and countries outside the United States.
  4. Two (2) letters of reference, at least one of which must be written by a teacher who has taught the applicant in secondary or post-secondary classes.  If necessary, the letters of reference may be written in a language other than English.

Application Deadline
Complete application packages, following the procedures outlined above, must be submitted by February 1. Decisions will be made by April 1. All materials must be sent to:

Murray State University
Institute for International Studies
165 Woods Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3304

Selection Process
This award is highly competitive. Applications for the Murray State University Global Scholarship will be reviewed by a committee composed of Murray State University faculty and administrators.  The committee will select  awards for the five (5) applicants who most successfully demonstrate:




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Oak Foundation Scholarships


At Colby College, Maine

Colby College, founded in 1813 and one of America's outstanding colleges of liberal arts and sciences, invites nominations and applications for 10 international scholarships established at Colby by the Oak Foundation. Students at Colby, located in Waterville, Maine, U.S.A., select from more than 40 different majors and nearly 500 courses.

Financial aid assistance is based on individual student eligibility as determined by the College. In the case of a student with no family resources, awards can exceed $30,000 a year, $120,000 over the four-year program.

These 10 scholarships will be awarded as follows:

The other four Colby-Oak Foundation financial aid grants will be available to any international student, including those in the three designated categories.

Note: Scholarship applicants must have excellent English and the same level of academic accomplishment as other Colby Students.

The Colby-Oak international scholarship program is associated with the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights, a fellowship program at Colby for experienced practitioners in the field of international human rights.

Contact the Colby Admissions Office or the Oak Institute (1-207-872-3270) For more information.

Email: oakhr@colby.edu

Deadline: January 14

Website: www.colby.edu

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Oregon State University International Cultural Service Program

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP). A select number 30-35) of academically meritorious international students who have a demonstrated financial need, speak English clearly, and are prepared to share information about their country and culture serve on the ICSP at Oregon State University.

Students receive a partial tuition award, (approximately $9,000-$12,000), in exchange for giving slide presentations; sharing music, handcrafts and folk stories; speaking on issues of development; and translating or tutoring a foreign language. Students address groups of all ages including elementary, middle, and high schools as well as university classes, senior citizen centers and other community groups.

The service requirement is eighty hours per academic year or twenty-seven hours per term. This is a very selective program and many qualified applicants cannot be accepted due to the limited number of awards and the need for geographic balance and cultural diversity.

Completed ICSP applications and two current letters of recommendation must be completed and received by April 1st. Selection is made only in the spring for the next academic year.

ICSP applicants must also apply formally to the OSU Office of Admissions by March 1st (includng the OSU application, an official TOEFL score, and completed financial certification). If your application to OSU has not been received by March 1st, you will not be considered for the ICSP. When applying to the ICSP, students must have adequate funds for tuition, fees, insurance, books, room and board, and other living expenses.

The estimated 2004-05 international student budget requires $30,125 for undergraduates and $28,335 for graduates. An ICSP tuition award would reduce the required total. Bringing a family will increase these figures.

ICSP Guidelines

ICSP Application

ICSP Director at Oregon State University
Dawn Moyer
International Cultural Service Program
International Student and Faculty Services
Oregon State University
444 Snell Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-1642

Email: dawn.moyer@oregonstate.edu

Deadline: April 1

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/international/ICSP/Contents/view/2




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Rhodes College Scholarship


All students - whether U.S. citizens or not, whether transfers from other colleges or first-year students - will compete for the following scholarships using the same criteria:

Scholarships Available to Rhodes Students

  • 3 Bellingrath Scholarships
    Full tuition, fees, room and board (by nomination only)
  • 15 Bonner Scholarships
    Amount based on documented need
  • Rhodes Fine Arts Awards and 4 CODA Fine Arts Awards
    $12,500 per year (in music, theatre, and art) 
  • Jack H. Taylor Scholarships in Physics up to $15,000 per year in addition to other Rhodes grants or scholarship awards
  • Hundreds of other scholarships and awards
    $500 to full tuition and beyond: Morse, Cambridge, University, Ralph C. Hon, Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships, Rhodes Awards, Presbyterian Partnership, ROTC Program and more.

The academic record and standardized test scores as well as the essay and recommendations are critical to the selection process. Students are notified of a scholarship award in the letter of acceptance which will be sent between February and April of each year.

Interest in competing for a scholarship should be indicated on page two of the admission application and submitted by January 15 for priority consideration. All students must submit either SAT or ACT test results in order to compete for merit-based scholarships. No exceptions will be made to this policy. In years past, students who possess a score and rank that were close to, or higher, than the following were generally competitive for merit based scholarships: 28 on the ACT, 1260 on the SAT, 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and are in the top 10% of their graduating high school class.

For more information, contact financial aid department.

E-mail: finaid@rhodes.edu

Website: http://www.rhodes.edu/Admissions






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University of Richmond International Students Scholarships 


All international students who apply for admission at the University of Richmond are considered for scholarship awards. The number and amount vary each year and all are renewable for four years. International students are also eligible for the Carole Weinstein Fellowships, grants of $3,000 that are awarded to two students annually and are renewable for four years. No separate application is required. International students are also eligible to apply for the Oldham, Ethyl and Albemarle Science, University, Bonner and Music Scholarships and must meet the appropriate deadlines and test requirements for each program. For more information, contact the Office of Admission:

Office of Admission
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: 1-800-700-1662

Fax: (804)- 287-6003

E-mail: intladm@richmond.edu.


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Smith College Scholarships

Smith College awards need-based aid to female non-U.S. citizens, both first year and transfer applicants. Aid is determined based on the financial resources of the family.  The pool of international students is highly competitive and the level of support varies, depending on particular family circumstances. Awards are for study at Smith College only.

Grants range from $1000 to full tuition and fees.

Also, each year several students with outstanding academic records are selected to be Smith International Scholars. In addition to participating in a campus program designed specifically for them, SIS students receive a $4,000 award in the form of a $2,000 summer stipend for each of two summers, selected by the student from the three summers between academic years. These internships are within the student's field of study and may take place either in the United States or abroad. Students select and apply for the internships with the assistance of the Smith College Career Development Office.

The average financial aid package that Smith grants to International students may reach up to $27,000. However, it is extremely competitive because of limited funds.

Contact Information:

Director of Student Financial Services
Smith College
College Hall #10
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2530

Fax: 413-585-2566

Email: sfs@Smith.edu


Website: http://www.smith.edu


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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

As part of its national educational activities, the Society of Women Engineers administers over 100 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to over $5,000 per year and totaling more than $200,000.

Grants are announced in the late spring (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and late summer/early fall (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Grant payments are made in the fall for corporate-sponsored scholarships and in both the fall and spring for endowed scholarships, upon proof of registration.

All SWE Scholarships are open only to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science.

1)    Engineering students must be enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs or attend SWE-approved schools. 

2)    Computer science students must be enrolled in CSAB-accredited programs or attend SWE-approved schools or attend schools with ABET-accredited engineering programs. 

To qualify for scholarships, students must be in the specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made.  Note that all scholarships are not available to all applicants.  Additional specific requirements for the various awards can be found by clicking on the appropriate scholarship category of interest above.

Application forms can be obtained through the Deans of Engineering at eligible schools, through SWE sections, SWE student sections and from SWE Headquarters. A self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany requests for hard copy from SWE Headquarters

Society of Women Engineers
230 E Ohio Street Suite 400
Chicago IL 60611-3265
TEL: (312) 596-5223
FAX: (312) 644-8557

Application forms for national SWE scholarships are available as a Portable Document File (.pdf).

Download a scholarship application form.


Completed applications, including all supporting materials, must be postmarked no later than the deadlines indicated. Because of the large number of applications received and limited volunteer resources, submittals that are incomplete or postmarked after the submission deadlines will not be considered. Further, only those applicants who enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be notified if not selected for a scholarship.

Submit only one application package. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Contact: SWE

120 Wall Street 11th Floor
New York, NY

Email: hq@swe.org

Phone: 212-509-9577

Fax: 212-509-0224

URL: http://www.societyofwomenengineers.org/scholarships/brochure.aspx




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Southern Oregon University Scholarships for International Students

Southern Oregon University (SOU) offers approximately 40 partial tuition scholarships to international students each academic year. These scholarships normally pay about 45% of the non-resident tuition required to attend SOU each year. The remainder of the required funds comes from student or family savings and on-campus work while studying at SOU. Since the current estimated overall cost for one academic year of study at SOU is about $19,000, the student's financial responsibility is still large, even with one of the scholarships listed below. An estimated budget showing resources students need is provided at the end of this sheet.

Hundreds of students have been able to study at Southern Oregon University over the past 20 years using these scholarships -- they have made a critical difference for many. We hope you will be successful in your quest to study at SOU.  Awards are made in April for the academic year beginning the following September. A few awards may also be made at other times of the year, funds permitting. Scholarship funds cannot be used during the summer term. 

(Note: scholarship applicants must hold or be applying for non-resident, non-immigrant student visas for study in the U.S. Undergraduate and graduate students currently attending SOU as well as prospective students currently in the US or living abroad may apply.)

International Cultural Service Program  (ICSP)

This scholarship provides approximately 20 international students with grants of about $6,840 per academic year ($2,280 per term) toward tuition at SOU. Partial grants are sometimes awarded. Once accepted to this competitive program students who perform satisfactorily are normally able to continue with ICSP support until they complete their program at SOU. A unique feature of this grant is "cultural service" -- students participating in the program devote some 3 hours per week (80 hours per academic year) to volunteer service, usually consisting of making making presentations about their countries and cultures in local schools. These presentations may include slide shows, cultural demonstrations, cooking, speaking on current affairs or issues, and even teaching or tutoring a foreign language. Participants sometimes also address adult organizations and service clubs, or assist local businesses in translation of business materials. They also assist SOU's Office of International Programs.


International Student Fee Remission Program (ISFR)

This scholarship provides approximately 10-15 international students with grants of about $6,060 per academic year ($2,020 per term) toward tuition at SOU. Partial grants are sometimes awarded. ISFR grants do not carry any cultural service requirement. ISFR grants are awarded for a single academic year at a time, with no automatic right of renewal. Those wishing to have support for a second year must re-apply and be considered each year with all other applicants.

Selection Criteria:

For both programs there are always more applicants than funds available, so these grants are competitive. Normal scholarship criteria apply -- that is, we consider the full range of criteria one might expect, including academic excellence as demonstrated by grades and other achievement (minimum GPA is 2.75 for undergraduates, 3.0 for graduate students), the student's own written application, an interview where this is feasible, and letters of recommendation. Demonstration of financial need is also taken into consideration. For ICSP grantss, those selected must also have excellent and clear spoken English and the ability to represent their country effectively in public. For both programs, we also strive to achieve some geographical balance in participation.

Application Process and Deadline

Application forms are available each year about November 15th. Completed applications and all supporting materials must be received by the Office of International Programs at Southern Oregon University no later than March 1st for programs starting in September, when SOU's academic year begins.

For applications, or further information, contact:

ICSP/ISFR Student Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, Oregon 97520 USA
tel. (541) 552-6336 

email: intprogs@sou.edu

fax (541) 552-6440 web page: www.sou.edu/intprogs  


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Sweet Briar College, International Students Scholarship

As one of the International 50, an elite group of selective private institutions recognized for their contributions to international affairs, Sweet Briar seeks to encourage international students to study in the United States.  No separate application form is needed - applicants will be automatically considered for merit scholarships based on the application for admission. These scholarships are renewable annually according to the academic requirements stated at time of award.

Because the maximum merit scholarship is $15,000, it will be important for non-U.S. citizens to demonstrate an ability to contribute at least $17,000 per year toward the cost of education or Sweet Briar College will be unable to issue an I-20.

Amount: Up to $ 15,000

Deadline: February 1

Contact Information:

Rachel Elkins Thompson
Associate Dean of Admissions, Sweet Briar, VA

(P) - 1.800.381.6142
(F) - 434.381.6152

Email: rthompson@sbc.edu
Phone: (434) 381-6142
Fax: (434) 381-6152
Website: http://www.sbc.edu



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Four Awards from Washington State University

The International Science Student Scholarships

These Scholarships are offered by the College of Sciences to new international undergraduate students who are going into one of the Science programs at WSU. Programs that qualify are Biology, Zoology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, pre-Medical, pre-Dental, pre-Veterinary, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Physics, and Math. Successful applicants will be serious in-coming international undergraduate students with good grades and an interest in contributing to the human condition through their field. The first section of the International Student Scholarship Form must be completed for this scholarship plus a statement describing the applicants' plans for the future in his/her chosen field. There are two scholarships of $1000 each available to be distributed for fall semester 2001. The deadline is August 1.

The International Transfer Academic Award

The WSU International Transfer Academic Award is available to non-immigrant, non-resident, undergraduate transfer students who are offered admission to WSU. The WSU Academic Scholarship Application is not required since the award will be automatic based on transfer grade point average (GPA) at the time of admission.

Level One – $1250/year tuition waiver - Offered to transfer students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 – 3.59 (on 4.0 scale). Award is renewable for two additional years of undergraduate study if 3.2 GPA is maintained while attending classes on WSU campus, full-time student status is maintained, and 24 credits per year are successfully completed. (Total possible award is $1250 x 6 semesters = $7500)

Level Two - $2500/semester tuition waiver – Offered to transfer students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.6 and higher (on 4.0 scale). Award is renewable for two additional years of undergraduate study if 3.2 GPA is maintained while attending classes on WSU campus, full-time student status is maintained, and 24 credits per year are successfully completed. (Total possible award is $2500 x 6 semester = $15,000)

If you have any questions about this award please contact Paul Svaren, WSU International Enrollment at (509) 335-4508 or email at International@wsu.edu.


International Merit Award

International Programs offers a merit based tuition reduction, variable in value from year to year based on funds available, to international graduate or undergraduate students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. GPA of 3.8 or above
2. Unusual service to the university or community
3. Other extraordinary work or achievement

To apply:
Complete International Programs Scholarship Form and the IP Certification of Financial Status form. Also, include a letter of explanation of the merit quality(s) you are indicating, and a support letter from your academic advisor or supervisor.

Contact Information:

International Enrollment Office
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5110 USA

Fax: 509-335-2373


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Field Museum Internship for Undergraduate Students

The Field Museum internship program provides three-month internships to undergraduates and recent graduates for intensive study and training with an individual curator at the museum. Please read the overview of this and other programs.

The applicant must contact a Field Museum curator and arrange a letter of support addressed to Dr. Lance Grande (Geology Department), Chair, Scholarship Committee. See our list of Field Museum curators and their special emphases. Applicants should write or call anyone who seems most appropriate, since the internship project and work schedule would be arranged with her/him. Applications should include six (original plus five) copies of all materials (except letters of reference)--the application form (on line), list of references, and statement of internship goals--as well as any supplementary material that the applicant might want considered: resume, letters of reference, coursework, and so forth. It might be helpful to send the supporting curator an additional copy of the application. The deadline for receiving applications is February 1 of each year.


Elaine Zeiger
Secretary, Scholarship Committee
(Geology Dept.), (312) 665-7627
Fax (312) 665-7641; ezeiger@fieldmuseum.org


Further opportunities in anthropology for women and minorities are available in the Center for Cultural Understanding and Change. Send letter and resume to Dr. Alaka Wali, Anthropology Department.

If you would like to volunteer at The Field Museum, please call or write Patti Stratton, Searle Volunteer Coordinator, Human Resources, 312/665-7277, pstratton@fieldmuseum.org.

Undergraduate Internship Application



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Scholarships for International Graduate Students

There are many more scholarships for graduate students in the form of teaching and research assistantships. For information about financial aid for graduate study in the US, directly contact the universities which interest you. Look on the university’s website under financial aid and contact the department to which you are applying.

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Scholarships from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Life Members' Fellowship in Electrical History

Description Recognition of full-time graduate or Ph.D. work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing.
Prize $15,000 stipend supported by the IEEE Life Member Fund and administered by the IEEE History Committee.
Eligibility Candidates with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities. Pre-doctoral applicants are conditional upon acceptance of the candidate into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing. Pre-doctoral recipients may not hold or subsequently receive other fellowships, but they may earn up to $5,000 for work that is directly related to their graduate studies. Pre-doctoral Fellows must pursue full-time graduate work and evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required. These restrictions do not apply to post-doctoral applicants.
Basis for Judging The Fellow is selected on the basis of the candidate's potential for pursuing research in and contributing to electrical history.
Deadline 1 February (annually)
Contact IEEE History Center
Rutgers--The State University of New Jersey
39 Union Street, P.O. Box 5062
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-5062 USA

Phone: +1 732 932 1066; Fax: +1 732 932 1193

WWW: IEEE History Center



Motorola/IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society Graduate Fellowship for Research on Electronic Packaging

Description Promotes graduate-level study and research on electronic packaging.
Prize $21,100 per year. Of this sum $9,100 is intended to assist the student with tuition, fees, and books; $12,000 is to be paid in periodic installments to match the school enrollment terms (usually nine months); complimentary membership in IEEE and CPMT for term of Fellowship.
Eligibility Must have completed a minimum of four years of college plus one year of graduate study in a recognized scientific or engineering curriculum; must be enrolled full-time in a graduate curriculum leading to a Ph.D., with electronic packaging as a major field of interest.
Basis for Judging Student Paper competition conducted during Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) in May or June.  Abstracts must be submitted to ECTC Program committee with request to be considered for Fellowship competition. 
Presentation Annual Electronic Components and Technology Conference.
Deadline October
Contact IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society
445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 USA

Phone: + 1 732 562 5529

Fax: +1 732 981 1769

Email: m.tickman@ieee.org



IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society Graduate Student Fellowship

Description Supports graduate research in the area of insulation or dielectrics.
Prize Two $7,500 or three $5,000 scholarships per year. Funded by the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society.
Eligibility Full-time graduate students at universities in Canada or the USA.
Basis for Judging Formally submitted research proposal. The criteria for selection are technical soundness, innovative content, relevance, and the impact of the topic chosen.
Deadline 10 May (annually)
Contact Dr. S.E. Cherukupalli
Powertech Labs, Inc.
12388 88th Ave.
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada V3W 7R7

Phone: + 1 604 590 7492

Fax: +1 604 597 6656



IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Program


Description Recognizes outstanding LEOS student members pursuing graduate education within the LEOS field of interest (electro-optics, lasers, photonics, optics, or closely related fields).

Students should normally be in their penultimate year of study at time of nomination.

Fellowships will be awarded based on the student membership in each of the main geographical regions:

Americas, Europe/Mid-East/Africa, Asia/Pacific

Prize Twelve Fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded every year.  A travel grant of up to $1,000 will be available to each Fellowship recipient to attend the LEOS Annual Meeting for the award presentation.
Eligibility Fellowship candidates must be an IEEE LEOS Student member pursuing a graduate degree within the LEOS field of interest.
Basis for Judging Nominating letter by a LEOS member. [Where there are no members able to support an application, the referees may consist of the Head of the Department and one other full professor familiar with the applicant's work.]  One page statement of purpose by student describing his/her education and research of interests and accomplishments.  One page biographical sketch of student.  One copy of the student's educational transcripts.  Two reference letters from individuals familiar with the student's research and educational credentials.

The LEOS Membership Committee will select the Fellowship recipients.

Deadline In a given year, nomination packages will be due at the LEOS Executive Office by 30 May and recipients will be notified by 15 July of the same year.  The Fellowships will be presented at the LEOS Annual meeting.
Contact Send completed package to:

IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship Program

445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA

email: g.walters@ieee.org



IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships

Description Supports graduate research studies in Microwave Engineering.
Prize $5,000 each. Funded by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Eligibility Graduate student wishing to pursue graduate degree in microwave engineering on a full-time basis from a reputable institution of higher education.  Both the student and faculty member must be a member of MTT-S.
Basis for Judging High academic achievement in engineering or physics curriculum; demonstration of significant ability to perform independent research; demonstration of previous excellence in academics through awards and prizes; two (2) letters of recommendation.
Presentation Annual IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Microwave Symposium.
Deadline 30 November (annually)
Contact Dr. Aditya Gupta
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Advanced Technology Center
Winterson and Nursery Roads, MS 3K13
Linthicum, MD 21090 USA

Phone: +1 410 765 9170; Fax: +1 410 765 7370

email: a.gupta@ieee.org



IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Description Recognizes the academic record and promise of students in Ph.D. programs in the areas of Solid State Circuits.
Prize Up to $25,000 ($15,000 stipend, up to $8,000 in tuition and fees and $2,000 to the student's department for research support). Funded by the Solid-State Circuits Society.
Eligibility Must have completed at least one (1) year of graduate study and be in a Ph.D. program in the area of solid-state circuits. Must be an IEEE member or Student member.
Basis for Judging Academic record and promise, graduate study program and plans, and need.
Deadline 15 May (annually)
Contact Richard C. Jaeger
Solid-State Circuits Society Awards Committee
Alabama Microelectronics Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept
420 Brown Hall, Auburn University

Auburn University, AL   36849

Phone: +1 334 844 1871

Fax: +1 334 844 1888

Email: jaeger@eng.auburn.edu



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The Anneberg Scholarship Program

All admitted students to the Anneberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania are funded and lack of personal resources should not deter the qualified student from applying for admission to the school.  Dissertation fellowships of 12-month duration are also available. There is no separate financial aid form for Annenberg applicants.

Contact: Professor Elihu Katz, Director Anneberg Scholars Program

Email: bhenry@asc.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-898-4775

Fax: 215-898-2024

For application materials, please call or write:

Ms. Beverly Henry
Graduate Studies Coordinator
3620 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220
Phone: (215) 898-7041
FAX: (215) 898-2024
E-mail: bhenry@asc.upenn.edu





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The Art Institute of Boston (at Lesley University) Merit-Based Scholarships

AIB Admissions merit based Scholarships (Priority Deadline February 18, 2004) AIB Scholarships averaging $5500 per year are awarded each year to a number of full-time incoming students. Awards are based on academic and personal achievement and artistic excellence. AIB Scholarships renew each year, provided the recipient is in good academic standing.

Students applying for full time enrollment who have had their portfolio qualified by an AIB representative, a minimum GPA of 3.5, or SAT score minimum of 1200, are eligible to apply for an AIB Scholarship. Transfer students, International students, and returning students are all eligible to be considered for this award. Students who hold previous undergraduate degrees do not qualify.

Scholarship candidates must submit a labeled slide portfolio of 12-20 slides before February 15th and November 15th  in order to be eligible to compete for AIB Scholarships. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions:

The Art Institute of Boston
700 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Email: admissions@aiboston.edu

Phone: 617-585-6700

Fax: 617-437-1226



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The ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid

A Grant-in-Aid is a grant of funds to a full-time graduate student of ASHRAE-related technologies. It is awarded once each year for use in the following academic year. Normally 20 to 25 grants are made each year.

The Grant is intended to encourage the student to continue his/her preparation for service in the HVAC&R industry. The relevance of the research proposed by the candidate is a consideration for awarding the grant. The Grant-in-Aid is made through the university solely for the support of the student in an amount not to exceed US $7,500 per school year per student and is not renewable. Typical expenditures include living expenses, tuition, travel to ASHRAE meetings, experimental equipment, and supplies.

Consideration is given to participation of the student and his/her advisor in ASHRAE and an attempt will be made to distribute the awards equitably among regions, institutions, and foreign countries. The basis for scoring heavily emphasizes ASHRAE involvement and is intended to stimulate advisor activity in ASHRAE and associate societies.

Applications shall be made to the Manager of Research on the student's behalf by the faculty advisor and will be reviewed and selected by the Research Administration Committee at the ASHRAE Winter meeting. Applications must be received at ASHRAE Headquarters by DECEMBER 15 to be considered.

An application form can be printed and downloaded from this site. Additional information can be obtained from the Manager of Research at ASHRAE headquarters. Requests may be made via mail, fax (404-321-5478) or e-mail bseaton@ashrae.org.

Applicants will be notified of the results of the competitive evaluation by April 1. Funds will be available to the grant recipients shortly after July 1.

The student shall complete pages 1-4 of the web site application form or pages 1-3 of the printed application form and submit it to his/her advisor.

1.    Student History: Name, address, degree, grade point average, rank in class, membership in professional societies, previous work experience, transcript to be attached), other financial aid being received.

2.    Description of Research Project: Significance of research, outline of plan of procedure, approximate budget, institution's contribution, plans for publication of research results.

3.    Amount of Grant Needed: ASHRAE support is to cover student's expenses. Fringe benefits and project costs, computer time, etc. should not be part of the request. Information concerning support from other sources should be included.

The advisor will then supply the following data on page 5 of the web site form or page 4 of the printed application form prior to submission to ASHRAE:

4.    Information on Institution and Faculty Advisor: Is the Faculty Advisor an ASHRAE member, and if so, for how long and at what grade? Indicate nature of activity in Society affairs. Faculty Advisor's assessment of applicant.

GPA to be reported on a scale of 1.0 to 4.0 basis with Excellent = A = 4.0; Average = C = 2.0

ASHRAE must be notified if an applicant or awardee leaves school, changes projects or changes faculty advisors.

Application forms should be returned to:

1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2305
Phone: 404-636-8400

Fax: 404-321-5478

Website: http://xp20.ashrae.org/STUDENT/gia-grad.htm



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The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture


The Garden Club of America (GCA) and the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) are seeking applicants for the Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture. The Fellowship is sponsored by the GCA and administered by CPC. The Executive Committee of the GCA will award the Fellowship in spring upon recommendation by their Scholarship Committee and the Science Advisory Council of the CPC.

Each year, the grant enables a graduate student in biology, horticulture, or a related field to conduct research on a rare or endangered U.S. plant. Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the Carolinas or the southeastern United States. Fellowships may vary from $1,000 to $4,000, and will serve as compensation for work done by a graduate student, often at a botanical garden jointly serving CPC and that student’s curricular studies.

Application Guidelines

Applications should be submitted to the Center for Plant Conservation. They should include the following:

1.    a 2-3 page proposal, which includes a description of the research project, and how it relates to the student’s academic and professional development

2.    an itemized budget for the funds requested

3.    a current resume

4.    a letter of endorsement by an academic advisor from the institution where the student is pursuing graduate studies

5.    the names of three additional persons qualified to describe the student’s character and ability

6.    official transcripts for both undergraduate and graduate academic records.

The successful applicant should be prepared to write an article for Plant Conservation, the newsletter of the Center for Plant Conservation, and submit a written report of the project results. Selection will be based on the excellence of the student’s personal and academic qualifications, and on the anticipated contribution of the project to the conservation of rare and endangered plants.

Application Deadlines

Address all inquiries and applications to:

Beattie Fellowship
Center for Plant Conservation
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

Email: sud@mobot.org

Phone: 314-577-9452

Fax: 314-577-9465

Website: http://www.mobot.org/CPC/beattie.html



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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship

HHMI's fellowship programs provide training in biomedical research. Each program has distinct eligibility guidelines and application procedures.

Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences are awarded for up to 5 years of full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. in specified biological disciplines. Predoctoral fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. College seniors, college graduates with no or limited postbaccalaureate graduate study in the biological sciences, and first-year graduate students may apply. U.S. citizens may study in the United States or abroad; others must study in the United States.

Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students support one year of full-time research, and continued fellowships help fellows complete their medical studies. Applicants must be U.S. medical students who wish to spend a year doing intensive research in a laboratory. To apply, go to http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html and enter the login ID guest and the password medical. After registering, you will receive a unique login ID and password. To ask a question about the program, send a message to grantmed@hhmi.org.

Contact Information:

Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Office of Grants and Special Programs
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789

Phone: 301-215-8883

Fax: 301-215-8888

Email: fellows@hhmi.org

Website: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html




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The Lindbergh Grant in Conservation and Preservation

Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.

To date, 225 men and women in the United States and abroad have received more than $2.1 million to support their work.

Lindbergh Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources - including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education - including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health - including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. A Jonathan Lindbergh Brown Grant may be given to a project to support adaptive technology or biomedical research which seeks to redress imbalance between an individual and his or her human environment.


The deadline for grant applications is the second Thursday of June in the year preceeding the awarding of funds. For example, for funding beginning in June of 2005, applications were due June 15, 2004. All applicants receive notification of final selections by April 15 of each funding year. Grants are presented in June.

Field of Study: Conservation and Preservation

Deadline: Second Tuesday of June

Contact Information:

Lindbergh Foundation
2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310

Minneapolis, MN

Phone: 763-576-1596

Fax: 612-338-6826

Website: http://www.lindberghfoundation.org




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PEO International Scholarship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada. The maximum amount for a full 12 months of study is $8,000. 

Application material will be sent only if you can fulfill all of the following requirements.


An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, (a limited number of undergraduate scholarships are available to students admitted to Cottey Junior College, Nevada, Missouri, which is owned and operated by PEO), working toward a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the United States or Canada. Eligibility must be established before application material is sent to applicants. The eligibility material may be requested at any time, but the completed material will be accepted back in the International Peace Scholarship Office, PEO Executive Office, only after 15 August, and before the deadline of 15 December. The deadline for returning application and all related material, except applicant's notice of admission, is 31 January.

A copy of the applicant's notice of admission, specifying the graduate degree program, must be received by the International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, by 1 April annually.

Amount of Scholarship

The maximum scholarship awarded to a student is $6,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs. There is a two-year cap.


PEO Internationl Peace Scholarship awards are given as grants-in-aid. They are not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to confirm additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarship grants.


A student holding citizenship, or permanent residency, in the United States or Canada is ineligible. Scholarships are not given for research, internships, practical training, or travel. Doctoral students who have completed course work and are working on dissertations only are not eligible as first-time applicants. In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and on campus for the entire school year. A student who has received a scholarship for study at Cottey Junior College is ineligible for further assistance from IPS. A student who has received an AAUW Scholarship will be ineligible for an IPS Scholarship during the same academic year. She will be eligible to apply for an IPS Scholarship the following year.

Application procedures

Information concerning the International Peace Scholarship program is available from PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899. Application material will be sent only if satisfactory information establishing eligibility has been received from the applicant. Information concerning admission to Cottey College may be obtained by writing to the Co-ordinator of Admissions, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri 64772.

Applications will include:

Promise to Return: An applicant must submit a witnessed statement that upon completion of her degree program, she will return immediately to her own country to pursue her professional career. This statement must be signed by both applicant and witness. An applicant selected to receive a Scholarship will be required to agree to repay any grant moneys received if she fails to return to her own country upon completion of her degree program.

Travel Expense: The applicant must have her round trip or return travel expense guaranteed at the time of application.

Contact Person: An applicant must have a contact person who is a citizen of the United States or Canada, and who will act as her non-academic adviser.

Announcement of Awards

Awards are announced in April. The amount of the Scholarship will be divided into two payments to be distributed in August and December.

For more information, please go to: http://www.peointernational.org/






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The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-in-Aid for scholarly research in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial and artifact collections  

The SPSSI Committee on Grants-in-Aid has funds of up to $2,000* per grant available for scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, new investigators, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions.

Funding up to $1,000* is available for graduate student research, with strong preference given to applications from students at the dissertation stage of the graduate career. Such proposals must be accompanied by an appropriate official university agreement to match the amount requested. This matching requirement will not be waived for institutions that have adopted a policy of not providing matching funds to support graduate student research.

SPSSI wishes not only to be responsive to research on social issues but to stimulate the development of proposals in certain areas. Clara Mayo, SPSSI President, 1981-1982, had a particular and energetic commitment to the study of sexism and racism. In honor of her memory, we therefore welcome proposals in these areas. The Grants-in-Aid Program is sponsored in part by the Sophie and Shirley Cohen Memorial Fund and through membership contributions.

Proposals for highly timely and event-oriented research may be submitted at any time during the year. They will be reviewed within one month of receipt on an ad hoc basis by the committee. Investigators who believe their proposal fits this category should clearly state that fact in a cover letter accompanying the proposal. All other applicants should submit proposals postmarked by November 13 and April 1 for consideration at the fall and spring committee meetings, respectively. Applications are evaluated by at least two committee reviewers. Funds are made available immediately upon approval. Institution IRB approvals must accompany all submissions.

How to Apply: There are no formal application blanks; interested persons should submit four complete copies of a statement that includes:

1.    A cover sheet stating title of proposal, name of investigator, address, phone, and fax number.

2.    An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research.

3.    Project purposes, theoretical rationale, and research methodology and analytical procedures to be employed.

4.    Relevance of research to SPSSI goals and Grants-in-Aid criteria.

5.    Status of human subjects review process (which must be satisfactorily completed before grant funds can be forwarded).

6.    Resume of investigator (a faculty sponsor's recommendation must be provided if the investigator is a grad student; support is seldom awarded to students who have not yet reached the dissertation stage).

7.    Specific amount requested including a budget. For co-authored submissions, please indicate only one name and institution to whom a check should be jointly issued if selected for funding.

A recommended length for the combined Points (1) through (4) of the proposal is 5-7 double-spaced, typed pages.

Committee Chair: Heather Bullock, Ph.D.

Applicants may submit only one grant application per deadline.

Send to :
Attn: Grants-in-Aid Program

1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20006-3405

*Under exceptional circumstances or in cases of unique merit, awards in larger amounts will be considered.

For questions, contact:

Carol Lockman
Hagley Museum and Library; Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society
PO Box 3630
Wilmington, DE

Email: crl@strauss.edu

Phone: 302-658-2400

Fax: 302-658-0568




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The Advanced Opportunity Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin


The Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, at the University of Wisconsin is an award given to certain US students or permanent residents (not international students who enter the US on a non-immigrant visa).


Candidates for the fellowship must meet two of the precise eligibility criteria:

1) They must be either educationally disadvantaged (i.e, their parents did not complete a bachelor's degree, they participated in a TRIO program).

2) They qualify for federally administered financial aid grants.

3) They must belong to an under-represented minority group (i.e., they must be African Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Mexican Americans, Chicanos/Chicanas, Puerto Ricans, Cambodians, Hmong, Laotians, or Vietnamese or other Southeast Asians).

Preference, however, is given to Wisconsin residents.

The amount of the fellowship changes each year. For the year 2004, Advanced Opportunity Fellowships provide a waiver of nonresident portion of tuition, health insurance and a stipend of $14,500 for one year.

There is no separate deadline for applying for the fellowship.

Applicants need only to apply for the graduate program by the established deadline, which is, January 1, to be considered for admission beginning the following academic year.

Be sure to complete Item 7 (Ethnic Heritage) and Item 19B (Applying for Fellowships) on your application form. Also, to help identify whether you qualify as educationally disadvantaged, please complete the supplementary information sheet in the Graduate School's application form.

For more information, contact Jan Hornback, the Fellowships Coordinator in the Graduate School by phone at 608-262-0560 or email: hornback@bascom.wisc.edu. 


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Visiting Scientist Program for Astrophysical Observatory

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has a Visiting Scientist Program to expand the scholarly exchange of scientific information in the areas of atomic and molecular physics; infrared, optical, radio, and X-ray astronomy; planetary sciences; geophysics; solar and stellar physics; and theoretical astrophysics. This program annually attracts many international and national visitors. They come for a well-defined scientific purpose which may be to collaborate with a specific individual, to access unique data, or to use specialized facilities. Visits vary from a few days to several weeks or months, and in some cases up to a year. Stipend support varies with the length of the visit and the amount of support being provided by the visitor's home institution, or by a fellowship such as a Guggenheim, NATO, etc.

More information on this program can be obtained from the:

Secretary, Visiting Scientist Program
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street, Mail Stop 47
Cambridge, MA 02138

E-mail: vsp@cfa.havard.edu



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Field Museum Internships for Graduate Students

All of the Field Museum graduate fellowship funds stipulate a one-year appointment, and the student is expected to spend a significant portion of his/her research time at the Museum with the expectation that one or more Field Museum curators would be on his/her doctoral committee. The museum can fund two, and sometimes three fellowships each year. Please read the overview of the Field Museum fellowship program internship and other programs.

An initial requirement for a fellowship is a letter of support from a curator at the Museum, addressed to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Dr. Lance Grande. Please see the list of Field Museum curators and their special emphases. Applicants should write or call the person who seems most appropriate.

Six (original plus five) copies of all application materials must be sent to the chair of the scholarship committee (see application form for materials needed). The deadline for receiving graduate fellowship applications is February 1 of each year.

Elaine Zeiger
Secretary, Scholarship Committee
(312) 665-7627 (Geology Dept.),
Fax (312) 665-7641; ezeiger@fieldmuseum.org

Graduate Student Fellowship Application




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 Outdoor Education Internship at SCICON

SCICON is a resident outdoor education facility located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Springville, California. Each week approximately 185 sixth-grade students come to SCICON for 5 days to learn about science and conservation and to experience nature at its best. Students attend daily instructional trails as well as participate in evening recreational activities. A museum of natural history, planetarium, observatory, raptor rehabilitation center and over 17 miles of trails are just some of the highlights of this beautiful 1,100-acre campus.

The Internship Program starts with an in-depth orientation program at SCICON which includes guest speakers and field trips, as well as intensive training workshops. Once the school program starts, interns rotate through a variety of positions such as
aquatics trailguide, communities trailguide, birding trailguide, geology trailguide, astronomy trailguide, village coordinator, lodge coordinator, and lead intern, as they work closely with all facets of the program.
SCICON's goal for the internship is that you will gain a comprehensive experience and wide-ranging skills in outdoor education program operation. This breadth of skills and experience is a vital foundation for those serious about a career in outdoor education or education. SCICON maintains a long-term relationship with those who have completed internships. SCICON is very committed to helping current and former interns reach their career goals. Former SCICON interns are very successful in the fields of education, science education and environmental education. A California teaching credential program is available for those interested in obtaining a teaching certificate.



Interns must be able to lead groups of students over rough terrain during both day and night, lead vigorous hikes, and speak fluent English (bilingual skills welcomed). Interns must be available to live on campus, August through June. (No housing is available for couples or families.)



Internships are available each fall for the school year (mid-August thru June). Applications may be submitted anytime. Hiring for the school year will begin February 1 and completed when all positions are filled. To be considered for an interview an applicant must submit:

Applications and reference forms are available by mail. To receive these forms, call the SCICON office at (559) 539-2642 or e-mail Rick Mitchell at rickmit@tcoe.org. Be sure to include your mailing address in the message. Applications may be submitted online, and resumes may be sent electronically with the appropriate formatting (Microsoft Word or Wordperfect.) Reference forms or reference letters must be received by mail or fax.

Completed applications, resumes or reference forms may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 339
Springville, CA 93265

If you have questions, contact the SCICON office at (559) 539-2642 or e-mail Rick Mitchell, Program Director or Alex Price, Lead Teacher.

(For more information, please visit this website: http://www.tcoe.net/SCICON/Internships.shtm)



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Smithsonian Minority Internship

Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

About Your School: Qualified Institutions & Level of Study

Award may be used for:

Designated institutions: Smithsonian Institution

Application Requirements

Additional information:

General Information

Type of award:

Individual award amount: Maximum:$3,000

Deadlines & Fees

Application Deadline:

Contact Information

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Fellowships and Grants
750 9th Street, NW, Suite 9300 MRC 902
Washington, DC 20560-0902
Phone: 202-275-0655
E-mail: siofg@ofg.si.edu
Web: www.si.edu/ofg/intern.htm


(Please note: Carefully review the requirements to be sure you qualify for this scholarship and confirm information with the program before applying. Sponsoring organizations may have changed policies, awards, or requirements since supplying their information.)




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Internship at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 


In 1968 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established as an international center for advanced study and as a "living memorial" to Woodrow Wilson, America's 28th president.  Located in Washington, D.C., the Center provides a unique forum for bringing together the world of ideas and the world of public affairs. Through a wide variety of programs and projects, the Center's resident scholars interact with policymakers to illuminate current public policy concerns and identify emerging issues. More than 1,200 fellows and other scholars have been in residence at the Center since 1970, including Madeleine Albright, Joseph Nye, and Thomas Friedman.

Every year the Center accepts around 150 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students into its internship program. While at the Center, interns provide research assistance to scholars-in-residence (fellows, public policy scholars, or senior scholars) and/or Center staff.

The Center's internship program is structured to provide students with extensive practical experience. Typical responsibilities include:

Interns are also encouraged to attend Center-sponsored events, including seminars, colloquia, and conferences.


Terms and Conditions

Center internships generally last three to nine months -- never more than one year. Interns typically work 12 to 16 hours per week. To the extent possible, the Center matches the goals and interests of the intern with those of the scholar or staff member to whom they are assigned.


To be considered for an internship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Internships are open to U.S. citizens and to qualified foreign students who hold a U.S. student visa (F1). The Woodrow Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and as such, follows EOE guidelines in intern selection.

Application Process

To apply for an internship, you are required to submit the following materials:

1.    a brief letter stating when you would be available to begin an internship and for how long. Be sure to include your telephone number (home and school), e-mail address, and mailing address (home and school).

2.    a detailed resume listing your academic and professional accomplishments, including any previous research experience and/or language skills.

3.    two letters of recommendation from professors who know you and your work well.

4.    an official academic transcript listing all courses taken in the past as well as those in which you are currently enrolled.

Please direct these materials, as well as any questions, to our internships coordinator:

Dr. Bahman Amini
Internships Coordinator, Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC. 20004-3027
E-mail: benamini@wwic.si.edu
Phone: 202/691-4053
Fax: 202/691-4001

Deadline for Application

There is no application deadline. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. Although the majority of the Center's interns begin at the opening or closing of the academic year (September or May), a significant number start working at other times.


The internships coordinator will acknowledge receipt of your application by e-mail. At that time, he will let you know approximately when you will receive final e-mail notification about your status.



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The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

Federal Work-Study salaries are at least the current federal minimum wage, but they may be higher, depending on the type of work you do and the skills required. You can choose between a job on the university campus, with a nearby government office, or with a non-profit organization off-campus. Most jobs are for administrative assistants, lab assistants, researchers, accountants, computer advisors, and teachers.

Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of your school.

Eligibility: Only American citizens and eligible non-citizens (those with asylum or refugee status can apply. You must have a social security number. You must be enrolled in a university full-time. You must pay taxes on your Work-Study wages.

Usually the most you can work is 20 hours per week. To be accepted into a Work-Study Program, you must apply through your university’s financial aid office or online through the US government’s education website. For more information, see www.ed.gov.

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For International Students

International undergraduate and graduate students can take out loans, but it can be expensive. In most cases, you will be required to have an American citizen or permanent resident co-sign, and this person will have to be able to show sufficient financial resources. If you take out a loan, you will not need to repay anything while you are still studying full-time. Once you graduate, you must begin repaying, with interest. See www.edupass.org for banks that offer loans to international students.

InternationalStudentLoan.com and the International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) have also created the International Student Loan Program (ISLP) which offers financing up to the total cost of education in US dollars, flexible repayment options and up to 20 years to repay the loan. 

Students must be enrolled at approved colleges and universities, either at the Undergraduate or the Graduate level. Students must have a creditworthy US citizen or permanent resident (greencard holder) willing to cosign and guarantee the loan. Cosigners must be living and working in the US for at least the last two years and satisfy credit approval criteria.  The co-applicant must have a minimum credit history of two years and make at least $18,000 per year in income.

Loan Amounts:
Students may apply for up to the cost of education (including tuition, fees, room and board) less other financial aid and/or loans per academic year. New loans can be applied for each subsequent year. The minimum loan amount is US$ 500 per academic year.

Interest Rates:
The interest rate will be variable, adjusted monthly to the published Wall Street Journal Prime Lending Rate + 0.0%.  (US prime rate 8.5% as of January 2000.)

A guarantee fee, 5% for undergraduate loans or 6% for graduate loans, will be deducted from the principle upon disbursement. There are no charges for applying if the loan is denied or cancelled.

A servicer will compute a monthly payment amount, amortizing the principal over the agreed-upon repayment term. Borrowers will have up to 25 years to repay their loan. There are no prepayment penalties.
Immediate Repayment - Pay principle and interest beginning 45 days from disbursement.  The maximum monthly repayment would be at least $50.
Deferred Repayment (1) - Pay interest only while enrolled for up to four consecutive years. Payment of principal and interest starts within 45 days after graduation (for undergraduates) and 6 months after graduation (for graduates). If the student withdraws, repayment is effective 45 days after withdrawal from school.
Deferred Repayment (2) - Deferment of principle and interest is available while in school or an approved residency/internship.  Full monthly principle and interest payments will begin after graduation, separation or completion of an approved residency/internship. Undergraduates who choose deferred repayment incur a 6.5% guarantee fee.
(Note:Terms are subject to change are to be used for informational purposes only.)

Length of Process:   
The overall process, including school certification, takes about 4 weeks. Loans are processed at the TERI Corporation. Once TERI receives an application, it takes 5 to 7 business days to pre-approve or deny the loan.

Required Documents for Application:   
For income verification purposes, co-applicants must submit documentation of earnings.
- Salaried Co-applicants must provide a copy of their most recent paystub, not more than 60 days old.
- Self -Employed Co-applicants must provide copies of their last 2 years completed tax returns, with all necessary schedules.
- Retired Co-applicants must provide their completed last year's tax return and documentation showing Social Security/Insurance, pension and retirement income (if applicable).
Students will be required to produce a copy of his/her student F1 visa or student I20 form. If your loan has been pre-approved pending receipt of your visa, we can provide the school with confirmation in order to allow them to issue your documentation.

Example of Monthly Payment Calculation:

Loan Amount - $13,000
Interest Rate - Prime (As of 1-1-00 = 8.5%)
$13,000 x .085 = $1,105.00/year divided by 12 = $92.08/month.
(Note: this formula is applicable to Repayment Option 2, Deferred Principal.)


For US Citizens/Permanent Residents

The Federal Perkins Loan Program

This program offers a low-interest (5 percent) loan for both undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. Your school is your lender. The loan is made with government funds with a share contributed by the school. You must repay this loan to your school.

Depending on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of the school, you can borrow up to $3,000 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $15,000.

You can borrow $5,000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $30,000. (This includes any Federal Perkins Loans you borrowed as an undergraduate.)

Your school will either pay you directly (usually by check) or credit your account. Generally, you'll receive the loan in at least two payments during the academic year.

If you're attending school at least half time, you have nine months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment. This is called a grace period. At the end of your grace period, you must begin repaying your loan. You may be allowed up to 10 years to repay.

Typical payments range from $32/month to $160/month. If you skip a payment, make a payment late, or make less than a full payment, you may have to pay a late charge plus any collection costs. Late charges will continue until your payments are current.

Examples of Typical Payments for Perkins Loan Repayments

Total Loan Amount

Number of Payments

Monthly Payment

Total Interest Charges

Total Repaid

$ 3,000



$ 31.84


$ 817.86

$ 3,817.86















See http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html for more information.

Federal Direct Ford/Stafford Loans

Eligible students filing the FAFSA are automatically considered for these loans, which can be either subsidized or unsubsidized. Need is required for subsidized loans. The federal government pays the interest on these loans while the student is in school.

Federal Direct Ford/Stafford Loan Annual Limits

Class Level

Subsidized/Unsubsidized Combination

Additional Unsubsidized*
















You can apply for Stafford loans through the university’s financial aid office.

*Note: Some states also have loan programs for residents of that state.



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