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External scholarships and fellowships

All qualifying students

  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: Supports the education of women from eligible countries who are committed to working to empower women and children. Previous grant recipients have studied agriculture, architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences and social work.
  • Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos: Focuses on strengthening and intensifying cultural relations between Brazil and the United States. IBEU has a scholarship program and provides educational advising on courses of study in the United States. Open to students from Brazil.
  • Organization of American States Academic Scholarship Program: Grants scholarships for the pursuit of master's and doctoral degrees and graduate research leading to a university degree, as well as for full-time study at the undergraduate area. Eligible applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of OAS member countries and be studying in OAS member or observer countries.

Graduate students

  • American Association of University Women: Awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, and must have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of application. Selection criteria include an outstanding academic record, professional potential and the potential of the field of study to improve the lives of women and girls in the country of origin. Preference is given to women residing in their home countries at the time of application.
  • International Peace Scholarship: Provides grants for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree at the college/university of her choice in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled on campus the entire year. Open to all nationalities.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowships: Designed to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanities disciplines. Multiple competitive fellowship and grant programs are available, with varying requirements and award amounts.
  • World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program: Open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries' development efforts, and to Japanese nationals who are mid-career professionals whose work is dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and enhanced shared prosperity in developing countries. Scholarships provide tuition, monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance and travel allowance.
  • King Faisal Foundation scholarships: Provides grants for individuals and communities and aids Muslim students in their studies in engineering, science and medicine. Scholarship program allows outstanding Muslim students the opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies at the universities of their choice. Open to students from Saudi Arabia.

Undergraduate students

  • Armenian Students Association: Provides scholarships to applicants who: are of Armenian ancestry; are enrolled as a full-time student at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; have completed at least the first year of college. Awards are based on financial need, academic performance, ability for self-help and participation in extracurricular activities.