Fellowships and Scholarships that do not require College nomination and are also open to non-U.S. citizens
Also, view the Scholarship Databases at the end of the page for more opportunities.
Acumen Fund Fellowship
Established in 2006, the Global Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business and operational expertise and moral imagination needed to effect long-term social change. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in the Acumen New York office, where Fellows learn about business models for the poor, hone their leadership skills, and learn more about Acumen. After training, each Fellow works for the CEO or senior management of an Acumen investee on a critical business issue facing the organization. Fellows have worked on projects ranging from leading operations of a new business unit at a cotton ginnery in Uganda, to expanding the clinic network of a pharmacy company in India, to developing branding strategies for a microfinance institution in Pakistan.
Eligibility: Open to applicants of any nationality, and the College is prepared to do what is possible and reasonable to address Fellows’ visa and immigration issues.
AAMC Financing Your Medical Education
A series of grants and awards honoring individuals in the fields of medical education, research, and community service.
Deadlines variable, most due May 1.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships – U.S. and International
Approximately 35 fellowships of $6,000
Eligibility: For women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor's degree in science or engineering.
American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)’s Summer Fellowship Practicum
AIER’s Summer Fellowship Practicum program introduces accomplished college students, post-graduates and graduate students to the Institute’s mission, work, and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion.” The AIER Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provides an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills.
Eligibility: Must fit the following criteria: either a graduate or a senior college student majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields.
Citizenship requirement: Non-U.S. citizens can apply if they are enrolled in a U.S. degree granting institution, have CPT or OPT, or have employment authorization in the United States.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Eligibility: Students who were diagnosed with hearing loss before the age of seven are eligible for a merit-based scholarship ranging from $1,000-$10,000.
Albright Institute Fellowships
The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows, including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows, receive funding from other sources.
Eligibility: Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, The Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.
Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship
For individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement.
Eligibility: Fellowships are designed for recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in the professional theater. Fellowship is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts.
Deadline: mid-March and mid-April
American Center of Oriental Research Scholarships and Fellowships
Monetary grants and fellowships based on research within the Asian continent.
Eligibility: Available to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Citizenship requirement: Open to various nationalities.
American Association for University Women - International Fellowships
International fellowships for full-time graduate study or research in the U.S. Citizenship requirements: Open to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Eligibility: Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.
Deadline: December 1.
American Foreign Service Association's Advocacy and Government Affairs Internship
AFSA is pleased to offer an Advocacy and Government Affairs Internship to college and graduate students interested in international affairs, advocacy/grassroots mobilization, communications, stakeholder engagement, and the U.S. Foreign Service. During their time at AFSA, interns will also have unique opportunities to talk with Foreign Service employees, learn about the Foreign Service, and gain insights into the workings of the State Department and other foreign affairs agencies. Arrangements will be made for at least one visit to a State Department press briefing, and we strive to identify opportunities for high-level interaction for our interns. AFSA offers this internship in the spring, summer and fall. Fall (September-December) and spring (January-May) interns are expected to work at least two full days a week (equivalent of 16 hours), for which they receive a $450 stipend. Summer (June-August) interns, who must be available full-time, receive $550. We are also happy to coordinate with the appropriate college office for the conferral of academic credit for the internship. Please note that all interns are responsible for arranging their own housing and covering their own expenses.
Citizenship requirement: Open to international students.
American Scandinavian Foundation (U.S., International)
For study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
Citizenship requirement: Open to citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden
Deadline: Early November.
Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc.
The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture. Scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year.
Citizenship requirement: Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible. Applicants should either have U.S. citizenship or have the appropriate visa status and be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance.
Asian Cultural Council
Whether Asian or American, whether a cutting-edge painter or a traditional dancer, whether a classical musician or a modern cultural archeologist — any gifted individual artist or scholar who seeks to grow in his or her craft or field can apply for funding to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.
Deadline: Applications open in September.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program - International
The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years to pursue post-graduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.
Citizenship requirement: Citizens of ADB's developing member countries
Assoc. for Women in Science Educational Foundation
U.S. & Int’l (for studying in U.S.) Support for women enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D.
Belgian American Education Fund, Inc.
Fellowships for study or/and research in the United States. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the U.S. institution.
Citizenship requirements: Fellows are Belgian citizens who are expected to stay in the U.S. for a full academic year at a U.S. institution or for a full year at a research institution.
Deadline: October 31.
BMI Foundation Student Awards
BMI Foundations offers a series of scholarships for various music and art-related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply.
Citizenship requirementns: Most scholarships are open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere, but require attendance at a U.S. university.
Cambridge Overseas Trust
Established by the University of Cambridge, UK, in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels. Applications are made to the University, not the trust.
Deadline: Early December
Newman Civic Fellows Award
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
The Fellowships and Awards Program supports graduate study, literacy, and the creative arts through awards and grants ranging from $2,000 to $11,500.
Citizenship requirement: Restricted to women who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada.
Deadline: early November.
Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK
Canon Collins offers a variety of scholarships and funding. This scholarship partners with specific UK institutions to fund full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support while in the UK.
Citizenship requirement: Nationals or those with refugee status from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program
Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships.They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Certain universities are eligible. Yearlong paid internship in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington DC for graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.
Eligibility: For uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.
Citizenship requirement: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) summer fellowship
The Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh sponsors a 10-week summer program in which undergraduate students conduct research investigating aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of CNUP training faculty.
Eligibility: Students must have completed the sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework.
Citizenship requirements: Undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or be citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico. International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) internships
CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or a recent graduate.
Deadlines: early August (Fall), late November (Spring), mid-March (Summer).
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations across the country featuring a $4,800 stipend.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Deadline: March 1.
Chevening Scholarship Program
Three scholarship schemes for graduate study in the UK
Citizenship requirements: For students from selected countries (list: http://www.chevening.com/how-apply/A)
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early career individuals from around the world with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Fellows become part of a National Academies' committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.
Citizenship requirements: The program is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S citizens who hold the following visas: F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training); F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training); J-2 dependents; J-1 students using academic training; J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer; DACA recipients; and adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
This is intended to fund postgraduate study or doctoral research at Commonwealth Universities. Scholarships and fellowships vary by nationality/country. Click the link to view the countries’ current scholarship offerings.
Citizenship requirement: Commonwealth citizens are open to apply.
Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Citizenship requirements: Will accept applications from both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, other than citizens of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, provided they are enrolled in a U.S. institution.
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program
Flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. This highly selective program guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with our corporate partners - some of the world's leading corporations - for potential summer internships; deepens their leadership skills; prepares them for success in their internship; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community, consisting of current and past Fellows; and provides access to prestigious scholarships.
Eligibility: must be a current sophomore at a four-year university in the U.S with a (visible or invisible) disability who will study as a full-time student for the following academic year and be eligible to work in the U.S.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Eligibility: Applicants must be second or third-year students, who will be in the third and fourth year during their stay in Germany. After the scholarship, they must return to the U.S. or Canada to complete their Bachelor’s degree. DAAD will support a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students who are actively working for peace and justice. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant.
Citizenship requirements: Open to non-US citizens who are attending an accredited university.
Deadline: April 1.
Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships
Provides seed funding and support to more than 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. The fellowship includes: the Global Fellowship, the Black Male Achievement Fellowship, and the Climate Fellowship.
Eligibility: Must demonstrate sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events.
Deadline: varies, usually October-November.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Essay contest open to full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities. Contestants must have a faculty adviser. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000.
Citizenship requirements: International and non-U.S. citizen students, as well as students studying abroad, are eligible.
Deadline: December 9th.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists
Five grants in the amount of $15,000 (Canadian) and subsequent grants of &18,000 each.
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art.
The Explorers Club - Youth Activity Fund Grant
The Explorers Club - Youth Activity Fund Grants support high school students and college undergraduates in order to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Grants normally given to the following disciplines or topics: Climate Change, Geoscience, Paleoclimate (i.e. Early Earth, Tectonics, Volcanism, Paleontology, Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy); Marine Science, Marine Biology, Marine Life, Fish, Coral, Ocean, Fresh Water, Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries; conservation science; Anthropology/Archeology; Plants and Molds; Animals.
Citizenship requirements: No explicit mention of citizenship eligibility requirements.
Ford School Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.
Eligibility is limited to: all citizens, nationals and permanent residents of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation; individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement; individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge.
Deadlines: 15 October (U.S. citizens) 1 December (non-U.S. citizens).
Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition
$1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors.
Citizenship requirements: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and Canada (void in Quebec).
Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, undergraduate or graduate, and between the ages of 17 and 25. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students. Scholarships awarded on the basis of necessity and merit.
Deadline: March 18
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships
For college graduates to serve 6 – 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington, D.C. while receiving a stipend. Prospective fellows must demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. Citizenship requirement: U.S. citizens and applicants with a visa are able to apply.
Deadline: October 1st (Spring), January 13th (Fall).
Humane Studies Fellowships
For current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships from $2,000 to $15,000 are awarded annually.
Deadline: January 31.
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Eligibility: Female sophomores or juniors at a U.S. college or university at the time of application with a minimum 3.0 GPA; majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed. No citizenship restriction.
J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund
Annual $2,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public and civil service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-paying job or internship during a summer or other term.
Deadline: April 1 but awarded on rolling basis.
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies
A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtain Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and prepare them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study
Citizenship requirement: Japanese nationals
Deadline: January 31st
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA
In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership.
- be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year
- intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year
- be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related technical field
- have a strong academic record
- exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science
Citizenship requirement: Citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
Japan Inter-American Development Bank Scholarship Program
Scholarship program who wish to pursue Master's degree in development-related fields, such as social sciences, business, public administration or other related disciplines (except law and medicine). WBI Scholarships Program (WBISP) comprises three separate scholarship and fellowship programs: the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP); the Japan Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Program (JIPS); and the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program (RSM). The World Bank administers the Scholarship Programs through the World Bank Institute (WBI). Scholarship recipients may attend accredited institutions offering Master's programs, located in any of the member countries. The scholarship provides benefits covering full tuition, university medical and accident insurance, an installation allowance, a monthly subsistence allowance, a book allowance, and economy class travel.
Citizenship requirements: For students from the Bank’s borrowing member countries (see website)
Deadline variable per region.
John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program
Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy or economics. Fellowship start dates are in February, June, or September.
Eligibility: For recent college graduates and graduate students.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program
The JJ/WBG Scholarship Program is unique among the hundreds of multilateral, bilateral and NGO funded scholarship programs offered to international students. Unlike most other well- known programs it does not focus on a specific region, group, hosting institution or country, or field of study. Suggested fields of study: economics, public administration, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, infrastructure, information systems and aquatic resources (provided that the focus of study is on public policy aspects of these fields), environment and natural resource management, education, and other development-related subjects.
Citizenship requirement: For individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at any university located in a World Bank member country except their own.
Deadline: early May.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Three major awards: one $20,000 in any field of music; one $20,000 in instrumental or vocal music, architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, or dance; and one $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. To be used toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in America or abroad.
Eligibility: Open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing
Josephine de Karman Scholarships
Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out in the U.S. and all funds must be expended only within this country.
Eligibility: Open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Undergraduates entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Special consideration is given to applicants in the Humanities.
Deadline: January 31st
The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to announce a special tuition scholarship program for undergraduate students of Polish descent. A $2,000 scholarship will be offered to 30 promising undergraduate students studying in the USA and pursuing degrees at the intersection of media, communication, political science, social studies, law and administration. Students seeking careers in media, government, and public affairs are particularly encouraged to apply.
Citizenship requirement: Must be a U.S. citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with permanent residency status in the U.S.
MacDowell Colony Residencies
Fellowships to 250 artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature). Residents receive room, board, and exclusive use of one of the 32 studios on the property.
Restriction: Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.
Deadlines: mid-September (winter/spring), mid January (summer), mid April (fall)
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants
Awards five to six grants to about $12,000 each year to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world.
Eligibility: Women from developing countries who must be enrolled in accredited universities.
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists.
Citizenship requirement: International students at US universities are able to apply.
Deadline: February 1st.
Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy
In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. Eligible candidates should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline (such as sociology, psychology, education, or public policy), statistics, economics, mathematics or women's studies. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Responsibilities include: reviewing and compiling literature and information; collecting, checking and analyzing data; preparing reports and report graphics; fact checking and editing; and attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings.
Citizenship requirement: There are no citizenship requirements specified, but you must be able to work in the United States.
Various scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines.
Deadline: January 31st
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships
NABJ awards scholarships of up to $2,500 annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.
Eligibility: Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $2,500 per year.
Deadline: March 21nd
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters. Each entry screenplay – an original feature film screenplay of 90-120 pages – must be an original work in English and may be by no more than two authors. Stage plays, translations, and adaptations are ineligible.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, M.F.A. students, or alumni who write in English and have not earned more than $5,000 writing fictional work for film or television.
Deadline: May 1
The Norway-America Association
The Norway-America Association (NORAM) is a non-profit organization that helps Norwegian students study in North America, and American students study in Norway. NORAM awards approximately five scholarships for Americans students who will attend graduate school or do PhD research in Norway. Award amounts range from $ 2,000 to $20,000.
Eligibility: Norwegian students and American students who study in Norway. Applicants must be members of the Norway-America Association (NAA) and must have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree.
Onassis Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships for Greek graduates for postgraduate and doctoral studies outside of Greece. Offers research grants and educational scholarships in the Humanistic Sciences, Political Science, Law and Economics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Cinema.
Citizenship: Greek graduates
Deadline: late January.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships
This organization offers general scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. All applications must be submitted through the corresponding National Liaison Office in your country. OAS academic scholarships are awarded for no more than two years of full-time studies at any university in an OAS member state, with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country.
Deadlines: vary by member state
Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans
For seniors or recent graduates to pursue up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the US. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000. The program is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the U.S. as their principal residence and focus of national identity.
Eligibility/Citizenship requirements: Those who fall into one of the following categories: naturalized US citizen; will have a valid green card by the application deadline; US citizen by birth but neither parent was a US citizen at the time of their birth; born outside of the US and adopted by American parents or awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption; you have granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Deadline: early November P.E.O.
International Peace Scholarship Fund
The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the US and Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 6 at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. You must also have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. International institutions are acceptable.
Citizenship requirement: International students may apply.
Deadline: varies by chapter
Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens
One to three years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana) Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice, it seeks to support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Preference is given to those who are considering careers in education.
Deadline: early February
The primary goal of this foundation is to provide financial support to various activities associated with Rotalia, such as academic scholarships, travel grants, and to support Rotalia’s publications, libraries, archives, conferences and sporting events. Grants are given at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and for research. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting qualified individuals in the U.S. to study in Estonia, and individuals in Estonia to study in the U.S. For more information, contact Rotalia by phone (+372 7 343 970) or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: Scholarships and research grants for individuals in the U.S. and abroad who read, speak, and understand Estonian.
Rotary Peace Scholarships
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Requirements: Proficiency in English required, and proficiency in a second language recommended.
May Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award
Stipend of $15,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Deadline: January 18th
US& Int’l. Supports marine-related courses of study for graduate students with GPA of at least 3.3/4.0 and demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: early February
Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs.
Citizenship requirements: Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships opportunities are open to non-U.S. citizens.
Student Academy Awards
The Student Academy Awards is a national student film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Each year 500 college and university film students from all over the United States compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative, and Alternative.
Citizenship requirements: Film students outside the United States are honored as well.
The Sweden-American Foundation
Approximately 40 fellowships for graduate, postgraduate and post-doc studies in the U.S. and Canada.
Citizenship requirement: Only Swedish citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply.
Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships
Merit-based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad.
Citizenship requirement: Applicant must be a Swiss national, or have parents who are Swiss nationals.
Deadline: March 31st.
Tavitian Foundation, Inc.
Recipients may use their award at any approved institution for any course of study. Recipients are called upon to make non-binding moral commitment to assist needy students in the future, if they are ever in the position to do so. Recipients are selected on the basis of standardized test scores, financial need, and personal interviews, and connections with people connected to this foundation.
Eligibility/Citizenship: Scholarships primarily given to individuals who are natural or adoptive children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of an Armenian or Eastern European parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent.
T&T Researchers Fellowship — Inventing the Science Behind the Service
Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on exciting, real-world research projects. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. This fellowship offers three-year fellowships to outstanding underrepresented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications fields.
Citizenship requirement: U.S. citizenship or residence is NOT a requirement, but students must have a U.S. social security number.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Candidates applying for the one year Villers Fellowship ($38,000 annual salary) must demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow.
Eligibility: In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Deadline: January 20th
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Vacation [Summer] Placements
The Vacation Scholarship is intended to provide promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation and to encourage them to consider a career in research.
Citizenship requirement: This fellowship is only open to EU students or any student at a UK university who is eligible to work full-time in the UK.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.
Eligibility: In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture, and plan to enter a career in the creative professions. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card.
Deadline: March 27
More fellowship and scholarship opportunities:
International Education Financial Aid
For information on undergraduate grants and scholarships for prospective and current students, please visit the College’s Office of Financial Aid Services "Outside Scholarships" section.
International Scholarship Search
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) NextOpp Search Engine
Undocumented Students - 1,000 Degrees
Act on a Dream at Harvard Scholarship Search Engine
Undocumented/Immigrant Scholarship List
UNCF Scholarships and Grants
University of Maryland 2013-2015 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Open Society Institute (OSI) Individual Fellowships and Scholarships