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American Association of Women (AAUW) International Fellowships  Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.  Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

Ann Doyle International Student Award (StudyIowa Travel Grant)  StudyIowa is announcing a scholarship to honor Ann Christensen Doyle and her contributions to international education in Iowa.  This non-renewable $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an international student who plans to attend a StudyIowa member college or university on a F-1 visa.

Association of Commonwealth Universities  Provides lists of scholarships and fellowships to and from over 480 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta.

Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants  Austria's most comprehensive database for scholarships and research.  It provides information about grants for international students, graduates and researchers in Austria and details the conditions and other information.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Boren Scholarship Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.

British Marshall Scholarships cover two years of study at a British university. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni who are 26 or younger (35 if you wish to read business studies) and are citizens of the United States. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 excluding your freshman year is required. Recipients receive funds to cover tuition, room, board, books, travel, and expenses. A supplemental grant is available towards the support of a dependent spouse.

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service There are many different awards including Study Scholarships, Research Grants, Summer Grants, and Intensive Language Courses for Graduate student to apply to. Study Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university. Research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research. This grant is open to applicants in all fields.

EduPASS  The following databases are dedicated to listing scholarships for international students in specific countries.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States are welcome to enter the Essay Contest.

Envisage International  Students looking for financial help should first turn to scholarships and other awards that do not create or add to their debt. Scholarships, grants and fellowships are a great way for students to fund their education.  We offer comprehensive resources for students and educators alike.

Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University* in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

France Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers Collaborations set up with public and private partners from France and abroad have enabled the FMSH to develop a program for hosting high-level postdoctoral foreign researchers in France.  The program also offers French scholars research fellowships for EU countries. The Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH, Paris) offers postdoctoral fellowships for researchers in the social and human sciences for periods of nine months within the framework of its program(International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers).

Fulbright Foreign Student Program  A mainstay of America's public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Programs brings citizens of other countries to the United States for a Master's degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.  The program has brought some of the world's finest minds to the U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.

Fulbright Grants (U.S. Student Program) are for graduate study or research abroad. Grants are awarded to seniors and graduate students in all academic fields and in the creative and performing arts who are citizens of the United States. One year English teaching assistantships are also available. Fulbright full grants provide: round-trip airfare, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition (in some cases), book and research allowances, maintenance for the academic year, supplemental health and accident insurance, and, in some cases, funds for spousal support.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded on the following criteria: intellectual ability, leadership capacity, a person's desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others, and a good fit between the abilities and aspirations of the applicant and what the University of Cambridge can offer in its graduate program. 

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program provides financial support and leadership development to talented undergraduate students enrolled in engineering, technology or business management programs. Receive financial support for the last three years of your program, and join a global network of peers and professionals working in your field of study.

German Chancellor Scholarships are offered to university graduate U.S. citizens from any profession or field of study who show outstanding potential for future leadership.  The program, designed to strengthen U.S.-German ties, provides for a one-year stay in Germany for professional development, study or research.  Scholars gain insight into German political, economic, academic, social and cultural life during their residence in Germany.  The scholarships provide for specialized German language instruction, an orientation seminar, study tour, meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Germany, monthly stipends ranging from DM 3,500 to DM 5,000, payment of travel expenses and, upon request, the Foundation may add an allowance for support of a spouse and children. 

George J. Mitchell Scholarships allow students who are U.S. citizens, aged eighteen or over but not yet thirty, to pursue one year of graduate study in any field at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Prospective scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.  Scholarship recipients receive tuition, room, airfare to and from Ireland, travel expenses, and an $11,000 stipend. 

Google Policy Fellowship The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer (June-August)

Humane Studies Fellowship Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. The fellowships support students in variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2010, the Institute for Humane Studies awarded more than $650,000 to 180 students. The program is open to full-time graduate students, including law and MBA students, and undergraduate juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing an academic career.

Institute of International Education (IIE) IIE manages graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices. Visit this link to search for scholarships pertaining to your specific requirements.

International Financial Aid & College Scholarship Search  IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.  At this site you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

International Student Organization  ISO is a leading service provider organization administered solely by current and former international students.  Our own academic experience has shaped the organization, allowing us to offer students essential services and information that will make their study experience in the U.S. more pleasant.

IREX  The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a flexible fellowship offering support to postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the US Government. Because STG supports research for a maximum of eight weeks, fellows have the ability to conduct shorter research trips without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules.

James Madison Fellowship Provides up to $24, 000 for various master’s degree programs (MA, MAT, or MEd) focusing on American history or government. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Recipients are obligated to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 on a full-time basis. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes.

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science  Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers. This program was established to assist promising and highly qualified young foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. It is aimed at providing opportunities for such researchers to, under the guidance of their hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions, thereby permitting them to advance their own research while stimulating Japanese academic circles, particularly young Japanese researchers, through close collaboration in scientific activities. Such collaboration is also intended to advance scientific research in the counterpart countries.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship: Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. We believe the commitment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. Our Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career. The result of this approach is one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the United States. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship The aim is to introduce American scientists and engineers, who hold a doctorate in a science or engineering subject by the time they take up their Fellowship, to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards) are three-year full fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering.  NSF Graduate Fellowships are open only to individuals who are, at the time of application, citizens or nationals or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who, at the time of application, have completed no more than 20 semester hours or equivalent of graduate study in the fields supported by this program.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund  P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. and Canada.

Rhodes Scholarships cover two or three years of study at Oxford University. Scholarships are awarded to seniors, graduate students, and alumni between the ages of 18 and 25. Candidates must be citizens of one of the following countries or regions: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, United States, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Scholarships provide: tuition, stipend, round-trip airfare, insurance, books, and travel allowance. 

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University's Earth Institute, SEE-U provides undergraduate students of all majors from all colleges and universities across the country with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through lectures, labs, and fieldwork carried out in unique natural settings. Students can earn 6 academic credits in just 5 weeks. There are no prerequisites required to enroll. Fellowship funding is available through CERC.

Taiwan Scholarship Program - Established by the Republic of China (Taiwan) -- the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to provide study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan's universities and colleges.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2011-12 competition. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

The Paul and 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. Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2011 on the basis of a single national competition. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.

The Provost’s Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring This provides advice and oversight for UNI undergraduates seeking nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.  The committee mentors candidates as they prepare, apply, and interview for awards.  

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The description is directly quoted the official website:

The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to Native American students pursuing tribal policy or health care careers. The Udall Foundation also offers a doctoral fellowship in environmental policy or conflict resolution and operates a Native American Congressional Internship program each summer in Washington, D.C., placing top college, graduate, and law students in Senate and House offices, the Executive Office of the President, and Cabinet agencies, where they learn firsthand how federal policies on tribal issues are developed. In 1998, the Foundation grew to include the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, created by Congress as the federal government’s only program focused entirely on resolving federal environmental disputes.  The contact for the Udall Foundation and Goldwater scholarships is Dr. Bill Harwood, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 273-2052,

United States Institute for Peace  Senior Fellowships are awarded to professionals in the broad areas of international peace and conflict management. Program is open to individuals with national or international stature in conflict resolution and mid-career professionals. Senior Fellows work in residence at USIP in Washington, D.C. for up to 10 months for up to $100,000. Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship Awards.  Must have completed all Ph.D. coursework.  Contact: 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011, 202/457-1700, Email:

World Bank Scholarship and Fellowship Program's  These programs provide opportunities for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to master's and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professional from eligible developing countries.

*Financial Sponsorship  If your tuition and fees are to be paid by an outside sponsor (i.e. Saudi Cultural Mission or Institute of International Education), be sure to turn in your Financial Guarantee to the UNI Office of Business Operations at 103 Gilchrist.

*Please visit the UNI International Admissions website for more information on scholarships.