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 External Scholarship Resources

A great resource for international scholarships offered outside of Delta State University is the International Education Financial Aid International Scholarship Search.

The following scholarships are offered by external agencies and are available to non-U.S. Residents. This database was compiled by the National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland.



  • All-USA College Academic Team 
    Recognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories.


  • American Association for University Women – International Fellowships 
    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. Deadline: December 1.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program 
    Citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.
  • Asian Cultural Council 
    Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Deadlines vary.

  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program 
    Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Deadline: December.
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program 
    Year long paid internship for graduating seniors interested in careers in international affairs. Internship is at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15
  • Canon Collins Educational Trust 
    Full scholarship for nationals from Southern African countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and Mozambique) who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree (normally a one year Master’s degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa. Application Deadlines: for the United Kingdom: March 15th each year; for Southern Africa, August 12th each year.

  • DAAD Annual Grants 
    Undergraduate scholarships to study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Foreign nationals are eligible if they are attending a US institution for their undergraduate degree. Applications in all fields are accepted, with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarships 
    Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.
  • Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships 
    Funding to conduct public service projects anywhere in the world. For up to two years of support.

  • Environmental Research and Education Foundation 
    This scholarship recognizes excellence in Ph.D. or post-doctoral environmental research and education. Deadline: August 1.
  • Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) 
    Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This program supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in the fields of accounting, agriculture, American studies, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. Deadline: November.  

  • Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition 
    $1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors. Contact: ttcw@glamour.com for more information.
  • Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program 
    $3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students in any field of study.
  • Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund 
    For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, between the ages of 17 and 25. Deadline: January.

  • Humane Studies Fellowships 
    For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships up to $12,000 are awarded annually. Deadline: late December.
  • International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships 
    Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.
  • IREX Small Grants Fund for the Middle East and North Africa 
    Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 for projects to support civil society organizations, education professionals, media, and journalists in the Middle East and North Africa. Deadline: June.
  • ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships 
    Various scholarships for students in the fields of automation and control. Deadline: February.
  • J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund 
    Annual $1,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service. Deadline: March.

  • Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies 
    Nationals of IMF Asian member countries interested in studying for their doctorates in economics in order to work in an international financial institution (such as the IMF or the World Bank) or in their home administrations. Deadline: December 31.

  • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program 
    For individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at any university located in a World Bank member country except their own. 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. Deadline: March 31.
  • Josephine de Karman Scholarships 
    $16,000 scholarship to support either the final year of study for juniors or for PhD candidates with ABD status. Deadline: late January.

  • Microsoft Scholarships 
    Four types of scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All recipients of a scholarship will be required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Deadline: mid January.
  • Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships 
    For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Deadlines vary. 

  • Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship 
    Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Deadline: January.
  • Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens 
    One to three years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Open to all fields. Deadlines vary.
  • The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program 
    Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Deadline: early February.

  • Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program 
    One year of non- degree academic study at leading universities and colleges throughout the United States. Fellows concentrate on community, governmental, or corporate affairs.
  • Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award 
    Annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. Deadline: mid February.
  • Seaspace Scholarships 
    Supports marine-related courses of study for undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years and graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.3/4.0 and demonstrating financial need. Deadline: February.
  • Smithsonian Fellowships 
    Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Deadlines vary.
  • Student Academy Awards 
    Awards and cash grants offered for student films. Deadline: April.
  • 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. Deadline: March.
  • UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowships 
    Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of four areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships 
    Support undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A $300/week stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months.

    Information and application materials:
    Contact: winstonfoun@igc.apc.org
    Write: Winston Foundation Fellowships
    2040 S Street NW
    Suite 201
    Washington, DC 20009-1157
    Phone: 202-483-4215

  • Scholarship Databases: 
    International Education Financial Aid International Scholarship Search

Country-specific International Scholarships

There are many scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to citizens of specific countries.


For a listing of country-specific scholarships, please visit the National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/internationalstudent.html.

Scholarships for Countries are listed alphabetically by Country.

Resources to look at



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