Below are sources for scholarships for International Students which one of our students, Leonid Yurkovsky from the Ukraine, researched. These organizations and the scholarships they offer are not related to the International Institute For Global Leadership. We offer this information simply as a service to our students and friends who visit our website.

Financial Aid for International Students – Part 1


1. The International Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Study Abroad
by Daniel J. Cassidy

2. International Scholarship Directory: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Study Anywhere in the World
by Daniel J. Cassidy

3. Financial Resources for International Study: A Definitive Guide to Organizations Offering Awards for Overseas Study

4. Free Money for Foreign Study: A Guide to More Than 1,000 Grants and Scholarships for Study Abroad
by Laurie Blum

5. International Studies Funding and Resources Book
by Education Interface Staff, G. Gutierrez (Editor), Ward Morehouse (Editor), Education Interface (Editor)

6. Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial
Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
(Scholarships, Fellowships an

by Gale Group

“A particularly valuable reference for international students for study in the
U.S. because of its Vocational Goals Index, which under each goal or subject
lists within a table geographic restrictions, which include citizenship, legal
residence, and place of study. A particularly comprehensive source for
undergraduates in particular. Other indexes special recipient type and field of

7. Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2003 (Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants and Prizes, 2003)
by Petersons Publishing

More than $1 billion in scholarships.
Every scholarship listed is worth at least $1,000, does not need to repaid, and is not tied to a particular school.  Expert advice on researching options, setting a timetable, applying for the best opportunities, and avoiding scams.  Detailed descriptions of programs, including duration, eligibility, and contact information.  Step-by-step guidance on applying for the best scholarships. Data compiled by Reference Service Press, the leading authority on scholarships.  Comes with a CD-ROM to speed up scholarship search process. Search through over 800,000 scholarships and awards with a click of your mouse. Over 500 pages listing thousands of scholarships!


Ford Foundation

“The Ford Foundation is committing $330 million dollars over ten years to fund a scholarship program to provide higher education to promising members of groups –from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Russia–that are underrepresented at universities. Most of the money will go to the
International Fellowships Program. This program will allow ap to 3,500 students to pursue up to three years of master’s or doctoral studies at a university of their choice anywhere in the world. “

Education and Scholarship

In Education and Scholarship we seek to increase educational access and qualityfor the disadvantaged, to educate new leaders and thinkers and to foster knowledge and curriculum supportive of inclusion, development and civic life. Grant making supports policy, research and reform programs in both schools and higher education institutions, with particular emphasis on enhancing the
performance of educational systems through improving finance, governance, accountability and training. Scholarship is supported to deepen understanding of such issues as gender, identity, pluralism and social change, as well as particular non-western areas of the world and the relationships between them.

SITES: Financial Aid For International Students

General Information – Education USA (US Department of State)

“Each university or college makes its own decision about whether or not togrant financial aid. In general, there are very few financial aid opportunities available to foreign students, especially at the undergraduate level. Students with outstanding academic records and high SAT scores can be considered for financial aid. About 300 undergraduate institutions award significant (but usually partial) financial aid to international students. Through research at your educational advising center, you may develop a plan that maximizes your chances of admission with aid. Universities and colleges in the US may offer financial assistance to graduate students in the form of research or teaching assistantships. Funding may come as a tuition waiver or a monthly stipend for board and lodging, or both. Assistantships do not cover airfare to and from the U.S. The student should therefore look for additional funding to supplement his/her assistantship. To be competitive for assistantships, you must have a high score in the GRE or GMAT, excellent grades, strong recommendations and a clear, precise and interesting statement of purpose.”

International Students – Education USA (US Department of State)

On-line guide to U.S. scholarship opportunities

International Education Financial Aid

Financial Aid for International Students

FastWeb: Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools

Create a personalized profile that can be matched against databases of colleges
and scholarships. Free scholarship and college searches and financial aid tools.
Financial Aid Search Through the WEB – offers a searchable database of more
than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values Schools listings. Learn how to negotiate
financial aid packages.

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office offers extensive information and tools designed to help
you determine and understand the costs associated with higher education.

Online College Applications and Free Financial Aid Search

Guide to colleges, universities, graduate programs and financial aid. Many
links to useful resources and advice to prospective students.

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Scholarship Scams

International Scholarships

International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center

International Education Finance Corporation

Scholarship Search

Peterson’s Scholarship Search connects you with private foundations, corporations, and other aid providers that offer more than 1.6 million scholarships, grants, and awards worth more than $5 billion.  The database presents 800,000 awards from about 2,000 sources in 69 academicsubject areas. This list is based on Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants and Prizesbook. scholarships and financial aid services

We can help locate potential scholarships and financial aid resources for any student planning or currently studying within the United States of America regardless of citizenship or legal residency. From high school freshman getting an early start, to graduate students, we have the scholarship information you’re looking for


International Student Loan Center


Nature International Grants Finder

Loans for International Students

American Association of University Women: International Felljowships
“Offered to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for full-time graduate or post-graduate study or research. Also, there are supplemental grants for “community-based projects in the fellow’s home country.”

2002-2003 Resource Guide: a Selected List of Fellowships, Scholarships,
Grants and other training opportunities for African Women Students/Scholars
Institute for Education of Women in Africa and the Diaspora (IEWAD)

African Canadian Continuing Educational Society

This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young Africans (Kenyans) attend college in Canada.

Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students

Some US schools are more likely than others to offer financial aid for international undergraduate students. The lists below indicate which schools offer aid (including grants, loans, and jobs) to the largest numbers of international students. The lists are based on a list compiled by Douglas C. Thompson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment, The Culinary Institute of America.

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.

(Remember that a much greater number of schools provide financial aid for international graduate students in the form of teaching and research assistantships. For information about financial aid for graduate study in the US, you should contact the schools that interest you even if they aren’t included in the lists below.)

It a school is not listed here, it probably does not have much financial aid for international students. However, it is worth noting that some schools may have athletic scholarships that are open to both international students and US students. The lists below do not count the number of athletic scholarships awarded to international students.

Schools with Awards to More than 150 Students

Arizona State University (AZ)

Barry University (FL)

Clark University (MA)

Eastern Michigan University (MI)

Harding University (AR)

Harvard (MA)

Illinois Institute of Tech. (IL)

Liberty University (VA)

Louisiana State University (LA)

Macalester College (MN)

Marquette University (WI)


Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)

Princeton (NJ)

University of Bridgeport (CT)

University of Houston (TX)

University of Pennsylvania (PA)

University of South Florida (FL)

Schools with Awards to 100-149 Students

Brown University (RI)

Calvin College (MI)

College of Wooster (OH)

Dartmouth (NH)

Dordt College (IA)

Eckerd College (FL)

Florida Institute of Tech. (FL)

Georgia Southern University (GA)

Graceland University (IA)

Luther College (IA)

Middlebury College (VT)

Northeast Louisiana University(LA)

Oberlin College (OH)

Savannah College of Art (GA)

Slippery Rock University (PA)

Smith College (MA)

Stanford University (CA)

Texas Christian University (TX)

Tri-State University (IN)

University of Miami (FL)

University of Rochester (NY)

Yale (CT)

Schools with Awords to 50-99 Students

Abilene Christian University (TX)

Allegheny College (PA)

Augsburg College (MN)

Beloit College (WI)

Bethany College (WV)

Brandeis University (MA)

Bryn Mawr College (PA)

California Lutheran (CA)

Cleveland Institute of Music (OH)

Colby College (ME)

Columbia University (NY)

Concordia College (MN)

Cornell University (NY)

Denison University (OH)

Franklin & Marshall (PA)

George Wash. University (DC)

Goshen College (IN)

Grinnell College (IA)

Houghton College (NY)

Ithaca College (NY)

Julliard School (NY)

Knox College (IL)

Lake Forest College (IL)

Lawrence University (WI)

Lewis & Clark (OR)

Maharishi Intl. University (IA)

Monmouth College (IL)

North Park University (IL)

Principia College (IL)

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

St. Augustine’s College (NC)

St. Johns College (MD)

St. Lawrence University (NY)

St. Olaf College (MN)

Trinity College (CT)

Tulane University (LA)

University of Maine (ME)

University of Wisc./Eau Clair (WI)

US International University (CA)

Washington College (MD)

Washington University (MO)

Wesleyan University (CT)

Western Maryland College (MD)

Wittenberg University (OH)

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 University (NY)

Davidson College (NC)

Dickinson College (PA)

Earlham College (IN)

Eastern Nazarene (MA)

Elizabethtown College (PA)

Elmira College (NY)

Gettysburg College (PA)

Gustavas Adolphus College (MN)

Hamilton College (NY)

Hampshire College (MA)

Hood College (MD)

Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Kalamazoo College (MI)

Kenyon College (OH)

Lafayette College (PA)

Messiah College (PA)

Michigan State University (MI)

Mount Union College (OH)

Occidental College (CA)

Spalding University (KY)

Swarthmore College (PA)

Taylor University (IN)

Thomas Aquinas College (CA)

Troy State University (AL)

University of Chicago (IL)

University of Colorado/Bldr (CO)

University of Oregon (OR)

University of St. Thomas (MN)

University of the South (TN)

Vassar College (NY)

Wabash College (IN)

Wellesley College (MA)

West Virginia Wesleyan (WV)

William Smith College (NY)

Williams College (MA)

World Colleges & Universities – Undergraduate Directory