International Scholarships

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
Eligibility: has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries, resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application, is enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution, will use the grant toward the completion of her degree, is a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility List, is not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant, intends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of service, demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performance, is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2012, is not related to a World Bank Group staff member or his/her spouse.  There are no exceptions to the MMMF educational grant criteria listed above.


Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility: Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,) during the 2013-14 school year, Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, Can demonstrate need for financial assistance, Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the 2013-14 school year at a school within the Midwestern region.  Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2013-14 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.


Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Program
The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest. Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.  Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement.


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
This Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
P.E.O Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. An applicant must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and be within two years of completing her course of study. The current maximum loan is$12,000 for all programs of study except for doctorate degrees. The maximum loan for doctorate degrees is $20,000. The interest rate on all loans is 3% and the loan must be repaid six years from the date of issue. Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study.


Fulbright Program for Foreign Students
Please see the Fulbright website for information about Fulbright opportunities for non-U.S. students who are attending graduate schools in U.S. programs.  Program eligibility and application requirements differ for each country.  You must apply from your home country.  See the website of the Institute of International Education for information about your country’s program and how to contact the Fulbright commission there.  The U.S. Embassy will help with applications.
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The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Awards for nationals of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to undertake graduate study or research programs in the U.S.


Sons of Norway Foundation
Awards for Norwegian citizens to study in the U.S.