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The American Association of University Women, which is one of the largest private sources of funding for graduate women in the world, offers funding for both non-citizens and citizens of the United States.

The American Councils for International Education is a not for profit education, training, and consulting organization, specializing in the countries of eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia.

Ashoka is a global non-profit organization that searches the world for social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities.

Burma Study Abroad Website was developed by a small group of people who would like to see more Burmese students obtain quality education abroad.

College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare for and put their children through college easily, more economically and safely. CPA is a resource, advisor and advocate for the more than 32 million households with parents of current and future college students throughout the United States.

Coro Fellowships enable training of ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

Davis- Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

The Democracy Education Exchange Program (DEEP) is for educators and policy makers from the United States to work with their counterparts from Central and Eastern European countries and Newly Independent States of the former Republics of the Soviet Union to promote civics and government education through a broad range of activities, including seminars, home stays and development of training programs.

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship is designed to encourage medical students to pursue careers in clinical research by giving exceptional students the opportunity to take a year to experience clinical research firsthand.

Eastchance.com is a continually updated guide to international events, undergraduate or graduate scholarship programs, summer schools and career opportunities that address the needs of Central and Eastern European students and young graduates who know that time spent abroad studying or working will be of great help for their future.

Echoing Green is a non-profit Foundation that offers full-time Fellowships to emerging social entrepreneurs. Our Foundation applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy by providing seed money and technical support to individuals creating innovative public service projects that seek to catalyze positive social change.

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) offers a variety of other programs and services to foreign-educated physicians and members of the international medical community.

The Environmental Protection Agency offers a number of fellowships and scholarships to provide interesting opportunities for new talent in the environmentally oriented fields.

The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) is an international public interest law organization which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and provides legal defense in cases of human rights abuse.

Fast Aid - The world's largest and oldest private sector college scholarship database. 20 years of scholarship research, constantly updated.

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide.

The Foundation Center works to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving and related subjects.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation places a major focus on helping to improve people's lives through health and learning. Notably, the Gates Foundation offers the Gates Cambridge Scholarships which enable outstanding students from outside the UK to pursue graduate study at Cambridge University in England.

Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award: Graduate Scholar Award gives 12 $10,000 scholarships used for post-baccalaureate or professional study at accredited institutions of higher learning (does not have to be in the US or have a Golden Key chapter). Judging criteria include academic merit, campus/community/work commitments and significant involvement in local Golden Key chapter. Recipients must plan to enroll in graduate school in the fall of the year received. Member does not have to be a US citizen; member can apply up to five years after graduation; applicants may continue to re-apply as long as they are eligible, but previous recipients may not re-apply.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program provides a continuing source of highly-qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7500 annually.

The Hertz Foundation: The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal support stipend for work toward a degree in the physical sciences. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools. The personal stipend is $31,000 for Fellowships awarded in the 2008-2009 year, and it is paid over the nine-month academic year. The Fellowship award is renewable annually (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total Fellowship tenure of no more than five years. Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's tenable schools.

Higher Education and Research Opportunities (HERO) is the national website for higher education in the United Kingdom. HERO aims to provide an up-to-date, accurate, and informative database of links to all the key HE websites on the Internet.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will award at least 80 five-year fellowships for full-time study toward a Ph.D. or a Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. The fellowships are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate study toward an M.S., a Ph.D., or a Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. Students who hold or are pursuing medical or dental degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.) may also be eligible to apply for fellowship support for study toward a Ph.D. or a Sc.D.

Institute of International Education (IIE) believes that the means for creating a better world community is investing in people through international education. This website contains information about the USIA Fulbrights and various other international grants.

International Center for Journalists Network hosts a page with extensive fellowship information for journalism.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country.

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is a US-based nonprofit organization committed to international education in its broadest sense. IREX's efforts encompass academic research, professional training, institution building, technical assistance, and policy programs between the United States and the countries of Eastern Europe, the New Independent States, Asia, and the Near East.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship:The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. They offer scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate education.

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships provide internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising New York City undergraduates with the goal of increasing their life choices and developing their capacity to make a difference in their own and others’ lives.

The Kennan Institute , in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Center, bridges the gap between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs by bringing scholars and governmental specialists together to discuss political, social and economic issues affecting Russia and other successor states to the Soviet Union. It offers a number of scholarships for both citizens and non-citizens of the US.

The Kosciuszko Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland and to increasing American understanding of Polish culture and history.

Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year.

The James Madison Foundation offers graduate fellowships to individuals desiring to become teachers of the Constitution of the United States.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

US-Ireland Alliance Mitchell Scholarship: The George J. Mitchell Scholarships offer one academic year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. The National Institute of Health (NIH) offers grants and funding opportunities in the medical sciences.

National Science Foundation: Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students is the Graduate Research Fellowship Award. The NSF awards approximately 1000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants must be US citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the US, and either be college seniors or at the beginning of their research careers (first year). Women who meet the above requirements may also apply for the WENG or the WICS awards.

National Science Foundations’ Graduate Research Fellowship: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. 

National Security Education Program (David J. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships): The amount of an NSEP Boren Scholarship award is based on financial need, as certified by your institution's financial aid office. The amount will vary from the cost of participation in a proposed study abroad program to partial support. The maximum scholarship award for any one academic term in a study abroad program will be about $10,000 or $20,000 for an academic year. The minimum award will be $2500 for summer, $4000 for one semester, or $6000 for an academic year.

The New America Foundation – The purpose of New America Foundation is to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of our nation’s public discourse. Relying on a venture capital approach, the Foundation invests in outstanding individuals and policy ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum. Through its fellowships and issue-specific programs, the Foundation sponsors a wide range of research, writing, conferences and public outreach on the most important global and domestic issues of our time.

Nursing Schools and Scholarships - National database of nursing schools and scholarships with over 10,000 nursing scholarships listed.

Open Society Fellowship enables innovative professionals—including journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners—to work on projects that inspire meaningful debate, shape public policy, and generate intellectual ferment within the Open Society Institute.

Open Society Institute’s Scholarship Programs mobilizes students and scholars by providing support for fellowships, scholarships, and related activities that empower individuals throughout the world to improve the social, political, and intellectual environments of their home communities. Support for advanced study in the humanities favors individuals positioned to improve classroom instruction in higher education institutions in their home country. Professional degree programs in the social sciences emphasize applied expertise, with a focus on policy analysis and systemic reform.

The Partnerships for Tomorrow Program (PTP), funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and administered by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), is a travel fund mechanism designed to contribute to the democratic and economic reform process in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Phi Kappa Phi offers 52 fellowships a year, each $8000, and 30 Awards of Excellence, in the amount of $1500 each. Each chapter nominates one person.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program is designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and Visiting Scholars.

Scholarland aims to assist scholars and prospective students from former socialist countries to identify funding sources for education and research. A searchable database for scholarships, fellowships and awards for college, graduate school and post graduate study.

The Social Science Research Council leads innovation, builds interdisciplinary and international networks, and focuses research on important public issues. Independent and not-for-profit, the SSRC is guided by the belief that justice, prosperity, and democracy all require better understanding of complex social, cultural, economic, and political processes. It works with practitioners, policymakers, and academic researchers in all the social sciences, related professions, and the humanities and natural sciences.

StartingBloc educates, empowers and connects emerging leaders to drive positive social change across sectors, particularly through its Institutes for Social Innovation Fellowship.

students.gov is a student gateway to information and services from the United States government. Online government information and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On your time. From across your campus or around the world.

The College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees page is designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on: colleges and universities throughout the United States; free college scholarship and financial aid searches; SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.

Truman Scholarship: The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service.

Trust For Mutual Understanding (TMU) - approximately two-thirds of TMU's grants are awarded for exchanges in the visual and performing arts and one-third in environmental conservation and protection.

Morris K. Udall Foundation: The Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually on the basis of merit to two groups of students:
1. Those who are college sophomores or juniors, have outstanding potential, and study the environment or related fields,
2. Native American and Alaskan Native students who are college sophomores or juniors, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.
Each Scholar receives up to $5000 or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less.

The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs provide community service fellowships for graduate students in health-related professional fields who are dedicated to addressing unmet health needs in their local areas.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowships offer college graduates of unusual promise a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States in order to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.

White House Fellows Program provides gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – Six decades ago, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships—a bold new initiative to meet the nation’s need for college teachers—began at Princeton University. Today, the Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields.

The World Bank Institute (WBI) is at the forefront of the Bank's efforts to promote learning and deliver to the stakeholders, the best thinking and experience emerging from around the world on issues crucial to reform and socio-economic development.