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Fellowships & Scholarships

Career Resources

Aid for International Students

Unfortunately, most major scholarships and fellowships are limited to either American citizens or legal residents. There are some funding opportunities for international students, but they are often very narrow in purpose and fairly difficult to find.

You might begin by investigating funding sources in your home country (such as Fulbright) or perhaps funding from the particular graduate institution or program you would like to attend. You might also consult with your Eckerd mentor, the Graduate Fellowship Coordinator (James Janack), or the Director of International Student Programs (Olivier Debure).

Finally, below is a small list of possible opportunities from a scholarship website. You may search for similar scholarships on websites such as http://www.finaid.org/.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (based in the U.S.) offers a number of resources for foreign nationals seeking funding for study in the United States.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Established in 1946, Fulbright aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs designed to improve the human condition, world understanding and peace. Learn more about Rotary's Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University Teachers, and World Peace Scholarships for study at their Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.


GrantsNet features a database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. Post-graduate status is necessary for most awards without U.S. citizenship requirements.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an online resource devoted to foundations that fund individuals. The site also features a section for international grant seekers!

The Soros Foundation Network

The Soros Foundation Network supports the development of an open society through funding specific educational opportunities around the world.

The Academy for Educational Development

The Academy for Educational Development is committed to solving critical social problems throughout the world through education, social marketing, research, training, policy analysis and innovative program design and management.

Mobility International USA

Mobility International USA offers a top-notch Financial Aid Resource Sheet for people with disabilities. The organization empowers disabled people around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training.


eduPASS The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA, provides excellent articles, charts and links about financing college.


InternationalScholarships.com is an online financial aid resource for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. You will find a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

The International Education Financial Aid Page

The International Education Financial Aid Page features a searchable list of grants, scholarships and loan programs for international students. You may also be interested in IEFA's partner, InternationalStudentLoan.com.


ScholarshipNet.info is a non-profit service dedicated to delivering scholarship information from around the world for Indonesian students.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's official web site

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's official web site provides details of limited scholarships available for outstanding student athletes.

List compiled from US journal of Academics.