Other Resources

  • Your departmental notice boards and your head of department.
  • Your college undergraduate dean's and college offices.
  • There are many SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES online that are FREE. We have listed several below:
    • Florida International University Database
      This database provides info on a number of national and international opportunities. It allows you to search and sort by a large number of variables.
    • Collegiate Scholarship Search
      This database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.
    • Funding for US Study Online 
      Students/Scholars worldwide can find grants, awards, scholarships and fellowships by Country/Region, Area of Study, Location in the United States, and by Name of Program. The web site is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for US Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.

    Arts and Music Scholarships

    • The Opera Foundation American-Berlin Scholarship Competition, giving young American singers the opportunity to study and perform at Deutsche Oper Berlin, one of Europe's most prestigious opera houses.
    • The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowships The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning
    • The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses - approximately $15,000. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.
    • The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance).
    • HSF/ McNamara Family Creative Arts Project
      In partnership with the McNamara Family Foundation, this program will provide financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field -media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others- to assist them in beginning and completing an art project. Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000.


    • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
      Students to pursue graduate education in science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels

    • The Gilman Scholarship Program
      This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

    • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
      A multitude of scholarships available for various minorities ranging from grade school to postgraduate research.

    • College Fellowships and Scholarships for Minorities
      Organization focused on offering scholarships and fellowships to minorities in the engineering field. Their goal is to increase the number of minorities in the field through financial aid.
    • Diversity Abroad Scholarships
      The mission of Diversity Abroad Program is as follows:To ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic and social backgrounds are aware, have equal access and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges.


    • AMSA - American Medical Student Association
      AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of nearly 60,000 medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

    • National Institutes of Health
      The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.

    • AMSA - International Health Opportunities A vast list featuring descriptions and links of foundations and organizations offering awards, scholarships, fellowships, and grants to those in the health care field.

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      A vast list provided by MIT featuring links to various undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and additional scholarship sources.

    • National Medical Fellowships
      Awards, prizes, and merit scholarships offered by the NMF to exceptional minority students through awards and prizes that honor outstanding scholastic achievements, leadership and community service, as well as exceptional aptitude in the fields of medical journalism, women's health and surgery. These awards are generally available to students in the second through fourth years of medical school.

    • The Association of American Medical Colleges
      GREAT Group educational links for summer undergraduate research programs at various colleges and universities.

    • American Medical Association
      The AMA scholarship search features 650,000 scholarship award listings, including the official scholarships of AMA scholarship search. It also allows anyone to create a profile of themselves and they will match the profile to scholarships that are most relevant.


    • Careers Representing America
      Programs enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.
    • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
      Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately eight graduating Seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates--academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world--to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package. For more information, please visit the University Fellowships Office.
    • Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
      The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership awards three scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American college undergraduate and graduate students who are interning in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for the summer. Applicants committed to the breadth and diversity of the Asian Pacific American community, including but not limited to economic, ethnic, generational, and regional diversity, are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Freeman ASSIST (Asian Students Summer Internship Stipends)
      This granting agency provides educational allowances to outstanding undergraduate students from East and Southeast Asia who are currently studying in the U.S. and who secure internships with U.S. not-for-profit organizations during the summer. Applicants must be undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college.
    • School of International Affairs Career Services
      Professional placement has the highest priority at Penn State's School of International Affairs. We expect our graduates to be placed in a variety of venues, including international organizations; media organizations; federal, state, and local governments; consulting firms; colleges and universities; cultural and educational change organizations; policy research centers; development assistance programs; foundations; and multinational corporations.

    • Chevening Scholarships
      Chevening scholarships are currently available in 160 countries around the world.

    • Educators for Fair Consideration
      List of graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of US citizenship or legal permanent residency.

    • Commonwealth Scholarships
      The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), established in 1959, and supports around 700 awards annually.

    • Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
      (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide.

    • Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
      The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Kármán's high standards. Open to foreign students already enrolled in a university located in the United States.

    • Marie Curie Fellowships
      Marie Curie Fellowships provide European placements for pre and post-doctoral researchers, usually up to the age of 35, and for experienced researchers. Fellowships are available in any scientific discipline that contributes to the objectives of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Applicants to this activity are young and experienced researchers and host organisations in academia and industry.

    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
      NAFSA does not offer scholarships, grants to students, or other financial assistance, but this Web site contains information about where to begin your search for financial aid.

    • Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
      The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand oriented fellowship programmes designed to foster institutional development. NFP is focused on meeting the need for further training and capacity-building in developing countries.

    • Non U.S. Student Fulbright Opportunities

    • UC Berkeley: Graduate Fellowship Resources on the Web

    Science and Engineering

    • National Science Foundation
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. " With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences.

    • Science Careers
      One-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education.

    • Biotech/Biology/Animal/Research Summer Internships & Co-ops

    Study/Work Abroad

    • EURO Scholars
      EURO Scholars is a unique study abroad program for advanced undergraduates whereby students have the opportunity to conduct research at a high caliber institution in a chosen field of study while taking a language and culture class. Twelve different European universities are participating as host institutions for the exceptional students in this program.

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