EXTERNAL international FUNDING SOURCES AND LISTS

The lists in the right sidebar are of external scholarship and fellowship programs available to graduate students.  The lists are organized according to the programs available at CGU, but students should check all lists and sections for any applicable fellowships or grants. Please be aware that most of the funding opportunities are highly competitive, and that application deadlines vary throughout the year.  Most of the listings include hyperlinks for more information. These are not exhaustive lists.  Please check with your respective school for funding opportunities that may be available within the department. 

GENERAL and MULTIDISCIPLINARY

American Association of University Women (AAUW), International Fellowships (November Deadline)
International fellowships, in the amount of $18,000 for Masters students and $20,000 for doctoral students, are awarded for full-time study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Originally designed to provide Latin American women opportunities for graduate and postgraduate study in the U.S., the International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,600 women from more than 150 nations. https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Varying Deadlines)
ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. ACLS will award 65 fellowships in the competition for a one-year term. These fellowships must not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. Applicants must be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States, have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation by the application deadline and be no more than 6 years into the degree program. https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (April Deadline)
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. http://www.davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (November Deadline)
The Ford Foundation will award several dozen postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of either a PhD or ScD degree. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/pga_171940

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (November Deadline)
The Ford Foundation will award approximately 70 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate studying leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_171962

Foundation for Community Association Research, Byron Hanke Fellowship (May Deadline)
The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations. https://foundation.caionline.org/scholarships/hanke/

Guggenheim Foundation, Dissertation Fellowships for Research on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance (February Deadline)
Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students who would complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable them to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their PhD. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), General College Scholarships (April Deadline)
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain degrees in Higher Education. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the scholars selected. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply, however, there is an emphasis on STEM majors. https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Institute for Humane Studies, Humane Studies Fellowship (April Deadline)
The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. https://theihs.org/funding/humane-studies-fellowship/

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarship Programs (Varying Deadlines)
List of multiple scholarships available through ISA to students of varying disciplines. Applicants must be currently participating in an ISA program. https://studiesabroad.com/admissions/documents/scholarships/study/isa-scholarships

Joseph de Karman Fellowship Trust (January Deadline)
De Karman fellowships are open to PhD students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university located within the United States. Special Consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Approximately eight graduate fellowships, in the amount of $25,000 each, will be awarded for the regular academic year. http://www.dekarman.org/qualifications/

La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF) (October Deadline)
This scholarship is open to Hispanic students of all disciplines. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited masters program and must have completed at least one full-time semester of graduate study. https://www.lulf.org/

National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) (March Deadline)
Since its inception, the NHBWA has awarded hundreds of educational scholarships to deserving students. Female students must reside in Southern California, demonstrate financial need, participate in some form of community service and have at least a 3.0 GPA or higher. http://nationalhbwa.com/main/?page_id=367

The Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM), Mexican American Dream Scholarship (September Deadline)
Since 2008, COFEM and its affiliated federations, as well as sponsoring partners, have come together to provide scholarships to outstanding students. Each year in the fall, COFEM invites AB 540/DACA students, or students who are members of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club, to apply for its scholarships. https://www.cofem.org/scholarships-becas

The National Foundation of Alpha Psi Lambda (November Deadline)
The National Foundation of Alpha Psi Lambda invites students who are attending an institution of higher learning and who show a commitment to education, citizenship, and community to apply for the organizations scholarship. The NFAPL will award a $1,000 scholarship to a worthy student based on the following criteria: applicant must be a registered student at an accredited US college or university, the scholarship will be based on leadership and community service and a 3.0 GPA requirement. https://nfapl.org/scholarship/

The Orange County Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF) (December Deadline)
The Orange County Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund serves U.S. citizens, permanent residents and Dream Act/AB 540 students who live in Orange County only. Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000. http://www.heef.org/scholarships/

The Point Foundation (January Deadline)
List of scholarships. The Foundation provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious graduate and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Students must have a history of leadership and/or allyship in issues that affect the LGBTQ community and must plan to continue this leadership/allyship in the future. https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF), Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship (June Deadline)
This fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. Eligible applicants must be of Central American or of other Latino ethnicity, demonstrate proven financial need, possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate a history of community involvement and live in the Los Angeles area. https://www.salef.org/scholarship

Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellowship (November Deadline)
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowships offers 9 to 12 months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-U.S. topics. 70 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $22,000. https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/idrf-fellowship/

Sociologists for Women in Society, Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship (April Deadline)
Sociologists for Women in Society established a Women of Color Scholarship at its annual meeting in February 2007. The primary purposes of the scholarship are to offer support to female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color fact domestically and/or internationally and to increase the participation of students of color in SWS. Applicants identify as a woman of color and must be All But Dissertation by the time the term of the award begins. https://socwomen.org/awards/chowgreenscholarship/

ARTS and HUMANITIES

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Varying Deadlines)
ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. ACLS will award 65 fellowships in the competition for a one-year term. These fellowships must not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. Applicants must be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States, have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation by the application deadline and be no more than 6 years into the degree program. https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships ()
AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. https://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship

National Sculpture Society (Varying Deadlines)
Multiple scholarships, which are funded by the National Sculpture Society, are available to artists who specialize in sculpting. Awards range from $1,500 to $7,695. https://nationalsculpture.org/programs-awards/

MUSIC

BEEM Foundations Scholarships (April Deadline)
Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000. Applicants must be under the age of 25, must be a member of a minority group, must reside in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, or Southern California, must submit a musical biography and transcripts, and must audition. https://www.scholarships123.com/award/beem-foundation-scholarship

BMI Student Composer Award ()
The BMI Student Composer Awards is an annual competition open to young composers engaged in the study of classical music. Co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, awards totaling $20,000 are determined annually for vocal, instrumental, and/or electronic compositions submitted by students of classical music. Applicants must be currently studying music and under the age of 28 at the time of submission of application. https://bmifoundation.org/programs/info/bmi_student_composer_awards

National Association of Pastoral Musicians (April Deadline)
Academic scholarships assist with the cost of educational formation for pastoral musicians in formal academic settings. Applicant must be an NPM member with a demonstrated financial need enrolled full-time or part-time in a graduate degree program of studies related to the field of pastoral music. Applicant should intend to work at least two years in the field of pastoral music following graduation/program completion. https://www.npm.org/httpdocs/Membership/scholarship.htm

PHILOSOPHY

Ayn Rand Institute/The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism, Essay Contests (May Deadline)
The institute works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand's novels; supports scholarship and research based on her ideas; and promotes the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights, and laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience. Select one of three topics, essays will be judged on style, contend, and demonstration of philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged. Prizes range from $50-$10,000. https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

BUSINESS

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Scholarship (January Deadline)
Since its inception, NABA haws provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions. NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. https://www.nabainc.org/scholarship

The TELACU Education Foundation, The David C. Lizrraga Fellowship (March Deadline)
The fellowship, which ranges from $500 to $5,000, is awarded to first-generation students who are pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration or Engineering (other graduate degrees considered at the Foundations discretion). Students must enrolled full-time and demonstrate a financial need. https://telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/graduate-school-support/david-c-lizarraga-fellowship/

COMMUNITY and GLOBAL HEALTH

AHIMA Foundation, Merit Scholarships (September Deadline)
One of the major initiatives of the AHIMA foundation is to attract and support new talent in the health information management (HIM) industry by improving educational opportunities for current and future HIM professionals through scholarships. http://www.ahimafoundation.org/education/meritscholarships.aspx

CANFIT Scholarship (March Deadline)
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, public health, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Students must have 12-15 units of graduate coursework completed and have 3.0 or better GPA. http://canfit.org/scholarships/

EDUCATION

10,000 Degrees (March Deadline)
The 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship funds multiple awards a year. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be enrolled full-time (12 units) in a teaching credential program. http://www.10000degrees.org/undergraduate-scholarships/

California Teachers Association (CTA) (Varying Deadlines)
CTA offers several different educational scholarships, grants and awards to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. https://www.cta.org/scholarships

The PDK Educational Foundation, Phi Delta Kappa International Graduate Fellowship (June Deadline)
The PDK Educational Foundation endowed scholarship program supports students who are pursuing advanced degrees in education at the masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Eligible applicants must be members in good standing of PDK International, Educators Rising (as a teacher or administrator), and/or Pi Lambda Theta. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. https://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/graduate-scholarships/

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Great Minds in STEM, HENAAC Awards (May Deadline)
Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) honors the nations best and brightest Hispanic engineers, scientists, mathematicians and technology experts. Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities, be STEM related majors, must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited 2 or 4 year university or college. http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/professionals/nominations-overview

International Education Research Foundation (IERF), Sepmeyer Research Grant Program (February and August Deadlines)
IERFs mission is to research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and workforce. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded. Each research grant proposal is evaluated on how well its project design and expected outcomes address the following criteria: supporting research for the evaluation of foreign academic credentials, promoting the integration of students, scholars and professionals holding non-US academic credentials into the United States, facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research, and encouraging the exchange of information about the structure of educational systems and their corresponding credentials. https://www.ierf.org/for-institutions/research-grants/

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Scholarship (January Deadline)
Since its inception, NABA haws provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions. NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. https://www.nabainc.org/scholarship

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Scholarship Program (August Deadline)
Various scholarships available to latino/a students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. http://programs.shpe.org/scholarships/

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (June Deadline)
Each year the makers of TYLENOL award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare (health education, public health). Applicants must have one or more years of school remaining. Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients. https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

INFORMATION SYSTEMS and TECHNOLOGY

AHIMA Foundation, Merit Scholarships (September Deadline)
One of the major initiatives of the AHIMA foundation is to attract and support new talent in the health information management (HIM) industry by improving educational opportunities for current and future HIM professionals through scholarships. http://www.ahimafoundation.org/education/meritscholarships.aspx

The Google Lime Scholarship Program (Applications Open in October 2018)
Scholarship supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers in the field of computer science. https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Scholarship Program (August Deadline)
Various scholarships available to latino/a students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. http://programs.shpe.org/scholarships/

Great Minds in STEM, HENAAC Awards (May Deadline)
Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) honors the nations best and brightest Hispanic engineers, scientists, mathematicians and technology experts. Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities, be STEM related majors, must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited 2 or 4 year university or college. http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/professionals/nominations-overview

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (June Deadline)
Each year the makers of TYLENOL award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare (health education, public health). Applicants must have one or more years of school remaining. Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients. https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

 

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