There are numerous opportunities for external funding, so it is worthwhile to expand your scholarship search beyond IU.
Funding opportunities outside of IU
Do your research
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IU’s Student Central on Union provides information that can help you identify fraudulent scholarships, and also lists some external scholarship sources.
Grants for graduate students
You can find grants for your graduate education and get help applying at the GradGrants Center at IU.
External funding resources
We have identified several non-IU resources that provide educational funding.
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)—Apply for scholarships and grants that support higher education for women, including its International Fellowships.
- College Board—Get information and advice on finding financial aid, and search the scholarship database.
- eduPASS—Learn about your options for financial aid, and search for scholarships on the eduPASS database.
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)—Search for scholarships and grants that specifically seek to support international study.
- International Student—Read about searching for scholarships as an international student, and consult its list of scholarship resources.
- MacArthur Foundation—Apply for grants and fellowships, including awards specifically intended for international study.
- NAFSA—Apply for scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)—Apply for scholarships and grants that support science education.
- Organization of American States (OAS) Rowe Fund—Interest-free loans provided to citizens of Latin America and Caribbean OAS member states.
- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship-This scholarship is available for women in graduate programs (any major).
Are there any more external scholarship resources?
There are so many scholarship resources that it’s impossible to list them all. Spend time doing Internet searches for international scholarships, and be patient—most scholarships are available only to U.S. citizens.