Many organizations offer funding for graduate school, and these are some that our students have successfully used in the past.
Please note that we do not work directly with these organizations and cannot guarantee their services. We encourage you to look for other resources as well.
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
APSIA has a list of various fellowships and scholarships.
Asociación Panamericana de Instituciones de Crédito Educativo (APICE)
A list of international organizations, foundations, embassies, and other institutions that provide financial aid for graduate studies and research abroad.
AFCEA Intelligence and Cyber Security Scholarships
Scholarships for STEM majors in cyber security, intelligence, and homeland security-related disciplines.
American Association of University Women Career Development Grants
Grants awarded to women who hold bachelor’s degrees and are preparing to advance or change careers. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
American Association of University Women International Fellowships
Fellowships awarded to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are seeking financial support to attend graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.
Eligible recipients are Scandinavians undertaking study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year.
Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
Links to student-oriented websites that explain where to find and how to apply for financial aid.
Scholarship awarded to select Mexican citizens who are pursuing a master’s degree and have a GPA of 8.5 and two years of work experience.
Canadian Federation of University Women
Multiple fellowships and awards for education for women who are pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees and are citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology, writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Past topics have been “The future of technology in education" and “Using games for social good and playful learning.”
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Awarded to U.S. citizens who are beginning a graduate degree in international affairs or another area relevant to the work of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. After graduation, recipients may be appointed as foreign service officers at the U.S. Department of State.
Colfuturo provides scholarships for students from Colombia who would like to pursue master’s (or PhDs) abroad.
Comision México-Estados Unidos (COMEXUS) Becas Fulbright-García Robles
For Mexican citizens pursuing graduate degrees at a U.S. university. Note: Students currently living, working, or studying in the U.S. are not eligible, nor are students who have resided in the U.S. for more than one year in the last five years.
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
Awarded to select Mexican citizens pursuing graduate degrees in fields related to science, technology, and innovation.
Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship
For current graduate students in master’s programs who are preparing for a career in state and local government finance and who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be recommended by an academic advisor or dean of the graduate program of choice.
Directorio de Becas
List of scholarship programs and organizations for Mexican citizens.
Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Scholarship for students who are citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan and who are pursuing the following fields of study: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism/mass communication, law, library/information science, public administration, public health, or public policy.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Graduate scholarship databases and scholarships including options that don’t require proof of citizenship.
Guide for international students studying in the U.S. that includes information and resources on how to finance your education.
Enables students to create personalized searches in their scholarship database. Students must create an account to gain access.
Descriptions of ways students can fund their studies and links to scholarship search engines.
Fulbright for Non-U.S. Students
Various programs for non-U.S. students and scholars to study in the U.S. Typically all of the programs require an in-depth application and review process before funding is awarded.
Scholarships for Brazilian citizens, ages 16–34, pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies.
Funding for U.S. Study Online (IIE)
This Institute of International Education resource includes a scholarship database.
Harvard LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas
Connects individuals and institutions with opportunities such as admissions testing and scholarship management.
Links to scholarships offered in multiple countries and multiple degree programs.
Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship
Intended to further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of international affairs, counterintelligence and national security. The amount and number of the scholarships will be determined by the amount of donated money that is available each year.
Junior League of Monterey
This scholarship is awarded to a female student with financial need who is pursuing higher education in order to obtain a degree that will help her impact women and children in our local community.
The $5,000 scholarship will award one student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who successfully creates a plan to persuade people to stop distracted driving.
LegatNet Danish Foundation
Database for Danish students seeking funding through grants and scholarships.
Margaret McNamara Education Grants
Grants awarded on a competitive basis to exceptional women over 25 from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students, have demonstrated financial need, and are committed to working to empower women and children.
Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship awarded to students attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in business administration (MBA). The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Open Education Database
A resource of various scholarships for graduate school.
P.E.O. Sisterhood International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women
Merit and need-based scholarships awarded to both domestic and international women who want to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. and Canada.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Fellowship awarded to prospective graduate students pursuing a foreign service career and demonstrating outstanding leadership and academic achievement. As well as financial assistance, the fellowship offers two summer internships and potential employment after graduation at the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.
The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology
Scholarship is awarded to students interested in photography. Open to all current students majoring in the social sciences. Requires applicant to submit one original photo and two written commentaries.
SelfScore International Student Scholarship
SelfScore offers six $5,000 scholarships for International Graduate Students.
Switzer Environmental Fellowships
The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement.
Willis W. and Ethel M. Clark Foundation Investment in Community Fellowship
Up to $10,000 awarded each year to deserving graduate students born, raised, and/or living in Monterey County who intend to be of service and provide leadership to the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. The award can be used to cover the ordinary costs of graduate school including tuition, books, room, and board.
There are a number of scholarships that are only available for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designated degrees. The Institute offers two STEM degrees: the MA in International Environmental Policy and the MA in Translation and Localization Management. Applicants to these programs should explore these STEM scholarships: