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The United States is a popular choice for students seeking a high-quality, internationally recognized education. To assist you, has compiled a list of scholarships in the United States offered by US colleges and universities, as well as scholarships granted by the US government and institutions.

USA Government Scholarships for International Students

Foreign Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright Program provides full scholarships in the United States to international students pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree. Scholarships may also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides experienced professionals from designated countries around the world with a year of professional enrichment in the United States. Fellows are chosen based on their leadership potential and commitment to public service in either the public or private sectors. The fellowships are full grants that cover all related expenses.

US Colleges and Universities that offer Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships at American Universities
American University (AU) offers a limited number of generous partial merit scholarships to academically qualified international first-year undergraduate students from around the world. International students are not eligible for need-based financial aid. Merit scholarships range in value from $6,000 to $25,000 per academic year (renewable subject to conditions).

Also see the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the University and are committed to positive civic and social change. It is designed for students who plan to return home to help under-resourced and under-served communities in their home country.

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Amherst College Scholarships

Amherst College currently operates a need-based financial aid program that assists financially needy international students. Your financial need is determined after you have been admitted. A financial aid award equal to your need will then be offered. The award is sometimes referred to as a “aid package” because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants).

Berea College Scholarships

Berea College is the only school in the United States that provides full funding to all enrolled international students for their first year. This combination of financial aid and scholarships covers the costs of tuition, room and board, and fees. In subsequent years, international students are expected to save $1,000 (US) per year to contribute to their expenses. The College does provide summer jobs to international students in order for them to fulfill this requirement.

Clark University Scholarships 

Clark University offers the Clark Global Scholars Program, which is open to first-year applicants (not transfer students) who have attended school overseas for at least four years, as well as international citizens studying in the United States. The award includes a scholarship of $15,000 to $25,000 per year (for four years, contingent on meeting academic standards for renewal) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following your sophomore or junior year.

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Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships

International students are eligible for merit-based financial aid at Colby-Sawyer College. The scholarship value increases based on academic ability (as measured by GPA) and can range from $15,000 to $28,000 per year. The college does not meet the entire financial need.

Columbia College Scholarships

Columbia College provides scholarships and awards to outstanding international students. The awards are either one-time cash grants or tuition reductions ranging from 15% to 100%.

Concordia College Scholarships

Concordia values the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to international students. The International Student Scholarship is based on academic ability and family need, and it is worth up to $28,000 per year. International Excellence Scholarships are competitive, merit-based scholarships that are awarded to international first-year or transfer students for up to four years and can be worth up to $28,000.

Dartmouth College Scholarships

Dartmouth College meets the demonstrated needs of all admitted undergraduates, including those from other countries. Dartmouth College offers scholarships and loans to international students, including a travel allowance to the United States.

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship to new international students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship amount is $12,500 for undergraduate students and $11,500 for graduate students per academic year.

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East West Center

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides funding for up to 24 months of Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in the East-West Center’s educational, residential, and leadership development programs while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai’i.

Emory College Scholarships

Each year, Emory College awards need-based financial aid to a select group of international students. International applicants are also encouraged to apply for partial to full merit-based scholarships through the Emory University Scholars Program (November 15 deadline).

Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to qualified international applicants who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams. These awards range from $16,000 to $30,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years. In addition, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships may be awarded each year to qualified international students for up to four years of study.

Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships

A limited number of merit scholarships will be awarded to international freshmen. Scholarships are awarded based on a comprehensive review of SAT or ACT scores as well as high school marks/grades. The awards are renewable and range from $2,000 to $10,000.

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