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External Scholarship Opportunities

Fulbright Program for Foreign Students

Fulbright Program for Foreign Students is a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with the purpose of increasing the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It sponsors foreign students, teachers, professionals and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the U.S. and vice-versa, through approximately 1,800 student grants.

Its program is administrated by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies, so the applications for scholarships must be submitted in the students' home countries, which will respectively determine their requirements and deadlines as well as their own students' program eligibility and selection procedures.

For more information visit the Fulbright's Foreign Student Program website.

Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program

The Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the U.S. to assist them in their efforts to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.

The JAMS Foundation will approve Fellowships of up to $20,000 in support of projects outlined by Fellowship applicants. The Program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated experience with and commitment to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and who seek to increase the availability of dispute resolution education, training and services in their own countries and beyond.

The Fellowship Program is designed to be flexible and open to innovation, and applicants are encouraged to be creative in pursuing activities in the U.S. that will serve to expand the use of ADR in their home countries.

Fellowships may be from one month to four months in duration. While applicants may propose activities lasting longer than four months, Fellowship funding is limited to the Fellowship period.

It is anticipated that Fellows will come from countries that do not have an established culture of using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for cases in litigation. Part of Fellows' time in the U.S. will be spent observing how JAMS administers and resolves such cases.

Depending on the nature of their proposal, Fellows may also participate in university-based programs or be affiliated with other organizations or institutions that may help to advance their interests and goals. Such affiliations can take many forms, from formal enrollment in graduate degree programs to more informal arrangements providing varying degrees of access and support.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research and begin to establish such affiliations prior to or concurrent with their Fellowship application. While the JAMS Foundation makes every effort to facilitate introductions where possible, it is Applicant's responsibility to research available opportunities and to establish affiliations with the organizations or institutions with which they intend to work or study.

In addition to their other activities, Fellows are also required to attend a week-long gathering of all Fellows in their cohort in the San Francisco Bay Area in early September of their Fellowship year.

For more information, visit the JAMS' Weinstein International Fellowship website

The Rotary Foundation

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships were founded in 1947 and is Rotary's oldest scholarship program and it's scheduled to end in 2013. It will be subdivided into two different grant program pilots, which involve a three-year test of the new grant structure offered in the Foundation's Future Vision Plan.

District Grants – Grants to be distributed by districts according to their own discretion. Grants may be granted to scholarships without restrictions on the level (secondary, university, or graduate), length, location (local or international), or area of study, or on the dollar amount. It serves to fund humanitarian and educational projects and activities, either locally or abroad, that relate to the mission of the Rotary Foundation.

Applicants should contact their district to find out more details about opportunities.

Global Grants – Grants to be distributed towards larger, more sustainable projects developed by clubs and districts in the six areas of focus.
Find out which program is more suitable for you at the Rotary Foundation Future Vision Plan explanatory presentation.

Golden Key

Since 1977, Golden Key has awarded more than 8 million dollars in scholarships and grants. Some scholarship target specific fields of study, allowing members to study alongside those with similar interests. Others focus on countries or regions, affording members the luxury of studying abroad or participating in a faraway internship program. Golden Key provides $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards each year, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For additional information, please visit the Golden Key Scholarships & Awards website

Organization of American States

OAS Academic Scholarship Program – Scholarship awarded for undergraduate and graduate programs at a university in an OAS Member State. It may be a "self-placed" kind of scholarship, in which the candidates apply directly for admission to the universities of their choice. Such scholarship, however, is limited to be awarded on the ratio of one per Member State.

The scholarship is awarded for a maximum period of two academic years and up to a total of U$30,000.00 per academic year on a full-time basis, which includes tuition, other scholarship benefits, and administrative costs.

Applicants should be aware application deadlines differ by country.

For more information visit the OAS's Scholarship for Academic Studies website.

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

Scholarships are mostly provided for Masters-degree level applicants. Some doctoral degrees will be considered, but not short-term programs or current studies.

The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, which at present include Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Applications for 2023 - 2024 start January 2023.

Visit the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships website for more information.

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

AAUW work on advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. It offers 5 fellowships and grant programs: American Fellowships, Community Action Grants and Selected Professions Fellowships for U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and Career Development Grants and International Fellowships (for non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents).

Application deadlines range from November to January according to the programs.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women

The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships in the amount of US $8,000.00 for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the P.E.O. International website .