Domestic Funding Options

Air & Waste Management Association

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: environmental policy

Air Force Association - various scholarships

Deadline: April

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $1,000

Restrictions: active duty Air Force, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve

Area of focus: general

Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation

Deadline: April

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: membership in AEPhi

Area of focus: general

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Deadline: April

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: AKA membership

Area of focus: general

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-In-Aid Program

Deadline: December

Type: Grant

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Thesis research related to the development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources

Area of focus: energy and environmental policy

The American Association of University Women

Deadline: December/January

Type: Fellowship

Restrictions: must be female

Area of focus: general

Note: international fellowships also available

American Bar Association Summer Research Diversity Fellowships

Deadline: February

Type: fellowship

Typical award: $3,600

Restrictions: minority undergraduates applying to graduate social science programs

Area of focus: general

American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Deadline: October 1

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $7,000-$25,000

Restrictions: Must be seeking to conduct in-country research in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine for 3-9 months.

Area of focus: Eastern European relations/international policy

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: scholarships

Typical award: $1,000-$3,500

Restrictions: applicants must be legally blind

Area of focus: general

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Scholarships

Deadline: April

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: US citizenship and legally blind

Area of focus: general

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships

Deadline: May

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$2,000

Restrictions: must be a registered member of an American Indian Tribe and/or a descended of at least 1 grandparent or parent who is a registered tribe member

Area of focus: general

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

Deadline: June

Type: scholarships

Typical award: up to $30,000

Restrictions: membership in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group

Area of focus: general

American Institute of Polish Culture - Harriet Irsay Scholarship

Deadline: June

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: US citizens with Polish heritage

Area of focus: international relations preferred but not limited

American Jewish Historical Society Fellowships and Prizes

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarships/fellowships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: varies by award

Area of focus: general

American Water Works Association Scholarships

Deadline: January

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $100 to $1,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: environmental and water policy

American Society for Quality - Statistics Division: Ellis R. Ott Scholarships

Deadline: April 1

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $7,500

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: tools of political analysis

American Statistical Association: Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for an Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $2,500

Restrictions: prior experience in survey statistics required

Area of focus: tools of policy analysis

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: up to $2,500

Restrictions: female, served in US Army or a relative of a female who served in the US Army

Area of focus: general

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 1

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: US citizens/permanent residents

Area of focus: Asian relations/international policy

Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarships

Deadline: July

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Tribal enrollment

Area of focus: general

Association of Former Intelligence Officers Scholarships (Various)

Deadline: July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,200-$4,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: international policy

Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Scholarship

Deadline: March/July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,500

Restrictions: must be a woman with demonstrated in international development/international relations

Area of focus: international policy

Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: May

Type: Essay contest

Typical award: 230 prizes totaling $70,000

Restrictions: None

Area of focus: General

Beinecke Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $34,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: humanities and social sciences

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: fellowship

Typical award: $14,500 living allowance, with health insurance and a housing subsidy

Restrictions: US citizenship or permanent residency

Area of focus: general

Brookings Institution Research Fellowships (Various- Dependent on Openings)

Deadline: Winter

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: extensive experience in field and/or PhD candidates

Area of focus: social policy/public sector policy and policymaking

Bureau of Indian Education Scholarships and Fellowships

Deadline: varies

Type: database

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: database of a compilation of resources for American Indian students

Area of focus: general

Bush Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: August

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: up to $100,000

Restrictions: residency in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or one of 23 Native nations with same geographic area

Area of focus: leadership

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Deadline: May

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $3,000-$5,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: development, management and governance related projects

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: first year graduate students

Area of focus: international policy

CIRI Foundation (Cook Inlet Region, Inc.)

Deadline: December/June

Type: scholarships/grants

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Alaska natives; enrollee or descended from an enrollee from the Cook Inlet Region

Area of focus: general

Comed/National Latino Education Institute Latino Scholarship Fund

Deadline: September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $2,500-$5,000

Restrictions: must be latinx

Area of focus: general

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)

Deadline: February

Type: Internship

Typical award: $2,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: government policy

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional Fellows Program

Deadline: April

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $40,000

Restrictions: full year, 40 hours per week fellowship

Area of focus: general

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$5,000

Restrictions: must be hispanic and have demonstrated history of performing public-service oriented activities

Area of focus: social policy/public sector

Cosmos Club Foundation Scholars Grant Program

Deadline: November

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $500 to $3,000

Restrictions: scholarly research focused

Area of focus: general

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International Scholarships

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,000

Restrictions: must certify low vision

Area of focus: general

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: December

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $500 to $7,500

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $10,000

Restrictions: interest in career in state or local government finance

Area of focus: political systems, institutions, public policy and finance  

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Up to $10,000

Restrictions: financial need is evaluated

Area of focus: social policy/public sector policy

Delaware Higher Education Commission Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

Deadline: July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000/year

Restrictions: Resident of Delaware

Area of focus: general

Delta Gamma Fellowship

Deadline: April

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $2,500

Restrictions: Current/past member of Delta Gamma

Area of focus: general

Democracy Fellows Program

Deadline: September

Type: fellowship

Typical award: $30,000 plus travel expenses and benefits

Restrictions: US citizenship and national security clearance, plus PhD, JD or Master’s

Area of focus: democracy and international development

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $18,000

Restrictions: None

Area of focus: General

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (Various)

Deadline: Fall/Winter

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $5,000-$10,000

Restrictions: Varies

Area of focus: policy making/public sector policy (transportation policy)

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: Rolling

Type: grant

Typical award: $100,000 annually for three years

Restrictions: for social entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations

Area of focus: general

El Pomar Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $29,000/year

Restrictions: applicants should have a strong connection to Colorado and/or explicit interest in serving the communities of Colorado

Area of focus: general

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Deadline: December

Type: One time award

Typical award:  $500-$5,000

Restrictions: Full time juniors or seniors at time of application

Area of focus: ethics

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

Deadline: April

Type: Interest Free Loan

Typical award: $5,000-$15,000 (cap at $50,000)

Restrictions: must qualify for government grants

Area of focus: general

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

Deadline: March

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $1,000 to $5,000

Restrictions: relative of a federal employee

Area of focus: general

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA): Minorities in Government Finance Scholarships

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $5,000

Restrictions: Must be African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino and must be preparing for a career in state or local government finance

Area of focus: tools of policy analysis/institutions and policy making

GFOA: Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $15,000

Restrictions: US or Canadian citizenship

Area of focus: state/local government finance

GovLoop & NASPAA Public Service Graduate Scholarship (Essay Contest)

Deadline: Varies

Type: Scholarship prize

Typical award: $1,000-$2,500

Restrictions: must write an essay

Area of focus: general

Grace LeGendre Fellowships

Deadline: February

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $2,000

Restrictions: US citizenship and resident of New York; female

Area of focus: general

Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Varies by fellowship/scholarship

Type: Fellowships and scholarships

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Hawaii residency; preference to first generation students

Area of focus: general

Hebrew Free Loan Society - Rose Biller Endowment Fund

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: maximum of $5,000

Restrictions: US citizenship; residents of New York; Jewish

Area of focus: general

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Must be of Greek descent and 17-25 at time of application

Area of focus: general

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: December/January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$15,000

Restrictions: Must be Hispanic and full time student

Area of focus: general

HORIZONS Scholarship

Deadline: July

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: for women interested in national security/defense

Area of focus: national security/defense

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$10,000

Restrictions: must be a practicing Muslim and an active member of the community

Area of focus: general

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

Deadline: October

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: up to $43,000 per year

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships (Various)

Deadline: March/April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$5,000

Restrictions: must be an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League

Area of focus: general

Jewish Community Centers (JCC) Association Scholarships

Deadline: June 1

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: max $20,000/2 years

Restrictions: commitment to work at JCC for 2 years post-graduation

Area of focus: public policy, Jewish studies, or some other field related to the JCC

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award:

Restrictions: Jewish; born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area and have one continuous year of full-time employment in Chicago

Area of focus: general including public policy and urban affairs

Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Jewish; permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of 3 years; US citizenship

Area of focus: general

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: February 1

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,000

Restrictions: women who are members of Kappa Kappa Gamma

Area of focus: general

Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Fellowships

Deadline: April

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $2,000

Restrictions: must be an active member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, studying/researching an area of “human sciences”

Area of focus: general

Kinesis Scholarship for Puerto Rican Residents

Deadline: April 23

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: citizenship in Puerto Rico

Area of focus: general

La Unidad Latina

Deadline: Varies

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $250-$1,000

Restrictions: see website

Area of focus: general

Lint Center for National Security Scholarships

Deadline: January/July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $500-$2,000

Restrictions: Varies

Area of focus: national security and counterintelligence, global understanding

Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: November

Type: year-long exchange

Typical award: tuition, housing and $12,000 stipend

Restrictions: US citizenship between 18-30, and interested in a year exchange in Ireland or Northern Ireland

Area of focus: general

NAACP Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Deadline: May

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: maximum $2,000

Restrictions: Must be NAACP member; US citizenship

Area of focus: general

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $2,000-$12,000

Restrictions: must have an ancestor who immigrated from Italy and a family member who is NIAF member

Area of focus: general

National Federation of Republican Women (NRFW) National Pathfinder Scholarship

Deadline: June

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $2,500

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: October

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $49,000/year plus benefits

Restrictions: US citizenship with DOE security clearance

Area of focus: security policy, energy policy, international security

National Organization of Italian American Women Scholarships

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: US citizenship; Italian descent

Area of focus: general

National Women’s Studies Association Scholarships

Deadline: varies by award

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $200-$1,000

Restrictions: must be a current individual NWSA member

Area of focus: women’s studies

National Women’s Studies Association (NSWA) Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Awards

Deadline: February

Type: Award

Typical award: $400

Restrictions: women of color

Area of focus: gender policy

Navajo Nation Scholarship

Deadline: June/November

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: varies by year

Restrictions: Navajo membership

Area of focus: general

New York State Senate Richard A. Wiebe Public Policy Service Fellowship

Deadline: April

Type: 10 month fellowship

Typical award: $32,000 stipend

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

NPELRA Anthony C. Russo Scholarship Award

Deadline: October

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,000

Restrictions: US citizenship

Area of focus: human resources, labor and industrial relations, public administration, political science

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarship Award

Deadline: May

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Full tuition

Restrictions: applicants must be from a developing country

Area of focus: economic development, environmental development, poverty reduction

Order Sons of Italy (OSIA) General Study Scholarships

Deadline: February

Type: scholarships

Typical award: $5,000-$25,000

Restrictions: US citizenship with Italian descent

Area of focus: general

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Deadline: November

Type: scholarship

Typical award: up to $25,000

Restrictions: naturalized US citizenship or green card holders, or the child of two naturalized US citizen parents

Area of focus: general

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Deadline: varies by chapter

Type: fellowship

Typical award: $5,000-$15,000

Restrictions: must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Area of focus: general

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Educational Loan Fund

Deadline: rolling

Type: loan program

Typical award: up to $12,000 for graduate studies

Restrictions: only open to women, must contact and be recommended by local chapter of PEO, must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada

Area of focus: general

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) International Peace Scholarship for Women

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $10,000

Restrictions: US or Canadian citizenship, female

Area of focus: general

Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-2,000

Restrictions: membership in Pi Gamma Mu

Area of focus: economics, international relations, public administration

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: September

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: full tuition, conditional upon three years of foreign service after graduation

Restrictions: US citizenship, 3.2 GPA

Area of focus: international affairs, public policy

Point Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: applicant must be LGBT or have a history of leadership in the LGBT community and plan to be a LGBT leader in the future

Area of focus: general

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: self-identify within the LGBTQ community, residency in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington

Area of focus: social justice

Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

Deadline: December, March, August

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: hourly compensation

Restrictions: preference given to underrepresented communities of color; US citizenship, permanent residency or DACA status

Area of focus: public service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $34,000/year

Restrictions: US citizenship

Area of focus: international affairs, public policy

Robert W. Woodruff Graduate Program and Internship Fellowship

Deadline: June

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $2,000-$15,000

Restrictions: recipients must make a 2 year commitment to be employed full time at Boys and Girls Club

Area of focus: public policy and public administration

Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program

Deadline: January

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $2,000-$3,000

Restrictions: Preference to those with careers in education

Area of focus: education policy, general

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Deadline: May

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: proficiency in a second language

Area of focus: international affairs

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship Program

Deadline: September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $20,000-$30,000

Restrictions: Must have Scottish ancestry or explain interest in studying Scotland

Area of focus: general

Salvatori Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $10,000

Restrictions: must receive The Intercollegiate Review and be familiar with the ISI

Area of focus: general

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Typical award: $15,000

Restrictions: Must have a public service project proposal

Area of focus: public service

Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarship

Deadline: May

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $2,500

Restrictions: US citizenship

Area of focus: international studies

Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Research Internship

Deadline: February

Type: fellowship

Typical award: $3,500 stipend

Restrictions: 12 week summer internship

Area of focus: policy related to aging and long-term care

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Deadline: December

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $5,000

Restrictions: must show commitment to fighting hunger through unpaid volunteer activities, must obtain a recommendation from a community service organization

Area of focus: social policy and health policy

Stonewall Community Foundation Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Deadline: September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,500-$3,000

Restrictions: women-identified LGBTQ students

Area of focus: general

Straus Historical Society Scholarship

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $5,000

Restrictions: US citizenship

Area of focus: public service, government focus

Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) Fellowships and Internships

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Internships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1650/month over the 2-3 month internship in Switzerland

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,500

Restrictions: must have environmental concentration

Area of focus: environmental policy

Tillman Military Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $10,000

Restrictions: active duty military personnel

Area of focus: general

Truman Scholarship

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $30,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: public service

UNICO National Scholarships (Various)

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,500-$6,000

Restrictions: must have Italian ancestry

Area of focus: general

United Methodist Church Scholarships

Deadline: varies

Type: loans and scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: active, full members of the United Methodist Church

Area of focus:

Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP)

Deadline: September/January/March

Type: internships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: education policy

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $45,000/year

Restrictions: US citizenship

Area of focus: international development, in pursuit of a career in foreign service or related areas

US Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowships

Deadline: November

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: up to $42,000/year

Restrictions: research/concentration must be related to environmental issues

Area of focus: public sector policy/environmental policy

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $50,000

Restrictions: surviving spouse or child of a deceased service member or veteran of the US military

Area of focus: general

Walter S. Barr Fellowships

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: open to graduates of Hampden County, MA secondary schools

Area of focus: general

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarships and fellowships

Typical award: $7,000-$26,000

Restrictions: Wellesley alumnae; open to all nationalities

Area of focus: general

Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program

Deadline: January

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $30,000/year for up to 2 years

Restrictions: must be Jewish and committed to serve in the North American Jewish community as a Jewish professional. Citizen of the US, Canada or Mexico between the ages of 21-40

Area of focus: general

Willis W. and Ethel M. Clark Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: October to January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: up to $10,000

Restrictions: must have been born, raised and/or lived in one of the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. Applicants are required to document residency and intent to stay in Monterey Peninsula to contribute to the community over the long term

Area of focus: social policy/public sector policy

Women in Defense Horizons Scholarships

Deadline: July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $500-$12,000

Restrictions: must be a woman planning to pursue a career in defense or national security area and a US citizen

Area of focus: institutions and policy making/tools of policy analysis

Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Deadline: May

Type: fellowships

Typical award: $1300/month for the 8 month fellowship

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: women’s policy, politics

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation- Pickering Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $40,000/year

Restrictions: interest in pursuing a foreign service career in US Department of State and commitment to have two summer internships

Area of focus: international policy/institutions and policy making

Zeta Phi Beta National Education Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: some scholarships require Zeta membership

Area of focus: social justice, health policy, education

International Funding Options

Abe Fellowship

Deadline: September 1

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: 3-12 months of tuition

Restrictions: Japanese or US citizen with an interest in Japanese-American relations and demonstrated research interest

Area of focus: international policy

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship + loan

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: accepts only nationals from: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique

Area of focus: development policy

Alberta Scholarships Program - Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

Deadline: January

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $15,000

Restrictions: Canadian citizenship, Alberta resident

Area of focus: general

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship

Deadline: October

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $2,500-$3,000/month

Restrictions: must be from the US, Russia, China, India, and Brazil.

Area of focus: international policy

Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline: December

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: Travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance

Restrictions: US, UK or German citizen between 25-35, with a graduate degree and at least two years of relevant work experience.

Area of focus: German relations/international policy

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Deadline: Varies

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, or Norway

Area of focus: general

American Councils for International Education - Opportunity Fund Program

Deadline: April

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Ukrainian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Arab American Institute

Deadline: Varies

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: for American students of Arab descent OR Arab students studying in the US

Area of focus: general

Arab Student Aid International Scholarship Interest-Free Loan

Deadline: January

Type: loan

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Arab citizenship

Area of focus: general

Armenian Professional Society

Deadline: September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Armenia

Area of focus: general

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Scholarships (Various)

Deadline: February

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and hold an honors bachelor’s degree prior to award. Knowledge of French and English required.

Area of focus: international policy and institutions

Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October/April

Type: Internship

Typical award: up to $30,000

Restrictions: citizenship from Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia

Area of focus: general

Barsa Scholarship Program

Deadline: Fall

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be a Fulbright student from eligible South American country

Area of focus: general

Belgian American Educational Foundation

Deadline: October

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $46,000

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Belgium

Area of focus: general

BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust)

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $7,000-$20,000

Restrictions: UK citizenship

Area of focus: general

Bibliotecha Alexandrina Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region

Deadline: varies

Type: database

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: varies by scholarship/fellowship; for students from 12 Arab countries

Area of focus: general

Bolashak Program

Deadline: July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Full tuition

Restrictions: Kazakh citizenship

Area of focus: general

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan

Area of focus: general

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships and Awards

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarships/fellowships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Canadian citizenship or permanent residency; female

Area of focus: general

Central Bank of Mexico FIDERH Loan for Graduate Students

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Loan

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Mexican citizenship, TOEFL score requirements

Area of focus: general

Centralia Studiestodsnamnden (CSN) Grants & Loans

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Grants/Loans

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Swedish citizenship or refugee status

Area of focus: general

Cetana Scholarship Program

Deadline: September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Must be a resident of Myanmar/Burma. Must return for at least 3 years after study

Area of focus: social policy/public sector policy

China Times Cultural Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: June

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $6,000-$10,000

Restrictions: doctoral candidates with a focus in Chinese studies

Area of focus: general

Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Egypt and commit to work 2 years in Egypt. Graduate student under 35 years of age

Area of focus: general

CMB Next Generation Fellowships

Deadline: December

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: up to $65,000

Restrictions: must be Chinese citizen currently residing in mainland China

Area of focus: health policy

Colfuturo

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarship/loan

Typical award: $25,000/year for two years

Restrictions: Colombian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Consejo Nacional De Ciencia Y Tecnologia

Deadline: Varies

Type: scholarships/fellowships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Mexican nationals

Area of focus: general

Conselho Nacional De Desenvolvimento Cientifico E Tecnologico (CNPq)

Deadline: varies

Type: fellowships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Brazilian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Coordination for Advancement for High Level Personnel (CAPES)

Deadline: varies

Type: fellowships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Brazilian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Corporacion de Formento de Produccion (CORFO)

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Loan program

Typical award: varies(covers tuition, room and board, books, and round-trip travel for student and family)

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

Danish State Educational Support (SU)

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Scholarship/Loans

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Danish citizenship

Area of focus: general

East-West Center United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Must be from a General Sovereign Pacific Island

Area of focus: general

Edward E. Masters Fellowship

Deadline: August

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Indonesian citizenship

Area of focus: international relations, economics, international law, environmental studies

eLearners.com Military Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $1,000

Restrictions: Military active duty, US citizenship

Area of focus: general

Finlandia Foundation National Scholarships

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000 to $3,000

Restrictions: US or Finnish citizenship

Area of focus: general

Fundação Estudar

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Brazilian citizenship

Area of focus: economic development

Fundacion Pedro Barrie De La Maza

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Full tuition

Restrictions: Spanish citizenship from Galicia

Area of focus: general

Fundacja Batorego Awards

Deadline: Varies

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Polish citizenship

Area of focus: general

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $23,000

Restrictions: must be a citizen of a developing country/territory identified for OEDC official development aid (see website) studying areas related to sustainable energy development

Area of focus: public sector (environmental) policy

Golden Key International Honor Society Community Service Award

Deadline: October

Type: Award

Typical award: $1,000

Restrictions: must be a member of the Golden Key Honor Society

Area of focus: general

Government of India Overseas Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies by program

Restrictions: Indian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Harkness Fellowships - The Commonwealth Fund

Deadline: September or November depending on citizenship

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: Varies by fellowship

Restrictions: citizenship in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, or the UK

Area of focus: general

Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March and September

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: proof of German language proficiency; all citizenships accepted

Area of focus: democracy, human rights, ecology and sustainability, self-determination and justice

HONDUFUTURO

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship-Loan

Typical award: up to $50,000 for 2 years

Restrictions: Honduras citizenship

Area of focus: general

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Deadline: January

Type: Grant

Typical award: $2,000-$2,500

Restrictions: research proposal required

Area of focus: social policy

The Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant

Deadline: May

Type: Grant

Typical award: $10,000

Restrictions: must be PhD students and members of AGU

Area of focus: environmental policy

The Houtan Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: June

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,500/semester

Restrictions: must have a working knowledge of Farsi and demonstrate an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage and literature

Area of focus: general

The Humane Studies Fellowship

Deadline: January

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $15,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

Hungarian American Coalition Dr. Delmer Kiss Scholarship

Deadline: September 1

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $500-$1,000

Restrictions: Hungarian citizenship or an ethnic Hungarian in Slovakia, Romania, Vojvodina, Serbia, or Ukraine

Area of focus: general

Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF) Scholarship

Deadline: September

Type: scholarship

Typical award: up to $10,000/semester

Restrictions: Hungarian citizenship with residency in Hungary

Area of focus: general

Icelandic Student Loan Fund

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Loan

Typical award: maximum of $44,100

Restrictions: continuous residency in Iceland for the past 5 years

Area of focus: general

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: up to $85,000

Restrictions: Indian citizens who did their first degree in India

Area of focus: general

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

Deadline: February

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $5,000-$15,000

Restrictions: US citizens with interests aligned with the ISI

Area of focus: general

The Inter-American Development Bank

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be from one of the bank’s borrowing member countries and must have at least two years experience in a public agency devoted to research or teaching

Area of focus: international policy

Italian Student Loan Fund

Deadline: May 10

Type: Loan

Typical award: up to €40,000

Restrictions: Italian citizenship

Area of focus: general

J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians

Deadline: April

Type: Loan/Scholarship

Typical award: between Rs. 1,000,000 and 10,000,000

Restrictions: up to age 45; Indian citizenship

Area of focus: general

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service

Deadline: March

Type: Stipend

Typical award: $2,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: public service

Japanese American Association of New York Honjo Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $3,500 to $10,000

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: focus on US-Japan relations

John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 15

Type: Scholarships

Typical award: up to $10,000

Restrictions: native to the region of Calabria, Italy

Area of focus: general

K.C. Mahindra Education Trust

Deadline: March 31

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: between Rs.4,000,000 to 8,000,000

Restrictions: citizenship in India

Area of focus: general

Korean American Scholarship Fund

Deadline: July

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $1,000-$5,000

Restrictions: apply by region. Must attend college in region. Open to those of Korean heritage regardless of citizen status.

Area of focus: general

Lanekassen Grants for Norwegian Students Abroad

Deadline: November/March

Type: Scholarship/Loan

Typical award: up to NOK 60,560

Restrictions: residency in Norway continuously for 2 years of the last 5 years

Area of focus: general

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $500-$8,500

Restrictions: under age 40

Area of focus: general

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship

Deadline: March

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $300/week stipend for the duration of the 10 week program

Restrictions: none

Area of focus: general

Mackenzie King Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $8,500

Restrictions: Graduated from a Canadian university

Area of focus: international relations, politics, economics

Mandela Washington Fellowship

Deadline: October

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: African residency and citizenship; between 25 and 35; no US citizens

Area of focus: general

Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: April

Type: Grants

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Swedish citizenship

Area of focus: general

Mas Family Scholarships

Deadline: December

Type: Scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Cuban citizenship or Cuban descent

Area of focus: general

Maxis What’s Next Scholarship

Deadline: October

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Malaysian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January

Type: Loan/scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Indian nationals residing in India; below 30

Area of focus: general

Netherland-America Foundation Education Loan Program

Deadline: March

Type: Loan

Typical award: $10,000-$20,000

Restrictions: US or Dutch citizenship

Area of focus: general

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic)

Deadline: varies

Type: search engine

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Dutch citizenship

Area of focus: general

Norway- America Association

Deadline: January

Type: Grant

Typical award: $2,000-$20,000

Restrictions: must be a Norwegian

Area of focus: general

Open Society Foundations Global Supplementary Grant

Deadline: Spring

Type: varies

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: PhD/Doctoral students only. Must be a native of Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.

Area of focus: general

Organization of American States (Various)

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $30,000

Restrictions: see website

Area of focus: general

Organization of American States- Rowe Fund

Deadline: Rolling

Type: Interest free loan

Typical award: up to $15,000

Restrictions: must be a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean OAS member state

Area of focus: general

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) International Peace Scholarship

Deadline: September to April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: up to $10,000

Restrictions: must be female and not a permanent of USA or Canada

Area of focus: general

Prospect Burma

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Burma

Area of focus: general

Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: maximum $50,000/year

Restrictions: Egyptian nationals

Area of focus: general

R.D. Sethna Scholarship

Deadline: May

Type: Loan/Scholarship

Typical award: Rs. 10,000

Restrictions: Indian citizenship

Area of focus: general

Russell E. Train Education for Nature, EFN

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: $30,000/year

Restrictions: Ecuadorian citizenship

Area of focus: interest in ecological conservation and environmental policy; fellowship for building capacity in the Galapagos

Scholarships Chile

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Chilean citizenship

Area of focus: general

Singapore Government Public Service Commision - Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship

Deadline: December

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: $40,000/year

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Singapore

Area of focus: general

Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: varies by scholarship

Type: Scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Norwegian citizenship or Norwegian-American

Area of focus: general

Studienstiftung Des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

Deadline: varies by scholarship

Type: scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: German citizenship; some require German Jewish descent

Area of focus: general

Sweden-America Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: varies

Type: fellowships/scholarships

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: Swedish citizenship

Area of focus: general

The Rotary Foundation

Deadline: varies

Type: scholarship

Typical award: $13,000

Restrictions: see website

Area of focus: general

United States India Educational Foundation/Fulbright

Deadline: July

Type: Fellowship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Must be a citizen of India with at least 3 years of professional work experience, and commitment to return/contribute to home community

Area of focus: public sector policy/social policy

US-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: February

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Full tuition for one year for US citizens to study in Japan or Japanese citizens to study in the US

Restrictions: US or Japanese citizenship

Area of focus: general

United States-South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program

Deadline: February

Type: scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must be from a set of countries in the South Pacific

Area of focus: general

Victor Pinchuk Foundation -Worldwide Studies for Ukraine

Deadline: May

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: up to $50,000

Restrictions: must be a citizen of Ukraine and return to work there for at least 5 years post-graduation

Area of focus: public sector policy

VSB Foundation

Deadline: varies

Type: fellowship

Typical award: all related academic costs for up to 2 years

Restrictions: must be a citizen of the Netherlands

Area of focus: general

World Bank Institute - Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program

Deadline: March

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: varies

Restrictions: must not be a citizen/resident of an industrialized country, and must be from a World Bank member country

Area of focus: general

The World Bank - The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Deadline: January

Type: Grant

Typical award: $12,000 - one time award

Restrictions: must be a woman from a developing country, planning to study in the US, committed to improving conditions for women in developing countries, must return to her or other country within and for at least two year. Must be residing in US when submitting application.

Area of focus: general

Zdenek Bakala Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April

Type: Scholarship

Typical award: Varies

Restrictions: Czech citizenship or permanent residency; under 33 years old

Area of focus: general