Many SIPA students receive aid from outside sources such as charitable or professional organizations, their employers, philanthropic groups, or agencies in their own countries. This section includes a comprehensive searchable database of such resources and links to scholarship search engines.

Other external, general scholarship search engines SIPA students and applicants may want to review include the following:

The Abe Fellowship Program was established in 1991 through a partnership between the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). It was designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern and to foster a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. The fellowship competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan...
Through AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community. AFA accepts scholarship applications between December 1 and April 30.
The Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction provides Alberta students with the opportunity for advanced study at institutions outside of Alberta. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. Currently, 7 scholarships of $15,000 are available to Master's students and 8 scholarships of $20,000 are awarded to Doctoral students. Applicants must: be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible), be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the...
Since its founding in 1959, the Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation has been enriching the lives of AEPhi members by awarding scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate studies. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be scored based on academic performance; chapter, campus and community activities and need. Graduate applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate studies by June 30th. All recipients must be full-time students in the U.S. for the entire 2018-19 academic year. Applications generally open in January and are due April 1st.
The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation is to promote lifelong learning. This is accomplished by awarding scholarships, fellowships and grants based on both academic merit and financial need. Applicants need not be members of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Minimum GPA required: 3.0.
The purpose of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program is to foster research in the geosciences. Grants are made to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geology issues. Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant. Although the focus of the program is the support of qualified candidates for Masters or equivalent degrees, qualified doctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply. The...
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2015–16 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise...
AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates ). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be...
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982 and annually awards approximately twenty scholarships. Eligibility Requirements: Students who are legally blind Enrolled at a post-secondary institution or a vocational/technical school Applications generally open in November and are due in February.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), a national nonprofit, opened in 1921 and its mission is to "remove barriers, create solutions, and expand possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential." Applicants for scholarships must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens who are legally blind. Applications are generally due in April.

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