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:

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
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.
Requirements for the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship include: U.S. citizen or Canadian eligible to attend college in the U.S. under the Jay Treaty Enrolled in full-time in a graduate program at an accredited public, private (non-profit), or tribal college or university. Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.) Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 Applications are generally open between January 1st and May 31st.
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Basic eligiblity for scholarships include the following: Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.; Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and; Able to demonstrate tribal affiliation through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate. Please see the website for more information about the fellowship opportunities, specific instructions, and deadlines.
The Harriet Irsay Scholarship Fund, funded by the scholarship committee of the American Institute of Polish Culture, awards grants to American students, preferably of Polish heritage who wish to continue their education. Awards are merit-based. Eligibility: Full time students American citizens or permanent residents preferably of Polish heritage Studying: Communication, Education, Film, History, International Relations, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Polish Studies, Public Relations, Graduate students in business programs whose thesis is directly related to Poland, Graduate students in all majors whose thesis is on the Polish subject. Applications are generally due in July.
The American Jewish Historical Society encourages interested students and scholars to apply for the following prizes and fellowships. The AJHS Academic Council is responsible for all selections. Awards include The Henry L. Feingold Graduate Student Essay Prize, the Ruth B. Fein Prize, The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship and the Pokross/Curhan Family Fund Prize. Award amounts and application deadlines vary.
The American Water Works Association provides a number of scholarships for students pursuing careers related to water supply and related fields.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see website for more info). Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship provides grants to women solidiers, past and present, and their lineal discendants. For the Graduate Program Legacy Scholarship, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from their undergraduate degree and be enrolled in or accepted into a Graduate level program. Graduate Scholarships are awarded up to $2,500. Eligibility: Women who have served or are serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or children of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.