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 or research 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 by September 30, 2013, 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 women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government,...
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $3,500 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate, graduate and full time employees (32 hours or more per week who are attending college part time) students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
Opportunity Funding, provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supports highly qualified international students applying to U.S. higher education institutions who are unable to cover the expense for applying to universities and who are ineligible for (or not funded by) U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs. Eligibility requirements for students: be a member of CCC be a citizen of, or officially recognized refugee in Ukraine; apply to degree programs at accredited higher education institutions in the U.S. and for sufficient financial aid to meet the student's need demonstrate that they and their family are not able...
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.
Requirements for the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship include: U.S. citizenship 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. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need. To be considered, applicants must be: Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as...
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.
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.