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Provost Scholarship
The Oklahoma State University Provost’s Study Abroad Scholarship was established to offer an incentive for OSU students to study abroad. The scholarship provides one-time funding for degree-seeking OSU students participating in credit bearing programs and activities outside the U.S. Deadline: TBA

Humphreys Travel Grant
These scholarships were established and maintained through the generosity of the Humphreys, who are committed to assisting OSU students broaden their international experiences. This support is for long-term experiences in other countries. Long-term study/ internship (8 weeks or more). Deadline: Oct. 15 for Spring funding; March 1 for Summer funding; June 15 for Fall funding

2019-2020 College of Education, Health and Aviation Scholarships
College of Education, Health and Aviation scholarships open to undergraduate, graduate, and OSU Teach applicants. Deadline: January 15, 2019

Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 Service Scholarship                                                                                                                                 The Matthew 25:40 Service Scholarship is for OSU students who want to make a difference in developing countries by helping people solve global problems related to hunger, poverty, health and education. This scholarship can help cover expenses for students participating in international service projects, and can be combined with other financial aid. Deadline: Nov. 15

David Elroy Phillips Family Endowed Scholarship

Katie Womack Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for residents/ students of Oklahoma
Scholarship opportunities with various deadlines. Deadline: varies

Scholarship opportunities with various deadlines. Deadline: varies

OK College
Scholarship opportunities with various deadlines. Deadline: varies

Scholarship opportunities with various deadlines. Deadline: varies

National and International Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Deadline: varies

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. Deadline: varies

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year (50 Session A / 25 Session B). Deadline: Session A February 15, 2018/ Session B September 15, 2018

Truman Scholarship
This year the OSU Truman Scholarship Committee will again select up to four junior* students to compete for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which has a value of up to $30,000. This prestigious scholarship was created by Congress for those who intend to pursue careers in public service, defined by the Truman Scholarship Foundation as: Employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. Deadline (OSU): October 29, 2018; National Deadline: February 5, 2019

Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Deadline: varies

The Bridging Project: Study abroad in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations make it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Deadline: varies (twice a year)

Japanese Student Service Organization (JASSO)
Various scholarships for studying in Japan. Deadline: varies

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Deadline: varies (several times per year)

Blakemore Language Grants and Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $17 million in grants to college graduates and young professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply. Deadline: varies

Teaching Assistant Program in France
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Deadline: TBA

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details. Deadline: varies

Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Scholars, Regional Research, and Visiting Scholars
Various research opportunities through Fulbright initiatives. Deadline: varies

The Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Deadline: TBA

Scholarships and grants offered by organizations, foundations, and other institutions

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships. Since 1947 more than 30,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Deadline: varies

Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
The $2,000 scholarship is for a semester-long or one-year study abroad program in a Francophone country. The student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application and enrolled in an established teacher education program (B.A., B.S., or M.A.T.) in French. Deadline: March 15, 2019

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
Various fellowships awarded by The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Deadline: varies

Other Funding Resources

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come. Deadline: varies

Institute of International Education
Database for study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and internships for U.S. undergraduates, graduate and post-graduate students, as well as professionals. Deadline: varies

College Board
Scholarship database. Deadline: varies

Scholarship database. Deadline: varies

Specific Student Populations

LGBT Students:

Campus Pride/Point Foundation Sponsored National LGBT Scholarship Database
Free online database provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Individuals can find how to apply and search scholarships available at certain campuses, state by state, regionally or nationally. New scholarships may be listed by a campus or any funding organization by simply logging into the database. There are no charges to view scholarships or to list scholarships. Deadline: varies

Gamma Mu Scholarships
Gay men under the age of 35 may apply for Gamma Mu's $1,000 -- $2,500 scholarship, including those in both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Preference will be giving to students who come from or plan to attend college in a rural area; who have overcome discrimination; who demonstrate leadership qualities; and who have a history of strong academic performance. Deadline: March 31, 2019

Multicultural Students:

Actuarial Foundation Scholarships for Minority Students
To provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers. Deadline: varies

African American Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
Links to African American scholarships. Deadline: varies

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
Various undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as community awards. Deadline: varies

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. Deadline: varies

American Indian Graduate Center, Scholarships and Fellowships
Various scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline: varies

Arab American Institute, Scholarship Opportunities
Lists programs offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation. Broken out into the following categories: (1) For American Students of Arab Descent (2) Arab Students Studying in the United States (3) Other Scholarships (both Arab and Arab American students). Deadline: varies

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Scholarships
The AGBU offers financial assistance to full-time U.S. undergraduate students of Armenian descent enrolled in colleges and universities outside of the U.S. Some selected fields of graduate study will be considered. Deadline: varies

Asian Pacific Fund
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 14 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible. Deadline: TBA

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI). Deadline: TBA

Asian Women in Business Scholarship
The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry. Deadline: TBA

Association on American Indian Affairs, Scholarship Portal
Since 1922, the Association on American Indian Affairs has been dedicated to helping Native people and their communities in meeting the challenges they face. One of these challenges is that of paying for a higher education. AAIA assists college students in meeting this challenge through our eight scholarship programs. AAIA offers two graduate fellowships, one scholarship which is open to graduate and undergraduates and five undergraduate scholarships, one of which is available to students from tribes that are state recognized but not federally recognized. AAIA depends on the generosity of our donors to fund our scholarship programs, therefore, availability may change from year to year. Deadline: TBA

Chahta Foundation
he Chahta Foundation connects students with funding from the Chahta Foundation, Choctaw Nation and third party organizations that help cover college expenses. Deadline: TBA

CINTAS Foundation Fellowships
Cintas Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Artists are recommended for fellowships by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the Cintas Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. Cintas Fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as they wish. Fellowships are awarded annually in the amount of $15,000 each and are paid in quarterly stipends, beginning in September, for twelve consecutive months. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships for African American Students
Various scholarships listed, courtesy of A Better Chance. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships for Asian American Students
Various scholarships listed, courtesy of A Better Chance. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships for Latinos and Hispanic Students
Various scholarships listed, courtesy of A Better Chance. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships for Native American Students
Various scholarships listed, courtesy of A Better Chance. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for African Americans
Various scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Hispanics
Various scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
Various scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Native Americans
Various scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), Scholarships and Internships
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is awarding $2,000 scholarships to three outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students interning in the Washington, D.C., area during the summer of 2005. Eligibility is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Awarded annually since 1992, CAPAL scholarships are intended to enable outstanding APA students to work full-time and learn about ways to affect public policy that benefit their communities. With these scholarships, CAPAL hopes to provide APA students with the financial means to successfully complete their summer internships. Deadline: varies

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
Consistent with its mission to provide educational opportunities to a new generation of leaders, the CBC Foundation demonstrates its commitment by sponsoring a number of educational programs. Deadline: varies

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Scholarship and Internships
Scholarships are awarded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Deadline: varies

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. Deadline: varies

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Ethnic Groups and Studies
Various scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Deadline: varies

Scholarship competition for female college students who wish to start their own online business. Up to $2,000 award. Deadline: varies

Grants, Internships and Scholarships For Native Americans
Various scholarship and grants. Deadline: varies

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Scholarship Listings
Various scholarships. Deadline: varies

Houtan Scholarship Foundation
In an attempt to spread the word of the abundant Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society, where they reside. Deadline: varies

Inroads Minority Internship Program
The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS seeks high performing African American, Hispanic, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation's largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations. Deadline: varies

Iranian-American Scholarship Fund
The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF) is a volunteer-administered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides scholarships to full-time students of Iranian heritage attending undergraduate and graduate schools in the United States who exhibit academic excellence, as well as financial need and a commitment to community service. Deadline: varies

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships
The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. The JACL recognizes education as a key to greater opportunities for its members and therefore offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, and creative & performing arts students. Deadline: varies

Korean American Scholarship Foundation
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. The KASF seeks 1) to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, 2) to encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and 3) to nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition. Deadline: varies

Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships
Provides scholarships in any field of study to full-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the United States. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent, Poles with U.S. permanent residency status, or Americans of non-polish descent who are pursuing the study of Polish subjects. Deadline: varies

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) Scholarships and Resources
Identifies scholarship opportunities for students from Central and South America. Deadline: varies

La Unidad Latino Foundation, Scholarships
Educational scholarships are awarded to Latino/Latina students on a competitive basis. Deadline: TBA

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
Several scholarships listed. Deadline: varies

Lebanese American Heritage Club, Arab American Scholarship Foundation
Applicants must be of Arab descent, U.S. citizens or U.S. residents. Deadline: TBA

Making College Affordable : An Online Guide for Hispanic Students
Several scholarship opportunities. Deadline: varies

MALDEF : The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America, Scholarship Resources
MALDEF Scholarship Guide 2018-2019
MALDEF provides a comprehensive list of over 100 scholarships offered to students regardless of citizenship status, including undocumented students. Deadline: varies

Minority Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards in Medicine, Public Health, and Related Fields
A compilation of resources focusing on African Americans, Alaska Natives (Aleuts, Eskimos, Inuit), Hispanics (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Native Hawaiians, Polynesians, Micronesians). Deadline: varies

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Deadline: TBA

National Indian Education Association (NIEA), Scholarships for Native Students
NIEA wants to make sure that every Native student knows about other funding opportunities to help them succeed in their academic career. Includes a list of other organizations who offer scholarships and internships. Deadline: varies

Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students, primarily from underrepresented communities, for careers and influential roles that serve the public good. The Fellowship Program offers an intensive summer institute to train students in public policy work and then offers to pay for graduate school should a student be admitted. Scholarship Details: All expenses-paid summer institute (JSI) after junior year in college, internship opportunities and a minimum of $5,000 towards a master’s degree in public policy, public administration or international affairs. Deadline: November 1, 2018

Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, DC
Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund Scholarship Program

Awards are made to scholars enrolled in US or Scottish institutions for the third or fourth year of College or University or full-time graduate study. There are generally 6 to 20 awards made totaling in excess of $20,000. Among these, three special scholarships foster academic links between the United States and Scotland:
(1) The James & Mary Dawson Scholarship of $5,000 is available for Scots coming to the USA for graduate or post-graduate level study, with preference to those pursuing scientific and engineering degrees.
(2) The John P. McAdams Memorial Scholarship of $3,500, established by family and friends of the Society's late President to support Scots and Americans of Scottish descent in their pursuit of University degrees, with preference to those pursuing degrees in history or Scottish culture.
(3) The Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship of $2,500 is available for an American studying in Scotland.
Deadline: varies

Scholarships for Students of Ukrainian Ancestry or Citizenship
Scholarship for a student enrolled in the sophomore or higher year or graduate school of thirty leading colleges and universities in the USA. Deadline: varies

Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Provides support for new Americans - naturalized U.S. citizen, child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens, or a resident alien who holds a Green Card. Full support is given for two years of graduate study in the United States. Fellows receive a $20,000 maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of graduate program. Deadline: November 1, 2018

Tall Clubs International (TCI)
Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall. Deadline: TBA

United Negro College Fund- Scholarships, Internships, and Research Fellowships
UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country. Deadline: varies

Upakar Foundation, Indian-American Scholarship Foundation
Upakar Foundation gives up to 20 four-year renewable scholarships (totaling $40,000) to Indian-American students to help them realize their college dreams. These scholarships acknowledge academic excellence and consider financial need. Deadline: TBA

World Nomads Scholarship
Are you an aspiring travel photographer, filmmaker or writer? This is your chance to turn your passion into a profession. Each year World Nomads sends talented travelers into the field to capture the world's stories while learning from seasoned industry professionals. Deadline: varies

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
World studio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Deadline: TBA