Scholarships for International Students

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. For questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

*Please note that some organizations sponsor several awards, not all of which are for international students.

Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students - (FOR UIC STUDENTS ONLY) Five awards of $5,000 each for international students currently enrolled full-time at UIC; pursuing either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree; have completed at least one semester of coursework at UIC at the time of application; and have a minimum UIC Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

Deadline varies or is not available:

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program | U.S. Department of State - opportunities for graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree or two-year degree study in the United States

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program | U.S. Department of State - provides one semester and academic year scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from underrepresented sectors in East Asia, Eurasia and Central Asia, the Near East and South Asia and the Western Hemisphere for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, internships and cultural enrichment

United Nations Internship Program - for graduate students in all fields; fall, spring and summer placements at UN Headquarters in NYC

U.S. National Institutes of Health Directory of Grants & Fellowships in Global Health Sciences - resources for international students interested in study in the U.S. in health sciences

Washington Center Internships - various fields, all majors, college upper-classmen and graduate students, positions for fall, spring and summer in Washington, DC, and abroad

August:

September:

International Water Conference Levendusky Memorial Scholarship - chemical engineering- water technology

October:

Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship - (UIC UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY) nine scholarships for current UIC foreign students, and one scholarship for an UIC American national; all fields

DAAD - for undergraduates, recent graduates and current graduate students to study abroad in Germany

Frank Educational Fund | Association to Unite the Democracies - (FALL DEADLINE) supports thesis or dissertation work relating to international integration and/or federalism and coursework that places major weight on international integration; or independent study project relating to international integration and federalism to be conducted as part of a graduate program

Merage Fellowship - (NOT BEING OFFERED THIS YEAR) (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) for graduating college seniors who are immigrants, funding to pursue your American Dream at either graduate or professional school or for another relevant pursuit

Sigma Xi Research Society - (FALL DEADLINE) grants in aid of research (science and engineering); awards for astronomy and vision-related research

November:

AESF Scholarship - for undergraduate and graduate students (national and international applicants) studying chemical engineering, material science or engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, environmental engineering or chemistry

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship - provides Master's and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i; areas of international study including politics, governance and security, economics, environmental change, population and health, education and Pacific islands development

Soros Fellowship - for graduating college seniors or first-year graduate or professional school students who are immigrants or first-generation Americans, funding for graduate or professional study

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships - funding to support graduate study in many fields, with dissertation work focusing on the improvement of education

December:

American Association of University Women International Fellowships - awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents; support graduate or postgraduate studies at accredited institutions

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program - (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) international affairs, one year research fellowship in Washington, DC at the Carnegie Endowment

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships - scholarships for undergraduate or graduate study up to $12,000 for students interested in exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - for students studying art, music, architecture in graduate programs

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship - scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada

January:

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust - open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States -- undergraduates with only one year remaining and graduates students planning defense of their thesis/dissertation at the end of the following academic year; minimum of ten (10) fellowships -- $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students -- are awarded for one year (non-renewable and non-postponable)

February:

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - for students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada; annual grants of approximately $12,000 each; those who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country

Roothbert Fund Scholarships - (PLEASE NOTE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT WHEN REVIEWING) for men and women in need of financial aid to further their education; principal focus is grants ($2,000-$3,000) to undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities; seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them

Scholarship Association for UIC - (FOR CURRENT, CONTINUING, FULL-TIME UIC STUDENTS ONLY) over 50 awards, for various majors; undergraduate and graduate students, ranging from $500-$5,000

 

March:

Manatt Fellowship - for conducting research in democracy-building; U.S. or international graduate students pursuing degrees in international relations, political science, public administration or other related areas; graduate institution must be in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, or Wisconsin

Sigma Xi Research Society - (SPRING DEADLINE) grants in aid of research (science and engineering); awards for astronomy and vision-related research

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship - for undergraduate or graduate students, conduct research at a public university in Switzerland for 2-3 months

Vietnam Education Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program - graduate studies in science and technology, Vietnamese nationals

April:

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - grants to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing social justice and activism

Frank Educational Fund | Association to Unite the Democracies - (SPRING DEADLINE) supports thesis or dissertation work relating to international integration and/or federalism and coursework that places major weight on international integration; or independent study project relating to international integration and federalism to be conducted as part of a graduate program

May:

Byron Hanke Fellowship - available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations; must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada

June:

July: