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Please note: many off-campus awards fall into more than one category. For campus scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here. 

The opportunities below represent a sample of fellowships available to international students. To receive a personalized list based on your interests and goals, please schedule an advisement appointment or email fellowships@lmu.edu

Deadlines are approximate.

  • AAUW International Fellowships

    Funding for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.

    Award: $18,000–$30,000

    Eligibility:

    • Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.
    • Hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
    • Intend to devote themself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year.
    • Intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career and upon completion of their studies.

    National Deadline: November 1.

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

    Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

    National Deadline: March 31

    Results Announced: July

  • Donald Strauss Scholarship

    The Donald Strauss Scholarship awards approximately 14 California college sophomores and juniors who reflect a strong, lifelong commitment to public service and education. LMU students have the opportunity to design a public service project. Projects may be local, domestic, or international in scope. The scholarship will provide you with $15,000 to fund your service project.

    Amount: $15,000

    Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors

    Campus DeadlineFebruary

    Results Announced: April

    Contact

    Daveon Swan

    Center for Service & Action

  • Gaither Junior Fellows Program

    12-14 one year fellowships to graduating seniors and recent graduates to work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers that aims to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Research centers are located in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Past research projects have studied nuclear policy, energy and climate, economics in Asia, Middle East Studies, and Russian and Eurasian studies. Junior fellows are placed in different research centers depending on the program’s research. They work alongside Carnegie Endowment program scholars, conducting research for books, meeting with high-level officials, and potentially co-authoring journal articles. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,200 (yearly total of $39,000) and a full benefits package.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    To be considered for a Gaither Junior Fellowship, applicants must:

    • either be graduating seniors or have graduated during the past academic year
    • not have begun graduate studies (exceptions include students who have completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program)
    • be U.S. citizens OR attend a university within the United States
    • be eligible to work for twelve months (from August 1 through July 31)

    Additional requirements, like foreign language skills and specific field backgrounds, vary with the needs of each project.

    Application Procedure and Selection Criteria

    Applications are available through the designated university nominating officials. The application is not available online, but completed applications are sent electronically by the university nominating official. Interested students must contact ONIF to request an application packet. All application materials must be submitted to ONIF by LMU's campus deadline. 

    Applicants may apply to only one program. The application requires:

    • An application form
    • 1-2 page resume/C.V.
    • 1 page essay on why you are applying
    • 3 page project assignment essay
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • 2 letters of recommendation

    Campus Deadline: December

    National Deadline: January 15

    Results Announced: March/April

    Recording of 2021 Campus Info Session2018 Gaither Junior Fellows Info Session PowerPoint

     

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue full-time postgraduate degrees in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates-Cambridge Scholarships apply to the following programs: PhD (three-year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree), One-year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA).

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate for the University Composition Fee, student allowance, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs.

    Location: University of Cambridge, UK

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: October for U.S. citizens, December for international students.

    Results Announced: February

  • Google Lime Scholarship Program

    Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

    Amount: Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

    Eligibility:

    • A current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
    • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada 
    • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
    • Maintaining a strong academic performance
    • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
    • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
    • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

    National Deadline: November.

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

    Knight Hennessy Scholars will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. In addition to pursuing your graduate studies, shape your own experience as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar through the King Global Leadership Program. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you will develop both the depth and range of subject expertise to confront the numerous grand challenges and opportunities of the future. You will be part of a unique community of change agents from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    Eligibility:

    Citizens of all countries are welcome to apply. You are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.  You must also meet the admission requirements of your intended Stanford graduate or professional degree program.*

    Resources:

    Recording of 2022 Knight Hennessy Info Session,  2018 Knight Hennessy Scholars Program Webinar Slides 

     

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

    *Undocumented students should verify eligibility/admission requirements for the graduate program of interest at Stanford.

  • POINT Scholarship

    The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students to access and succeed in their education at accredited four-year institutions in the United States. Flagship scholarship recipients receive financial support, access to multiple leadership development programs, mentorship or coaching, and the support of a community of scholars and alumni.

    Award: Each award is for up to $10,000. 

    Eligibility:

    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States.
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
    • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
    • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.

    National Deadline: January

  • Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes

    The PPIA program prepares junior-level undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at a designated host campus. 

    Once a student has successfully completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

    Amount

    • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
    • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
    • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
    • University housing with a meal plan.
    • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
    • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
    • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
    • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

    Eligibility

    • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. International students, who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, and may be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
    • Junior-level standing at the time of applying.
    • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.
    • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
    • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
    • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
    • Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
    • All academic majors are welcome to apply!

    National Deadline: November 

  • Rhodes Scholarship

    Rhodes Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Oxford University. Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

    Amount: Varies.

    LocationOxford University in the United Kingdom

    Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. However, non-U.S. citizens may have an earlier application deadline and should consult the website for more info. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October of the application year.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: August for non-U.S. citizens; October for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and DACA students.

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program

    Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

    With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

    Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

    Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

    Benefits: 

    • Tuition Fees
    • Room and board
    • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
    • An in-country study tour
    • Required course books and supplies
    • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
    • Health insurance
    • A personal stipend of $3,500

    Eligibility: 

    • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent
    • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the application year
    • English language proficiency

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December

     

  • Quad Fellowship

    This program will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.

    Award: 

    • Each Quad Fellow will receive a one-time award of $50,000 which can be used for tuition, research, fees, books, room and board, and related academic expenses (e.g., registration fees, research-related travel). All Quad Fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.

      The Fellowship program has three core elements: 

      • Pre-program: Upon selection to the Quad Fellowship, Fellows Elect will have access to a variety of virtual resources and programming designed to build connections within the cohort as they navigate the graduate admissions process

      • Core program: Beginning in August and extending through until the end of the academic year, Fellows will take part in a residential experience followed by virtual programming opportunities designed to deepen their understanding of topics at the intersection of STEM and society

      • Alumni program: Upon graduation from the Quad Fellowship program, Senior Fellows will have access to resources that support a lifelong network across cohorts and the Quad countries

    Eligibility: 

    • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
    • Be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, or the United States
    • Have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field before the start of the program
    • Have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level
    • If applicants are currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in the United States, they may apply if they will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a Fellow

    National Deadline: June.