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Find Your Scholarship

Open a window in Chrome, type “international student scholarship [your major],” and I’d be surprised if you don’t find a few hundred (if not a few thousand) dollars you can apply for, for free, today.

Money is out there — for all kinds of students and recent graduates — and if no one applies for it, no one claims the prize. You may only be competing with a handful of applicants for some of these contests. Sure, you have to go through the trouble of writing an essay but most essays can be repurposed with some minor edits (make DOUBLE-sure you don’t mention the wrong institution in your recycled application essay). So isn’t it worth it to try? Why yes, yes it is.

Here’s a few international student-friendly scholarships and fellowships we found with a simple search:

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Drive to Learn Scholarship

Rocket 55 Scholarship

Berkeley-Haas Scholarships

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Adobe Creativity Scholarships

Barsa Scholarships Program

Aga Khan Foundation — International Scholarship Programme

Social Justice Scholarships

Edison International Scholarships for STEM Students

HECUA Scholarship Program

Open Society Foundation Grants

Channel Foundation

We were inspired by the folks at Scholly, a powerful scholarship search app, to improve our Google-searching capabilities when targeting funding resources. If you’re serious about finding multiple sources of funding, their app is a worthwhile (and pretty cheap) way to search for all the available cash out there right now. Oh, and they have both iOS and Android apps.

Good luck and tell us what you find!

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