General Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Loans

The following is a list of organizations that provide scholarships, grants, and loans for foreign students (graduates and undergraduates) to study in the US. Most student funding is restricted to students who are interested in a specific field of study. Some of the funding is restricted to students from specific countries.

American Council of Teachers of Russian

1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036

Administering many funds, especially for Eastern European students, in the fields of communication, journalism, education administration, library and information science, and public policy.

American Foundation for Aging Research, North Carolina State University, Biochemistry Department

128 Polk Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695 (telephone 919-515-5679)

Fellowship awards for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students of biology, cancer, biochemistry, or biophysics in the aging research.

American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Fund

Central Park W. & 79th St., NY, NY 10024 (telephone 212-769-5467)

Undergraduates and graduates for study of North America wild-life.

American Museum of Natural History, Chapman Fund

Central Park W. & 79th St., NY, NY 10024 (telephone 212-769-5467)

Undergraduates and graduates for research in ornithology.

American Oriental Society, Fellowships for the Study of Chinese Art

University of Michigan, MI 48109 (telephone 313-747-4760)

Undergraduates and graduates, for the study of Chinese paintings. Applicants must speak Chinese.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadeion Fellowships

New York University, 113 University Place, NY, NY 10003

Available for research in byzantine studies.

American Schools of Oriental Research, Fellowships

3301 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218 (telephone 410-516-3498)

A variety of grants for Middle Eastern studies in such humanistic disciplines as anthropology, archeology, Biblical studies, epigraphy, history and philosophy are available for undergraduates and graduates. Mesopotamian Fellowship for the study of Mesopotamian civilization and culture; Albright Fellowship for the study of the Middle East or Eastern Mediterranean; Barton Fellowship for archeological research at Jerusalem; Kress Fellowship for the study of architecture at Jerusalem; National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship for archeological research at Jerusalem.

American Society for Microbiology

1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Fellowships in the microbiological sciences to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

American Society of Civil Engineers

1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Administering various scholarships for undergraduates and graduates who study or conduct research in civil engineering.

Bedding Plants Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 27241, Lansing, MI 48909 (telephone 517-694-8537)

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who major in horticulture or related fields.

Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Atlanta, GA 30333 (telephone 404-639-3343

For pre-doctorates and young scientists.

Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Wormley Hill Godalming Surrey GU8 5SG

Awards for assistance in musical education. Applicants must be of British nationality.

Early American Industries Association, Grants-in-Aid

Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735 (telephone 302-888-4649)

Undergraduates and graduates for the research of American industry and early American tools and mechanical devices.

Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation

1814 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 1E4

Grants for young artists working in the following areas: painting, drawing, print making, sculpture.

Entomological Society of America

9301 Annapolis Rd.., Lenham, MD 20706 (telephone 301-731-4535)

Scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in entomology, biology, zoology, or a related science.

Foundation Center

888 7th Ave., NY, NY, 10106

Administers many US foundations and grants.

Foundation Center

1001 Connecticut Ave., NW #938, Washington, DC 20036 (telephone 202-331-1400)

Offers a list of available funds.

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

4615 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (telephone 412-621-6941)

Undergraduates and graduates in such fields as mathematics, chemistry, physics, industrial education, engineering, and business technology, provided that the area of study has potential application in the printing, publishing and packaging industries.

Herb Society of America

9019 Kirkland Rd., Mentor, OH 44060

Research of herbal plants.

Institute of Food Technologists

221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601 (telephone 312-782-8424)

Scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates and graduates who major or conduct research in the area of food science.

Inter-American Foundation

P.O. Box 9486 Arlington, VA 22209 (telephone 703-841-3864)

Fellowships for students from Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the problems of poverty and development.

International Group Services, International Students Essay Competition

10530 Rosehaven St., Fairfax, VA 22030

Foreign undergraduates and graduates. Grants for winners of essay competition.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

P.O. Box 1310, Brookhaven, MS 39601

Scholarships for students preparing for career in various health fields. Applicants must be Canadian citizens.

Mongolian Society, Inc.

322 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 (telephone 812-855-4078)

Scholarships for students of Mongolian heritage to pursue studies in the US.

National Women's Studies Association

7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, College Park, MD 20740

Administering various fellowships and scholarships, intended to expand the possibilities of women's studies.

Phelps-Stokes Fund

10 E. 87th St., NY, NY, 10128

For African students.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SEG Business Office, P.O. Box 70240, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170

Awards for undergraduates and graduates whose studies are directed toward a career in exploration geophysics in operations, teaching, or research.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

601 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City, NJ 10150

Scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who study naval architecture or marine engineering. Applicants must be Canadian citizens.

Sons of Norway Foundation

1455 West Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Scholarships for Norwegian undergraduates and graduates who study American heritage or Norwegian heritage in the following fields: arts, crafts, literature, history, music, and folklore.

Whitney Museum of American Art, Helena Rubinstein Fellowships

384 Broadway, NY, NY 10013 (telephone 212-431-1737) Undergraduates and graduates of art history, esthetics and criticism.