Study in California with a scholarship!

There are a limited number of one time scholarships for new international students ranging from $250 up to the full cost of tuition for one year each depending on availability of funds.

All scholarship applications must be submitted no later than July 1 for the Fall Semester and no later than November 15 for the Spring Semester. Only students who have been admitted will be considered for scholarships.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed when they are submitted, therefore prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Funds are limited and not all applicants will receive scholarships.

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Global Beca International Student Scholarship

To apply for the Global Beca International Student Scholarship, complete the required application form available here. You will need to have the following items ready to attach to your application:

1. A typed 250-300 word Personal Insight Statement regarding your program of study and how San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley will contribute to your academic and career goals. We would like you to include in your personal insight statement your response to the following questions:
a. What have you done academically that prepares you for your future success?
b. Why do you believe activities outside the classroom are also important for your future success?
c. How would financial support for your education benefit you and your family?

2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, administrator, employer, community or church leader.

3. A copy of your academic transcript from the past year or last school attended.

For questions regarding the Global Beca Scholarship, please contact:
Dr. Jing Luan, President of San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

3401 CSM Drive  San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: +001 (650) 358 – 6880
E-mail: InternationalScholarship@smccd.edu

Other Scholarship Resources

Find more scholarships through the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation.

Diversity scholarship from Colorado State University!

We are happy to announce renewable scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students at Colorado State University! Students coming from underrepresented countries are now eligible for a partial tuition waiver across all of our majors. These scholarships are renewable and lower the total cost for students by nearly $10,000 per year.

For more information and to nominate someone today please email stene.verhulst@colostate.edu or visit https://educationusa.state.gov/node/4096

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Congreso Liderazgo Educativo 3.0

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El Colegio Abraham S. Fischler de Educación de Nova Southeastern Universitycelebra por quinto año consecutivo, en el marco de su Summer Institute, el Congreso Liderazgo Educativo 3.0 para reunir a los rectores, líderes e interesados en las tendencias y el desarrollo de la educación de América Latina y el Caribe.  Se anexa convocatoria para mayor información.

Para más información: Congreso Rectores 2016 Newsletter 1

 

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

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Embajada de Estados Unidos anuncia programa de becas Iniciativa de Jóvenes Líderes de las Américas (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative—YLAI) en apoyo a emprendedores en América Latina y el Caribe

¡Se convoca a emprendedores!

El programa de becas Iniciativa de Jóvenes Líderes de las Américas (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program– YLAI), patrocinado por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos, busca a 250 jóvenes emprendedores de América Latina y el Caribe para participar en un programa de capacitación profesional en Estados Unidos durante octubre y noviembre de 2016. Los participantes seleccionados tendrán la oportunidad de ingresar al YLAI Network, un espacio digital que cuenta con recursos profesionales, donde se desarrollarán los enlaces regionales claves para fomentar cambios positivos en sus comunidades.

El programa consiste en los siguientes componentes:

  1. Lanzamiento en Texas y conferencia de cierre en Washington, D.C., que incluye discursos, talleres, y sesiones de trabajo en equipo;
  2. Cuatro semanas de asesoría con un mentor en una compañía u ONG. Cada participante desarrollará un plan estratégico y participará en las operaciones diarias de su empresa anfitriona;
  3. Actividades de desarrollo profesional, como capacitación empresarial e interacción con expertos en varios campos;
  4. Apoyo continuo de la comunidad YLAI antes, durante y después del programa en los Estados Unidos, por medio de una red activa de contactos, acceso a asesoría, y oportunidades de inversión.

Se buscan emprendedores con los siguientes requisitos:

  1. Entre 21 y 35 años de edad;
  2. Residente de México.
  3. Elegible para recibir visa J-1;
  4. Al menos 2 años de experiencia como emprendedor, preferiblemente con un start-up o una iniciativa social;
  5. Buen dominio del inglés (escrito y hablado)

La página web https://ylai.state.gov/ incluye información sobre el proceso de inscripción YLAI. La convocatoria cierra el viernes, 20 de mayo.

 

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Pepperdine School of Law: Full Tuition Scholarships

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Pepperdine has partnered with JAMS and the Seegmiller Law Firm to provide full-tuition scholarships for students in Pepperdine’s LLM programs.  Pepperdine offers the following LLM program options:

  • LLM in International Commercial Arbitration (ICA)
  • LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA)
  • LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (ICLDR)
  • LLM in US Law and Dispute Resolution (USLDR)
  • LLM in Dispute Resolution

Applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year are now available.  LLM applicants need to have a completed LLM application and submit a two page essay by the March 4th deadline.

Details on the scholarship can be found on the Full Tuition Scholarshipwebpage. Visit the Masters of Law (LLM) program page to learn more.

Willamette MBA Global Diversity Scholarship

Willamette MBA Global Diversity Scholarship

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The Willamette MBA Global Diversity Scholarship program is for
international students who completed their bachelor degree in select
countries (see link for list of countries). Applicants selected for this
scholarship will receive an annual award ranging from $19,000 to full
tuition.

For more information about the requirements for this scholarship visit:
http://willamette.edu/mba/admission/eccc/tuition_aid/financial_aid/scholar
ships/global-diversity-scholarship.html

The deadline for the MBA Global Diversity Scholarship is March 15, 2016.
**Even applicants who do not qualify for a Global Diversity Scholarship
will still receive full consideration for merit-based scholarships, based
on eligibility. We encourage applicants from all over the world to apply!

This year Willamette MBA  has been ranked as a top MBA program in the
U.S. by Businessweek, Forbes, CEO Magazine and Poets & Quants and is
specifically designed for students who are early in their career (no work
experience required) or for those seeking a significant career change.

Twitter: Willamette MBA Scholarships for qualified international students
(link:http://willamette.edu/mba/admission/eccc/tuition_aid/financial_aid/scholar
ships/global-diversity-scholarship.htm)

Washington & Jefferson College Scholarships

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 Scholarships for Incoming International Students

The top two scholarships below are new: one full-scholarship and 5 full tuition scholarships. The other scholarships have been in existence for several years and there is no limit to the number of students who may be awarded the Washington, Jefferson, Independence, or Founders Scholarship.

Two types of financial assistance are available for incoming international students:  scholarships based on academic achievement and need-based scholarships.

TBD Scholarship for First-Year Students (merit, need-based) (one awarded per year)

  • Full scholarship covering tuition, room, meal plan. Scholarship covers 4 years full-time enrollment (maximum) for entering first year students. Student must maintain a college GPA of 3.1 and maintain full time enrollment status.
  • Preference given to candidates with high school average GPA of 3.7 (on scale of 4.0), class rank top 10%
  • SAT or ACT required (preferred scores: SAT 1800 or ACT 27)
  • Priority deadline for the fall semester is February 15. Notification by April 1.
  • Deadline for the spring semester is November 1. Notification by December 1
  • Books, travel and personal expenses are not included.

 

     TBD Full tuition scholarship for First-Year Students(merit, need-based) (five awarded       per year)

  • Full tuition ($42,656 2015-16 academic year). Scholarship covers 4 years (maximum) full-time enrollment for entering first year students. Student must maintain a college GPA of 3.1 and maintain full-time enrollment status.
  • Preference  given to average GPA of 3.5 (on scale of 4.0)
  • SAT or ACT scores are NOT required
  • Priority deadline for the fall semester is February 15. Notification by April 1.
  • Deadline for the spring semester is November 1. Notification by December 1
  • Housing, meal plan, books, travel and personal expenses are not included.

 

Washington Scholarship for first year and transfer students

  • Awards range from $24,000 to $30,000 per academic year. Scholarship covers 4 academic year maximum for entering first year students (will be adjusted for transfer students based on credits transferred). Student must maintain a college GPA of 3.1 and maintain full time enrollment status.
  • Preference given to average high school or college GPA of 3.5 (on scale of 4.0)
  • SAT or ACT scores are NOT required
  • Priority deadline for the fall semester is February 15. Notification by April 1.
  • Deadline for the spring semester is November 1. Notification by December 1
  • Expenses beyond the scholarship (additional tuition, meal plan, books, travel and personal expenses are not covered.

 

Jefferson Scholarship for first year and transfer students

  • $19,000 per academic year. Scholarship covers 4 academic years (maximum) for entering first year students (will be adjusted for transfer students based on credits transferred.) Student must maintain a college GPA of 3.0 and maintain full time enrollment status.
  • Preference given to average high school or college GPA of 3.3 (on scale of 4.0)
  • SAT or ACT scores are NOT required
  • Priority deadline for the fall semester is February 15. Notification by April 1.
  • Deadline for the spring semester is November 1. Notification by December 1
  • Expenses beyond the scholarship (additional tuition, meal plan, books, travel and personal expenses) are not included.

 

Independence Scholarship for first year and transfer students

  • $15,000 per academic year. Scholarship covers 4 academic year (maximum) for entering first year students (will be adjusted for transfer students based on credits transferred.) Student must maintain college GPA of 2.7 and maintain full time enrollment status.
  • Preference  given to average high school GPA of 3.0 (on scale of 4.0)
  • SAT or ACT scores are NOT required
  • Priority deadline for the fall semester is February 15. Notification by April 1.
  • Deadline for the spring semester is November 1. Notification by December 1
  • Expenses beyond the scholarship (additional tuition, meal plan, books, health insurance, travel and personal expenses) are not included

 

Founders Scholarship for first year and transfer students

  • $8,000 per academic year. Scholarship covers 4 academic year maximum for entering first year students (will be adjusted for transfer students based on credits transferred. college GPA of 2.7 and maintain full time enrollment status.
  • Preference  given to average high school GPA of 2.7 (on scale of 4.0)
  • SAT or ACT scores are NOT required
  • Student may apply by regular admission deadline of March 1 (November 1 for Spring entry). Notification by April 1 (Notification by December 1 for Spring).
  • Expenses beyond the scholarship (additional tuition, meal plan, books, travel, health insurance, and personal expenses) are not included.

 

 

University of Minnesota Scholarships

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The University of Minnesota offers undergraduate scholarships to international students based on merit and financial need.

Global Excellence Scholarships (merit-based awards)
All international freshmen and transfer students who are admitted are automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. These scholarships cover either the full difference or half the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. For the 2015-16 academic year, the freshmen scholarships were $4,210 (Maroon Award) or $8,420 (Gold Award) per year for up to four years. Transfer students may receive Maroon awards of up to three years when entering the University in the fall semester.

International Student and Scholar Services Scholarships (need-based awards)
Various scholarships are available for new students based on criteria such as financial need, academic merit, and educational goals. Awards currently range from $1,200 to $5,000 per year. Students are required to submit an application form and essay for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than March 1, 2016, for 2016-17 awards. Recipients of awards are notified via email byMarch 15 of the year they plan to enter the University. We ask counselors to encourage their students who demonstrate financial need to apply for these scholarships.
Application for ISSS need-based scholarships

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS) is awarded to high-achieving students with an interest in research. Recipients work on a research project with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend of approximately $1,400.

Click here for more information on costs and scholarships.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program

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The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is offering a financial need-based scholarship for a high school student from Mexico to attend YYGS this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. We ask that you please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested.

The scholarship will cover tuition, airfare and travel expenses to the program. 

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is open to students who have one or two years of secondary school remaining, and offers six unique two-week sessions. The program is a rigorous academic experience, featuring lectures from renowned Yale faculty.

Admission to YYGS is competitive. Applications are available online at http://globalscholars.yale.edu.

To be eligible for the full scholarship, applicants must:

The application deadline is February 11, 2016In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet ALL of the requirements listed above and complete the application, including the financial aid portion, by the deadline. No additional steps required.

 

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and leadership-training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. The program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, international affairs, public health, and environmental science.

Students may apply to any of the three, two-week summer sessions offered: Politics, Law, and Economics (June 19-July 2) focuses on important ideas and thinkers in the American political and intellectual tradition; International Affairs and Security (July 8-21) explores strategic lessons from history and their application to contemporary international affairs; and Applied Science & Engineering (June 19 – July 2) study and application of physical and computer sciences in addition to engineering; Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (July 26 – August 8) understand how innovations in science or technology become a reality; Biological & Biomedical Science (July 8 – July 21) will focus on study and application of life sciences; Sustainability, Energy, & Environment  (July 26 – August 8) discover how people have influenced the natural world, and what effects those interactions have had on modern-day society.

Last summer, participants represented 92 countries. Countries represented included China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, as well as Myanmar, Tunisia, Kenya, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Afghanistan, and many more. Participants bring a wide array of perspectives into the classroom, fostering international awareness and further enhancing the stellar academic curriculum.