Specialized Master's Programs


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NAFOA Scholarships

For Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing associate, bachelor's, master's, PhD and other degree programs at accredited universities. Students must be working toward a degree within a financially related discipline including but not necessarily limited to accounting, business, economics, finance and marketing. Students are required to provide proof of tribal enrollment, proof of university enrollment, a transcript, one letter of recommendation, a personal statement, a list of honors and awards received, a list of community involvement and volunteer activities and a photograph. Students will be awarded scholarships based upon academic merit, interest in business and finance and evidence of demonstrated commitment to their Native community. NAFOA Scholars are chosen by the NAFOA Board of Directors and scholarship award amounts vary by year based upon decisions made by the Board.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans http://www.pdsoros.org
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $20,000 maintenance grant and half of tuition for naturalized citizens or permanent residents who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the United States and will continue to regard the United States as their principal residence and focus of national identity.

  • You must be a college senior in good standing or hold a bachelor’s degree. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the United States, you must be in your first or second year in that program. 

The Montgomery G.I. Bill
The Montgomery G.I. Bill has resources available to assist veterans with educational costs.

The Montgomery GI Bill — Active Duty (MGIB) provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans for:

  • College
  • Technical or Vocational Courses
  • Correspondence Courses
  • Apprenticeship/Job Training
  • Flight Training
  • High-tech Training
  • Licensing & Certification Tests
  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • Certain Entrance Examinations  

The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category and if DOD put extra money in your MGIB fund (called "kickers"). You usually have 10 years to use your MGIB benefits, but the time limit can be less, in some cases, and longer under certain circumstances.

The American Association of University Women 
The American Association of University Women offers fellowships to female international students studying in the United States. Some fellowships are available for minority women who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

  • International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions is supported.

The American Indian Graduate Center
The American Indian Graduate Center offers fellowships to Native American students who become eligible for need-based financial aid.

  • Will be awarded to students pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree.

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 
The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society offers multiple graduate scholarships and awards for the first year of professional study.

  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study, preferably at an accredited American Institution of higher learning. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara http://www.sbscholarship.org/
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara offers scholarships to students who attended their last two years of high school in Santa Barbara County and graduated from high school in Santa Barbara County.

  • Applicant must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident (green card).
  • Applicant must have attended at least four of the six years between grades 7-12 at a Santa Barbara County school and have graduated or received a GED from a Santa Barbara County high school.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend full-time (12 units/term) as an undergraduate or graduate/medical student at an approved school.
  • General Undergraduate, Vocational, and Medical/Graduate Scholarship.

The American Australian Association http://www.americanaustralian.org/?page=eduoverview
The American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships for advanced study in the United States of up to US $25,000 each year. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia.

  • Study Level: Research/study must be at the graduate level or above.
  •  US Enrollment: Proof of acceptance into a US educational institution is required.
  • Citizenship: Applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Budget: Applicant must submit a budget for the research/study period. The Fellowships are intended to support part of the costs of one year of research/study in the United States.
  • Full-time study: Applicant should intend to devote full time to their research or study.

The Harvey Fellows
The Harvey Fellows is a stipend amount of $16,000 per year, up to two years for incoming first year students. The fellowship is awarded to Christian graduate students to integrate their faith and vocation and pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians tend to be under-represented. The number of fellowships awarded each year varies according to available funds from the Mustard Seed Foundation.  

  • An individual must be enrolled in or have applied to a full-time graduate program. The Harvey Fellowship is not awarded to individuals pursuing undergraduate degrees, post-doctorate or non-degree programs, or part-time studies.

The National Italian American Foundation 
The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships to Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement.

  •  Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.
  • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education.

The International Education Financial Aid Website http://www.iefa.org/
The International Education Financial Aid Website provides college scholarship and loan information for international students wishing to study abroad.

  • There are many scholarships available on this website.

The Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright Scholarship offers awards to students who aim to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.  

  • All applications must be submitted electronically.
  • Will have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant, but will not have a doctorate degree.
  • Thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) awards scholarships to US Citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic heritage.

  • Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) 
The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs in the United States for up to one year. Also, the ASF offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Applicants must be US residents or permanent residents and have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.

  • Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year.
  • Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
  • Contact the ASF’s cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. 

The Korean American Scholarship
The Korean American Scholarship awards numerous scholarships of $2,000 or more to Korean American college students across the country.

  • A student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply for the KASF scholarship.

Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Scholarship Program 
$20,000 per year, for up to two years, graduate scholarship program funded through the United Jewish Communities that recruits, supports and develops future professional leaders for the North American Jewish federation system. In accepting the scholarship, the student makes a minimum two-year commitment to work in a federation in North America following their studies. FEREP assists students with job counseling and placement at the conclusion of their studies.

  • Have been awarded a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Have been accepted into a master's program in an academic area that meets FEREP requirements community.

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