Private Financial Assistance
The University of Missouri - St. Louis is able to offer financial assistance to prospective international students at the graduate level only. Such awards are either in the form of teaching or research assistantships. Individual academic departments award these assistantships. These awards are limited in number, and students are encouraged to contact their prospective department to learn more information about assistantship opportunities. This application can be downloaded here
Many entities (companies, foundations, etc.) offer competitive scholarship and grant programs to assist students in financing their education. A number of these programs are also open to international applicants. Please visit one of the links below for more information.
Scholarshiphelp.org (this site provides a good overview of many aspects of financial assistance in the US)
Scholarships for Prospective Students - UM - Kansas City
College Board Scholarship Search
American Association of University Women
Graduate Fellowships in International Studies at Cornell
FastWeb Scholarship Search
Students are encouraged to pay attention to eligibility requirements and deadlines for scholarships. There are many scholarships with many different requirements and deadlines. Attention to details and effort on the part of the interested student are essential in a successful scholarship search and application process.
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