When searching on your own, there are a number of free scholarship search sites on the Web (some are listed below). Profile-based scholarship searches allow you to register an account, have you fill out a student profile that includes your education history, intended major, group memberships, awards, test scores, and so on. Based on the answers in your profile, the website software will direct you toward scholarships and contests that you’re eligible for. Be sure to fill out the profiles with as much information as possible, for more search matches.
Also consider contacting organizations, associations, foundations, or government agencies. For example, contact the local Rotary International Organization to ask about their Ambassadorial Scholarships; or if you are a student member of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, they have scholarship opportunities for international students. P.E.O. International provides a number of scholarships for international women students to study in the US or Canada. Ask your professors what professional organizations they belong to, and contact the national headquarters, or look them up on the Web.
Many of the sites listed below also have links to other important and useful information, including blogs, forums, discussion boards, etc. You can follow many of them on Twitter or RRS feeds to keep up with current information.
Scholarships for International Students would greatly appreciate your recommendations of websites with useful information regarding scholarships or internships. SIS would also appreciate guest blog postings from students, or university professionals who would like to share ideas, information, or suggestions! Contact Denise Beebe if you have questions, or would like more information – we welcome your involvement! firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship and Financial Aid Sites:
International Education Financial Aid: http://www.iefa.org/
International Scholarships: http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
Careers and Colleges http://www.careersandcolleges.com/
Scholarship Experts.com: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/
Hispanic College Fund: http://www.hispanicfund.org/
CHCI - Developing the next generation of Latino Leaders: http://www.chci.org/
The Gates Millennium Scholars: http://www.gmsp.org/
Links to schools with financial aid or discounted tuition: http://www.internationalstudent.com/schools_awarding_aid/
eduPass, Financial Aid: http://www.edupass.org/finaid/
eduPass, Scholarships: http://www.edupass.org/finaid/databases.phtml
USA Study Guide: http://www.usastudyguide.com/
Scholarship Monkey: http://www.scholarship-monkey.com/
P.E.O. International: http://www.peointernational.org/about/
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