External Databases

These searchable external databases are an additional tool to find external fellowships and awards. USC does not manage these resources.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Funding and Awards
For 130 years, AAUW has been a leading source of funding for graduate women, providing more than $115 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 women and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world. AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year!

Community Resource Center (CRC) for DACA/DREAMers and HSIs
A national online resource center and centralized registry of information for DACA/DREAMers and their families.

CIEE Gain Scholarship (needs to be CIEE Study Center Applicant)
Every student should reap the benefits of study abroad – to get a leg up on future employment and a fresh perspective that comes from encountering another culture. That’s why CIEE does more than any other international educational organization to make study abroad affordable.

Diversity Abroad – Study Abroad and International Scholarships
Choose from thousands of exciting study abroad programs worldwide. Minority, low income and first generation students encouraged to apply.

Financial Aid for Graduate School
This guide may help prospective grad students find and acquire scholarship and grant money and reduce amount of money borrowed. Includes list of graduate school scholarships for LGBTQ students, MBA students, students with disabilities, veterans and women.

Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Earning a graduate degree is a great way to expand your career opportunities, boost your earning potential, and enhance your expertise. However, finding and selecting a graduate program that aligns with your professional goals and lifestyle can be a challenge. GoGrad offers a multitude of online resources for finding the opportunity with the best fit. Some specific resources include: financial aidscholarshipsgoing abroad for graduate school, and resources specific for women attending graduate school.

Immigrants Rising (formerly Educators for Fair Consideration)

  • Scholarships for undergraduates that do not require proof of citizenship
  • Scholarships for graduate students that do not require proof of citizenship
  • Scholarship databases that include scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

International Institute of Education (IIE) Programs Database
IIE manages more than 200 programs with participants from more than 185 countries. In the last year alone, more than 27,000 people participated in IIE managed programs. You can use this online searchable database by searching for specific criteria, such as country, language, and field of study.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding
This resource features detailed descriptions of hundred of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate and graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Pathways to Science
Their mission is to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Use this to search for Summer Research Opportunities.

Search more than 800 professional and academic fellowship programs.

U.S. State Department Suggested Scholarships via the Gilman Scholarship
Listed on the Gilman International Scholarship website, these are additional scholarships for research, internship, and study abroad and in the U.S.

United Kingdom Research Excellence Framework
Interested in doing research and/or attending graduate school in the United Kingdom? Research prominent UK research projects using the UK Research Excellence Framework, a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The website offers a searchable online database and an initial analysis of REF impact case studies are available.

Where to look for postgraduate funding to the UK:

Also research: Institutional Student Funding Offices, Research Council Grants, Scholarships, Loans (FAFSA), Employer Sponsorships, Disability Related Funding, Charitable Foundations. Look for alumni funding if you already studied abroad at UK institution. Don’t be afraid to contact professors and departments directly. Veterans can use GI Bill for funding overseas study. Additionally, here are more ideas from the UK Postgraduate Funding NAFA 2017 Presentation.