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    Top 23 International Studies Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024

    If you’re passionate about global issues and want to make a difference in the world, International studies may be the perfect major for you. International studies is a major that explores political, economic, and cultural interactions between nations and regions around the world. As a student, you’ll study topics such as globalization, international relations, foreign policy, and diplomacy. You’ll gain critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as cross-cultural competency and language proficiency, preparing you for careers in government, non-profits, international organizations, and more.

    For international studies students there are also a number of scholarship opportunities so you can make your degree as affordable as possible. Keep on reading to learn more about the top international studies scholarships available!

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Fulbright-National Science Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $6,000
    Deadline Sep 16, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    This “Fulbright-National Science Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award” is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in cybersecurity…Show More

    This “Fulbright-National Science Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award” is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in cybersecurity…Show More

    This “Fulbright-National Science Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award” is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure at select Icelandic universities. Selected scholar(s) may conduct research and/or teach a course at the university level or deliver seminars/workshops. Research projects must focus on cybersecurity or critical infrastructure related to any of these areas: (1) pure and applied research, (2) research coordination, (3) transitioning research into practice, (4) workforce, curriculum, and capacity development, (5) enterprise risk management, or (6) law, policy, and international relations. Scholars may also participate in consulting, developing training curricula, and assisting with evaluations. Participating institutions are the University of Iceland, Reykjavik University, and the University of Akureyri. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    1 award worth $6,000
    Deadline Sep 16, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship

    Offered by Sons of Norway Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sons of Norway Foundation

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified…Show More

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified…Show More

    The King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship aims to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied, and shared by qualified scholarship recipients. Applicants may be any American citizen, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian citizen, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage. American graduate or undergraduate students who can provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational institution in Norway or a Scandinavian Studies program in the United States, as well as Norwegian graduate or undergraduate students who can provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational institution in the United States, are eligible to apply. To apply, students must submit a short autobiography, in addition to an ~500-word essay. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline January 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

    The Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class license (one of three US Amateur Radio licenses) or…Show More

    The Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class license (one of three US Amateur Radio licenses) or…Show More

    The Don Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class license (one of three US Amateur Radio licenses) or higher. This scholarship is perfect for those who are passionate about international studies and promoting Amateur Radio. Preference will be given to baccalaureate or higher degree candidates who are also ARRL members. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit and financial need to be considered. Don't miss out on this amazing chance to further your education and pursue your interests!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline January 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    KHREF Essay Contest

    Offered by Kemper Human Rights Education Fund

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline December 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Kemper Human Rights Education Fund

    The KHREF Essay Contest is an amazing opportunity for high school students, from any country in the world, who have a passion for writing and…Show More

    The KHREF Essay Contest is an amazing opportunity for high school students, from any country in the world, who have a passion for writing and…Show More

    The KHREF Essay Contest is an amazing opportunity for high school students, from any country in the world, who have a passion for writing and international studies/relations. Each year, the contest awards impressive prizes of $4000, $2000, and $1000 to the high school applicants who submit the best essays answering the international studies/conflict-related prompt. Bear in mind that essays must be written in English, be a maximum of 2,500 words, and students' arguments must be supported by scholarly research. If you're a high school student with an interest in international studies and conflict, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline December 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) (funded by Flinders University)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) is funded by Flinders University and designed to increase awareness of the field of applied…Show More

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) is funded by Flinders University and designed to increase awareness of the field of applied…Show More

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) is funded by Flinders University and designed to increase awareness of the field of applied public policy in Australia. In addition, it's meant to promote comparative and collaborative research between Australia and the United States in the field of applied public policy, especially as it relates to enhancing democratic resilience. The scholarship committee is looking for research that contributes to an advancement in the understanding of the use and regulation of emerging technology for positive social impact. This may include the way that technological changes can shape policy, laws, and political behaviors to enhance national security, governance of society, and democracy. Alternatively, it may address the risks of such technological changes. For more information on how to apply, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $6,300
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University) will award one student who will then undertake collaborative research with…Show More

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University) will award one student who will then undertake collaborative research with…Show More

    The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University) will award one student who will then undertake collaborative research with faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at The Australian National University (ANU). The scholar also will engage with faculty, staff, and students through guest lectures, seminars, and one-on-one interactions and will explore long-term collaborations and institutional linkages between her/his home institution and ANU. Interested applicants should contact Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, to discuss projects and obtain the required letter of invitation. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. To learn more about the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $6,300
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar (Politics and International Relations)

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $16,700
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline related to politics and/or international relations at the University of Oxford in England. Selected scholars are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the college through seminars, public lectures, and curriculum development. During their three-month award, the Fulbright Visiting Professor will be expected to design a one-term (8-week) program of academic activities to continue the legacy of Senator Fulbright's commitment to internationalism in relationships between nations and their diplomacy in bringing together individuals across the globe. Applicants must currently hold the title of senior Associate or Full Professor. If you're a scholar interested in studying politics/international relations at the University of Oxford, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $16,700
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fulbright-Uppsala University Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $5,760
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright-Uppsala University Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Uppsala University Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses…Show More

    The "Fulbright-Uppsala University Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies" is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in American Studies at Swedish universities. The selected Scholar will be required to teach one introductory course for undergraduates, as well as a more specialized course for senior or graduate students (or both) in the grantee's area of expertise at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), Department of English at Uppsala University. The scholars will also give an inaugural lecture during the year, and will be encouraged to give lectures at other Swedish universities and outside Sweden. As for research, the scholar can participate in collaborative research with the department faculty or conduct their own project. If you're a doctorate or terminal degree holder wanting to teach in Sweden, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $5,760
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $5,878
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in…Show More

    The "Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in both conducting research and teaching courses in American Studies at universities throughout Finland. Selected scholars will be required to teach one survey course per semester to third-year Bachelor's students, as well as teach one seminar per semester in their area of expertise to master's level students. Scholars will also be invited to participate in the program's Ph.D. seminar and in the development of the North American Studies program in general, be encouraged to give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities, and be invited to participate in Fulbright Finland Foundation activities as an application reviewer and interviewer. To apply, submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. To learn more about the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $5,878
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social…Show More

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social…Show More

    The "Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences" is open to Ph.D. or Terminal Degree holders looking to conduct research in the Humanities or Social Sciences at the American Studies Center (ASC), University of Warsaw. Candidates are expected to have at least 10 years of teaching experience. Selected scholars will be required to teach one graduate course per semester on a topic of their choosing. They will also be expected to give public lectures, advise graduate students, and generally engage in the academic life of the ASC. To apply, you must submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. For more information on the scholarship, keep on reading!Show Less

    1 award worth $6,000
    Expected deadline September 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply
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