International Student Resources

An International Student's Guide to U.S. Scholarships

The idea of the "American Dream" means many things to many people, but one of its most common—and important—elements is the ability to further one's self by getting a college education. And for students born outside the United States, scholarships can be an invaluable help toward achieving that dream. Whether you're a new immigrant, a student going on to graduate school, or a learner returning to college, there's international scholarship assistance out there for your studies in the United States.



EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.


International Student Counsel

Presented by U.S. News and TOEFL, the International Student Counsel blog provides a wealth of advice. Find out how to succeed from undergraduate and graduate international students, who offer advice based on their experiences pursuing business, engineering, computer science, math, and other majors at U.S. schools. Admissions officials and experts also weigh in with tips so you don’t get lost in translation.



This site gives tons of information on all aspects of attending school in the U.S., and their section on financial aid for foreign students is a must read for anyone from abroad considering studying in the U.S.


Study In U.S.

Created by and for students, this site provides a great deal of information on every aspect of moving to the United States for college. There's an overview of the U.S. educational system, guides to the visa and financial aid processes and even information about student life. Check them out on Twitter and Facebook too!


English Zone

Activities for building language skills.


The International Student Resource Center


Scholarships for International Study


International Student Loans

Student Loans for Study Abroad


The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

2014 Annual Report

In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.


Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.

Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

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