By Brianna Burrows
Higher education in the United States can be quite expensive. For international students the price tag can be even higher. Fortunately, there are many colleges and universities that offer scholarships for international students. Keep in mind that most schools do not offer full scholarships, but there are many options for partial scholarships. In addition, it’s important to know that scholarships are very competitive and not guaranteed. It is best to apply for a scholarship as early as possible.
Below are five highlighted schools that offer scholarships to international students.
University of Oregon
University of Oregon offers more than five different scholarships for international students. The scholarship that is of most interest to international students is the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) Tuition Scholarship which awards students anywhere from $7,000-$27,000. For more information about scholarships at University of Oregon, click here.
Clark University offers the Global Scholars program which is available for first-year students (not for transfer students). Students who are given a scholarship will receive no less than $5,000 per year, which is $20,000 for four years based upon meeting academic standards for renewal. For more information about scholarships at Clark University, click here.
American University provides partial scholarships to eligible international students. This scholarship is for first-year students. Scholarships can range from $6,000-$25,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable based on meeting required academic standards. For more information about scholarships at American University, click here.
University of the West
The University of the West (UWest) offers the The Lotus Scholarship to international students who have achieved high academic standards and are in need of financial assistance in order to attend UWest. The Lotus Scholarship is broken down into two awards: Lotus Gold Scholarship and Lotus Silver Scholarship. The Lotus Gold Scholarship awards students up to $10,000 while the Silver Scholarship awards students up to $5,000. For more information about scholarships at UWest, click here.
University of Arkansas
International students admitted to the University of Arkansas are eligible for nearly 10 different scholarships. Notably, international students are eligible to apply for the three different Chancellor's Scholarships ranging in award money from $5,000-$10,000 a year. For more information about scholarships at University of Arkansas, click here.
Brianna Burrows is a freelance marketing specialist and alumna of Northeastern University. She specializes in event management, social media management, and content branding. Follow her on Twitter here.