Colleges & Universities That Offer Scholarships to International Students: Maryland and Michigan

By Brianna Burrows

Finding the money to attend college or university can be quite a struggle, especially for international students. That’s why it is by far one of the most popular questions on where can I find scholarships for international students? We will be answering that popular question every week by posting schools that offer scholarships to international students.


University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland Baltimore County offers limited international student scholarships. International undergraduate students may be eligible for merit-based scholarships. For more information on scholarships at University of Maryland Baltimore County, click here.

Howard Community College

Howard Community College offers a variety of scholarships and resources for international students. The most common scholarship for international students is the Ram and Asha Batra Memorial Scholarship for International Students. This scholarship is for degree-seeking international students with a minimum GPA of 3.50. The award varies depending on the student’s needs. In addition, there are other scholarships for international students based on their choice of study. For more information on scholarships at Howard Community College, click here.


Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University (WMU) has various scholarships for undergraduate and graduate international students. The Diether H. Haenicke Scholarship offers merit-based awards ranging from $4,000 - $16,000 per year to international students who meet requirements. Incoming freshmen and transfer International students are automatically considered for this scholarship. There is no additional application required. The President’s Scholarship is available to new international graduate students from Spain or Mexico.The award is $4,000 per year and is merit-based. In addition to the scholarships, Western Michigan University offers Graduate Assistantships to qualified graduate students. For more information on scholarships at Western Michigan University, click here.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University offers three different merit-based scholarships to eligible incoming undergraduate freshmen. The Warrior Award awards students up to $7,000 per year and up to four consecutive years. The Gold Award awards students up to $5,000 per year and up to four consecutive years. The Green Award awards students up to $2,500 per year for up to four years. Scholarships are awarded based on grade point average and test scores. Scholarships are competitive. For more information on scholarships at Wayne State University, click here.

University of Michigan - Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint provides scholarship opportunities to international students. The Freshman Merit Scholarship offers scholarships to students who meet requirements. The scholarship ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. International students will need to have an official ACT/SAT score to be considered for this scholarship. The International Student Scholarship provides partial scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,500 to eligible undergraduate international students. This scholarship is only awarded to students who apply for admission to the Fall Term. For more information on scholarships at University of Michigan-Flint, 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.

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