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Outside Graduate Scholarships

Many outside sources provide academic scholarships. Some useful resources are listed below for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and international students. Please use the resources below along withe the Financial Aid section of the American University web site for additional information. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Scholarship Search Engines FastWeb Fin Aid CollegeNet College Funds The College Board Scholarships.com

General Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarships
Awards scholarships to both U.S. and non U.S. citizens who are dedicated to increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
This foundation was founded by Paul and Daisy Soros to support "New Americans:" any individual who is a resident alien (i.e. holds a Green Card), has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The application deadline is in November.

The Richard Metzler and Roland Berger Scholarship
The primary bases for selection are scholarship and a commitment to management consulting. Other qualities such as initiative, character, responsibility, and community service are also considered. The applicant must be matriculated and attending an MBA degree program at a leading institution of higher learning. The application deadline is May 4.

Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
IMC UCA's mission is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education, and professional resources. IMC offers two kinds of scholarships available to members who are pursuing careers in Management Accounting, Financial Management, or Information Technology.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA is a professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. There are 5 scholarship opportunities: Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship ($10,000) Frank L. Greathouse Government Account Scholarship ($3,500) George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship ($5,000) Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship ($5,000) Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship ($4,000).

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accounts, with a membership of more than 331,000. In addition to the many services offered to members, the AICPA provides a number of programs to students. In particular, the Academic and Career Development Division sponsors several scholarship and fellowship programs.

Underrepresented Minorities

General Scholarships

Toigo Foundation
To encourage more minority presence at senior levels across all areas of finance, the Foundation begins with recruiting the best, the brightest, and the most committed minority students pursuing finance-related careers. Toigo fellows receive tuition assistance in addition to career counseling, leadership training, and a host of formal and informal networking opportunities.


American Institute for Certified Public Accountants for Minority Accounting Students
The scholarship program awards up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA is a professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. They offer a "Minorities in Government" Finance Scholarship ($5,000).

American Association of University Women
AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000. Candidates are eligible to apply for support for the final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year. The application deadline is in January.

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
NBMBAA awards outstanding minority students pursuing graduate management/business degrees, while demonstrating strong leadership abilities and a commitment to their communities.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
NSHMBA identifies students who have demonstrated potential to make significant contributions in the field of business in the public and private sectors. Scholarship awards up to $15,000. The application deadline is in May.

Hispanic College Fund
Dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic professionals by awarding $2.4 million to over 600 students nationwide in 2006-2007.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Along with Pfizer, Inc., sponsors students in graduate school. Awards are for $10,000 in a student's first year of graduate study, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

La Unidad Latina Foundation
Educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1,000.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
The BIA offers fellowship grants to students who are at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendent of a member of an American Indian tribe and are graduate students at an accredited U.S. school.

American Indian Graduate Center
To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be: 1) pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., 2) able to demonstrate financial need, and 3) an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).

Women
American Association of University Women
AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000. Candidates are eligible to apply for support for the final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year. The application deadline is in January.

Forte Fellows
Forte Foundation is pleased to offer fellowships to women who are pursuing a full-time MBA education at participating business schools. Forte Foundation Fellowships are intended to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.

LGBT
The Point Foundation
Provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

Veterans
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)
DEAP provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

International Students

General Scholarships
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Resource for financial aid, college scholarships, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.

The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the U.S.
The site presents information about financial aid options for international students.

Rotary International
The program sponsors several types of scholarships for graduate students and its goal is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.

Fulbright Program for Non-U.S. Students
Awards scholarships to both U.S. and non U.S. citizens who are dedicated to increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Brazil
Instituto Ling
This is a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.

Fundacao Estudar
This is a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.

Canada
studentawards.com
This is a resource for scholarships available to Canadian students.

Indonesia
Sampoerna Foundation MBA in U.S. & Europe Scholarship
The foundation provides scholarships to gifted yet financially disadvantaged Indonesian students to pursue graduate degrees nationally or overseas.

Italy
NOVA and BCG MBA Scholarship
Nova (Italian MBA Association) and the Boston Consulting Group have created scholarships for Italian students to top MBA programs in the U.S. who have demonstrated academic and professional excellence.

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