Master of International Service students are eligible for some forms of financial aid. The Graduate Admissions Office at the School of International Service provides detailed information about the opportunities open to Master of International Service students.
Employer Tuition Match Program
The School of International Service offers an employer tuition match program for those Master of International Service students that come with educational benefits from their employers.
The School of International Service has funding partnerships with a number of organizations for students who meet the specified fellowship criteria. Please read the individual eligibility requirements carefully and be advised that some fellowships require registration in a regular two-year master’s degree program rather than the expedited Master in International Service. Learn More.
Hart A. Massey Fellowship
The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. It is renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. The application deadline is in February of every year. Learn More.
United Methodist Graduate Scholarship
The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. The application deadline is in March of every year. Learn More.
External Funding Opportunities
American University’s Merit Awards Office offers a listing of recognition awards for students. Some of them may provide funding for further scholarship in addition to recognizing current outstanding school work. American University’s Graduate Studies Office also provides guidance in applying for awards and maximizing your chances of a successful application. Learn More.