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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.

Master of International Service Executive Practice Award

The School of International Service and the Master of International Service Program at American University would like to announce an exciting scholarship opportunity for experienced international affairs professionals.

The Master of International Service (MIS) Executive Practice Award recognizes professionals with significant executive leadership experience or leadership potential in the field of international affairs. Up to 10 recipients will be chosen to receive $5,000 of tuition assistance towards their MIS degree program. Up to two recipients will be chosen for this award in each of the following sectors:

  • Aid and development practice
  • Diplomatic practice
  • Global security practice
  • Human right practice
  • International affairs practice

Candidates for the MIS Executive Practice Award must submit an online application for admission to the MIS program and email sisgrad@american.edu indicating their request to be considered for the award. Candidates who submit all required application materials by June 19th will be eligible for priority funding consideration. Applications completed after this date but before the general MIS deadline (July 1 for international, July 31 for domestic applicants) will be considered for this award on a funding-available basis.

More information on the application requirements, and the online application can be found here: http://www.american.edu/sis/admissions/graduate.cfm

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.

For further information, please contact:
Jia Jiang, Graduate Enrollment Management
jiang@american.edu or (202) 885-1689

Partnerships

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.

Questions?

Contact:
Brandy Pech
Program Coordinator

202-885-6435
mis@american.edu