Partnerships provide additional opportunities

SIS has partnerships with the following organizations for individuals that meet the criteria specified. Please contact the partner organizations for additional information.

Americorps Education Award Matching Program

American University (AU) is proud to be a School of National Service. As part of this partnership, SIS will provide matching fund to admitted AmeriCorps volunteers who are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award towards their SIS master’s degree. The amount of SIS funding will be at the level of the Segal Education Award which is up to $6,400 per student. Volunteers will be asked to submit proof of available Segal funding for matching purposes. If a student has multiple Segal awards, SIS will match the highest award although additional matches are possible based on funding availability. Admitted students will also be considered for regular merit awards. If a student is recommended by the admissions committee to receive a higher form of award, then that award will supersede the matching fund for Segal. Each awardee will receive a maximum of one award from SIS at any given time. In addition, the admissions application fee is waived for AmeriCorps volunteers.

Students applying for the following programs are not eligible for the Segal matching fund:

  • MA in International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

  • Master of International Service: International Studies Track

Charles B. Rangel Fellowship

SIS offers bridging funds to all recipients of the Charles Rangel Fellowship. For more information on the Rangel fellowship, please visit: http://www.rangelprogram.org

COLFUTURO

SIS provides a scholarship of 50% tuition to qualified SIS graduate students who are selected as beneficiaries of COLFUTURO. For more information on Colfurturo, please visit: http://www.colfuturo.org

Fulbright Fellowship

SIS works closely with IIE and Fulbright officers from around the world and may offer matching funds to eligible Fulbright Fellows. For more information on the Fulbright program, please visit: http://fulbright.state.gov

LanguageCorps

LanguageCorps teachers and alumni who are admitted to one of SIS's graduate degree programs will receive a guaranteed scholarship of $5,000. In addition, the admissions application fee is waived for LanguageCorps teachers and alumni.

McNair Fellows

SIS offers at least one fellowship yearly to newly admitted graduate students who were participants in the McNair program as undergraduates. McNair Fellows also have their application fees waived. For more information on the McNair program, please visit http://mcnairscholars.com

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship

SIS provides tuition assistance to qualified OAS funding recipients admitted to an SIS graduate program. For more information on the OAS scholarships and loans, please visit: http://www.educoas.org

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps and SIS have shared close ties and similar missions since the early years of the agency. SIS participates in the Peace Corps Prep program at the undergraduate level and the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship program at the graduate level. To be eligible for the Coverdell Fellowship—which guarantees a scholarship covering a minimum of 25% tuition--Returned Peace Corp Volunteers should complete the online application by the priority deadline for their intended admission cycle. Fellows may be eligible for additional merit awards based on the overall strength of their application. Each awardee will a receive a maximum of one award from SIS at any given time. Find out more.

Students applying for the following programs are not eligible for Coverdell Fellowship funding through SIS:

  • MA in International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Master of International Service: International Studies Track

Pickering Fellowship

SIS offers a generous in-kind fellowship to all incoming eligible participants in the undergraduate Pickering program. Pickering fellows do not need to pay the application fee. For more information on the Pickering Fellowship programs, please visit: pickeringfellowship.org/

Public Policy in International Affairs (PPIA)

SIS offers a minimum scholarship of $10,000 to newly admitted PPIA fellows with the possibility for a larger award based on the merits of their application. Application fee waivers are also available. For more information on the undergraduate PPIA program, please visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org

Teach for China

This exciting new partnership between SIS and Teach for China offers TFC alumni application fee waivers and the opportunity to be considered for SIS funding. Every year, up to five admitted TFC alumni will be offered an SIS scholarship and the opportunity to complete a service project with an SIS partner organization. For more information on Teach for China, please visit: http://www.tfchina.org

The Washington Post

Up to five full-time Washington Post employees, spouses or dependents admitted to an SIS master’s program are eligible for $10,000 in merit award funding towards their degree. Email sisgrad@american.edu to receive an application fee discount code and confirm your eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Program

SIS supports American University's participation in the Yellow Ribbon program for eligible veterans. Veterans do not have to pay the application fee to SIS graduate programs. For more information please visit AU's Yellow Ribbon website.