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Available scholarships & funds for School of International Service students
Scholarship/Award Award Criteria

Abdul Aziz Said Graduate Scholarship Fund in the School of International Service

The scholarship award will be offered to an American University full or part-time student who is pursuing an MA in the IPCR program. The scholarship recipient must show strong academic achievement at the graduate level, and maintain a 3.5 GPA to renew the scholarship. Application deadline is March 1 each year.

Abdul Aziz Said Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship

Scholarship was established in 2001 in recognition of Abdul Aziz Said to provide scholarships to undergraduate students at American University. Applicants, for the scholarship must submit a written essay, which outlines their understanding of, and commitment to, diversity. The essay should illustrate their demonstrated efforts and intentions for enhancing the environment of diversity at the university and beyond. The recipient should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and, if applicable, a TOEFL score of 600 or higher.

Alan H. Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero Fleischmann Internship Fund

Awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled in SIS who have secured summer internships. Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average and secured an internship in the semester during which the Award is made. The application cycle opens in late January; the application deadline is in March. For more information, contact the Office of Career Development at siscareer@american.edu.

Alice Gale Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually in accord with the University's financial aid policies to an undergraduate student, in his/her sophomore year, enrolled in the School of International Service. Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed a minimum of 30 credits per year. Preference will be given to racially diverse candidates who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be renewed from year to year so long as the student is enrolled at the University and meets the University's eligibility requirements for scholarship assistance.

Charles L. and Dora E. DeLong Scholarship

Awarded, annually, to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of International Service.

Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Small Grants Fund

Awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in the SIS Masters of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution program or other affiliated programs within ICPR. Eligible applicants currently enrolled at the university will have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours per year toward his or her graduate degree.

Class of 1967 Prize

The scholarship supports the achievements of an international SIS undergraduate student who exemplifies the ideals of the school.

Ernest S. and Margaret D. Griffith Scholarship

Awarded annually to support in-coming freshmen, who best exemplify the School of International Service's commitment to public service and exhibits academic excellence.

Jack Child Latin American Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fund fellowships at both the UG and Graduate levels in field of Latin American Studies.

Leon E. Clark Fellowship

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to one or more graduate students enrolled in SIS in the School's International Development Program to carry out applied research in areas related to culture and development, with a preference for students focused on studying Latin America or Africa.

Louis W. Goodman and Nancy R. Goodman Fund for International Relations

Awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in SIS. Eligible students currently enrolled at the University will have demonstrated financial need, and will have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), will have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours per year toward his or her graduate degree, and will have demonstrated leadership qualities.

Matthew C. Schlonsky Memorial Award

The School of International Service Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund for the District of Columbia was established by Dean James Goldgeier in 2015 in memory of Matthew C. Shlonsky, SIS/BA '14. The fund will support SIS faculty and students who wish to draw on their international affairs research to address challenges facing the District of Columbia and will be administered by the Office of the SIS Dean. For more information, visit the Matthew C. Shlonsky Memorial Fund webpage or email sisresearch@american.edu.

Matthew and Cynthia Warshaw Endowment

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in a degree program in SIS.

Mehdi Heravi Internship Fund

Awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in SIS who have secured summer internships. Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and secured an internship in the semester during which the Award is made. The application cycle opens in late January; the application deadline is in March. For more information, contact the Office of Career Development at siscareer@american.edu.

Millidge P. Walker and Irene Tinker Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Awarded, annually, to a graduate student in the School of International Service who is conducting research in the field of international development and who has demonstrated academic merit.

Pitman B. Potter Award

Awarded to the student, graduate or undergraduate, who, in the opinion of the faculty of SIS demonstrated the highest excellence in the field of international law and organization.

Samuel J. Moritz Scholarship

Awarded, annually, to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of International Service.

Samuel L. Sharp Memorial Fund

The award is for creative scholarly work at the graduate level, and awarded annually at the SIS Honors Ceremony in April.

School of International Service Dean's Prize Fund

Awarded to full-time graduate students in SIS to recognize outstanding scholars.

School of International Service Internship Fund

Provides financial assistance to SIS undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships to enhance their academic experience and future career prospects. For more information, contact the Office of Career Development at siscareer@american.edu.

Steve Arnold Innovative Small Grants Fund

International Development grants to graduate students to start projects in third world countries.

The Pat and Jerry Mische Family Scholarship

Awarded based on both financial need and academic merit to an African student in the IPCR Master's program. The student must exhibit leadership potential related to work in peace and justice and ecological integrity, as well as show the potential to make significant contribution to peace and conflict resolution in Africa.

Walter Sherwin International Development Endowed Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support each year to a deserving student enrolled in the School of International Service. Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and completed a minimum of 12 credits in the first year. The two main selection criteria are academic excellence and a record of effective and active service to outside community(ies) and/or relevant student organizations. Applicants should demonstrate financial need and not be receiving other scholarships/fellowships.