Below you will find the current funding opportunities for SIS students (graduates and undergraduates).

Any additional funding opportunities specific to a single master's degree can be found on that program's site.

SIS Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline Opportunity Name Award Range Criteria
Spring (deadline varies) Abdul Aziz Said Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship $2,000 The Abdul Said Phi Epsilon Scholarship provides a $2,000 award to deserving undergraduate sophomore students enrolled full-time in a degree program at SIS. Applicants must submit a written essay illustrating their demonstrated efforts to enhance the environment of diversity at the university and beyond. Recipients should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and, if applicable, a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
March 30 Alan H. Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero Fleischmann Internship Fund The Fleischmann Fund is awarded annually by the SIS Office of Career Development to support SIS undergraduate students who secure summer internships. The application cycle opens on March 1 and closes on March 30. Awardees are announced in mid-April. To be considered, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at SIS at the time of the internship; have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA; and have secured a summer internship no later than May 15. Contact siscareer@american.edu for more information on how to apply.
Spring (deadline varies) Alice Gale Johnson Scholarship $1,250 The Alice Gale Johnson scholarship is awarded in sophomore year. Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, completed a minimum of 30 credits per year, and meet the University requirements for financial assistance. This scholarship is renewable for recipients who continue to meet these criteria. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
Spring (deadline varies) Charles L. and Dora E. DeLong Scholarship $2,000 This scholarship is established in honor of the Reverend Charles L. and Dora E. DeLong, by Dennett and Elizabeth Guthrie. The purpose of this award is to provide $2,000 to a deserving sophomore, junior or a senior student enrolled full-time in a degree program at SIS. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
Spring (deadline varies) Class of 1967 Prize Up to $1000 The scholarship supports the achievements of an international SIS undergraduate student who exemplifies the ideals of the school. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
Not applicable Ernest S. and Margaret D. Griffith Scholarship $5,000 Awarded annually to support incoming first-year students who best exemplify the School of International Service's commitment to public service and exhibit academic excellence. All students who apply to American University and indicate SIS as their degree of interest are automatically considered for The Ernest S. & Margaret D. Griffin Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded based on your original application to the undergraduate program.
TBA Jack Child Latin American Studies Endowed Scholarship Fund Fund fellowships at both the UG and Graduate levels in field of Latin American Studies.
TBA 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.
TBA 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.
Spring (deadline varies) Marion Purcell Memorial Scholarship $300 The purpose of the Marion Purcell award is to provide a $300 award to a deserving full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student enrolled in the School of International Service who demonstrates compassion and understanding of others. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
Announced in mid-September; applications due the first Friday of October Matthew C. Schlonsky Memorial Award $2,500 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. Contact sisresearch@american.edu for more information on how to apply.
Spring (deadline varies) Matthew and Cynthia Warshaw Endowment $2,500 The purpose of the Matthew and Cynthia Warshaw Scholarship is to provide $2,500 to a first-generation student who meets the University’s eligibility requirement for financial assistance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at SIS and be in good academic standing. The award is renewable for students who continue to meet these criteria. Eligible students will be contacted via email each spring when the application cycle opens. Contact sisundergrad@american.edu with questions.
March 30 Mehdi Heravi Internship Fund The Heravi Fund is awarded annually by the SIS Office of Career Development to support SIS graduate students who secure summer internships. Awardees are announced in mid-April. To be considered, students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at SIS at the time of the internship; have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA; and have secured a summer internship no later than May 15. Contact siscareer@american.edu for more information on how to apply.
TBA 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.
TBA 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.
TBA Samuel J. Moritz Scholarship Awarded, annually, to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of International Service.
TBA 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.
TBA School of International Service Dean's Prize Fund Awarded to full-time graduate students in SIS to recognize outstanding scholars.
March 30 School of International Service Internship Fund The SIS Internship Fund is awarded annually by the SIS Office of Career Development to support SIS students pursuing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. Awardees are announced in mid-April. Contact siscareer@american.edu for more information on how to apply.
TBA Steve Arnold Innovative Small Grants Fund International Development grants to graduate students to start projects in third world countries.
TBA 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.