Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship grants ensure that the I-House experience remains accessible to young leaders from all over the world.

Application requirements and deadlines for the scholarships vary and are described below. With the exception of the Women's International Leadership Program, recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee of International House.

Resident Scholarships

Awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 will be made to residents who have lived at I-House for at least one semester. Awards are based on financial need and demonstrated participation in the community.

Applications for 2014-15 are being accepted from current I-House resident members through March 14, 2014.

Mitsui USA Scholarship

The five resident members selected as the 2014-15 Mitsui USA Scholars at International House will receive a $5,000 scholarship, made possible by The Mitsui USA Foundation. The Mitsui USA program has been developed to foster educational efforts that promote international understanding and closer U.S.-Japan relations. U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Qualified applicants should have strong communication skills and a strong interest in international affairs or business with appropriate course selection and/or participation in special projects, organizations or events related to these. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline:
 March 14, 2014 for current resident members 
                 June 6, 2014 for applicants not currently living at I-House
(get application)

Women's International Leadership (WIL) Program

Awards of $2,000 each will be granted to eighteen women selected by the WIL Advisory Council to participate in the 2014-15 WIL Program. This program is a year-long series of seminars, workshops and projects designed to identify and strengthen individual leadership skills within the culturally diverse group of women. These grants are based on merit and demonstrated leadership skills or potential. The WIL Program is sponsored by a generous grant from Bayer HealthCare.
Deadlines for the 2014-15 WIL Program:

  • April 14, 2014 for current I-House residents
  • May 19, 2014 for applicants not currently living at I-House

Click here to download a PDF of the application for the WIL Program

Outreach Scholarships

Awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 will be made to qualified applicants applying to join the I-House community for the first time. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and the applicants' interest in contributing to the I-House community through participation in its programs. Priority is given to applicants from countries, fields of study or backgrounds that are under-represented in the I-House community. Only newly arriving residents are considered.

Deadline: June 6, 2014 (get application)

The Performing Artists in Residence Scholarship

Three musicians, actors or dancers applying to live at International House for the first time who are pursuing graduate studies in New York City will receive a scholarship of $5,000 for the academic year. Recipients will be required to make a significant programmatic contribution during both semesters of resident membership at International House. Only newly arriving residents are considered.

Deadline: June 6, 2014 (get application)

Toyota Motor Corporation Scholarship

Awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 will be made to those from Japan and other Asian countries and/or those from elsewhere but studying a technical field such as engineering. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline:
March 14, 2014 for current resident members
                June 6, 2014 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)


Frontiers Management Consulting Scholarship

An award up to $3,000 will be given to one resident from an emerging country who will be studying business or business related field. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and a willingness to contribute to I-House. This scholarship is made possible through the generous donation of Frontiers Management Consulting based in Frankfurt, Germany. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline: March 14, 2014 for current resident members
                June 6, 2014 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)


Davis Peace and Diplomacy Grant

Awards of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to 8-10 applicants from countries experiencing conflict, or emerging from conflict or who are not directly affected by conflict but have a demonstrated interest in peace building and/or a diplomatic career path. Recipients will be expected to make a significant programmatic contribution while receiving the grant. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline: March 14, 2014 for current resident members
                June 6, 2014 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)



There is one application for all of the scholarships listed above except the Women's International Leadership Program (click here for the WIL Program application).

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Please note that you must be a resident member of International House while receiving any of the grants described above.

Emergency Scholarships are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

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