Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial aid ensures that the I-House experience remains accessible to young leaders from all over the world.

International House is proud to offer need based financial aid to residents to assist with housing costs while at International House in the form of room credit during the academic year. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals such as alumni and trustees. It is through this  that International House is able to maintain the exceptional geographic, cultural and economic diversity that is central to the mission.

Application requirements and deadlines 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.

Financial Aid Opportunities for the 2016-17 Academic Year


Davis Peace and Diplomacy

Awards of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants from countries experiencing conflict, emerging from conflict, or not directly affected by conflict but who have a demonstrated interest in peace building and/or a diplomatic career path. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Davis United World College

Awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to three applicants who are former Davis United World Scholars.  New and returning residents are considered.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Dodge Foundation

Through the generous support of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation awards will be given to residents from North Africa and the Middle East or to those studying Middle Eastern Affairs.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Freunde des International House

Need based awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be made to residents from under-represented developing countries or Germany. This fund was established in 1990 by Freunde des International House, e.V., the Frankfurt-based International House pan-European alumni chapter, and is supported through donations from alumni and friends in Germany.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Frontiers Management Consulting

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. This opportunity is made possible through the generous donation of Frontiers Management Consulting based in Frankfurt, Germany. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Mitsui USA

Five resident members will be selected as the 2016-17 Mitsui USA Scholars at International House. Each will receive $5,000, 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.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Outreach

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.

Deadlines:

  • There are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

The Performing Artists in Residence

Musicians, actors or dancers will receive an award of $1,000-$3,000 for the spring semester.

Deadline:

  • There are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Resident

Awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be made to current residents who have demonstrated financial need.

Deadlines:

Toyota Motor Corporation

Awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 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.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download application)

Paul A. Volcker

The Paul A. Volcker Fund was established in 2012 on the occasion of Mr. Volcker's retirement as Chairman of the International House Board of Trustees. The fund provides need based aid to residents studying business or economics.

Deadlines:

  • March 11, 2016 for current resident members (Download application)
  • For applicants not currently living at I-House there are 4 deadlines that coincide with admission application deadlines: April 15, May 15, June 15 and July 15 (Download 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 2016-17 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.

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

Please note that you must be a resident member of International House while receiving financial aid from International House.

Emergency financial aid is also available. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.