Scholarship Opportunities

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

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

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.

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 12, 2015 (get application)  

Davis Peace and Diplomacy Scholarship

Scholarship 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. Recipients are expected to make a significant programmatic contribution through the duration of the grant. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline: March 13, 2015 for current resident members
                   June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)

Dodge Foundation Middle East Scholarship

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. New and returning residents are considered.

Deadline: March 13, 2015 for current resident members
                   June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application) 

Freunde des International House Scholarship

Need based awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be made to residents from under-represented developing countries or Germany.  This scholarship 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.

Deadline: March 13, 2015 for current residents 
                   June 12, 2015 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. 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 13, 2015 for current residents 
                  
 June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application) 

Mitsui USA Scholarship

Five resident members will be selected as the 2015-16 Mitsui USA Scholars at International House.  Each 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 13, 2015 for current residents 
                   June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (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 12, 2015  (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 13, 2015 for current residents 
                      
     June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)  

    The Paul A. Volcker Scholarship

    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 scholarships to residents studying business or economics.

    Deadline: March 13, 2015 for current residents
                      
     June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application) 

    UK Friends Scholarship

    Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to applicants in financial need from countries experiencing or emerging from conflict. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to peace building and are expected to make programmatic contributions to the House through the duration of the grant. This scholarship is made available by the alumni chapter Friends of International House, United Kingdom, and is supported through donations from UK-based alumni and their friends. 

    Deadline: June 12, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House (get application)  

    Resident Scholarships for the 2015-16 Academic Year 

    Awards ranging from $500 to $4,000 will be made to current residents applying to return for the fall 2015 semester or the 2015-16 academic year who have demonstrated financial need.

    Deadline: March 13, 2015 


    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 2015-16 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 2015-16 WIL Program: 

    • April 20, 2015 for current I-House residents
    • May 18, 2015 for applicants not currently living at I-House

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

    Canadian Friends of International House Scholarship

    The alumni group, Canadian Friends of International House of New York, will award two scholarships with emphasis on financial need up to $1,500 US each to I-House returning residents who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada and will be resident members for the full 2015-16 academic year. The two awards are:

    MacGuigan Scholarship
    Given in memory of distinguished I-House alumnus Mark MacGuigan whose long legal career included Member of the Canadian House of Commons, Minister of Justice and Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. The selection criteria for this scholarship are:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Engagement in the local, Canadian or international public issues of our time
    • Leadership in local, Canadian or international non-profit organizations
    • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, values and objectives of I-House as a Canadian student living in a global environment.

    McLaine Scholarship
    This award is given in memory of distinguished I-House alumnus Alan McLaine who served as Canadian Ambassador to several East European countries from 1983-1992. The selection criteria for this scholarship are:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • A background or an expressed interest in the region comprising all the member countries of the Warsaw pact of the former Soviet Union.
    • Potential for democratic leadership
    • Commitment to expanding relations between Canada and this region

    The Admissions Committee of I-House does not review the applications. Review and selection of recipients is completed by the Directors of the Canadian Friends of International House of New York.

    Deadline: March 13, 2015 

       June 12, 2015 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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