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 2017-18 Academic Year
The following funds are available to current residents applying to return for the 2017-18 academic year. Information about financial aid opportunities for new applicants will be available in mid-March.
Awards ranging from $500 to $6,500 will be made to residents who have lived at I-House for at least one semester. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need.
Davis Peace & Diplomacy Fund
Awards of up to $6,500 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.
Freunde des International House Fund
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.
Fund II Foundation Fund
Awards up to $10,000 for the academic year will be awarded to African American and African residents.with demonstrated financial need. The Fund II Foundation has chosen to partner with International House and the extraordinary residents, like yourself, to further their mission of illuminating the richness of Black history and culture, advancing social change and creating an enduring American legacy.
Leslie H. Gelb Fund
Awards of up to $5,000 will be given to residents studying Journalism or International Affairs. Named in honor of Mr. Gelb who has a long and distinguished career with the New York Times and then as a senior Defense and State Department official.
Toyota Motor Corporation Fund
Grants ranging from $500 to $6,500 will be awarded to those from Japan and other Asian countries and/or those from elsewhere but studying a technical field such as engineering.
Mitsui USA Foundation Fund
Awards of $5,000 will be made to 1-3 residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Made possible by The Mitsui USA Foundation the program has been developed to foster educational efforts that promote international understanding and closer U.S.-Japan relations. 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.
The Paul A. Volcker Fund
One to two residents studying business or economics will receive up to $5,000 each. New and returning residents are considered.
Deadline: March 10, 2017 (for current residents applying for readmission)
There is one application for all listed above.
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.