I-House is proud to offer need based financial aid to Residents to assist with expenses. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals such as alumni and trustees. Awards for the spring 2021 semester are equal to one month free (for most room types)!
“First and foremost, I am beyond grateful and humbled. The I-House community has been a pillar of support during these times of uncertainty. Without support from I-House, my experience would not be possible. I am excited to be part of this community and contribute in creative ways to the core mission and values.” – Javier M., Guatemala, Columbia University, Public Administration
The following funds are available for the Spring 2021 semester:
- General Resident Fund – Awards of $2,000 to former Residents applying to return to I-House for the spring semester or to new applicants hoping to live at I-House for the first time. Awards are based on need and intended to make I-House more affordable to those who would not afford it without the support.
- The Haberman Fund – Awards of up to $2,000 will be made to Residents demonstrating financial need. The fund was established by I-House alumna Phyllis Haberman to assist Residents with their financial needs while living at I-House.
- Dodge Foundation Fund Need based awards of up to $4,000 will be made to Residents from the Middle East or studying Middle Eastern Studies.
- Mitsui USA Foundation Fund Awards of $2,500 will be made to Residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Made possible by The Mitsui USA Foundation, the program was developed to foster educational efforts that promote international understanding and closer U.S.-Japan relations. Qualified applicants should have strong communication skills and an interest in international affairs or business.
- The Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation Awards of $3,250 each to Residents studying art, music or education. Thea Petschek Iervolino, ‘48 was an avid patron of the arts and International House. She has expressed her life-long commitment to International House in various ways including the generous support allowing for financial aid awards.
- The Leslie H. Gelb Fund – Awards of up to $2,000 to Residents studying Journalism or International Affairs. Mr. Gelb had a long and distinguished career as a correspondent and columnist for The New York Times, then served as senior Defense and State Department official.
There is one application for all of the funds listed above. Although you may be eligible for more than one it is only possible to receive one.
Financial Aid Deadline: 12pm EST, November 10, 2020
Due to the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic all funds may not be available and available funds may be limited.