The SIPA Financial Aid Office maintains a database of external funding opportunities, and we wanted to alert students to some with upcoming application deadlines. For more external scholarship awards, go to our External Fellowships and Funding Sources page.

Please be aware that some organizations may have changed policies for this upcoming year. We check regularly to keep our listing up to date, but would appreciate feedback if you come across an outdated posting.

  • Horace Smith Fund
    Requirements: In general applicants must be residents of Hampden County.  Awards are made to students pursuing a specific post-graduate degree. If that degree program requires more than one year of full time study, the award can be renewed for as many as two additional years, if warranted.  Awards will be made on the basis of all available information, including school records, recommendations and examination scores.  Consideration will be given to both the merit and financial need of the applicant.
    Deadline: March 15, 2021
  • Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program
    Requirements: Scholarships are offered to students with low vision from 20/70 in the better eye with best possible correction, or a field restricted to no greater than 30 degrees and to those who have less vision but are still able to benefit from the use of low vision devices to perform daily visual tasks.
    Deadline: March 15, 2021
  • United Methodist Church Scholarships
     GBHEM Loans and Scholarships administers over 70 scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program vary, but there are minimum requirements that apply for general scholarship eligibility consideration.  Domestic and international applicants who are enrolled in a United Methodist institution within the United States may find opportunities.
    Deadline: March 24, 2021
  • Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
    Requirements: Federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.
    Deadline: March 25, 2021
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
    Requirements: Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles Scholarship Program
    Requirements: Must be Jewish, permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County (minimum of three years), U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident, and planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad
    Requirements: Applicants must possess a First Class degree or equivalent diploma of similar standard from a recognized University.  Applicants must be Indian candidates who have secured admission or have applied for admission in reputable foreign universities for courses commencing from August 2021 but not later than February 2022.
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Swiss Benevolent Society of New York
    Requirements: You or one of your parents is a Swiss national.  There are multiple scholarship opportunities available.
    Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarships
    Requirements: Active KON members who have demonstrated scholarship, research and leadership.  Awards are made for study and research in the human sciences or a specialization at colleges of universities with strong research programs and supporting disciplines for the chosen major or topic. Not all scholarships are awarded every year as awards are based on applications received and reviews.
    Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • American-Scandanavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants
    Requirements: ASF accepts applications directly from Danish students who wish to study or conduct research in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year.
    Deadline: April 1, 2021