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 We check regularly to keep our listing up to date, but would appreciate feedback if you come across an outdated posting.

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program
    Requirements: Graduate level students whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geology issues, are eligible to apply for the Grants-in-Aid program. Award recipients must be enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program or the equivalent. Students are eligible for a grant twice in their graduate studies
    Deadlines Vary 
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship
    Requirements: Pursuing academic work or leading community projects? See if there is an AAUW fellowship or grant that matches your academic or professional goals! To confirm your eligibility for a program, review the application instructions carefully.

    Deadlines Vary

  • American Indian Graduate Center
    Requirements: Recognizing the limited access that American Indians and Alaskan Native students have regarding access to graduate entrance exams and the cost of affording such exam, American Indian Graduate Center created the AIGC Access Scholarship that will provide a one-time award to cover students’ graduate test fees.
    Deadline: Ongoing 
  • Payne Graduate Fellowship
    Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2022, or they can be college graduates.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
    Deadline: TBD