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 We check regularly to keep our listing up to date, but would appreciate feedback if you come across an outdated posting.

  • PEO International Scholarship
    Requirements: An applicant must be an international student qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.  The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses.  The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021
  • American Water Works Association
    Requirements: AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. AWWA supports students through discounted memberships and more than 17 scholarships.
    Deadline: December 20, 2021
  • 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
  • Social Science Research Council Fellowships and Grants
    Requirements: Since 1923, the SSRC has awarded more than fifteen thousand fellowships to researchers around the globe. Council fellowship programs are strategic – they target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks.
    Deadlines Vary
  • The Canadian Federation of University Women
    Requirements: CFUW’s vision is of a strong national organization working to ensure that all girls and women have equal opportunities and equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure environment where their human rights are respected.  They offer a variety of fellowships for Canadian women pursuing graduate level studies.
    Deadlines Vary