The SIPA Office of Financial Aid 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 We check regularly to keep our listing up to date, but would appreciate feedback if you come across an outdated posting.


  • United Methodist Church Scholarships
    Requirements: 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, 2022
  • Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
    Requirements: Surviving children whose federal employee parents died or were se verely injured in the line of duty during terrorist attacks. Federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.
    Deadline: March 24, 2022
  • 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 29, 2022
  • Episcopal Church Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
    Requirements: Applicants will provide a synopsis of the proposed course of study, express a commitment to forming the next generation of scholars and ministry leaders, demonstrate the need for this particular study, and propose a methodology for sharing the knowledge, experience, or best practices gained in this study. Applications open in March 2022.
    Deadline: June 10, 2022

If you have additional questions about external funding opportunities, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at sipa_finaid@sipa.columbia.edu