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International Student Scholarship

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 recipients!
Applications are currently closed, but will reopen again in Spring 2025.

The International Student Scholarship is awarded every spring to one student in F-1 status who has demonstrated significant contributions to cultural understanding and awareness on the Loyola campus.

The scholarship recipient will receive a total of $2,000. The amount will be applied to the recipient's Loyola student bill in two installments the following two semesters (Fall 2024 & Spring 2025). 

Students applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a 3.0 minimum grade point average at Loyola University New Orleans
  • Be in F-1 status
  • Plan to return to Loyola in the semester following their scholarship application
  • Demonstrate significant contributions to cultural understanding at Loyola
  • Demonstrate financial need

Applicants for the scholarship must submit the following documents to (in one single PDF file & in this order):

  • Resume/CV
  • Official transcript copy (which can be requested from The Office of the Registrar/Student Records)
  • 2 letters of recommendations from Loyola professors (be sure to request these letters early on)
  • A brief statement of applicant's contribution to cultural understanding at Loyola (1 page typed)
  • A written statement regarding financial need

A committee of faculty and staff will select the scholarship recipient. For more information, contact the Center for International Education, (504) 864-7550 or

LewerMark Make Your Mark International Scholarship Contest - Spring 2024

Applications are currently closed. Congratulations to Spring 2024 winners! Visit the LewerMark website to learn more.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2024.
Scholarship: Six winners, each of whom will receive $2,000. 
Eligibility: All full-time international students in active F or J status. 

BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust) Scholarship

Visit the BUNAC website to learn more and apply!

The BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust) scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees. Individual award amounts vary, but a typical award ranges from £5,000 - £15,000. Preference is given to those whose proposed course of study in North America is likely to do most to further transatlantic understanding and/or to those who are required to go to the US or Canada to do a specific course.

Students applying for the scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a U.K. passport
  • Be currently, or have been engaged in full-time tertiary education at a university or college of higher education in the United Kingdom
  • Have already applied for, but not yet started a post-graduate course in the US or Canada (the postgraduate qualification must be awarded by a US or Canadian institution)

The application deadline is 17 March 2023. Short-listed applicants will be invited to London for an interview in June 2023.

Other Funding Opportunities

Loyola University Merit Scholarships

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

AAUW (Breaking through barriers for Women and Girls): Offers fellowships, grants and awards for U.S. and International women scholars in graduate school.

Fastweb: Scholarship searches for both U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Funding for U.S. Study Online: Funding for U.S. Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search: financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

International Scholarships: Designed for any international or U.S. student for study around the world.

International Student Loan: Provides access to loans for non-US Citizens from anywhere in the world who are planning to study at approved schools throughout the USA.

Leo S. Rowe Pan American American Fund: The Leo S. Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grant: Provides financial assistance to women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid: Loyola University New Orleans financial aid office lists some additional loan and scholarship resources.

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: Ambassadorial and World Peace Scholarships available to students whose country of citizenship and intended country of study have Rotary Club representation.

The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA: Includes scholarships and links to other pages about being an international student.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: General guide to financial aid.

How to Get a Degree Without Debt: A Guide for college students.