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International Student Scholarship

*This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022

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.

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
  • Demonstrate significant contributions to cultural understanding at Loyola
  • Demonstrate financial need

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

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendations from Loyola professors
  • A brief statement of applicant's contribution to cultural understanding (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.


Lewermark: Make Your Mark
International Scholarship Contest 2021

Show us what it means to be an International Student in America in 2021!

Create either a literary or artistic expression as your submission. For example:

  • Song/Music
  • Video
  • Sculpture
  • Interpretive dance
  • Poem
  • Story (non-fiction/fiction)
  • Plays
  • Graphic Novel

Deadline: November 1, 2021
Scholarship Amount: Five prizes - $1500 each
Eligibility: All full-time international students in active visa status are eligible! 

Find more information and apply here. 


Travel Video Scholarship Contest

The 16th annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest is now open for submissions! 

One grand prize winner will receive $4,000 and will be features as an author on the International Student blog in the coming year. 

This year's theme is: Community. Having a community for support is essential for International students and exchange participants.

All video submissions must share the following to qualify: How "community" has had an impact or influence on students and their international education pursuit. 

Students are encouraged to be as creative as they would like with how they portray community into their submissions. Some examples include: community at home, finding a new community during international education, family, a work or church community, an academic community, an ethnic group that students are a part of, an online community, etc.

The deadline to enter is October 13, 2021.

More information on the rules and how to enter can be found by following this link.


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.