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Check Out These 56 Scholarships that Don't Require U.S. Citizenship

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A lot of colleges say they love international students, but the reality is sometimes that they have the most love those international students who can pay full tuition. At some colleges and universities, financial aid is hard to procure if you're not from the U.S. Luckily, there are a lot of private scholarships available for students who are not U.S. citizens. Below are 56 possibilities, and you can sign up for the free scholarship matching services at Cappex.com to find others.

BG Scholarship

• Award: $300
• Description: International students are eligible if they are enrolled in a school in the United States.
Administered by BGScholarship.com
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Global Scholarship Alliance Scholarship Program

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be international students attending accredited universities in the United States.
Administered by Global Scholarship Alliance
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IOKDS Around the World Scholarship

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be non-US and non-Canadian citizens who are studying full-time in the country of their own citizenship.
Administered by International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
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Swackhamer Video Contest

• Award: $100 - $1,000
• Description: Applicants must create a video that addresses a given topic about nuclear weapons. The contest is open to people of all ages from any country.
Administered by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
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Ayn Rand "We the Living" Essay Contest

• Award: $25 - $3,000
• Description: Applicants must read the book "We the Living," by Ayn Rand, and write an essay using a given prompt. Foreign students are eligible; there are no citizenship requirements.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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Ayn Rand "Anthem" Essay Contest

• Award: $30 - $2,000
• Description: Applicants must read the book "Anthem," by Ayn Rand, and write an essay using a given prompt. There are no citizenship requirements for this contest.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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Ayn Rand "The Fountainhead" Essay Contest

• Award: $50 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must read the book "The Fountainhead," by Ayn Rand, and write an essay using a given prompt. There are no citizenship requirements for this contest.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest

• Award: $50 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must read the book "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand, and write an essay using a given prompt. There are no citizenship requirements for this contest.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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Activ8 Scholarship

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be Latino students who demonstrate financial need. Non-US citizens and undocumented students are eligible to apply.
Administered by Activ8
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A Voice for Animals Contest

• Award: $200 - $750
• Description: Applicants must have actively participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals. This contest is open to all eligible students regardless of nationality, citizenship, or country of residence.
Administered by the Humane Education Network
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