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College Scholarships for International Students and Non-Citizens

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.

A Voice for Animals Contest

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• 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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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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AG Bell College Scholarship Awards Program

• Award: $2,500 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must deaf or hard of hearing. Non-US residents are eligible as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
Administered by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be from a developing country and have no other means of financing their studies. Applications will be accepted from countries where the Aga Khan Foundation has a branch present.
Administered by the Aga Khan Foundation
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Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program

• Award: $100 - $500
• Description: Applicants must conduct a local environmental stewardship project, take digital photos of the project in action, and write an essay about the project. This scholarship is open to students worldwide.
Administered by the Nicodemus Wilderness Project
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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. There are no citizenship requirements for this contest.
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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Cargill Global Scholars Program

• Award: $2,500
• Description: Applicants be enrolled in a partner university in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the United States.
Administered by Cargill
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