Outside Funding

The following information is to be used as a resource in aiding students to secure funding from outside sources.

Outside Funding

College View: This is a search engine that provides information and scholarships available to students pursuing higher education.

Contact Info: www.collegeview.com

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who reside or attend a higher education institution in a Congressional district represented by a Black Caucus member.

Contact Info: www.cbcfinc.org

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship: This provides funding for full-time graduate students preparing for careers in state or local government finance.

Contact Info: www.gfoa.org

Davis-Putter Scholarships: These are grants to students that are working toward a career that deals with peace and justice.

Contact Info: www.davidputter.org

Delay the Real World Fellowship: A fellowship is available to U.S. students between the ages of 21-29 that write an essay about halting the 9-5 job.

Contact Info: www.delayingtherealworld.com

Environment Fellowship: These fellowships are for research concerning environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution.

Contact Info: Jane Curlin at: curlin@udall.gov.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education: Offers interest-free loans for graduate students reaching a maximum of $15,000.

Contact Info: www.evaleeschwatztrust.org

Ford Foundation: provides an International Fellowships Program that provides fellowships for graduate students that reside outside the U.S. and lack systematic access to higher education.

Contact Info: www.fordfound.org

Fulbright Scholar Program: This provides funding for U.S. and non U.S. graduate students that are pursuing a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Contact Info: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/

George J. Mitchell Scholarship: This is a national scholarship for graduate students who are interested in pursuing one year of graduate work in higher learning institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Contact Info: www.us-irelandalliance.org

George A. Neilson Public Investor Scholarship: This scholarship is for full-time or part-time students in a program in public administration, finance, business administration, or a related field.

Contact Info: www.gfoa.org

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships: A limited number of fellowships are available to individuals for a minimum period of two years who demonstrate initiative, integrity, outstanding character, good communications skills, seriousness of purpose and enthusiasm for their chosen fields.

Contact Info: www.icwa.org

Institute for Human Studies: Several scholarships are available to essay winners.

Contact Info: www.theihs.org

International Education Financial Aid: This is a resource that provides information for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.

Contact Info: www.iefa.org.

Jack Wilson Fund: This is a scholarship for students pursuing international opportunities that promote peace and community development. 4 Scholarships are available.

Application Process: You must complete and application and include requested attachments and a one and a half page essay explaining how this project will promote peace and community development or is of some other use to the country being visited. You must demonstrate a financial need to undertake travel and project.

Contact Info: www.pittsburghfoundation.org

Mayme and Herb Frank Scholarship Program: This is a scholarship for graduate students who are completing a thesis, dissertation, or independent study relating to international integration and/or federalism.

Contact Info: www.iaud.org

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship: This scholarship is for minority students studying public administration with a specific focus in government or nonprofit management.

Contact Info: www.gfoa.org

Pittsburgh Young Professionals Fund: This is a scholarship for students who want to develop professionally, civically, and socially within the Pittsburgh region.

Application Process: You must complete an application and include a one-page essay explaining how you envision your involvement in the Pittsburgh community after graduation. Two letters of reference (one from volunteer experience) must be included along with official school transcripts.

Contact Info: www.pittsburghfoundation.org

Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship: This is $4000 scholarship for full-time or part-time students preparing for a career in the field of public sector retirement benefits.

Contact Info: www.gfoa.org

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Scholarships are available from the Department of Homeland Security. Details are available on web site. Scholarships provide stipend, full tuition, and internship.

Contact Info: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/

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