University Trust International Leadership Scholarship Essays

The following is a listing of outside scholarship opportunities international students.

Aga Khan Scholarship
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programs, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

Aker Scholarship
The programme supports Norwegian top students so that they can learn from the best in the world, independent of their family or financial situation. Scholarships are awarded to students in all fields of study.

Alberta Scholarships Program – Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. There is a lifetime maximum of two awards per student. At the doctoral level, students must have completed at least one full year of graduate study or a master's degree.

American Association of University Women
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

American-Scandinavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see website for details). Awards are made in all fields.

American Society of Landscape Architects
Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture students.

Arts Council of Ireland
Individuals of Irish birth or residence working with the Arts can apply for funding.

Asian Cultural Council
Whether Asian or American, whether a cutting-edge painter or a traditional dancer, whether a classical musician or a modern cultural archeologist—any gifted individual artist or scholar who seeks to grow in his or her craft or field can apply for funding to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers many scholarships and internships for Canadian Students.

The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship
The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation offers an Annual Scholarship Award which is available to female students who reside or attend school in California and who are majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and land planning, interior design, or environmental design.

American Indian Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is open to those aged 21 through 31 years of age who are Indian citizens or U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and have received their undergraduate degree before the start of the fellowship.

Bergmeyer Scholarship
This scholarship intended for a designer who is working towards a career in Interior Design. The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 award.

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships
The Federation has multiple fellowships for women with Canadian citizenship in either Master or Doctoral level studies.

CSN – Centrala Studiestödsnämnden
This program hosts scholarship/fellowship opportunities for students from Sweden. Please visit their website for more details.

Cultuur FB Oranjewoud
Grant opportunities for students from the Netherlands.

Cyprus Children's Fund
This Foundation has a couple of different scholarship options for students who have origins in Cyprus and/or Greece. Please visit their website for application details.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship
The goal and purpose for this important scholarship aims to provide assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity who intend to become an architect through the pursuit of a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.

Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in the professions and public life. Its Graduate Fellowships support outstanding Harvard graduate and professional students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.

Enterprise Rose Fellowship
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities.

Scholarship Foundation
The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation provides aid and travel assistance to students who demonstrate an interest in the field of international real estate or are enrolled in real estate related courses at a qualified university. You must be a member, member's spouse, or a dependent of a member in order to apply.

Frank Boas Scholarship
The Boas Scholarship is awarded each year to a citizen of Belgium or Luxembourg who has been admitted for graduate study at Harvard University.

Fulbright Program/Institute of International Education (IIE)
Contains addresses for Educational/Information Centers and Fulbright commissions around the world administering scholarship programs for national citizens. Contact the center from your country directly to find out the latest information.

Fundação Estudar's Scholarship Program
Estudar offers a variety of educational programs in three main areas: Inspiration, Leadership and Career. Through these programs, we support young people in fully developing their individual potential, in their search for the best education in Brazil and abroad, and in accessing compelling career opportunities.

Global Education Program (GEP)
This is a Russian government funded program that offers Russian citizens an opportunity to study at leading foreign higher education institutions.

Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all Harvard Doctoral students working on energy issues. Applications are due May 15th, please view the website for more details.

Harvard Clubs of Germany
Two loans of 10,000 EUR each for students who can prove acceptance at any Harvard school or college, demonstrated financial need, and German citizenship. Must also provide a short statement why their particular course of study has been chosen.

Harvard Graduate Student Award
The Harvard Graduate Student Award will support advanced graduate students from Harvard University working on a dissertation or thesis research that addresses some of the most pressing health challenges in Dubai, the UAE, and the Center’s region. Dissertation or thesis research from all disciplines will be considered.

Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) Fellowships and Grants
HUNAP provides support to Harvard students to conduct research on Native American and Indigenous issues, for professional development activities, and for conference attendance.

Institute of International Education
Administers over 250 programs on behalf of sponsors that offer international fellowships, scholarships, loans, professional development and more. Program search tool allows students to search for programs by region, field of study, sponsor name, etc.

International Education Financial Aid
Requires no marketing information and is a very comprehensive search engine for international scholarships.

International Facility Management Association Foundation
Scholarships are available annually to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in facility management or related fields. IFMA Foundation scholarships are awarded based on merit and certain applicant restrictions and/or qualification requirements may apply. Scholarship applicants are solicited in the spring of each year and funded the following fall.

Kennedy Memorial Trust
Scholarships are available for students of UK citizenship who attend MIT or Harvard for post-graduate studies. Please visit their website for the application and requirements.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Three major Fellowships are awarded yearly to both U.S. nationals and international students. The application can be found on their website and is due in early December.

Korean Honor Scholarship
To be eligible for consideration, students must be attending college or university in the U.S.A. or Canada and must have an overall grade average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to academic achievement, an essay, a letter of recommendation, awards, honors, performances and extracurricular activities are criteria reviewed for selection.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the respective KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state where school is located.

Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships
Various scholarships and grants for Poles, Americans of Polish descent, as well as exchange programs to Poland and the US, and summer scholarships.

Lambda Alpha International
Lambda Alpha International's Land Economics Foundation (LEF) offers a scholarship to a deserving graduate student pursuing a degree in one of the many fields related to land economics: architecture, geography, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, civil engineering, government, public administration, real estate, urban studies or law. The LEF Board of Directors has approved the award of a one year $3,000 (U.S.) scholarship, renewable for a second year, to a selected applicant studying in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain.

Landscape Architecture Foundation Awards
Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture graduate and undergraduate students.

LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas
For exchange programs between the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Luys Foundation Education Scholarship
Students who are Armenian citizens or Armenian descendants and are between the ages of 18 and 40 are eligible for this scholarship. Students will also participate in the Luys Develop Armenia Program (DAP).

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (The World Bank)

The programme is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, a charitable trust bringing together and developing the inspiring educational work founded by Lord Weidenfeld and previously run by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Since its foundation in 2007, over 175 scholars have taken part in the programme. They are an increasingly diverse group, originating from 57 countries and studying across 30 different academic departments.

The following schemes will make up the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for 2018-19 entry:

Full details of the eligibility criteria and how to apply are given on the relevant pages linked below.

There is also a partnership between the Weidenfeld Hoffmann-Trust and Chevening.  Applications for the Chevening-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships must be made via the Chevening website.  To be considered as an award recipient, applicants must list the University of Oxford as their first preference university choice. Chevening-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Chevening Scholarship.

Leadership Programme

'The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Leadership Programme is a unique programme designed to train future leaders. All Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars are required to participate fully in the programme, which consists of around 160 hours of bespoke training.

The Leadership Programme includes:

  • an annual Induction and Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar – including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • practical skills training, including presentation and interview skills, examination and revision techniques, essay and op-ed ('opposite the editorial page') writing;
  • a Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year with high profile professionals from business, politics and the non-profit sector; 
  • alumni mentoring and numerous networking opportunities throughout the year; and
  • a pro bono project, in which scholars perform public service in a manner of their choosing.

For further details of the Leadership Programme please see the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust website.

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