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International Graduate Fellowships / Scholarships

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Center for International Programs coordinates the advising and application process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program has provided approximately 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic and leadership potential —  with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared world problems.

Fulbright Awards are highly competitive. To be considered at the campus-level, you must fit the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Teaching/research experience
  • Study abroad/international experience
  • Knowledge of a language other than English

Learn more about our most recent Fulbright Award winners: Siena Scholars Awarded Fulbright Grants

Other Opportunities
Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Mitchell Scholars Program

The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance which is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and brings outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Rotary Global Grant

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.

Truman Scholarship

As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.

University of Illinois Fellowship Database

Want to find even more funding opportunities for study/research abroad at the graduate level? This database is comprehensive and very well organized.

Grad School AbroadSiena College's David Bissember ('08) and Kerry Lynn Daly ('09) studying for their master's degrees at the London School of Economics.

Believe it or not, pursuing a graduate degree abroad can often be less expensive and less time-comsuming than studying for your master's/Ph.D in the United States! You may even be able to use federal student aid. The staff of the Center for International Programs will be happy to assist you with your international graduate school search and application.

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Use the resources below to help kickstart your international graduate school search:

Teach AbroadKeva Luke ('14) with her students in Spain.

  Teaching English abroad is an excellent way to see the world, gain valuable teaching experience, and build your resume all at the same time!

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 Work AbroadAlana ('14) works for a Corporate Social Responsibility consulting firm in Shanghai

Although it's important to remember that it can be difficult to jump into the international career of your dreams right after graduation, the staff of the Center for International Programs, along with the Career Center, is ready to help you find and secure international "building-block" work experiences that will help you realize your professional goals.

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Use these resources to begin your international employment search:

Volunteer AbroadMaryBeth Gallagher ('86) founded the internationally recognized youth soccer program, "Little Pumpkins of Namibia."

 Serve others and see the world at the same time! Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to have a low-cost/high impact international experience.

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There are many opportunities to share time and talent in a wide variety of settings. The Catholic Volunteer Network can serve as a great resource, as can Siena's own Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy.