International Student Scholarships

Scholarships open to international students who are are already studying in the United States or hoping to come to the U.S. for their college education.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Dream Big Scholarship
Sponsor: RentLingo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student (including international students) 18 years or older currently attending a college or university. Applicant must submit a short online form and essay on their dream job.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Sustainability Scholarship
Sponsor: GreenMatch
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sustainability.

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Sponsor: Market Inspector
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young entrepreneurs who are studying at an undergraduate or a postgraduate level at a university in an English-speaking country. Applicant must submit an essay describing their business plan.

ACES Scholarships
Sponsor: American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Applicant must have a commitment to a career in copy editing, exemplary work and academic achievement, and recommendations from teachers and work supervisors. Students in countries other than the United States may apply as well.

Live Your Dream Awards
Sponsor: Soroptimist
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to women who are the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents. Applicant must be enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sponsor: Smithsonian Magazine
Amount: UP to $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years of age. Contestant can submit photos in the categories of Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, or Mobile.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Save for Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Coupons Plus Deals
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors of all nationalities and majors who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled at an accredited university or college all around the world. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to saving money.

Mensa Foundation College Scholarship program
Sponsor: Mensa Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarship is open to students worldwide who are MENSA members (U.S. students do not need to be MENSA members).

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

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