Graduate Admissions

Outside Scholarships

Below is a list of some outside scholarship sites that are not affiliated with Penn, but that may be available to our graduate students. We also encourage students to do their own research, either through the web or the library, for more possibilities. Questions regarding specific scholarship eligibility, status, etc. should be directed to the organization sponsoring the scholarship.

Fastweb.com acts as an outside scholarship database. Students will be able to set up their own personalized profile which fastweb.com will use to better determine the outside scholarships they are eligible for. Often these scholarships will vary in type, from something as simple as drawing a name out of a hat to an entire application, portfolio, etc. We recommend applying to as many as possible, you never know what will happen! http://www.fastweb.com

Scholarship opportunities are arranged by the following:

Discipline, Identity, Region, Community/Social Justice, Academic and Miscellaneous

Discipline

Architecture:

a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship. This scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, a group of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. In 1999, the scholarship was renamed for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. In his honor two students who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management will each receive a $5,000 award. http://network.aia.org/practicemanagement/home/pronet

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Scholarships. "ASPRS is pleased to offer fourteen awards totaling more than $50,000 in value. Available to both undergraduate and graduate student-members of ASPRS and others, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and related disciplines." http://www.asprs.org/ASPRS-Awards-and-Scholarships.html

Charles Dubose Scholarship. Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Fontainebleau summer program. http://www.aiact.org/outreach/ctaf_scholarship.php

The Deborah J. Norden Fund. The Architectural League of New York established the Fund in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden and awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. http://archleague.org/competitions/norden/

Houzz Scholarship. The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older who are enrolled in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university. Award is $2500. Deadline is December 15th. https://www.houzz.com/scholarships

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. Three Kinley Fellowships are awarded to college graduates who have majored in art, architecture (design or history), music, theatre, or urban planning and who plan to pursue advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellow...

Lamps Expo Interior Design Scholarship. Los Angeles lighting retailer, Lamps Expo, will award a $1,500 scholarship to an architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, or architectural engineering student with the best essay describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment and improve interior design and architectural elements. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2018. https://www.lampsexpo.com/interior-design-scholarship-program

The Netherland-America Foundation. The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans and scholarships. http://www.thenaf.org

Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship. MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual architectural scholarship and paid summer internship award to students in accredited architectural programs. These awards are designed to support and provide opportunity to learn and gain practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational process to better prepare them for their chosen career in architecture. http://moaarch.com/we-are-moa/scholarship-internship

TCAA Architecture Scholarship. The Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA) offers two scholarships each year for students of architecture. http://www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php

The Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation is intended to recognize and foster students who have a demonstrated talent and passion for architecture. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in architecture from an NAAB accredited architectural program are eligible for this scholarship. In addition to awarding an annual stipend, a summer internship at one of ZGF’s offices will be offered. https://www.zgf.com/scholarship/

 

City Planning:

The Deborah J. Norden Fund. The Architectural League of New York established the Fund in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden and awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. http://archleague.org/competitions/norden/

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. Three Kinley Fellowships are awarded to college graduates who have majored in art, architecture (design or history), music, theatre, or urban planning and who plan to pursue advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellow...

 

Fine Art:

Artist Protection Fund. The Artist Protection Fund (APF) is a three-year pilot program at the Institute of International Education. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APF will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in safe countries where they can continue their work. http://www.iie.org/Programs/Artist-Protection-Fund

Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship. The Dedalus Foundation awards two annual fellowships to students in painting or sculpture who are entering their final year in an MFA degree program at a college, university, or art school in the United States. Applications are solicited annually from MFA programs throughout the country, with each program nominating two candidates. The fellowship awards are made by a committee of distinguished artists and critics. Qualified MFA students should ask their department chair for more information. http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/mfa

Goodshop. Create a visual piece that answers, demonstrates, or elaborates on one of the two prompts given for a chance to win $1000. Deadline is Octobe 31st. https://www.goodsearch.com/art-grant/

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. Three Kinley Fellowships are awarded to college graduates who have majored in art, architecture (design or history), music, theatre, or urban planning and who plan to pursue advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellow...

The Netherland-America Foundation. The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans and scholarships. http://www.thenaf.org

Working Artist Org. Provides multiple $1,000 art awards throughout the year to support artists' ongoing art making processes. http://www.workingartist.org/index.html

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts or design and intend to pursue that discipline as a career. http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship

 

Historic Preservation:

The Netherland-America Foundation. The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans and scholarships. http://www.thenaf.org

 

Landscape Architecture:

American Society of Landscape Architects Fellowships. The ASLA has a listing of scholarships and fellowships for students pursuing degrees in Landscape Architecture. http://www.asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=23766

Garden Club of America. Lists various awards for students of Landscape Architecture. http://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships

Houzz Scholarship. The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older who are enrolled in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university. Award is $2500. Deadline is December 15th. https://www.houzz.com/scholarships

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. Three Kinley Fellowships are awarded to college graduates who have majored in art, architecture (design or history), music, theatre, or urban planning and who plan to pursue advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellow...

Lamps Expo Interior Design Scholarship. Los Angeles lighting retailer, Lamps Expo, will award a $1,500 scholarship to an architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, or architectural engineering student with the best essay describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment and improve interior design and architectural elements. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2018. https://www.lampsexpo.com/interior-design-scholarship-program

Landscape Architecture Foundation. Awards multiple scholarships to graduate students each year. https://lafoundation.org/scholarship/scholarships-and-fellowships/awards...

The Netherland-America Foundation. The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans and scholarships. http://www.thenaf.org

The Smart Service Scholarship. Submit a short video (or written) essay and an application. Deadline June 2nd, 2017. http://www.smartservice.com/scholarship.html

Identity

American Association of University Women offers fellowships and grants to women studying in the U.S. for graduate school or postdoctoral research. http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards

American Indian Graduate Center. Awards graduate fellowships for American Indians from federally recognized tribes. http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/

Association on American Indian Affairs. AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, for both graduate and undergraduate students. Funding is made available due to the generosity of donors, therefore the number of scholarships provided varies from year to year. http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships.html

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship Awards. The AWAF offers awards to female students who have completed at least one full year in their major in a program granting a degree or certificate in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban and Land Planning. Applicants must be California residents or attending an accredited school in California. http://awaplusd.org/scholarships

The Center For Reintegration. These scholarships are for persons with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. http://www.reintegration.com/scholarship-program/

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. http://www.cyprus-childrensfund.org/

Financial aid and Scholarships for Hispanic Students. This site lists different opportunities available for Hispanic, Latino, first generation, migrant & undocumented Students http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/financial-aid-scholarsh...

Gensler Diversity Scholarships. Awards African-American students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. http://www.gensler.com/scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Open to graduate and undergraduate students of Hispanic heritage, who are US Citizens or legal Permanent Residents enrolled full time in a US university. https://hsf.net/en/scholarships

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships. The JACL National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to graduate students who are active JACL Members. https://www.jacl.org/jacl-national-scholarship-program

The 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. http://www.kasf.org

The Kosciuskzo Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Deadline for application and supporting materials is January 17, 2017. http://www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/tuition/ts/

LGBTQ Financial Aid Resources provided by LearnHowToBecome.org. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-lgbtq/

Margaret McNamara Education Grants. Awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic year in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working to empower women and children. http://www.mmeg.org/apply/

P.E.O. International Scholarships. The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) promotes educational opportunities for women and award annually the International Peace Scholarship and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies

The Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now

Women in Tech Scholarship. SleepCupid.com is offering an annual scholarship for women working or wishing to work in new and evolving technology industries. The scholarship is open to all female students enrolled in a US or Canadian institution and three students are chosen each year to receive $1,500 each. Deadline is October 30 each year. https://www.sleepcupid.com/women-in-tech-scholarship/

Veterans & Military Family Scholarship. Write a 500 word essay to win a $1000 scholarship. Deadline is December 15th.  http://www.sinklaw.com/veterans-military-family-scholarship/

WTS Foundation Scholarships. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify. Specific criteria and amounts vary by award, as the majority of awards are given by local WTS chapters, who set specific parameters. https://www.wtsinternational.org/education/scholarships

Region

Aga Khan Scholarship. 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 to PhD programs, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

AIA New Jersey Scholarship. Applicant must be a resident of New Jersey who is enrolled in an accredited architecture school. http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=13922

AIA Rochester Scholarship Program Scholarships. Awarded to applicants who are residents of the following counties in New York state: Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, or Seneca Counties. http://www.aiaroc.org/about-the-arch-foundation-page/scholarship-informa...

ALNNJ Scholarship Awards. Given for students with permanent residents in certain counties of Northern NJ. http://www.alnnj.org/Scholarships.htm

American India Foundation. The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is available to US citizens/permanent residents OR citizens of India who hold an interest in serving India, the maturity and flexibility to work and live effectively in India, the experience to make meaningful contributions to NGOs and social enterprises in India, and the leadership potential to become leaders on development issues. http://aif.org/investment-area/leadership/

Asian Cultural Council. Provides individual grants to artists 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. http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/our-programs/individual-grants

CSN - Centrala Studiestdsnmnden. This program hosts scholarship/fellowship opportunities for students from Sweden. Please visit their website for more details. http://www.csn.se/

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP). The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States. http://www.fordifp.net

Global Education Program (GEP) is a Russian government funding program that offers Russian citizens an opportunity to study at leading foreign higher education institutions. http://educationglobal.ru/en/

International Education Financial Aid. Requires no marketing information and is a very comprehensive search engine for international scholarships. http://www.iefa.org

International Facility Management Association Foundation. The IFMA Foundation annually awards individual scholarships ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000 to students enrolled in facility management or FM related programs (FM related programs include, but are not limited to, construction management, architecture, interior design and some engineering disciplines). In addition to the scholarship value, recipients also receive fully funded travel, accommodations, meals and registration to attend IFMA's World Workplace. http://foundation.ifma.org/students/fm-student-scholarship-program/schol...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation. Students native to the region of Calabria, Italy who are enrolled in any accredited post-secondary school are encouraged to apply. Scholarships for up to $10,000/year are awarded. http://www.mottscholarship.org

Organization of American States Scholarships. The OAS Scholarships Regular Program offers scholarships for students that are citizens of one of the OAS Member States to pursue graduate study in another member state, which includes the US and most Latin American and Caribbean countries. http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/regular_program_2016.asp

Plan NH Fellowship and Scholarship. Students studying Architecture, Interior Design, Studio Art, Mechanical Engineering or a field related to planning, design and development of the built environment are eligible to apply for a Plan NH Fellowship or Scholarship. Students must be residents of New Hampshire. http://plannh.org/the-scholarship-program

The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to $15,000 USD. http://www.oas.org/en/rowefund/

Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction. Scholarship program for Canadian citizens and permanent residents that reside in Alberta, Canada to support graduate study outside of Alberta. http://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/?SK=227

The Sweden American Foundation. This foundation gives about 40 fellowships for graduate/post-graduate studies each year to students who are Swedish citizens. http://www.sweamfo.se

The Thouron Award is a leading international scholarship program promoting the relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. Graduates of British universities receive support for up to two years for a graduate (post-graduate) degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. http://thouronaward.org

Worcester County Horticultural Society Scholarship. Applicants must be a resident of New England or attending a New England college/university and majoring in horticultural or a horticultural-related field. http://www.scholarships4school.com/scholarships/worcester-county-horticu...

Community/ Social Justice

Byron Hanke Fellowship. Awarded by the Foundation for Community Association Research. Available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowships, provided their studies and the topic of their proposed community associations research project relate to community associations. http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

DoSomething.org offers scholarship campaigns all throughout the year where you can win a scholarship by participating in various volunteering and social justice related work. https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

 

Academic

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is a tuition scholarship and a living stipend awarded to meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies, or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/flas

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. http://www.iie.org/fulbright

 

Miscellaneous

Activia Training Scholarship. Receive an annual scholarship fund of $1,500 by writing a blog article or creating a video submission on one of the given topics. https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us

Addiction Awareness Scholarship. Write an essay that describes the views of those passionate about drug and alcohol addiction and the effects it has on people, their health, society, and more to win $1000- $6000 Deadline is December 22nd. http://www.rehabcenter.net/addiction-awareness-scholarship/

Addiction Resource Scholarship. Provides a $2,000 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest about addictive substances abuse. https://addictionresource.com/scholarship/

Best Mattress Review. Create a short video answering given questions. Award is $1000. Deadline May 19th, 2018. https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

Burrus Research Scholarship. Write a 500 word essay to win a $1000. Deadline is December 15th. https://www.burrus.com/scholarship/

Compression Info Scholarship. CompressionInfo.com will award $500 to the student that submits the best 1000-1500 word essay based on a prompt. Deadline is February 28, 2017. http://www.compressioninfo.com/scholarship/

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund offers fellowships to graduate students who are United States citizens attending an accredited and designated institution of higher education within the United States (including Penn). http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann

Environmental Litigation Group. Write a 500-1500 word essay on what it takes to fight cancer for a chance to win up to a $5,000 scholarship. https://www.elglaw.com/scholarship/

Fishboxpro’s Scholarship. Write a 500-600 word essay voicing why you should be selected for the $1000 scholarship. http://fishboxpro.com/scholarship/

Food Gear's Scholarship. Write a 500 word essay to win $1000 scholarship. Deadline December 15th, 2017 and May 15th, 2018. https://foodgear.org/scholarship/

FormSwift Scholarship Program. Create a business plan infographic about a startup, restaurant, non-profit, transportation, or clothing company. Awards multiple $1,000 scholarships throughout the year. http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

Graduate Programs Foundation. Eligibility: Graduate Programs will award $1,000 scholarships to current graduate students or $1,000 towards student loan payments for recent grads within the last five years. To apply, rate and review your graduate school program on their website and enter their quarterly scholarship drawing. www.graduateprograms.com/scholarships

Hooked to Books Scholarship. Write an essay on how a book changes your life to be eligible for a $2000 scholarship. https://www.hookedtobooks.com/scholarship/

Hotstar App Scholarship. Write a 1000 words essay about the impact of Internet on the local businesses to win a $3000 scholarship. https://hotstardownloads.com/scholarship/

ILM Scholarships. Write a 500 word essay to won a $750 scholarship. Deadline is April 30th, 2018. https://www.immigrationlawofmt.com/about-us/ilm-scholarships/

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. http://www.iie.org/en/Students

LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas. For exchange programs between the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. http://www.laspau.harvard.edu

#MyCredibleFuture Scholarship. From August 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017, any student actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university program can submit a photo and story about "why your education is important to you" for a chance to earn a $10,000 scholarship. Read more details at https://www.credible.com/blog/mycrediblefuture/

OppU Achievers Scholarship. Submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Winners of $2,500 each are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

Pretty Actions Scholarship. Write an 800 word essay to win $500. https://www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholars...

Rand Marketing's Fight Back From Cancer Scholarship. Write a 500 word essay to win a $1000 scholarship. Deadline is Decembe 10th. https://randmarketing.com/fight-back-from-cancer-scholarship/

Roothbert Fund Scholarships. Created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them. http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarshipsprogram.php

Shoes Tracker Scholarship. Write an essay on the often-ignored issue: foot pain and foot health to win $2000. Deadline is September 9th of every year. https://shoestracker.com/scholarship/

SpearGear Scholarship. SpearGearStore is reviewing latest gadgets and products from last 3 years in various categories and helping consumers to find the best choice which can cover all of their requirements and needs. Example: Best Budget Laptops | Best Cordless Drill | Best Wireless Router. Applicant must present a 200-350 words writing explaining why you should be considered for our scholarship. https://speargearstore.com/scholarship/

StudyPug. Complete a 500-1000 word article discussing how a math teacher, a math class, a math tutor, or a math lesson has changed how you see the world around you for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Deadline is December 15th. https://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html