17 Funding Opportunities In 2017 To Study For An LLM In The US: For International Students
An LLM is considered an asset today by employers at the law firms and both by governmental organizations. It affords lawyers the opportunity to research at the world’s best universities while also acquiring in-depth expertise in specific areas law and can act as the trump card in helping lawyers secure jobs in an ever competitive legal job market. But despite the many promises an LLM holds today, many would balk at the sheer cost of tuition for the LLM degree. But for the many would want to study for an LLM in the US, there are 17 available funding opportunities to help you attain your dream of engaging in an advanced law degree at some of the top US Law Schools. Here are 17 funding opportunities for international students to do an LLM in the US.
(1) Edu PASS is an online guide and resource which includes listings of loans and scholarship information. Visit Edupass
(2) Fast web offers a searchable scholarship database for all levels of studies. Visit Fastweb
(3)Education USA this the ideal study abroad funding database and planner for all US bound international students. Go to Education USA for more
(4) Foundation Center offers a guide and a free online tutorial for international students seeking funding to study in the US. Visit Foundationcenter for more
(5) Global Student Loan Corporation: this one is an educational loan program for international students. Please check with the website for eligibility. Visit them here
(6) International Scholarships offers students a searchable database of scholarships and loans to aspiring foreign students. Visit internationalscholarships for more
(7) Discover Loans offers private loans to international students if they can find a credit-worthy US citizen as a co-signor. Click here to access www.discoverstudentloans.com
(8) International Student Organization of America (ISOA) this organization profiles a wide array of scholarships and grants for international students. Visit their official website here
(9)American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants lists International Fellowships that are awarded for full-time study or research in the US to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. www.aauw.org
(11) Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program is a law students-only scholarship that offers “micro-grants” for students interested in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and other similar areas. Visit heltongrants for more
(12) Fulbright Foundation, Institute for International Education allows international students to apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Educations (IIE) organizes academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during the course of their stay in the United States. Visit www.iie.org
(13) International Federation of University Women offers very limited grants and scholarships to women graduates for graduate or post-graduate study. Check national headquarters for precise deadlines.
(14) Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) this one is solely for the ladies and scholarships are offered to women who are nationals of a developing country. Click here to access
(15) Open Society Foundations the aim of this funding is to build vibrant and robust democracies whose governments answer to the citizens. All grants, scholarships, and fellowships are awarded all year round. Deadlines however apply. Click here to access. www.soros.org
(16) P.E.O. International, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund. This funding is for the ladies and provides scholarships for international women students to engage in graduate study in the United States and Canada. There are however eligibility requirement. You can access it here www.peointernational.org
(17) Rotary International provides funding for academic year scholarships. Beneficiaries of this scholarship while abroad serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and relevant groups. Deadlines differ so visit the website here www.rotary.org
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