Scholarships and Funding Options

Students at Awards Banquet


JSU offers a number of scholarships that international students can qualify for.

International students are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship opportunity.

  1. New Student Merit- Based Scholarship
  2. Presidential Transfer Scholarship
  3. International House Scholarship: International Students accepted to participate in the International House program will be eligible for tuition, fees and housing scholarship. Students may be eligible for renewal of scholarship for up to 2 years.


International students are encouraged to look for opportunities to seek graduate assistantships and graduate study scholarships. Students become eligible to apply after being admitted to the JSU program.

  1. Graduate Assistantship
  2. Graduate Study Scholarships

External Funding Options

There are number of external scholarships and funding options available outside of JSU. Some of them are listed below: 

1. Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women
Live Your Dream supplies financial assistance to women who supply the primary source of financial support for their families. There are three different levels. Over 1,300 women are selected to receive support up to $1,000 on the First Level. Over 100 First-Level recipients are selected to receive additional $3,000 or $5,000 on the Regional Level. Lastly, 3 Regional-Level recipients are selected to receive an additional $10,000 on the International Level. In total, Live Your Dream provide over $2.4 million to over 1,500 women.
Learn more about Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

2. The OAS Rowe Fund - Student Loans for citizens of Latin American and Caribbean countries
The Rowe Fund is a charitable program established in 1948 as part of the Organization of American States (“OAS”). The Rowe Fund provides financial aid in the form of interest-free loans of up to $15,000 to citizens of Latin American and Caribbean countries (F or J visa holders) who have been admitted or are currently enrolled in their last two years of undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies at universities in the United States. This supplementary financial aid helps pay a portion of their tuition or living expenses. Applications are received and considered on a monthly basis.
To learn more and apply for the loan, visit the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund website:

3. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
P.E.O. is an international organization that helps women attain their educational goals. The International Peace Scholarship was established in 1949 to provide scholarships to selected women from other countries for graduate study in the US or Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is$12,500. The deadline for application is December 1.

4. American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
Learn more about the International Fellowships