Financial Assistance

Students who are accepted into the CIDP graduate program may qualify for financial assistance through some of the following means:

Graduate Assistantship
The Department of Behavioral Sciences, through the Community and International Development Program, is making available a limited number of graduate research assistantships. Duties and responsibilities will be addressed in a special graduate research assistant document. For more information, contact Professor Witzel at

Graduate Scholarship Program
The university’s new Graduate Scholarship Program offers scholarships to eligible students in most entry-level graduate programs. The graduate scholarships will offer, for those who qualify, an overall percentage discount on the specific tuition for that student’s program, based on the student’s GRE scores.

Scholarships are calculated as a percent of tuition and are awarded as follows: Those with a combined verbal and quatitative GRE score greater than 300 will receive a scholarship equal to 10% of tuition; those greater than 310, 25% of tuition; and those greater than 320, 50% of tuition. For students who have taken the exam more than once, the latest exam scores (prior to enrollment) will be considered.  For more information or to see equivalent GMAT scores, click here.

US Citizens and permanent residents are elegible to apply for funds through use of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). More information on this and other funding options is available here

Student Loans
Information on elegibility and the types of loans available can be obtained here.

Employing Organization or Government
If you are employed by an organization that has an interest in community and international development, you may be able to receive financial assistance from that organization.

Some governments provide scholarships for their citizens. International students who are not elegible for US federal aid will want to be sure to look into this possible option.

GI Bill
The new post-9/11 GI BIll offers veterans funding for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. Based on your length of active duty service, you are entitled to a percentage of the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed $9792.20 per term. A monthly housing allowance, as well as a stipend for books and supplies, may also be available. For more information on elegibility and maximum benefits based on your service time, visit

Early applicants have the best opportunity for outside funding. For more information, please contact

Location Based Funding

Armenian General Benevolent Union GBU - New York Summer Intern Program - 


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) -

The following link provides a constant flow of updated information for Indian students about scholarship programs -


SIDA, Sweedish International Development Agency -

USA - Government
US Department of State -

Other Funding Options

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU)

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Members seek to aquire knowledge through study, travel, and symposia designed to develop international understanding, especially among women. The principle educational purposes of AWIU are accomplished through a grant program offered worldwide to women who speak English, are ambitious and enterprising in their home and communities, and who could even be considered as future leaders in their communities.

West African Reserach Center Travel Center

The West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal is offering travel bursaries to scholars and graduate students of West African nationality. The sojourns should be connected with a reserach intrest.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. It's priorities are to strenghten democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The site provides information and guidelines for grant seekers, including instructions about how to apply for a grant, and frequently asked questions about the Foundation. Useful information about scholarships and funding in general: 

Useful information about scholarships and funding in general: (Scholarships for students from Argentine, Chile, Columbia, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela) (International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search) (A good information source for Bangladeshi students.)
World Bank Scholarship -
William J. Fulbright Scholarship -
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship -