International students are faced with the challenge of financing a legal education themselves because of ineligibility for federal funding. There are several lenders and nonprofit foundations that are designed to assist international students in securing funding.
Global Student Loan Corporation (GSLC) - GSLC offers student loans for international students that do not require a US citizen or permanent resident to co-sign the loan. (A co-signer in the student's home country may be required. Often this co-signer is the student's parent or guardian.) http://www.globalslc.com/
International Student Loan Program (ISLP) - ISLP is a loan service for international students to study at US and approved international (non-US) colleges and universities. http://www.internationalstudentloan.com/intl_student/
The Education Resources Institute (TERI) - TERI offers loans to international students in varying amount and may require a credit worthy co-signer. http://www.teri.org/lp_grad.html
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund - The Rowe Pan American Fund disburses money to those students from Latin American and Caribbean countries. http://www.oas.org/rowe/
International Education Financial Aid - IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. http://www.iefa.org/
Foundation Center – Site lists company sponsored aid and scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships that U.S. foundations offer to foreign nationals. This is a fee-based service. http://foundationcenter.org/
Institute of International Education - The Institute administers over 200 programs serving more than 20,000 individuals each year. http://www.iie.org
Fulbright Program – Program administration is through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (www.cies.org). Students should apply through the Fulbright Commission in their country or through a local U.S. Embassy. http://exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright/nonusflb.htm
Ford Foundation - 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.http://www.fordfound.org
Rotary Club Fellowships -Through its Educational Programs, the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year. Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people. Former participants in the Foundation's programs have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni. http://www.rotary.org/foundation/about/index.html
Scholarships Sources for Canadian Students
Scholarships Canada - Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning. http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/
Canadian Bureau for International Index - The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is an umbrella non-governmental organization comprised of 200 colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada. http://www.cbie.ca/about/index_e.cfm
Government Finance Officers Association - GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. More than 16,800 GFOA members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources.http://www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml
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