Important Scholarship Facts
- Scholarships and financial assistance for international students on F-1 student visas are limited. There is more money available for graduate study in the United States than there is for undergraduate study.
- International students do not qualify for federally or state funded financial aid programs.
- Some private universities and colleges offer substantial financial assistance to international students, sometimes enough to be competitive with state university tuition. Many state universities do offer scholarships to international students but the amount and number of awards are limited.
- There are many sources for scholarships available but they require extensive research, innovative approaches and patience.
- PCC Foundation Scholarships: Application available from the PCC Development Office on Sylvania Campus (CC 234, Phone 971-722-4385). Apply during winter term, deadline is usually mid-February
- State and private universities do offer limited financial aid/scholarship funds for international students. Request this information when applying for admissions. The student’s major department at the university may also have some scholarship opportunities.
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Loan programs for International Students
- College Board, College Handbook: Foreign Student Supplement by Gregory A. Barnes — a handbook that list schools that offer financial aid to international students (available from the PCC library)