Scholarships

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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.
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Fulbright Program marks 70 years in the Philippines

No Fulbright Program anywhere has operated longer than in the Philippines, providing Filipinos and Americans alike not just degrees, but cultural awareness.
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Helping 9/11 families pay for college

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund helps many dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks or aftermath pay for college.
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At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.
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Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.
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To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
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Advice from autistic Rhodes Scholar [video]

Newly selected Rhodes Scholar Jory Fleming is the most honored student in the University of South Carolina’s 215-year history. He is also autistic.
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A consortium helps Syrian college students finish school, rebuild their lives

Universities in North America and Europe in the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis have given scholarships to more than 300 Syrian students.
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Rihanna may have a scholarship for you

Rihanna announces a scholarship program for students in the Caribbean to earn a bachelor's degree in the U.S. Will you apply?