All students, regardless of their citizenship, are considered for Centenary’s competitive academic scholarships when they apply for admission. Since these scholarships do not usually cover the entire cost of attending Centenary, the Office of Financial Aid has identified other sources of financial assistance for international students wishing to study in the United States.
Aid from your home country
Contact the cultural section of your embassy or your ministry of education for more information. There also may be private organizations in your home country that provide support for study in the USA. Businesses, foundations, and religious groups might have funds available.
Aid from international organizations
Most of the private scholarships for international students require that you apply from your home country. However, some international organizations (like the United Nations or the Organization of American States) offer funding for graduate students only to study in the USA.
Aid from the US government
US government student assistance programs, including the Pell Grant, Stafford and PLUS loans, and work-study programs, are available only for US citizens or eligible non-citizens. However, there may be aid available from the US government for students from specific countries. You can contact your embassy, the US Department of State, and the US Information Agency, or visit a local U.S. Educational Advising Center in your country. You should also write to the Agency for International Development.
Aid from US organizations and sponsors
There is some financial aid for international students available from private sources such as foundations and individual sponsors. Some sources of private financial aid are publicized in foreign language newspapers published in the United States.