Financial Aid & Scholarships

International Student Scholarship

*Update: The 2020/2021 Academic Year Scholarship competition is now open!*

To apply by March 1, 2020, please, follow the instructions below and submit your application to

The International Student Scholarship is awarded every spring to one student in F-1 status who has demonstrated significant contributions to cultural understanding and awareness on the Loyola campus.

Students applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a 3.0 minimum grade point average at Loyola University New Orleans
  • Be in F-1 status
  • Demonstrate significant contributions to cultural understanding at Loyola
  • Demonstrate financial need

Applicants for the scholarship must submit the following documents (in one single PDF file & in this order):

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendations from Loyola professors
  • A brief statement of applicant's contribution to cultural understanding (1 page typed)
  • A written statement regarding financial need

A committee of faculty and staff will select the scholarship recipient. For more information, contact the Center for International Education, (504) 864-7550.


Other Funding Opportunities

Loyola University Merit Scholarships

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

AAUW (Breaking through barriers for Women and Girls): Offers fellowships, grants and awards for U.S. and International women scholars in graduate school.

Fastweb: Scholarship searches for both U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Funding for U.S. Study Online: Funding for U.S. Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search: financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.

International Scholarships: Designed for any international or U.S. student for study around the world.

International Student Loan: Provides access to loans for non-US Citizens from anywhere in the world who are planning to study at approved schools throughout the USA.

Leo S. Rowe Pan American American Fund: The Leo S. Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States.

LewerMark "Make Your Mark" Scholarship Contest: The contest benefits international students sponsored by a school enrolled in one or more of the LewerMark student insurance programs, e.g. Loyola University New Orleans. International students in active F or J status (who will be enrolled at Loyola in the spring and also the fall semester of 2018) are invited to apply for this scholarships by submitting an essay of 750 to 1000 words that answers the question: “How will an international education help me make a difference in the world?”  The first-place award is $1,500, and second, third, and fourth place awards are $1,250, $1,000, and $750 respectively. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grant: Provides financial assistance to women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid: Loyola University New Orleans financial aid office lists some additional loan and scholarship resources.

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: Ambassadorial and World Peace Scholarships available to students whose country of citizenship and intended country of study have Rotary Club representation.

The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA: Includes scholarships and links to other pages about being an international student.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: General guide to financial aid.

How to Get a Degree Without Debt: A Guide for college students.