Global Citizen Scholarship

February 28th, 2019 by IEFA

Global Citizen Scholarship for international students

Global Citizen Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Students at select schools can apply for the Global Citizen Scholarship – a $5,000 award granted to students from any country studying in the US and Canada.

Eligibility for Global Citizen Scholarship:

  • The student must have been accepted or enrolled at a full-time program at a U.S. or Canadian school that is an MPOWER Partner College or University
  • For study at a U.S. partner college or university the student must have one of the following immigration statuses: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or a DACA recipient status
  • For study at a Canadian partner college or university the student must have one of the following immigration statuses: permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder
  • The student must be 18 years or older

How to apply:

Visit for application details and to apply for the Global Citizen Scholarship.


Winners of the Global Citizen Scholarship will be selected based solely on their short essay response. Essays will be judged based on (1) grammar, vocabulary, and clarity, (2) creativity, and (3) insightfulness and power of story. Scholarship essays will be judged blindly by an unbiased committee.

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  1. Adriana Jean-Gilles says:

    I would like to know if I can apply to an international scholarship if I went to high school in another country but I am American.

  2. Chahat Sehgal says:

    Hello I already applied for the scholarship before april 15. How much time does it take for the results to come?

    • Al C says:

      Hi- this depends on the individual scholarship – if in doubt you should contact the provider directly. Thank you.

  3. Lidya Chipimo says:

    Hi,I need to Apply for the Scholarship before on 15 April Please assist me, if i will go to Gallaudet University .

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