Funding in the Americas

US Federal Loans

US Department of Veteran Affairs

Offers financial assistance to US citizens who are war veterans.

Roy W. Dean Los Angeles Video Grant

The criterion for the grant is to produce a documentary, or short film that inspires and benefits society.

Fulbright Commission Postgraduate Student Awards

Each year up to 9 awards are offered to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any discipline at any accredited UK university/institution. Candidates will be selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive grants to be used towards tuition fees and maintenance costs in their first year of postgraduate study in the UK. Grants are for up to £20,000 (pound sterling), paid in installments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given upon arrival in the UK. This funding is intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs whilst in the UK. Limited sickness and accident benefit coverage (typically not needed with free access to the NHS) is also provided. All grantees in the UK attend a 3-day orientation program on arrival in September, a 5-day Fulbright Forum in January and a farewell event, the Fulbright 'End-cap'.

Marshall Scholarship

Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship. University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. Funding is for two years only.

South American applicants can seek assistance with fees and maintenance for research programmes from certain Government agencies within their own country. The agencies concerned include:


Av Constityentes No 1046, Col Lomas Atlas, CP, 11950 Mexico DF, Mexico


Transversal, 9A No 133-28, PO Box 051580, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia


Apartado 70617, Los Ruices, Caracas, Venezuela


Av W3 Norte Q511, Bloco A, Edificio Bittar II, 70750 Brasilia DF, Brazil


National Scholarship of the Chilean Government, Providencia 1017, Santiago, Chile


A private organisation which offers grants and loans to Colombian students