George J. Mitchell Scholarships - US Citizens
The US-Ireland Alliance has established a prestigious, competitive, national scholarship to enable American university students to study at universities on the island of Ireland. The George J. Mitchell Scholarships, named in honour of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to interest and involve the next generation of America's leaders in the US-Ireland relationship. These Scholarships will allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown both academic distinction and the potential for leadership. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.
The brochure and application for these scholarships can be obtained here.
British Marshall Scholarships - US Citizens
The Scheme was set up as a practical expression of the British people's appreciation of the aid given by the USA under the Marshall Plan. Up to 40 new awards are made each year.
The awards are open to US citizens under 26 years old who are graduates of US universities, to undertake study in any subject leading to a degree at a UK university. Awards are made on a competitive basis and are for two years in the first instance, renewable for a third year in certain circumstances. The awards cover air fares, tuition fees, maintenance, book, thesis and travel allowances.
Application forms are obtainable from US universities and colleges, or from British Consulates General in the USA, or British Information Services, 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA.
If you are already in the UK, contact Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, John Foster House, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PF or visit the website or contact 1 800 488 2235 or email: email@example.com.
Fulbright Scholarships - US Citizens
American citizens with a minimum of 3.5 GPA in their Bachelors degree should apply for Fulbright awards for study in the UK. Some awards are subject specific, e.g. MBA’s, Pharmaceutical Studies, Fashion Design and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Details and application forms are available at Fulbright Awards or from The Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580, USA. Telephone (212) 984 5330. Closing date for applications is in October of the preceding year of study. Information is also available on their website.
Mary McNeill Scholarship - US and Canadian Citizens
One scholarship worth £3,000 is available for students who have applied for and been accepted on to the MA in Irish Studies.The closing date for return of completed application forms is 31 May in the year of proposed entry. Full details and application form are available from the Institute's Website.
US Federal Loans
Many US students who are unable to secure a scholarship opt to finance their studies at Queen's through US Federal Loans. Queen's is approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Programme.
Graduate students may apply for Stafford and Graduate Plus loans to cover the full cost of attendance at Queen's, including tuition, housing, personal expenses, airfare, etc.
For further guidance on applying for Stafford and Plus loans, please see the University’s Federal Loan Guidelines or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund: Canadian Citizens
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) scholarships are available to Canadian men and women already pursuing academic and artistic postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a multi-year postgraduate programme, and at the time of applying be attending a UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one full-time term of study. Applicants undertaking a one-year programme are not eligible. Applicants must be continuing their postgraduate study in the next academic year with a minimum of one full time term remaining.
The opening date for Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund Scholarships for this academic year is December 2019 with a deadline in early March 2020. Please check the CCSF website regularly for news and updated information.