International Rescue Committee, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist current interns who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study and pursuing a career in social or humanitarian work.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, age, or national origin.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of International Rescue Committee, Inc. play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
1,000 character essay about how you have overcome social and/or physical challenges to achieve your educational and/or professional goals.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,500 award. Up to twelve (12) awards each will be granted.
Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not apply.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study. Awards cannot be used to pay off student loans.
All applicants will be notified in August 2022.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of International Rescue Committee, Inc. Payment is made out to the educational institution on behalf of the student in September, 2022.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than July 6, 2022 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.