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 scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. 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 $5,000 award. Up to eight (8) awards each will be granted.
Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not apply.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All applicants will be notified in March, 2021.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of International Rescue Committee, Inc. Payment is made in August, 2021.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 18, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.