Thanks to generous alumni and friends of Georgia Tech, there are some scholarships available to international students. Please see the descriptions below for details about eligibility requirements and amounts. Please note that those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding from private donors.

Applications open at the start of the academic year. They are submitted using the International Student Emergency Funding in istart.gatech.edu under Programs and Events. 

Emergency Funds

Dorothy Ann “Dot” Fuller and John E. “Gene” Fuller Endowment Fund - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 is available to full-time undergraduates who are citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen, including those who may be living outside of those countries. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Those in their final semester are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. Preference shall be given to qualified students who are female and/or African-American. Students must have financial need. Examples of unforeseen financial are personal emergencies, family emergencies, and interrupted funding from political, government, or corporate sources.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

 

Anne Robinson Clough International Student Fund - FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Anne Robinson Clough International Student Fund was established in recognition of Mrs. Anne Robinson Clough's longtime advocacy of the needs of the international student community. During her time working with international students, Mrs. Clough observed that international students often encounter unanticipated expenses that may not be an issue for domestic students. It was with this guiding principle that the fund was set up in support of Mrs. Clough's passion to help international students experiencing unexpected and non-recurring financial obstacles. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. In addition, this one-time fund is set up to provide assistance for students who are inside the United States for the semester and who may not otherwise have resources as an international student studying away from their home country. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding.

Funds from the Anne Robinson Clough International Student Fund may be used for two different purposes:

  • Emergency funding for international students experiencing a situation that is critical in nature. The fund may not be used for emergency tuition or fee payments. 
    • Eligibility: 
      • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
      • Enrolled for at least two semesters inside the US prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
      • Undergraduate or graduate level
      • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
      • Experiencing unforeseen financial need
      • Has not been awarded the fund previously
  • Participation in an academic or leadership conference that the international student may not otherwise be able to attend.
    • Eligibility: 
      • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
      • Enrolled for at least two semesters inside the US prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
      • Undergraduate or graduate level
      • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
      • Has not been awarded the fund previously

Students who apply for funds from the Anne Robinson Clough International Student Fund should not rely solely upon these funds to fund emergency costs or conference participation, but rather view the funds as supplementary to other funding sources. Most awards from Anne Robinson Clough International Student Fund range from $200-$400.

 

Bluma and Rodolfo Liberman Costa Rica Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Full-time undergraduate students who are citizens of Costa Rica and have demonstrated financial need may be eligible to receive this one-time, $1,000 scholarship. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. One recipient is selected for this scholarship for the academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Costa Rica
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Bruce Eisenman Latin American Student Emergency Fund - FUNDING AVAILABLE

Full-time undergraduate students from Panama who have encountered an emergency situation and who demonstrate financial need may be eligible to receive this one-time, $1,000 scholarship. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. Up to four recipients may be selected for this scholarship each academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Panama
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Caterina and Jose Manuel Bern Latin American Student Support - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This scholarship is available to full-time Panamanian undergraduate or graduate students who experience unforeseen financial needs where other financial aid, grants, or assistance cannot be applied. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Priority is given to students in their third or final year of study. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate or graduate level
  • Citizen of Panama
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Houston Welton Staton Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This one-time, $1,000 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates enrolled from Costa Rica or another country in Central America who have demonstrated a financial need. Scholarship recipients must acknowledge a moral obligation to return to their country and agree to participate in the progress of the economy through volunteer or remunerated work. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Costa Rica or another country in Central America
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need
  • Must acknowledge a moral obligation to return to their country and agree to participate in the progress of the economy through volunteer or remunerated work

James Thomas Ford Latin American Student Support Fund - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This scholarship is available to Panamanian undergraduate or graduate students who self-identify as having a diagnosed cardiac condition. Additional eligibility includes unforeseen financial needs where other financial aid, grants, or assistance cannot be applied. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate or graduate level
  • Citizen of Panama
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need
  • Self-identify as having a diagnosed cardiac condition

Karishma Babu and Vijay Balasubramaniyan Fellowship Endowment Fund - FUNDING AVAILABLE

This one-time, $900 fellowship is available to full-time graduate students who are citizens of India. Additional eligibility includes unforeseen financial needs where other financial aid, grants, or assistance cannot be applied. Preference is given to female students, with additional preference for those pursuing degrees in the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, or Computing. Finally, students experiencing unforeseen financial need as well as those in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Graduate level
  • Citizen of India
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT

Additional Preference Given to Those Who:

  • Self-identify as a woman
  • Pursue degrees in the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, or Computing
  • Are experiencing unforeseen financial need
  • Are in their final semester

Vallarino Latin American Student Support Endowment Fund - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This one-time, $1,000 scholarship is available to full-time students who are citizens or residents of countries in Latin America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Additional eligibility includes unforeseen financial needs where other financial aid, grants, or assistance cannot be applied. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Finally, students in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate or graduate level
  • Citizen or resident of countries in Latin America, South America, Central America, or the Caribbean
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Arturo Rodriguez Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This one-time, $1,000 scholarship is available for full-time undergraduates who are citizens or residents of Costa Rica and have demonstrated financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen or resident of Costa Rica
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Urbina Canas Latin American Student Support Endowment - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship available to full-time undergraduates who are citizens of Costa Rica and have demonstrated a financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Costa Rica
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Salgado Family Empowerment Endowment - FUNDING AVAILABLE

This one-time $900 scholarship is eligible to full-time, female undergraduate students who are experiencing unforeseen financial needed. Preference shall be given to those pursuing degrees in the School of Computer Science or the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Further preference shall be given to qualified students who meet all of the aforementioned preference criteria and are residents of Colombia, Brazil, or another Latin American country, in that order. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. One recipient may be selected for this scholarship for the academic year. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. 

Eligibility:

  • Female students
  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Those pursuing degrees in the School of Computer Science or the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Preference given to residents of Colombia, Brazil, or another Latin American country, in that order
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Anonymous Scholarship Endowment Fund for Mexican Undergraduates - FUNDING AVAILABLE

This one-time $1,000 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are citizens of Mexico and have demonstrated financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters (fall and spring) before being eligible. Students in their final year of studies are given priority. Those who are on post-completion OPT but enrolled in courses are ineligible for funding. One recipient may be selected for this scholarship for each academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Fully enrolled F-1 student visa holder
  • Enrolled for at least two semesters prior to requesting funding (fall and spring only)
  • Undergraduate level
  • Citizen of Mexico
  • Cannot be on post-completion OPT
  • Experiencing unforeseen financial need

Lacayo Family Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

To support undergraduate studies in engineering, computing science, business, and architecture to students from El Salvador who are first generation (immediate family, meaning parents or siblings) to come to United States to pursue undergraduate studies and demonstrating that he/she does not have the capacity to pay 100% of the cost of studies, but, they should have the capacity to cover the rest of expenses after receiving the scholarship. Funds, recipients and students selection process will be administered by the Office of International Education.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate level, studying engineering, computing science, business, and architecture
  • Citizen of El Salvador
  • First generation (immediate family, meaning parents or siblings)
  • Demonstrate not having the capacity to pay 100% of the cost of studies, but having the capacity to cover the rest of expenses after receiving the scholarship
  • Eligibility considered via the eligible applicant's undergraduate admission application 
  • Accepted by Georgia Tech to pursue an undergraduate degree

 

Admission-Based Scholarships

Bruce Eisenman Merit Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

This scholarship program is oriented to students from the Einstein Institute in Panama who are in the 12th grade (or have graduated) in good standing, attended IAE for 10th, 11th & 12th grade, have Panamanian citizenship, are willing to be ambassadors for IAE and Georgia Tech, and who are accepted by Georgia Tech to pursue an undergraduate degree. Eligible students are considered through their undergraduate admission application.

Eligibility:

  • 12th grade student from he Einstein Institute (IAE) in Panama
  • In good standing at the Einstein Institute (IAE)
  • Attended IAE for 10th, 11th & 12th grade
  • Eligibility considered via the eligible applicant's undergraduate admission application 
  • Accepted by Georgia Tech to pursue an undergraduate degree
  • Citizen of Panama

The Liang Prodigy Scholarship - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Each year beginning with the 2021-22 academic year, two students who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit and who show an acumen for entrepreneurship and innovation will be selected to receive the Liang Prodigy Scholarship, which will cover between 80-100% of total cost of attendance for four-years (up to eight semesters). Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid will select the recipient based on the information provided to them in the process of applying for admission to Georgia Tech.  Please contact Undergraduate Admissions regarding any interest. 

Eligibility:

  • Citizen of the People’s Republic of China
  • Must be in high school in China but not yet have completed their final year of study
  • Students are selected in advance of their first semester attending Georgia Tech as a first time, first-year undergraduate

Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Thanks to a partnership with VinAcademy Education and Training, Georgia Tech is able to host qualified Vietnamese graduate students with support from the “Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees” graduate degrees. 

Interested Vietnamese students first apply to the Scholarship Program: https://scholarships.vinuni.edu.vn/  

If students are selected to receive the scholarship, the next step is to apply to a graduate program at Georgia Tech. There are more than 50 areas of study at the graduate level, and application deadlines vary.  The Office of Graduate Studies maintains a complete list of graduate degree programs and their application deadlines.  https://grad.gatech.edu

It may be helpful to understand that Georgia Tech academic departments are called “Colleges” and “Schools”, and they can have many graduate degree programs with different requirements for admission. Graduate degree programs work together with the Office of Graduate Studies to review applications and make decisions about who to admit to M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  

After admission to a Georgia Tech graduate program, Vingroup Scholarship recipients will receive information about next steps and preparation.