|Academic Scholarships and Fellowships|
In addition to University merit scholarships and financial aid, several scholarships from the Center for International Studies are available.
Ann Quiggins Tiller Memorial Endowed Scholarship in International Studies
This scholarship was established in 1993 in the name of the founding director of the Center, Dr. Ann Q. Tiller. Dr. Tiller pioneered the study and promotion of international studies in Houston by developing the city’s first degree program in this discipline. This endowment acknowledges and rewards outstanding majors who embody Dr. Tiller’s vision that “realities of today’s global issues demand that students should acquire some sensitivity to the existence, diversity and dynamic interrelationship of the many cultures in our world society.”
For 2013-2014, the scholarship award is approximately $3,500.
Tsai Family Scholarship
This fund provides small scholarships intended for students in dire financial need.
Tsai Taiwan Studies Grant
This fund was created to help develop academic courses and programs related to increasing awareness of Taiwan.
Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund for International Programs was established in 1999 to cultivate understanding of international cultures and to develop competence in international affairs.
For 2013-2014, there are two scholarships of approximately $2,600 each.
Pecten Endowed Scholarship
Officers of the Pecten Company and CIS established the Pecten Endowed Scholarship to assist students pursuing a B.A. degree in International Studies and International Development. The Pecten Company, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, was responsible for the international marketing of chemicals produced by Shell Chemical Company. The Pecten management team intended this scholarship to support the development of a strong and integrated understanding of international politics, economics and geography.
For 2013-2014, there are three scholarships of approximately $3,000 each. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.
Richard J. L. Glor Endowment for International Students
Established in 1999 with a gift in the name of Richard J. L. Glor, this endowment honors his devoted service to the University of St. Thomas as international student advisor and University registrar. The endowment enhances the tradition of support established by Richard Glor in his service to international students.
For 2013-2014, there are two scholarships of approximately $2,100 each.
Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gustavo Wensjoe Memorial Fund was established in March 2009 in honor of Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe, former chair of the Center for International Studies, to support CIS students in their studies abroad. Dr. Wensjoe also founded the Peruvian Educational Project, which provides assistance to promising Peruvian students to obtain a secondary education.
Endowed Distinguished Diplomat Lecture
Established in 2013 in partnership with the American Foreign Service Association, this endowed lecture series supports the promotion of diplomacy in public, private and nonprofit service. This endowed lecture supports a biannual distinguished lecture and regular guest speakers and workshops such as American and foreign ambassadorial visits, crisis briefings and events briefings.
Please be advised that some outside scholarships have deadlines that occur on an annual basis. Note the date and check the source websites frequently for updated information.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Learn More
A number of fellowship opportunities available. Please review the list below for a small sample and contact us for more information.
- The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
- DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship-Graduate Studies
- Fellowship from German Academic Exchange Service
- Fellowship from Institute for International Public Policy
- German Chancellor Fellowship
- Humboldt Research Fellowship
- Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowships for Field Research in Grassroots Development
- Jean Monnet Fellowship
- National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships
- NATO Research Assistant Positions
- Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
- Rotary World Peace Fellowships
- Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program for Biomedical Engineering
|Support the Center|
The knowledge and skills sets obtained in international studies prepare students for bright futures in public and private sectors, law, and graduate study to become active, empowered citizens. When you donate to a scholarship fund, you support future leaders of faith and character in the global community.
To donate to one of the scholarships or grants below:
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Enter the donation amount in the “Other” field and state the name of the scholarship you wish to support.
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Center for International Studies
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006