Study Abroad: STEM Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in the United States for High School Students/Teachers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) work together to support PEER Science, a grant program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators. Candidates must be based in PEER-eligible countries.

Agencies involved: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Sciences Foundation (NSF)

Key dates: Application deadline varies annually. Proposals are generally announced in October. Check website for updated information.

The Study America Undergraduate Program offers Degree and Non-Degree Programs to non-U.S. secondary school seniors or recent graduates from participating countries. Candidates must not be U.S. citizens and must be completing their final year of secondary school. Candidates who are currently enrolled in first or second year college or university students who are interested to transfer to an American institution and complete their bachelor’s degree in the U.S can also apply.

Agencies Involved: The Institute of International Education (IIE)

Key Dates: Check website for updated and additional information.  

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for women who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or math. The scholarship, fully funded by the card game, Cards Against Humanity, seeks to enable young women to serve as ambassadors in their field of study who are eager to share their passion for discovery. To apply, applicants submit an online video of themselves explaining a topic she is passionate about. 

Key Details: The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residesnts who will will pursue an undergraduate study in science, math or engineering. Applicants must identify as female. All applicants must upload a video explaining a topic of interest. Videos are typically due in early December. Check website for details.