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Financial Assistance for Students

For your convenience, we have provided a few resources for those students entering the MAIA program in need of financial assistance and funding opportunities. We encourage all of our students to visit the Costs & Funding webpage on the Graduate School website. Students will find additional information regarding both internal and external funding sources on the page. Interested students can also visit the Fellowships & Scholarships webpage on the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs website.

Scholarships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - The premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

MAIA Program Scholarship - Our program will be offering a small needs-based scholarship for students who have been accepted and plan to enroll in the MAIA program. Scholarships will be awarded on a case-by-case. Prospective students interested in receiving more information should speak with Catherine Shaw, the recruitment specialist for the MAIA program. She can be reached at cathyshaw@miami.edu or (305)284-3167.

CyberCorps Scholarship for ServiceScholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

AVANGRID Scholarships for Master’s Studies in the United States - AVANGRID’s Scholarships for Master's Studies in the United States seeks to cultivate the next generation of professionals, who will provide the energy and innovation that will drive AVANGRID and the energy industry forward. The AVANGRID scholarships are offered as part of the global Iberdrola International Master's Scholarship Program, which is also offering scholarships in Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. AVANGRID is the U.S. affiliate of Iberdrola.  The program is geared towards students in their final year of study or recent graduates who want to continue their education in different areas such as data science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and power), renewable energy and smart distribution networks. 

Fellowships

American Association of University Women (International Fellowship)International fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship ProgramThe Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. 

Donald Payne Fellowship - The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New AmericansThe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship - The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program - The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.  Humphrey Fellows are eligible to take MAIA classes and/or the Security Certificate for specialized training as part of their experience

For Veterans and Their Families

Yellow Ribbon Program - The University of Miami and the Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This provision of the post 9/11 GI Bill helps cover the expenses of earning a master's degree. Opportunities for study are available for active duty personnel as well. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to visit the official website for the program.

Tillerman Scholar Program - Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.