Financial Assistance

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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.


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

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.

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 or (305)284-3167.


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. 

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.