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Financial Aid Opportunities

“First and foremost, I am beyond grateful and humbled. The I-House community has been a pillar of support during these times of uncertainty. Without support from I-House, my experience would not be possible. I am excited to be part of this community and contribute in creative ways to the core mission and values.”
Javier M., Guatemala; Columbia University, Public Administration

The following funds are available for the 2022-23 academic year: 

The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Financial Aid Award – Awards of the full cost of housing as well as the meal plan for a room with or without a sink in the South Building at International House will be made to 3 residents that embody the character displayed by Bonhoeffer while he was a member of I-House: openness to new experiences, curiosity about issues outside one’s professional field, interest in people from different backgrounds and cultures, a drive to action, and a commitment to improve society and the quality of life of others. Read more about Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the I-House Archives here. (The deadline to apply for this opportunity has passed).
Davis United World Scholars Fund Awards of $10,000 will be made to up to 3 residents who are former Davis United World Scholars.
Dodge Foundation Fund – Need based awards of up to $3,000 will be made to Residents from the Middle East or studying Middle Eastern Studies.  
Freunde des International House Fund – Need based awards of up to $2,500 will be made to Residents from under-represented developing countries, from countries experiencing conflict and/or Residents who are citizens of Germany. This fund was established in 1990 by Freunde des International House, e.V., the Germany-based International House pan-European alumni chapter, and is supported through donations from Alumni and friends in Europe. (The deadline to apply for this opportunity has passed).
The General Resident Fund – Need based awards of up to $6,500 will be made to Residents demonstrating financial need.  
Mitsui USA Foundation Fund – Awards of $5,000 will be made to 1-3 Residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Made possible by The Mitsui USA Foundation, the program was developed to foster educational efforts that promote international understanding and closer U.S.-Japan relations. Qualified applicants should have strong communication skills and an interest in international affairs or business. 
The Thea Petschek Iervolino ‘48 Foundation – Awards of $7,500 each to 2 residents studying art, 2 residents studying music and 1 resident studying education.  Thea Petschek Iervolino, ‘48 was an avid patron of the arts and International House.  She has expressed her life-long commitment to International House in various ways including the generous support allowing for financial aid awards. 
The Charles and Laurene Wu McClain ‘66 Fund – Awards of up to $3500 will be made to Residents demonstrating financial need.  Charles and Laurene Wu McClain ’66 met and married at I-House and have been long-time supporters of International House.  All applicants are considered with priority given to those from California, Hawaii or to those studying music. 

There is one application for all of the funds listed above. 

Although you may be eligible for more than one it is only possible to receive one. 

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

Application requirements vary and are described above. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee of International House.

Please note that you must be a resident member of International House while receiving financial aid from International House.

Get in Touch

The Admissions Office reviews applications for Residency at International House, makes room assignments, administers the financial aid programs, and verifies eligibility of every Resident each term.

Megan Amouzou

Vice President of Admissions

(212) 316-8436

Khaire Vaughan

Sr. Admissions Associate for Planning & Occupancy

(212) 316-8436

Roxanni Acevedo

Admissions Associate

(212) 316-8436

Anna Giordano

Admissions Associate for Recruitment

(212) 316-8436

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