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IELTS USA Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship

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5000 USD
United States
22 Apr 2025
Application deadline


The IELTS Partners work together to deliver world-class English language testing based on decades' worth of expertise in the field. We offer several awards and scholarships to show our commitment to supporting the individuals and organisations doing good work in the sector.



Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


IELTS USA founded this scholarship in honour of the late Andrea Scott, a dedicated international education colleague, and Senior Product Champion at IELTS USA. Andrea was an innovative higher education professional and outside of work she was very active in her community.

They look for scholarship recipients who share Andrea’s inspiring commitment to international education, her passion for globalisation, creative arts, and equal rights initiatives.

Applicable programmes


The IELTS USA Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship is a US$5,000 tuition scholarship that is awarded to an international graduate student enrolling in an accredited US college or university. The scholarship can be renewed for up to three years if you maintain a good academic standing.


  • Applicants must have a valid IELTS Academic score that was used to meet their University’s (or program’s) English proficiency requirement. IELTS score cannot be more than two years old by time of application deadline.
  • Applicants must be admitted to an accredited U.S. college or university for a Fall 2024 start term.
  • Applicants must be admitted and enroll in a Masters or Doctoral level program.
  • Applicants must qualify as an international student meaning they hold at least one passport from a country other than the U.S. and be able to demonstrate the intentional pursuit of academic English language acquisition during their prior academic career (must be an English language learner).
  • Applicants must be studying one of the following areas:
    • Social justice
    • Criminal justice reform
    • Women’s rights/women’s studies
    • Creative arts
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Educational access and equity
    • International studies or international policy
    • Higher education leadership.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

22 Apr 2025

The selection committee will evaluate applications based on the following three criteria:

Demonstrated preparation of English proficiency relevant for graduate studies.

Demonstrated personal or professional commitment to at least one of the areas interest listed above.

Demonstrate a strong academic profile.



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