Communication and Media, B.A. | Online (optional) | National Louis University | Chicago, United States
48 months
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18999 USD/year
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About

Our Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media degree program prepares you for the dynamic and competitive field of workplace communication across a digital landscape. We'll prepare you to become a well-rounded professional by creating real-world experiences in the physical and virtual classroom that allow you to exercise your creativity while meeting the demands of fast-paced businesses.

Overview

Program Highlights

Customizable Experience

Shape your degree to meet your interests and professional goals by choosing from courses in digital, video, verbal and written communication, as well as pairing your degree with a minor, such as our popular Marketing minor.

Flexible Class Options

Choose from multiple different modalities to fit your coursework around your schedule, including campus-based, blended, and an accelerated online option with condensed six-week terms (normally 12 weeks).

A Unique Combination

In NLU’s B.A. in Communication and Media program, students take one interpersonal communications course and one media course each term. The interpersonal communication topics include civic, community, intercultural, multigenerational and organizational communication as well as professional writing and public relations. The media courses include mass media, social media, digital narratives, podcasting and video shorts.

Real-World Expertise

Learn from faculty who bring years of experience in professional communications and media to the classroom. Become skilled in contemporary communication practices and the latest media technologies that employers are looking for.

Communications Quarterly Magazine

The B.A. in Communication and Media program resides within the Communication Studies Department, which oversees the Undergraduate College’s student magazine, Communications Quarterly. Communication and Media majors write articles for publication consideration and have opportunities to collaborate on the content and publishing process. This is a great venue for Communication and Media majors who are interested in journalism.

Paris Café Writing Scholarship

Communication and Media majors who have been published in Communications Quarterly have the opportunity to apply for the Paris Café Writing scholarship. The scholarship covers costs for one student to travel to Paris, France for one week to hone their creative writing skills through the Paris Café Writing program.

Accreditation

National Louis University (NLU) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six accreditors recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of Mass Media
  • Communications
  • The Influence of Culture on Communication
  • Multigenerational Workforce Communication
  • Social Media Networking

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

180 quarter credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online
  • Semi-structured, Fully structured
  • Exams and graduation only, Regular optional meetings, Regular mandatory meetings
  • Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at National Louis University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete application
  • Proof of English scores or waiver
  • Official transcripts or NACES evaluation for credits earned outside of the USA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18999 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18999 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    18999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18999 USD per year during 48 months.

Automatic scholarships are available to all international students ranging from 36% off tuition to 10% off tuition. 

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Automatic scholarships are available to all international students ranging from 36% off tuition to 10% off tuition. 

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for Communication and Media.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Next Genius Foundation Scholarship
Merit-based

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Next Genius Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000000 KRW
Deadline
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Overseas Exchange Scholarship Program Of Mirae Asset Park Hyeon Joo Foundation
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300000 HKD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Hong Kong Scholarship For Excellence Scheme
Merit-based

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Education USA
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
35000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2025
Ohio Wesleyan Deadline Extension For Students In China
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
30000 USD
Deadline
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Baltic American Freedom Foundation Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
30000 CZK
Deadline
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Olomouc Region Study Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
28000 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Hagop Bogigian Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
26000 USD
Deadline
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Merit Scholarships
Merit-based

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Education USA
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
24000 HKD
Deadline
18 Apr 2025
The American Chamber Of Commerce Charitable Foundation Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
24000 USD
Deadline
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Walsh University Offers $16,000 To $24,000 Scholarship Packages!
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
22000 USD
Deadline
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Walsh University - International Scholarship Packages
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
20000 USD
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Top-Up Scholarship
Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
16800 USD
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
German Academic Exchange Service -Scholarships For Exchange Programs
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
11400 USD
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OAS Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 CZK
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Nadace Sophia
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
Latin American Caribbean Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Grant
6000 USD
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Tatra Banka Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2025
The GET Foundation Scholarship
Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
5000 USD
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Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Belizean Student Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
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Sejong Scholarship Foundation Of America
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
400 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Robitschek Scholarship, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
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Stipendium Peregrinum
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
28 Feb 2025
Opportunity Funds Program - Belarus
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Jan 2025
Bakala Foundation Scholarship Program
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Various benefits
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
Klein Family Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Various benefits
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship
Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Apr 2025
The Kellner Family Foundation Scholarship
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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Crown Prince International Scholarship Program (CPISP)
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Education USA
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Apr 2025
Florida-Eastern Europe Linkage Institute (EELI)
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Education USA
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program - Undergraduate Degree
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Onsi Sawiris Scholarship
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Grant
43000 USD
Deadline
15 Jan 2025
Eisenhower Scholarship
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Education USA
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Grant
32000 USD
Deadline
31 Jan 2025
University Of Central Arkansas Merit Scholarship
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Education USA
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30000 USD
Deadline
01 Feb 2025
International Merit Scholarship
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Education USA
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Grant
30000 USD
Deadline
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International Student Award
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Education USA
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24000 USD
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International Distinction Award
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21894 USD
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Bulldog Scholarship
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Education USA
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18500 USD
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Global Excellence Scholarships
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Education USA
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16000 USD
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International Achievement Award
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Education USA
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16000 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Invitation To Idaho
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Education USA
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15838 USD
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International Transfer Student Awards
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Education USA
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15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
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Amber Student
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15000 USD
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International Esteemed Transfer Award
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Education USA
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15000 USD
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International Distinction In Education (IDEA) Award
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14500 USD
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New American University Scholarship
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Education USA
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14000 USD
Deadline
01 May 2025
Global Ambassador Scholarship
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Education USA
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14000 USD
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Paul Smith Faculty Scholarship
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Education USA
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8500 USD
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Founder's Achievement Scholarship
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Education USA
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8000 USD
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International Merit Award
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Education USA
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7078 USD
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Northwest International Achievement Scholarship
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Education USA
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7000 USD
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International Maverick Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Grant
7000 USD
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Out-Of-State Tuition Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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5970 USD
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International Student Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education USA
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5000 USD
Deadline
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International Undergraduate GPA-Based Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education USA
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Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Feb 2025
Need-Based Award
Need-based

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Education USA
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5000 USD
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International Diversity Scholarship
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Education USA
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4300 USD
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Global Scholarship
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Education USA
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4000 USD
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Jackrabbit Guarantee Scholarship
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Education USA
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2000 USD
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Temple University
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Education USA
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1000 USD
Deadline
01 Feb 2025
International Leadership Scholarship
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Education USA
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500 USD
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Pierce College Cultural Discovery Award
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
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Various benefits
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Cross-Cultural Scholarship (In-State Tuition)
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Community College Initiative (CCI) Program
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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Provost’s International English Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Education USA
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Various benefits
Deadline
15 Mar 2025
Valencia College Global Achievers Award
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Various benefits
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Global Connections Grant (Housing)
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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University Center For International Education (UCIE) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
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Education USA
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12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
International Peace Scholarship Fund
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The International Peace Scholarship Fund
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5000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2025
Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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2000 USD
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Future Innovator Scholarship
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StudySoup
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2000 USD
Deadline
20 Jul 2024
Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) Mondale Scholarship
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Japan America Society of Minnesota
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1000 USD
Deadline
16 Dec 2024
Dreams Without Borders Scholarship
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The Law Firm of Ruiz Dougherty
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
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The Smooth Movers
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Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Central/South American Scholarship
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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Beca Mexico
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Education USA
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70000 USD
Deadline
31 Jan 2025
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
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U.S. government
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Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
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Amber Student
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Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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U.S. government
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5000 USD
Deadline
22 Apr 2025
IELTS USA Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship
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IELTS from 6 to 9
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5000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2025
HBCU Scholarships
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United Methodist Church
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4000 USD
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Jean Louis Le Gall Memorial Scholarship
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Society of Women Engineers
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4000 USD
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Scott Barr Memorial Scholarship
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Society of Women Engineers
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3000 USD
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Dorothy M. & Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship
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Society of Women Engineers
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2000 USD
Deadline
01 May 2025
Optimize My Firm Legal Marketing Scholarship
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Optimize My Firm
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1500 USD
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Lisa Durham Memorial Scholarship
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Society of Women Engineers
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1500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
Future Administrator Scholarship
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Journalism Education Association
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1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
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SHAPE America
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1000 USD
Deadline
27 Nov 2024
Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer scholarship
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1000 USD
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Charbonneau Family Scholarship
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Society of Women Engineers
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1000 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship
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SHAPE America
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1000 USD
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Anytime
The Higher Foundation Scholarship
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The Higher Foundation
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1000 USD
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STEM Supplemental Award
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U.S. government
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500 USD
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Anytime
The Higher Foundation Grant
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The Higher Foundation
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Various benefits
Deadline
15 Mar 2025
#YouAreWelcomeHere - Valparasio
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Education USA
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Various benefits
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General Named Endowed Scholarships
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United Methodist Church
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Various benefits
Deadline
20 Oct 2024
#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
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Education USA
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30000 USD
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Bashford International Scholarship
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Education USA
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1000000 INR
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Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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