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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Each November, college campuses across the U.S. promote the benefits of cross-cultural exchange by celebrating International Education Week. The “You Are Welcome Here” hashtag is a welcome message to international students everywhere. This brand new scholarship opportunity helps colleges financially support the diverse group of international student leaders and learners on their campuses.

Scholarship: #YouAreWeclomeHere Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Fifty-seven participating colleges and universities

Amount: Minimum of 50% tuition

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Two per participating institution

Eligible Students: First-year international students. All applicants must have graduated from a non-U.S. secondary school.

How to Apply: Complete the online scholarship application and submit a 500-1,000 word essay or short video that describes your goals as they relate to intercultural learning.

Deadline: Dec 15 (though check with each institution–some have extended the deadline)


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.