Joanna (Anna) G. Kondylis is a sophomore at Nueva High School, San Mateo, California. An American citizen born from Greek parents, she has strong ties with her country of origin. As part of an independent school project, she took extensive interviews from 10 underprivileged high-school students living in greater Athens. Learning firsthand about their desires to study abroad and especially in the United States, Anna started researching ways in which she could assist talented and bright fellow Greek students who may not have the means to study in the U.S.
As a first step in that direction, she compiled a survey of 70 colleges and universities across the United States of America that offer need- and/or merit-based scholarships to undergraduate international students. The list of institutions included is not comprehensive; it is meant to represent a diverse list of large, small, private and public institutions that can serve as a starting point for students as they explore scholarship opportunities.
Listed in alphabetical order, each entry includes basic profile information about the institution, information related to acceptance rates and standardized testing requirements, and information of available grants and scholarships. The scholarship information is subject to change, and students are highly encouraged to review or request additional information from institutions of interest. Students are also encouraged to request information on SAT Subject Test requirements for institutions, since these requirements can vary by major or by school.
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece agreed to make the database available for potential student candidates. It does not take responsibility for the database nor does it endorse it. Furthermore, the listing is not an exhaustive one and listed universities bear no relationship with the Foundation.The Foundation thanks Anna on behalf of the students for her impressive initiative!
The document has been made available in the 'Resources' section under the heading 'Study in the U.S.A. - Financial Assistance for International Studies.
This document was inspired by the author’s interviews with high school students who live in Mandra Attikis, Greece, who expressed their wish to find a way to study abroad in the United States. The interviews were conducted as part of the author’s grade 9/10 school project to assess Greek students’ college and career aspirations in the context of their country’s economic recession.