Scholarships Merit-based
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States

OAS Academic Scholarship Program

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10000 USD
United States
31 Dec 2024
Application deadline


The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



US $10,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • health
  • other


Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at any university in an OAS Member State, including those participating in the OAS Consortium of Universities.

Applicable programmes


OAS Academic Scholarships are complementary in nature, and do not intend to cover 100% of the Scholarship Recipient’s expenses. Scholarships have a monetary cap up to US $10,000 per academic year.  Benefits may cover the following benefits in this order of priority:

Tuition and mandatory fees;

Health insurance;

Monthly complementary subsistence allowance;

Roundtrip airfare;

Yearly books allowance.


  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State. 
  • Possess the language competence to undertake studies in the language of the institution in country of study.
  • Have obtained a first university (Bachelor's) degree by the time of apllication to the Scholarship.
  • Have a GPA above the minimum standard required by the university.
  • Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.


Scholarship requirements




United States


31 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

31 Dec 2024

Complete the Online Application Form.

Copy of transcripts of the grades for the highest academic degree completed or to be completed (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or PhD). If currently enrolled in a program of study, please submit the current transcript.

Two (2) recommendation letters: Preferably from current or former professors using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form, or previous employer using the Employer Recommendation Form.Recommendation letters from relatives will not be accepted.

If unemployed or never employed, include a letter from a professor or someone who can be considered providing reference of your qualities as a student or professional (using the Recommendation Statement Form). 

Copy of the Official Identification Card (ID) – Government issued ID by the Sponsoring Country or Passport.

Curriculum Vitae. (Must not exceed 2 pages).

Admission letter to program of study.

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