OAS Academic Scholarship Program

The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and Graduate Research leading to a university degree.

In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), offers other scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world. PAEC is administered according to the provisions of the respective cooperation agreements and in line with the principles outlined in the Manual de Procedimientos de Becas OEA.

PBDP Scholarships

The Professional Development Scholarships Program (PDSP) offers scholarship opportunities for short-term training courses, from one week to one year, in any of the OAS Member States and OAS Permanent Observers, with the exception of the applicant’s country of citizenship or permanent residency (sponsoring country).

Study modes: On-site, distance (online) or blended.

The scholarships awarded by the OAS are within eight (8) priority areas: Social Development and Creation of Productive Employment; Education; Economic Diversification and Integration; Trade Opening and Market Access; Scientific Development and Technology Exchange and Transfer; Strengthening of Democratic Institutions; Sustainable Development of Tourism; Sustainable Development of Environment and Culture. All scholarship applications must be submitted directly through the applicant’s National Liaison Office (ONE). Applications for Fall 2019.

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Scholarships to study in the United States

The Rowe Fund is an Organization of American States (OAS) program that helps individuals from Latin American and Caribbean OAS Member Countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to US$15,000 dollars.

By financing a portion of their studies in the United States, the Rowe Fund helps students complete their education while fostering cultural diversity, friendship, and communication among the peoples of the Americas. Rowe Fund loans include:

· Debt repayment begins after completion of studies in the U.S.

· No application or processing fees

· There is no application deadline. Applications are accepted and reviewed every month during the studies in the U.S.

· Once approved, the funds are sent directly to the student

· Easy online access to loan application forms and instructions

The supplemental aid of up to $15,000 covers a portion of the enrolment and/or housing expenses. Visit: www.oas.org/es/fondorowe or write to rowefund@oas.org. Applications are accepted and evaluated throughout the year. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants; or, if you have already been awarded a Rowe Fund loan, view the Frequently Asked Questions for Beneficiaries.

The Rowe Fund was endowed through a bequest from Dr. Leo Stanton Rowe, who served as Director-General of the Pan American Union (precursor of the OAS), from 1920 until his death in 1946. Dr. Rowe devoted his life to furthering understanding and integration among the countries of the Americas, particularly through higher education.