Undergraduate Private Scholarships

We encourage you to pursue private scholarship awards to finance your education. We have compiled a list of scholarships that may be of interest to you.

Contact Us

Check your account on LOIS
Email: sfs@lesley.edu
1.800.999.1959 extension 8760
Additional Contact Information
Private Scholarship Search

Many resources exist for identifying and applying for private scholarships, including high schools, local libraries, employers, extra-curricular activities, parents' places of work, and the Internet.

These websites offer online scholarship information and search services.

Private Scholarship Notification

Notification letters from private scholarship donors should be sent to:

Lesley University
Office of Financial Aid
29 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Scholarships and Your Financial Aid Award

Scholarships are grant awards that you do not need to pay back, therefore, they can be a valuable part of your education financing plan.

  • In most cases, private scholarships are added to existing financial aid, and do not result in a reduction of the aid.
  • An adjustment in need-based aid will be required only if the total need-based aid exceeds the calculated need.
  • Self-help aid (such as loans and Federal Work Study) will always be reduced before any adjustment to the grant portion of an award.
  • An adjustment in merit-based aid will be required only if the total award exceeds the cost of tuition and fees.

Scholarships for Study Abroad and International Students

AIFS Study Abroad
Awards more than $600,000 in scholarships to students and institutions each year.

Awards $3 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad each year.

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Offers study abroad scholarships for U.S. students with financial need; has a database of funding options for international students who are interested in studying in the U.S.

International Education Financial Aid
A resource for financial aid, scholarships, and grants for U.S. and international students wishing to go abroad.

International Student
Assistance for U.S. students that want to study abroad or international students that want to study in the U.S.