We offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for applicants to our master's and bachelor's degree programs. These opportunities include merit scholarships, summer language scholarships and scholarships related to service in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Fulbright, JET and more!

Merit Scholarships

Both U.S. and international students are eligible for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships to our master's and bachelor's degree programs. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship, if you submit your application by one of our priority scholarship deadlines. No additional application materials are required.

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Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships

Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships range between $4,000 to $16,000 per year. The next priority scholarship deadline is December 1 for Fall Semester 2015. Scholarships are also still available for Spring Semester 2015 admission. Start your application today!

Please Note: If you are affiliated with or are an alumni of one of the partner organizations below, you may receive preferential consideration for the Monterey Institute Merit Scholarship. See instructions and follow the links for more information, as this does require a separate written statement.

Summer Language Scholarships

Each year, applicants to our degree programs have been invited to apply for prestigious language scholarships for summer study prior to fall enrollment.

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Yu/Deppman and Ramaswamy Scholarships

Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor, we are pleased to offer scholarships in honor of Dr. Clara Yu and John Deppman, and Dr. Sunder and Mrs. Varna Ramaswamy, to support students studying language over the summer in preparation for enrolling in a degree program at MIIS. Applicants who have been admitted to MIIS and are required or would like to enhance their language skills during the summer are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Summer Language Scholarships for summer 2015 here. The application deadline is February 1, 2015!

Scholarships through Partnerships

If you are affiliated with or an alumni of one of the programs below, you may receive preferential consideration for the Monterey Institute Merit Scholarship. Please click on the links below for instructions, including submitting a separate written statement to confirm affiliation where appropriate.

Fulbright Alumni

U.S. and international students who have completed a Fulbright are eligible.

JET Program Alumni

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni are eligible.

Peace Corps

RPCVs who have completed their service are eligible for the Fellows Program.


Alumni of Omprakash volunteer programs are eligible


Rotary International

Rotary selects two Scholars annually for this opportunity.

World Teach

Alumni of World Teach programs around the world are eligible.

City Year

City Year corps members, alumni, and staff are eligible.


All Americorps VISTA, NCCC and State & National volunteers are eligible. Segal fund available.

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Members of BGS are eligible for a scholarship for the One Year Advanced Entry MBA.

Teach for America

Alumni of Teach for America are eligible.


UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension Business Studies

The Monterey Institute offers a $10,000 merit scholarship to qualifying students for Fisher MBA program.

The Language Flagship

Preparing the next generation of language professionals with a $16,000  merit scholarship.

Veterans' Benefits

Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, we provide full tuition coverage to up to 75 eligible veterans per academic year.

Outside Scholarships

The Monterey Institute's Office of Student Financial Planning maintains a list of Outside Scholarship Information for students to access for additional financial resources. These organizations may provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants to students. We recommend that you research the organizations on this list, along with performing your own scholarship search, to see if you are eligible to apply. All questions regarding eligibility should be directed toward the host organization providing the scholarship.