Managing corporate scholarships

Managing Corporate Scholarships

IIE works with corporations and foundations to provide scholarships to talented individuals from around the world to study abroad in specialized fields that will build a skilled workforce in their home countries and contribute to local community development.

A few of the programs that IIE manages in this area are highlighted below.

GE Scholar-LeadersGE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program

The Scholar-Leaders Program supports outstanding students who are financially disadvantaged or are underrepresented in higher education geographically, ethnically or by gender in academic institutions in 14 countries around the world. The program creates opportunities for students to realize their potential through practical training and leadership development.

Visit the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program site

Baker-Hughes Scholarship ProgramBaker Hughes Scholars Program in Angola

More than 80 undergraduate students from Angola have received scholarships from the Baker Hughes Foundation to study science, business and engineering at Angolan universities. The program helps prepare future leaders to improve conditions in their country and provides them with internship opportunities at Baker Hughes in Angola, in line with the Foundation’s belief that education plays a critical role in the country’s future.

Visit the Baker Hughes Scholars program site

Alcoa Foundation Technical Education Support Program in RussiaAlcoa Foundation Technical Education Support Program in Russia

With support from the Alcoa Foundation, IIE administers fellowships for students and faculty at Russian universities for research and teaching in the fields of engineering, automation and material sciences. As part of the program, each host university receives grants to purchase classroom and laboratory equipment.

Visit the Alcoa Foundation program site

SMBC Global Foundation Asian Scholarship ProgramThe SMBC Global Foundation Asian Scholarship Program

The SMBC Global Foundation Asian Scholarship Program is an annual scholarship grant program which is carried out by the SMBC Global Foundation, Inc. in agreement with 22 universities in Asia. The Program’s aims are to give aid to thousands of students at high-ranking universities in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong and to promote close relationships between the Foundation and communities throughout these countries.

Learn more about the SMBC Global Foundation, Inc.

ExxonMobil Russian ScholarsExxonMobil Scholars Programs

Working with 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Indonesia and Russia, ExxonMobil partners with IIE to find and develop the brightest minds in engineering, geosciences, business and related fields. IIE identifies men and women who are technically outstanding and culturally adept, multilingual and globally minded. The goal is to prepare the next generation of global leaders who will shape their home communities and nations.

Visit the ExxonMobil Russian Scholars program site

Visit the ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholars program site

Advancing Education for Children of Employees

For over than 35 years, IIE has partnered with companies and their foundations to manage scholarships for children of employees to study in higher education institutions worldwide. These scholarships allow international companies to attract and retain talented international staff, while developing human capital in the U.S. and overseas by expanding young people's access to higher education. The scholarships are an important tool for global companies to demonstrate their commitment to education and invest in the families of their employees.

In 2010, partners included:

  • AIG Foundation with 500 grantees worldwide
  • The Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program with nearly 350 individuals in 23 countries
  • GE Foundation with 274 scholarship recipients in 32 countries
  • Mattel Global Scholarship Program with nearly 300 grantees in 14 countries since 2009
    Program Spotlight
    • GE Foundation Logo

      Supporting outstanding students in higher education in fourteen countries around the world.

    • Baker Hughes Foundation

      Providing selected students scholarships towards the completion of their undergraduate degrees in Angola.

    • ExxonMobil

      ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program helps to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals.

    • Mattel Logo

      The program provides undergraduate awards to children of Mattel employees to help finance their post-secondary education.

    • Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program

      Recognizes and assists outstanding children of Chevron employees who plan to pursue post-secondary education.


    Jonah Kokodyniak
    Deputy Vice President,
    Strategic Development

    Institute of International Education
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