Students from the countries of Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu who wish to complete a degree at U.S. institutions of higher education may apply for the so called United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program.
This scholarship program is authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. This is a merit-based scholarship program for deserving students from the South Pacific who want to pursue a degree in agriculture, business, computer science, education, environmental studies, journalism, political science, public administration, and standard liberal arts curriculum.
For this year, the United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program will give 5 scholarships for the academic year of 2009. Students applying for this scholarship should not be US citizens nor have dual citizenship (one being that of the United States). Preference is given to students who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the Pacific Islands region.
All application documents may be obtained here or here and also through the U.S. embassies or consulates in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand; Suva, Fiji; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Majuro, Marshall Islands and Honolulu, Hawaii. Deadline of application is on February 1, 2009.