Dear Prospective Applicant:
The following is a list of documents and forms you must submit in order to apply for a student loan at the Leo S. Rowe Fund. Please carefully read the “General Conditions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” before you fill out the application form. It is your responsibility to gather all listed documents and submit them as one complete package to the Leo S. Rowe Fund Secretariat to the following address: The Organization of American States, Leo S. Rowe Fund Secretariat, 1889 F. St. NW, Washington, DC. 20006.
Completed Loan Application Form.
Completed form from Foreign Student Advisor, signed and duly sealed.
A copy of your letter of admission to the U.S. University and I-20 form.
An official letter from the University certifying your full time status and expected completion date.
Original transcript of most recent grades to date.
A copy of the pages of your passport that identify your:
Picture, personal data, and country of citizenship.
The visa granted by the United States government.
I-94 form from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). You may obtain the I-94 form at: www.cbp.gov/I94
Evidence of other sources of financing to cover the greater part of the academic expenses. For instance, a copy of documents that demonstrate funding from scholarships, fellowships, and subsidies granted to pursue your present studies. Also, submit proof of any salary that you are earning or have earned in the United States.
A letter of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.
Rowe Fund loans must be underwritten by a guarantor who signs an agreement pledging to repay the unpaid balance of the debt should the loan recipient default. Acceptable guarantors may be: a) preferably, either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or b) an institution, person, entity, or mechanism specifically accepted by the Rowe Fund Committee.
The following documents are required for a citizen or permanent resident of the United States:
Original copy of the Guarantor’s Agreement Form, duly notarized along with two copies.
A letter from the employer of the guarantor stating his/her annual income and the initial date of his/her employment.
The most recent copy of the guarantor's bank statement or letter from the bank indicating the length of time the guarantor has been their customer.The guarantor must reside in the US and submit copy of any of the following as proof of such status:
If the guarantor is a permanent U.S. resident, he/she must submit a copy of his/her green card.
Loan applications are processed through the Secretariat of the Rowe
Fund. Loan applications that comply with the eligibility
requirements will be reviewed and evaluated by the Committee; however, this is
not to be defined as automatic approval. The decision
of the Committee, which is final, is informed to the applicant by the
Secretariat of the Fund. If you have any questions regarding the
application process, please contact the Leo S. Rowe Fund Secretariat at:
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