• Our program aims to support Latin American and Caribbean students pursuing higher education in the United States by providing interest-free loans and supplementary scholarships.
  • Through the Rowe Fund, eligible Latin American or Caribbean students holding F/J visas can apply for interest-free loans of up to USD $15,000. These loans are specifically designed for students in their last two years of undergraduate or graduate studies at universities in the United States. Apply here!
  • We are now offering an additional USD $2,000 supplementary scholarship to eligible students who apply for a Rowe Fund interest-free loan simultaneously. Must meet the criteria to qualify. Learn more about this incredible opportunity here!
  • Applications for both, the interest-free loan, and the supplementary scholarship, are reviewed throughout the year with a monthly cutoff date on the fifth of each.  For additional information, we encourage prospective applicants to explore our Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQ). If you have already been awarded a Rowe Fund interest-free loan, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Current Beneficiaries section.

Objectives
  • To promote intellectual and cultural exchange, communication, and understanding within the region by offering financial aid opportunities for international students to complete higher education in the United States.
  • To invest in high-quality global citizens who are dedicated to applying their education for the development of their home countries.
  • To further foster intellectual and cultural exchange, communication, and understanding within the region, thus enhancing cooperation and collaboration on both regional and international issues, facilitating the finding of solutions to shared global concerns.
Activities
  • Grant financial aid for university studies in the United States.
  • Ensure the prompt repayment of the funds granted to be allocated to other international students.
  • Offer a Guide with search tools for additional financial aid resources.
  • Facilitate the visibility of the program with promotional material adapted to each of the 32 eligible countries.
  • Promote fundraising initiatives to supplement the interest-free loans with non-reimbursable scholarships.

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Results
For over seventy-five years, the Rowe Fund has provided financial assistance to international students from the region enrolled at U.S. universities.

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Over 9,000 interest-free loans granted, totaling over $70 million.
Benefited citizens of 32 eligible countries in the Americas.
Launched a supplementary scholarship initiative in 2023 to enhance support for students from the region.
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Uruguay
Venezuela
Venezuela
Team
Lina Sevillano
Chief of unit and technical
Gaetan Bucher
Technician
Jacqueline Mattos
Technician
Strategic Partners
Resources
Leo S. Rowe Fund - Donations Scholarships
Testimonials of recipients of emergency scholarships