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Scholarship and Employment Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

  • All international students are considered for academic awards at the time of admission. There are different scholarship amounts awarded to resident, commuter, athlete, and nonathlete students.
  • Your financial aid will not be calculated until you are admissible and have a complete application on file.
  • Academic awards are adjusted when combined with an additional award. Other scholarship opportunities are listed below:



Employment Opportunities


International students can work part-time (20 hours or less/week) on-campus while completing their course of study. Lindenwood University student employee positions can be found on Workday


Off-campus employment opportunities are only available after a student has completed one full academic year. Off-campus employment requires DSO or USCIS approval.

Do not rely on working off campus to pay for tuition.

Proof of financial ability is required when obtaining a student visa.

  • Severe Economic Hardship – Students may be eligible if experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties due to circumstance beyond student’s control. To apply, student must provide proof of unexpected financial difficulty. Example situations may include sponsor losing their job, sudden fluctuation in country’s currency, death of financial sponsor, or similar circumstance. On-campus employment must be unavailable or insufficient to meet student’s needs.
  • Practical Training – Student must be lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis and may be authorized 12 months of practical training per education level. Employment during practical training must directly relate to student’s major program of study.
    • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) 214.2(f)(10)(i) To apply for curricular practical training, students must be registered in a course within their degree program that requires off-campus employment, such as an internship course, and must internship documents for their Academic School and CPT Approval form for OISS. CPT authorization is printed on the Form I-20. 12 months of full-time CPT eliminates eligibility for OPT.
    • Optional Practical Training (OPT) (pre-completion and post-completion) 214.2(f)(10)(ii) Pre-completion OPT takes place during student’s program of study, ends on the program end date, and is limited to part-time employment (20 hour or less/week) while school is in session. Post-completion OPT takes place after student’s program of study and can be full or part-time employment. OPT requires United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approval and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD card).
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301