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Scholarships for Studying in the U.S.A: The A-Z Guide

Scholarships for Studying in the U.S.A: The A-Z Guide

These scholarships of various courses in the US will help you financially and also allow you to realise your dream of studying at a premier institution without any financial concerns

GyanDhan
Aishwarya Bhatt
Updated on:  11 Sep 2023  | Reviewed By: 
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The U.S is the dream study destination of students from across the world. With top Universities and the plethora of opportunities that the country offers to its students, it is no wonder then that it is one of the most popular study options when it comes to higher education. However, many Indian students are unable to finance their higher education in the U.S on account of the high fees and turn to scholarships and financial aid in order to finance their education.

 

There are also instances where many a time, deserving students – in the absence of information about different types of scholarships available- are unable to pursue their higher study in the U.S. If you are an Indian student wondering how to get a scholarship for MS in the USA, then read ahead. For the benefit of all such students desirous of studying in the U.S.A, this article will discuss the various external scholarships (i.e. not provided by the destination university) for MS in the USA. This article will serve as a one-stop information destination for finding out about external scholarships available for international students in the U.S.A – from full scholarships for international students in the USA to PH.D.  scholarships in the USA to scholarships for MBA in the USA; we will list down the various external scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.


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1.

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships

Financial support for tuition and fees as well as for living and related costs.

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students need to meet the following criteria:

  1. list items They must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree with 55% aggregate marks
  2. list items demonstrated leadership qualities 
  3. list items have 3 years of work experience
  4. list items be committed to return to India and contribute to their community

One to two years

This scholarship for masters in U.S.A is intended for exceptional Indian students and enables them to pursue a master's degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities.

The deadline for this applying to this scholarship is June of the previous year. For example, for the year 2019-2010, the deadline was June 15th, 2018.

2.

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

A monthly stipend, J-1 Visa Support, round-trip economy class air travel, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines and applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees

Indians applying to this scholarship to study in the USA need to meet the following requirements :

  1. list items Must be registered for Ph.D. at an Indian institution
  2. list items Since this scholarship is meant for Indian Ph.D. students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/thesis; therefore, the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should not be earlier than three months after the Fulbright Nehru grant end date.
  3. list items The online application form requires an applicant to upload a copy of an article or paper published/presented or extracts from the Master's/M.Phil. Thesis

6-9 months

The deadline for application is June of the previous year.

3.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

A monthly stipend, J-1 Visa Support, round-trip economy class air travel, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines and modest settling in allowance

  1. list items This scholarship is given to Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution
  2. list items Students applying to it must be registered for Ph.D. at an Indian institution
  1. list items The expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should not be earlier than three months after the Fulbright Nehru grant end date.
  2. list items The online application form requires an applicant to upload a copy of an article or paper published or presented. Extracts from the Master's/M. Phil Thesis can also be uploaded

6-9 months

The application deadline is July of the previous year

4.

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Program

 

Up to 20 lakhs

This scholarship is given to Indian students desirous of pursuing a Post Graduate degree in Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management at prestigious U.S Universities.

Some of the requisites for applying to this scholarship are:

  1. list items Applicant must be below 30 years of age and must be an Indian resident
  2. list items Should have a Graduate degree from a   recognized university Indian University. Students in their final year of degree can also apply to this program.
  3. list items Should have got admission to a postgraduate degree programme at any prestigious university in the U.S for the fall intake 

1-2 years

Students applying to this scholarship should remember to apply in January for every academic year.

5.

The JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians 

 Between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000

This is one of the most popular scholarships in the USA for Indian students. Students meeting the following requites can apply for this scholarship:

  1. list items Should be an Indian resident
  2. list items Should have a Graduate degree from a   recognized university Indian University. Students in their final year of degree can also apply to this program.
  3. list items Should have got admission to a postgraduate degree programme at any prestigious university in U.S

Given at the start of the course

This scholarship is given to students who have a good academic record and have other achievements to their credit. It is a one-time loan scholarship that is given to students pursuing Postgraduate or Ph.D. or Postdoctoral studies, in any field, at the beginning of the course.

6.

Microsoft Scholarships (Undergrad)

Partial tuition fee scholarship. The amount is determined based on the amount posted by the financial aid office at their college or university

Students applying for this scholarship should have demonstrated academic excellence and passion for technology as well as leadership skills while working to push the software industry forward. Some other requirements are:

  1. list items They must have enrolled in a full time, four-year bachelor’s degree  program in a U.S University
  2. list items Students need to maintain a CGPA in order to receive the scholarship.

Four Years

Students interested to pursue an Undergraduate program in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields in the U.S can apply for this scholarship.

7.

Inlaks Scholarship

The maximum amount of scholarship awarded is US$100,000

Students applying for the scholarship need to meet the following criteria:

  1. list items Be an Indian citizen
  2. list items Have a good first degree from a recognized Indian University
  3. list items Have got admission to a reputed U.S institution
  4. list items must be below 30 years of age
 

It is only for students applying to courses such as Architecture, Applied Arts and Conservation, Business Administration, Communications (Film, Television, Journalism), Design and Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Theatre and Dance, Special Education and Law, Music and Composition.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April.

8.

Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust

Varies

  1. list items Scholarships are given only to Indian women graduates who have got their degrees from recognized universities and want to pursue higher education abroad
  2. list items Applicants should have a consistently good academic record
  3. list items Have 2 years of work experience in the required fields of study is mandatory

For the duration of the courses

Mid-April is the last date of application for this scholarship.

9.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Financial assistance is given to students to take care of their tuition fees and living expenses only. However, this assistance is based on the needs of the students.

Applicants should meet the following requisites:

  1. list items Must be below 30 years of age
  2. list items Have consistently excelled in  academic
  3. list items admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study in the U.S
 

The foundation awards Scholarships 50% grant: 50% loan basis. A competitive application process, once a year in June or July. Determines this.

10.

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme by Indian Government

The scholarship covers the tuition fees as well as other educational expenses such as contingency allowance, maintenance, travel expenses, and others

The scholarship is awarded to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. list items Belong to Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Laborers and Traditional Artisans
  2. list items Scored 55% marks in under graduation (for those applying to Masters) or 55% in Post-Graduation (for those applying for Ph.D.)
  3. list items Be below 35 years of age
  4. list items Have a combined family income that is less than Rs. 6, 00,000
  5. list items Not have more than one sibling who got the same scholarship

Duration of the course

This scholarship is meant for students applying to Masters and Ph. D in the following fields:

Engineering and Management; Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences;  Agricultural Sciences and Medicine; International Commerce, Accounting and Finance; Humanities and Social Science

11

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme

The scholarships for International students in the U.S.A

includes

Tuition for the graduate program, cost of basic medical insurance, a monthly subsistence allowance, and other expenses.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. list items Be a national of a World Bank member developing country
  2. list items Have at least 3 years of professional experience in relevant field
  3. list items be admitted to JJ/WBGSP preferred university Master’s programs

Duration of the program

It is given to men and women from developing countries, such as India.


 

Now that you have a comprehensive list of scholarships available for Indian students in the USA, make the most of them and make your dreams come true.  GyanDhan has a comprehensive database of more than 2,500 scholarships to help you in realizing your dream of getting quality education in the US.

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