It is a well-known fact that studying in the US, as attractive as it might sound comes with financial constraints. Many students cannot pursue their dream of studying abroad due to the hindrance created by this factor. But it is also to be noted that studying in the US can be affordable if you plan well in advance by applying to a range of scholarships offered by the American universities and colleges before deadlines. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, and these financial aids can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. The American government offers these both, and various private and public establishments as well. Here are a list of such scholarships that you can check out.
Fulbright- Nehru Fellowships (Government-funded) –
- Applicable for international students who are applying to master’s or PhD programs and covers tuition fee, accident and sickness coverage as per US guidelines, airfare, and living costs.
- You will receive a monthly stipend to support your course in case of PhD. However, for other levels of education, the grant and duration may differ
- It covers only J-1 visa support.
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program (Government funded)
- It is part of the Fullbright program and aims to bring an accomplished young and mid-career professional from a developing country to study in the US for 10 months of non-degree graduate study and related practical experience
- A new offering in this program is Long-Term English (LTE) language training – limited to minority, rural or non-elite crowd that lacks in required language skills but are outstanding in their field
- LTE participant is given an intensive 20-25-week pre-academic training to enhance their language skills
#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship (Non-Government scholarship)- https://www.youarewelcomehereusa.org/2020-scholarship
- It’s a scholarship and social media campaign designed to welcome international students in US higher education system irrespective of the subject area. The selection will be based on an essay or video that depicts your initiative and interest in promoting intercultural exchange activities.
- The participating university and college will offer you two annual and renewable scholarships that will include a minimum cover of 50% tuition fees to enroll in the selected international undergraduate program.
IEFA (Non-Government scholarship)- https://www.iefa.org/scholarships/2323/$1,000_Level_Summer_Scholarships
- This is a summer program sponsored by Abbey Road Inc. which grants scholarships to a 14-18 aged high school student that shows exemplary performance in their academics and extracurricular activities
- It offers five $1,000 student scholarships each year in specific areas. The award amount is $500.
AAUW International Fellowships (Non-Government scholarship)- https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/
- Awarded to international women students for full-time study and research in the US. It supports both graduate and post-graduate students accredited in the US institutions
- Amount of scholarships is:
- Master’s/first professional degree: $5,000-$18,000
Graduate or Postdoctoral: $18,000-$30,000