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How can I get a scholarship in the USA?


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federal agencies.
your state grant agency.
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Scholarships In USA

The United States of America provides a comprehensive scholarship program to incoming students, undergraduates and postgraduates. USA is one of the best and widely recognized destinations for international students.

In order to be eligible for the scholarships, you must be able to complete the General Scholarship Application. Read the criteria and deadline carefully and apply for the one that you are eligible for.

Once you complete the General Scholarship Application, a list of scholarships that match your profile information will be provided for you. Click on the ‘Apply’ button within your ‘Recommended Opportunity’ list to answer any further necessary information.

Requirements to Study in USA

  • Completed application form, proof of secondary school completion.
  • Certificate of English language proficiency, usually TOEFL.
  • Evidence of financial support.

Scholarships Available in USA

Undergraduates

Clark University Scholarships

Clark University offers scholarships to first year applicants. The scholarship is four years and is contingent upon meeting academic standards. The value range is $15000 to $25000 per annum and a guaranteed taxable stipend of $2500 research assistance following your sophomore.

Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships

The scholarship is offered based on a holistic review of ACT/SAT scores and high school grades. It ranges from $2000 to $10000 and are renewable.

First Year Merit Awards for International Students

This award is funded by American University and is partial, not full-time. The value range is from $6000 to $25000 per academic year. The awards are highly competitive and are offered based on a combination of English skills, excellent communication skills, outstanding academic achievements, community service and volunteerism.

Full-Tuition Presidential funding for International Students at Chatham University, USA.

This is a yearly scholarship awarded annually based on CGPA of 3.0 and is renewable per annum for a total of four years. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

ICSP Scholarships at the University of Oregon

The scholarship is a tuition-waiver scholarship ranging from 0 – 15 non-resident academic credit per term.

ACF Ritchie-Jennings Memorial funding

This is open for students who wish to have a career in fraud education. The award amounts are $10000, $5000, $2500, and $1000.

Postgraduates

Humphrey Fellowship Program (fully-funded)

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a one-year professional fellowship for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are not able to choose the university of their choice, but are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate university based on their professional field.

The scholarship value includes tuition fees, airfare (both internationally and within the USA) pre-academic English language training, living allowance, insurance costs, book allowance, and professional development allowance.

The applicant must possess the following:

  • an undergraduate degree
  • a minimum of five years professional experience
  • English language ability
  • leadership qualities
  • a record of public service in the community.

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis and the application process commences in June or July each year.

Foreign Fulbright Students Program (fully-funded)

The program enables professional graduate students from all fields of study to study and conduct research in the United States. The scholarship provides grants like tuition fees, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

Program eligibility vary based on individual countries. Visit the official website for information about your home country, requirements and application guidelines.

Michigan State University International Studies and Programs (partially-funded)

Michigan State University offers a limited number of grants, scholarships and loans to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The funding program is partially funded by the university. However, students seek additional funding from Non-MSU Organizations that offer scholarships.

New York University Wagner Scholarships

The scholarships are offered to a limited number of students in each application cycle. The scholarship value ranges from $25000 to $47000 and maybe full or partial.

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellowships

International students (women) are awarded fellowships for full-time study or research in the US. The scholarship value is $18000 for Master’s, $20,000 for PhD and $30000 for Postdoctoral students.

Top Universities in USA

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology
  5. University of Chicago
  6. Princeton University
  7. Cornell University
  8. Yale University
  9. Columbia University
  10. University of Pennsylvania
  11. University of Michigan
  12. Johns Hopkins University
  13. Duke University
  14. University of California
  15. Northwestern University
  16. New York University
  17. Carnegie Mellon University
  18. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  19. Brown University
  20. University of Washington.

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