Studying in the USA can be an expensive affair, but with the right planning and counselling, you can apply for one of the various scholarship’s institutes have to offer.
While the most important factor for availing a scholarship is having a good academic score, some applications also consider extra-curricular activities. The application process too varies, and can either comprise a single application, or include a written assignment.
Types of scholarships available
Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation
Indian students who are applying for postgraduates’ programmes and have a strong academic record can apply for this scholarship.
Awarded by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, this is available to Indians under the age of 30, and wish to take up graduate courses
Foreign Fulbright Student Program
This scholarship is offered to international students looking to pursue their Master’s or PhD degrees. Under this, recipient’s tuition fees, textbooks, health insurance, airfares, and living costs are taken care of.
The Microsoft scholarship is available to students applying for undergraduate programmes in the STEM field. This scholarship considers those who are outstanding leaders, have an excellent academic record, and are passionate towards technology.
Humphrey Fellowship Program
Experienced professionals who show potential for leadership, and passion towards public service are allowed to apply for this. The scholarship is granted for a year, and covers all expenses. However, you will not be able to choose a university. It is assigned basis your skills and interests.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
These grants are given to students who wish to study community development, disease prevention, economics, and conflict prevention.