- Education in USA is quite expensive but don’t let that put off your aspiration to study abroad, as there are many opportunities to gain funding for your studies.
- As an international student, the scholarships intended for US national would not be applicable for you, however, a large number of scholarship programs are available for international students.
- There are numerous resources available for students to search for scholarships.
Government funded Scholarships in USA for International Students
Fulbright Foreign Student Program:
- Offers scholarships to graduate students, professionals, and artists for the 1-year study.
- Open for all fields except medical field.
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program:
- A non-degree scholarship program for experienced professionals.
- Provided for a duration of 10-month academic study in US
Non-Government Scholarships in USA for International Students:
Abbey Road Summer Scholarships:
- offers $1,000 for language and art students.
The NextGen Scholarship Fund:
- Scholarship worth $1000 for US non-residents with at least 3.0 GPA and enrolled in a university within Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia.
- Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship: offers $1000 to passionate international students twice a year.
- P. Shapiro Annual Leukemia Scholarships: offers two annual scholarships of $1000 to students diagnosed with leukemia
University-specific Scholarships in the USA for international students
- American University Emerging Global Leader
- Brandeis University Wien International Scholarship Program
- Clark University Global Scholars Program
- Emory University Needs-Based Scholarship Program
- Harvard University Scholarships.
- Illinois State University International Awards
- Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships
- Michigan State University International Scholarships
- New York University Wagner International Scholarships
- University of Arkansas International Scholarships
- University of Iowa Scholarships for International First Year Students
- University of Minnesota International Excellence Scholarships
- University of Oregon International Scholarships
- University of Wisconsin Superior Non-resident Tuition Waiver Program
Other Scholarships in USA
- For Asian Students: East-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships and Japan-United States Friendship Commission
- For female students: AAUW International Fellowships and MIT-Zaragoza Women in Logistics and SCM Scholarship
For graduate students: Rotary Peace Fellowships
For students from developing countries: Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and MasterCard Foundation Scholarships
How to apply for Scholarships in USA
Follow the below three steps:
- Ask your school/college or institutions for various scholarship programs being offered
- Check for eligibility criteria
- Download correct forms and apply.
- There are also various assistantships offered to students for achieving educational and professional goals and to achieve research programs. They are:
- Research Assistantships (RA): Research assistants closely work with lecturers to provide assistantships for the research projects and other research settings.
- Teaching Assistantship (TA): Teaching assistants assist teaching faculties to provide assistantships for the students in theoretical and practical knowledge about the subjects.
- Administrative Assistantship (AA): Administrative assistants closely work with administration staffs to assist them in operations of the university.