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10 Scholarships to Study in USA • AdmitAbroad

10 Scholarships to Study in USA

Admit Abroad - 10 Scholarships to Study in USA

Table of contents:

1. Destination Australia Scholarship

2. Research Training Program Grants

3. George Swinburne PostGraduate STEM Scholarship

4. LaTrobe South Asia Scholarship

5. Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

6. Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

7. International Excellence Scholarship

8. Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

9. Macquaire Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

10. Study Australia Scholarships

In 2022, the USA was the second most popular destination for Indians to study. Approximately two lakh Indian students flew to the USA for the education. The primary reasons to study in the USA were:

  • The USA boasts the world’s best higher education system

  • America has the highest number of STEM jobs

  • High average starting salary (approximately Rs 50 lakhs after masters)

  • Low unemployment rate

However – pursuing education in the USA can be expenses. The tuition fee ranges from Rs 15 lakhs – Rs 35 lakhs per year on average and living expenses range between Rs 8 – Rs 12 lakhs per year.

Fortunately, there are numerous scholarships available to Indian students. In this article we will highlight 10 scholarships available to Indian students who want to study in the USA:

1. Fulbright Nehru Scholarship

This is actually a group of several scholarships available to students to pursue their master’s degree in the USA. With 8,000 students awarded scholarships annually – it is the largest scholarship program to assist students to study in the USA. Those who secure the scholarship typically get funding for the entire program. Additionally, the cost of the visa and airfare is funded too. For more information, click here.

2. Inlaks Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. It awards upto Rs 80 lakhs to students to fund their education abroad. However, this scholarship is mostly for students who wish to study Non-STEM programs. To know more, click here.

3.KC Mahindra Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Mahindra trust. Scholars are awarded Rs 5 lakhs – Rs 10 lakhs towards their education in the USA. Candidates should have secured at least a first class in their undergraduate degree. You can apply for the scholarship here.

4. The Aga Khan International Scholarship Program

This scholarship funds the entire tuition fee for students. However, 50% of the scholarship is given as a loan i.e. half the scholarship amount must be paid back within five years of graduation. To know more, click here.

5. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is provided by the government of India. Funds upto Rs 14.6 lakhs are provided to students to fund their education abroad. One condition is that the student must be admitted to a university which ranks in the top 500 as per the QS World University Rankings. Click here to apply.

6. Education Future International Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have received an offer from the University of Wollongong. Students are given a 30% discount as a part of the scholarship but should have a minimum weighted Average Mean Score of 75 in their undergraduate degree. There is no specific application link as students are automatically considered for this scholarship on applying to a program at the University of Wollongong. You can get more information on this scholarship here.

7.Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship

This scholarships is actually provided as an interest free loan for students. The scholarship amount given is upto Rs 20 lakhs. This is a merit based scholarship and is generally awarded to students who secure admits to top universities. To know more about the scholarship, click here.

8. AAUW International Fellowship

The AAUW Fellowship is exclusively reserved for women. The scholarship amount awarded is between Rs 16 lakhs – Rs 40 lakhs. Students need to submit a research proposal in most cases to be awarded a scholarship, and must also prove their interest in returning back to their home country on completion of their education. For more information click here.

9. Insightful Scholarship

The insightful scholarship is awarded to students in two instalments of Rs 2 lakhs each annually i.e. the annual scholarship amount per awardee is Rs 4 lakhs. Students need to submit an essay and must have a GPA of 3.5 or more on a scale of 4. To apply, click here.

10. Global Study Awards

This scholarship was launched in 2015 by the British Council – but is available to students who wish to study in the USA. The maximum value of the scholarship is around Rs 8 lakhs. To know more about this scholarship, click here.

In addition to the scholarships above, students can apply to university specific scholarships too. Several universities automatically consider meritorious students for scholarships when they apply to the university. Other universities require separate applications for scholarships.

A few universities that provide scholarships to students in the USA are:

  • Auburn University

  • Boise State University

  • Columbia University

  • Farleigh Dickinson University

  • Illinois State University

  • Michigan State University

  • Oregon State University

  • Stanford University

  • University of Memphis

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of Newhaven

  • New York University

An important aspect of getting selected for a scholarship is profile building. Students must possess strong academics, high test (GRE / GMAT, IELTS) test scores, co-curricular, academic, research and extracurricular achievements.

To know more about the different scholarships you can apply to and to understand in depth how to build a strong profile to secure scholarships, feel free to contact us.