Pursuing studies in the US for the students with not-too-deep pockets has always been a very difficult affair. To enroll for a study course in any of the renowned American universities costs very high. In such a scenario, the role of scholarships becomes very significant. Those who are brilliant and resolute to get a quality education in the US–can avail this facility and pursue studies in the US.
But not everyone has the eligibility for such scholarships. Only those students, who have done outstandingly well through their academic career, are qualified enough for these helpful scholarships. For the different scholarship plans, there are different eligibility requirements.
For every available scholarship scheme, you can either obtain a full scholarship or part scholarship. In the former, everything comprising tuition charges, rent, and books will be taken care of via the scholarship. In the latter, only the tuition costs will be taken care of by the scholarship; you will have to bear the remaining expenses on your own.
A student-applicant may submit an application for the scholarship after he is through with his 12th exams or graduation.
Main 8 US Scholarship Programmes for Indian Students
These are some of the well-known and extensively used scholarship plans.
Take a look and make your next move!
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships are meant for those students who want to pursue studies in the US and Europe in business administration, fine arts, law, etc. Under the scholarship plan, the beneficiary will receive a maximum fund of $100,000 even as the fund will take care of the tuition costs, living costs, and flight tickets.
As far as the requirements for the scholarship programme goes, well, the student-candidate must have done exceedingly well in the required domain of study. Besides this, at the time of the interview, it is required that the aspirant illustrates that he has adequate funds to survive in the nation. In case he fails to do it, he will not be deemed qualified for the scholarship.
Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship
This popular scholarship sponsor postgraduate scheme is for those students who want to do their Masters from any of the renowned US universities. Those interested in studying Management in Arts and Culture, International law, Public Health, Environmental Studies, Administration studies, Architecture, or Gender-based studies are entitled to the scholarship.
As far as the requirements go, well, the aspirants must have job experience of 3 years back in their native nation and they must assure at the time of interview that they will go back to their nation. Under the scholarship, most of the candidate’s expenses, comprising tuition costs, two-way airfare, room rent and health insurance are covered.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme
Under the programme, students’ expenses are taken care of for a period of 10 months. The plan covers nearly every possible domain of study and is in agreement with Fulbright Plan. It offers support for the different non-degree courses.
As far as the requirements go, well, the student-aspirant must have appeared for English proficiency online test that is TOEFL. The programme permits the beneficiaries to enroll for only the non-degree study courses. Still, students may work on their Master’s level work in their preferred domain of study.
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
This is from our own Reliance Group. Reliance, in agreement with Stanford GSB, runs this programme for the Indian students interested in the different business associated fields. Under this specific plan, a monetary support, valued at $150,000, is given. It covers all tuition charges & other expenses, and the beneficiary may study at one of the reputed b-school run under the Stanford Graduate Business School. Just 5 students can avail this scholarship at a time.
As far as the requirements go, well, it is mandatory that the students go back to their native nations post the successful completion of their study course.
Tata Scholarships for Cornell University
Another scholarship programme run by our own businessmen, it works in association with Cornell University in which the Tata Education and Development Trust make a donation of $25 million to assist the needy students.
Under the scholarship programme, students are allowed to enroll for only the different undergraduate courses at the reputed Cornell University. Just 20 students can gain from the scholarship plan at a time.
American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGL)
The primary goal of this scholarship programme is to encourage civic & social activities. And so, under this scholarship plan, a student, who has done extremely well in these specific domains, may enroll for an under-graduation degree at the American University of the US.
For the scholarship plan, the work done by the students in their respective nations is considered and it is figured what they have done for the underprivileged and the under-resourced societies back home in their native nations. Just 1 student can benefit from the scholarship at a time.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Under the scholarship plan, a total fund of $15,000-$30,000 is earmarked. The plan covers the important subjects of disease treatment, economic development, child care, water scarcity, literacy, and peace.
As far as the requirements go, well, the area of interest of the candidate ought to be in agreement with these studies. Both the US and India together meet the expenses of the scholarship programme. These nations are Future Vision pilot members.
Indian Trust Fellowship
It works in association with the Booth School of Business of Chicago. Under this fellowship, a student can pursue a two-year course of MBA at Chicago. Only the students with a wonderful academic record and who have worked in India have the eligibility for the scholarship programme. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 even as it takes care of the costs involving tuition. Just 2 students can gain from the scholarship plan at a time.