The best US scholarships for international students

In the previous article, we discussed the costs of studying and living in America. In this one, we will talk about the types of scholarships you can apply to study in the USA and how to get them.

Scholarships in America

Certainly, most universities in the United States not only provide financial support to international students but also offer scholarships based on your academic excellence, which may be partially funded or fully funded. You can request and find out more about it through the financial aid link of the targeted university.

There are three ways you can earn a scholarship in the USA:

  1. Scholarships offered by the US government.
  2. Non-governmental bodies and institutions scholarships
  3. Scholarships from the educational institution itself (either university or institute).

US Government Scholarships

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

This is a well-known scholarship offered by the US government to students from outside the United States who wish to proceed with either undergraduate or postgraduate study. Basically, this scholarship covers the cost of study, air ticket, books, living expenses as well as health insurance.

Learn more about this US scholarship program.

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

This scholarship does not include bachelor or postgraduate studies, it only includes academic study with duration from 10 months up to one year. Basically, the selection is based on the student’s excellence in leadership and community services. This scholarship covers all costs.

Learn about the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Scholarships from non-governmental bodies and institutions

Rotary Peace Students Scholarship

It’s one of the Scholarships in the USA for graduate students who wish to complete their master’s degree and study at one of the universities affiliated to Rotary Peace.

Learn more about the Rotary Peace Students Scholarship.

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship

This scholarship is available only for students from some countries, including some African countries. Moreover, it includes various postgraduate programs.

Here is the website for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship.

The Next Gen Scholarship Fund

As a matter of fact, the most important requirement to earn this scholarship is to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (GPA 3.0). Universities do this by calculating your grades over the course of your undergraduate study. As a matter of fact, this system is followed by institutions that operate on an accredited-hours basis.

Find more about The Next Gen Scholarship Fund

Scholarships from the educational institution itself (either university or institute)

Harvard University Scholarships

Harvard University, which ranks among the top universities in the world, offers fully-funded scholarships to international students. We do not need to talk about how students are competing to obtain this scholarship. Being that, be prepared for it and ensure to fulfill its requirements before applying.

Apply for Harvard University Scholarships.

Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships

These Scholarships in USA University are provided in various fields and programs of study. It requires academic excellence, in addition to obtaining a cumulative score of not less than 3.

Illinois State University International Awards

At this university, international students do not have all scholarships such as American students. However, some programs and scholarships remain open to international students.

Find out more details about Illinois State University International Awards

Emory University Needs-Based Scholarship Program

A scholarship from Emory University in the United States. Moreover, it’s good for international students with financial needs.

How can I get full scholarships in the USA?

Obviously, the method of applying for a scholarship in the United States is not very different from the method of applying for any regular study.

Learn more about how to apply for admission and registration at the American University article.

Just remind you of the requirements that most scholarships have in common:

  • A GPA that is not less than 3.0 (GPA 3.0) out of 4.
  • Good resume or CV.
  • As mentioned above, you must have passed the TOEFL or IELTS English Proficiency Test as per the university requirements. Likewise, some universities may ask you for a certain minimum test score.
  • Basically, you must pass the GMAT or GRE test, which you need when applying for business schools, economics, and similar fields. On the other hand, some people recommend the GRE test because it is easier than the GMAT test. We talk more about these tests in our guide about PhD studies in the USA.
  • Letters of recommendation. Meanwhile, they may vary in number ranging from one letter to 3 letters depending on the University.
  • Your previous educational certificates.
  • Indeed, your community, leading and volunteering work weighs your opportunity to apply.
  • Likewise, skills and experience also give you a valuable opportunity, especially if you are an athlete or have a specific talent.

At last, learn how to prepare for student life in America in terms of accommodation, work, health, and government support, etc. follow the below article:

We hope that you are now aware of the most remarkable scholarships in the USA!

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