Best Graduate Scholarships for International Students in USA

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Jun 23, 2015 By Univariety

Remember the golden ticket that Charlie found in a Willy Wonka chocolate bar that led him inside the chocolate factory? It opened up for him a whole new world of wonder, opportunities and of course chocolates! When you are looking at getting into your dream university in USA, scholarships are like this golden ticket. Take a look at the list of Scholarships for International Students, offered by colleges in USA:

USA Scholarships can be given by both government and private institutions. However, government funding is not applicable to graduate studies.

American University Scholarships


American University (AU) awards a limited number of generous partial merit scholarships to academically-qualified incoming international first-year undergraduate students. The merit scholarship ranges from U.S. $6,000 to U.S. $22,000 per academic year (renewable subject to conditions).

Amherst College Scholarships


Amherst College currently runs a need-based financial aid program that provides assistance to financially needy international students.  Once you have been admitted, your financial need is determined. The award is sometimes called an “aid package” because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants).

Clark University Scholarships


Clark University offers the Global Scholars Program which is open to High school students who are NOT permanent residents or citizens of the United States, as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S.   A scholarship of no less than $15,000 (renewable, subject to conditions) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following the sophomore or junior year is included with the award.

Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships


International students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid offered by Colby-Sawyer College. The merit-based scholarships increase based on academic ability and range up to $24,000 per year.

Columbia College Scholarships


Columbia College offers about 20 scholarships and awards to outstanding international students. The awards are one time cash grants or 25%- 100% tuition fee waivers.

Concordia College Scholarships


This international scholarship to Study in the US is based on academic ability and family need, amounting up to $25,000 per year.

Cornell University Scholarships


Cornell University has a limited amount of funding available for international undergraduates, only 30-40 scholarships are awarded to students in each entering class. The scholarships are either partial or full, based on the selected student’s need.

Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships


Merit-based scholarships are offered to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams. These awards range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years. In addition, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships may be awarded each year to two highly qualified international students.

Iowa State University International Merit Scholarships


The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to well-rounded students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the following areas: math and sciences, the arts, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.  The awards range from $4,000 to $8,000 and are renewable.

Oregon University Scholarships


At the University of Oregon you’ll find several sources of financial aid for international students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each year, the University of Oregon awards more than one million dollars in financial aid and scholarships to international students. One of their scholarship programs is the ICSP scholarship which awards 30–40 competitive scholarships to international students each year. Scholarships apply to tuition only and range from $7,000–$27,000 per year.

Wesleyan University Scholarships


Wesleyan University offers limited scholarships for international students and is awarded on the basis of both exceptional qualifications and demonstrated need. In addition to the 11 Asian students who are awarded yearly under the Freeman Asian Scholars Program, they provide financial assistance to approximately 15 international students from a pool of over 400 such applicants.

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