There are millions of students who aspire to crack a chance for studying abroad, particularly in USA where they can have ready access to exuberant world class universities, extensive career prospects and scope of achieving better academic goal with a galore well defined academic facilities. However, for many aspirants the biggest challenge becomes the high expenses related to studies in USA. Especially for Indian students the expenditure involved in attaining a particular academic curriculum involves
- Travelling expenses
- Accommodation expenses
- Above that 30 to 50% more tuition fees compared to the structure of tuition fees in state.
However, students with an edge of talent and expertise in their field of study can obviously fetch advantage of several University grants, government study grants as well as private scholarships too. While there are several such grants and scholarship programs available particularly for Indian students in USA, some of the prominent ones are mentioned below.
Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship
This is particularly for mid level and young career professionals who are offered grant to pursue ten months of non graduate degree courses on training and other career relevant programs in USA offering them practical professional experience. Being a Fulbright program it offers fellowship for an extensive range of fields including agricultural studies to economic development, communications to law, etc.
Fulbright – Nehru Fellowship
This is a program designed for talented and promising Indian students aspiring to study master’s degree in USA. This fellowship is available in a selected range of universities and fields of study, however the programs covers a well defined segments of student’s expenses, including
- Round trip economy class travel expense from student’s home city to host city in USA
- Comprehensive J 1 visa support
- Comprehensive tuition and study program fees
- Other relevant expenses related to health, accidents etc as per USA government guidelines.
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
In collaboration with Stanford Graduate Business School, this program offers deserving students a grant of up to USD 150, 000. The program covers the fellowship grants for up to 5 students who are given complete tuition fees and associated study expense support and they are also expected to join an Indian organization in India within 2 years of completion of MBA.
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships
This scholarship is offered to promising and brilliant students aspiring to study in North America or Europe. The scholarship grant is limited to maximum scale of 100,000 USD. However, even in respect of subjects, the scholarship is not offered for studies in Public Health, Business studies, Medicine, Engineering, Music and Film, Computer Science and Fashion Design.