We all agree that United States is among the most chosen countries when it comes to studies. Most international students want to benefit from the widely recognized international education. It has been reported by the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange that USA has more than one million international students.
Not all students have the possibility to pay for education in the US, including national students. The government of USA, colleges and universities offer scholarship grants, and fellowships to help students coming from all over the world. Each scholarship/college is characterized by certain characteristics that a student must have in order to be able to apply.
In what follows, we offer you a list of undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarships in USA offered by US Colleges and Universities as well as scholarships granted by institutions and US government.
Here are the top 10 fully funded scholarships everyone can benefit from.
1. Foreign Fulbright Student Program
The Fulbright Program are Scholarships offered by USA Government for International Students who seek to continue their studies in a Master’s or PhD degree. The expenses covered by these scholarships include: health insurance, textbooks, a living stipend, airfare, and a tuition fee.
You can also apply for this scholarship if you’re interested in non-degree postgraduate studies.
2. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Hubert H. Humphrey Program is also offered by the USA Government for International experienced professionals. These are special full grants Fellowships that provide one year of professional enrichment in the US.
Trainees are chosen based on their dedication to public service and their potential for leadership. All related expenses are covered.
3. American University Scholarships (AU)
American University (AU) offers partial scholarships for international first-year undergraduate students. The value of the award is ranging from $8,000 to $20,000 per academic year (renewable for for all four years of study).
Students are selected based on communication skills, academic achievement, leadership, community service and volunteerism.
4. Amherst College Scholarships
Amherst College Scholarships gives a financial aid award for admitted international students depending on their need. It is a financial aid program that may include employment, scholarships and grants.
5. Clark University Scholarships
Students who are eligible for Clark University Scholarships are those who attended school abroad for a minimum of four years, and international residents attending school in the US.
The Clark Global Scholars Program select students based on their academic qualificatons and not on family need. Additional assistance if offered for students with great financial need, such as loans, combination of grants and work-study.
6. Berea College Scholarships
Berea College Scholarships provides 100% funding to 100% of enrolled international students for the first year of registration in any subject. The financial aid and scholarships compensates the costs of tuition, room, board, and fees. Berea College can also offer summer jobs to international students.
International students have to apply by 30 November for Fall entry. Check their website for more information.
7. Concordia College Scholarships
Concordia College Scholarships provides partial financial assistance to international students that can go up to $28,000 per year. The selection is based on family need and academic ability.
Besides scholarships, Concordia College gives the possibilty to international students to work on campus during the school year. It estimated that students can earn $3,000 per year if they work 10 hours per week. Check their website for more information.
8. East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University offers an Academic Merit Scholarship for new international students. This Academic Merit Scholarship is for graduate or undergraduate degree. The value of the award is ranging from $11,500 to $12,500. Check their website for eligibility requirements and award process.
9. Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships
Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships offers merit-based scholarships to eligible international students that goes from $16,000 to $30,000 per year. The selection is based on the test scores on the required entrance exams and the academic achievement.
Moreover, two President’s Scholarships are available for international students from all over the world. They are renewable for up to 4 years of study.
10. East West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
This fellowship is only for Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from the US, Asia and the Pacific. It is a funding for 2 years to participate in the educational programs at the East West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai’i.