Scholarships in
the USA for
Indian Students

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How to avail of USA Scholarships as an Indian Student?

The USA is one of the dream study destinations for Indian students. While some may achieve it easily, others may find it difficult, especially due to financial constraints. This is where scholarships and other financial aids help you. Universities, NGOs, and other bodies award several scholarships and fellowships. You can get a better idea of it if you read further.

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Universities in usa for international students with scholarship


S. No.
Name of University
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in USD
1
Stanford University
Stanford University Scholarships
It covers full tuition fees, living & travelling expenses, and academic expenses
All master’s & PhD students in the university are eligible
Variable amount
2
Yale University
Yale University Scholarships USA
It is a fully-funded scholarship
All UG, PG, & PhD students in the university are eligible
USD 70,000
3
University of New Haven
University of New Haven Scholarship
It provides work opportunity, an hourly wage, and coverage of 75% of tuition fees
All Master’s students in the university stand a chance to get this scholarship
Variable amount
4
University of Memphis
University of Memphis Scholarships
It covers the difference in the cost of studies of domestic & international students
All UG & PG students in the University of Memphis are eligible
Variable amount
5
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Fellowship
It covers full tuition fees, living expenses, travel & health insurance
This scholarship is for students pursuing their Master’s
Variable amount
6
Clark University
Clark Global Scholarship Program
It is awarded for 4 years if the student meets the academic standards
The Undergraduate students in Clark University are eligible
USD 15,000 - USD 25,000
7
Harvard University
The HAAA Scholarship
It is awarded to the Arab students in the university
The Arab Undergraduate students are eligible
Variable amount
8
Boise State University
Treasure Scholarships
These are fully-funded scholarships
All UG students in the Boise State University are eligible
USD 8460
9
Boston University
Boston University Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years
It is available for all the UG students in the university
USD 25,000 off on tuition fees
10
Cornell University
Cornell University Financial Aid
It provides need-based financial aid to those students who applied
It is available for all Undergraduates in the university
Variable amount

Scholarships for Indian Students to Study in USA after 12th


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amoun in USD
1
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships
It covers tuition fees, one-way travel, & living expenses
It is awarded to students who pursue all courses except Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Public Health, Music & Film Animation
USD 1,00,000
2
Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship
It is given to all students studying in a US accredited college or university
Students having at least 3 years work experience & doing their Master’s are eligible
Variable amount
3
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Students pursuing a non-graduate degree in a few disciplines are eligible
The TOEFL score is necessary for this fellowship
Variable amount
4
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
This fellowship is given to 5 qualified students 
It provides financial assistance on the MBA tuition fees
USD 1,50,000
5
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
It offers grants to fund scholarships with sustainable and high-impact outcomes of focus in 6 areas
Only sustainable and measurable activities will be considered
USD 30,000
6
Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to 2 students
It covers the tuition fees of the 2-year MBA program
USD 25,000
7
The Indian Trust Fellowship
This is given to students possessing excellent academic record, extracurricular achievements etc. 
It covers the tuition fees of full-time MBA students of the Booth School of Business
USD 10,000
8
American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship
This is renewable for 4 years and is dependent on academic excellence
It covers all billable expenses of UG students at the American University
Variable amount
9
Tata Scholarships for Cornell University
This is offered to 20 meritorious UG students at the Cornell University
Students need to fit inside the prescribed income bar to be eligible
Variable amount

Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students in USA


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in USD
1
Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarship
It is a fully-funded scholarship provided by Illinois Wesleyan University 
All international students doing their Undergraduate course are eligible
USD 16,000 - USD 30,000
2
Onsi Sawiris Scholarship
This covers the total tuition fees, living expense, travel & health costs 
All Undergraduate students at the Stanford University are eligible
Variable amount
3
Cornell University Financial Aid
It provides need-based financial assistance to students
Students should be proved to require financial support
Variable amount
4
Berea College Scholarships
It provides 100% funding to all UG students in the first year
UG students in Berea College are eligible
100% off on tuition fees
5
Boston University Presidential Scholarship
It is renewable for 4 years of your study
All Undergraduate students in the Boston University can get this
USD 25,000 off on tuition fees
6
University of Memphis Scholarship
It covers the difference in tuition fees for domestic & international students
It can be availed by all UG students in the Univeraity of Memphis
Variable amount
7
Treasure Scholarship at Boise State University
It is a fully-funded scholarship provided by Boise State University
All UG students at the university stand a chance to get it
USD 8460
8
Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students
It is an annual scholarship provided to all international students
Those who maintain an excellent academic record are eligible
USD 32,000
9
ICPS Scholarships at University of Oregon
Given to international students with good merit & poor financial situation
All full-time UG students at the University of Oregon are eligible
Variable amount
10
Berea College Scholarships for International Students
It covers 100% of the tuition fees at Berea College
Those who have an excellent academic record are eligible
100% off on tuition fees

Scholarship for MS in USA


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in USD
1
Aga Foundation Scholarship
It is provided in the form of 50% grant and 50% loan which should be repaid
Students should be from a country where the Aga Foundation operates
Variable amount
2
King Abdullah Foreign Fellowship Program
It provides total funding to MS students
It is open only to all Saudi nationals
Variable amount
3
Generation Google Scholarship
It is given to Computer Science students by Google
Students with an excellent academic record in Computer Science & related fields are eligible
USD 10,000
4
AAUW International Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded only to women who study full-time
Students should have a good score in their Bachelor’s and a proven English proficiency
USD 18,000
5
Global Study Awards
It is provided by the British Council to cover the tuition costs
Those who are pursuing their MS and have a good score in IELTS are eligible
USD 14,000
6
Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship
It is provided by the University of Oregon to MS students
3 Indian students with good academic record are eligible
USD 3000
7
Dean’s Scholarship
The New York University offers it to all students pursuing their MS
It is awarded to students pursuing all streams of MS
100% off on tuition fees
8
Illinois State University Scholarship
It provides partial tuition waivers
Those who have and an excellent academic record are eligible
USD 10,000

Scholarship for MBA in USA


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in USD
1
Tuck Non-Profit Fellowship
It is awarded by the Centre for Business & Society, at the Tuck School of Business
Students with exceptional academic & professional records are eligible
USD 10,000 - USD 29,648
2
Merit-based & Need-based Scholarships
These scholarships are provided by the Tuck School of Business
Students are required to write a biographical essay to be eligible for it
USD 5000 to 100% tuition fees 
3
Master’s Fellowship
The Sloan School of Management gives this scholarship
This is available to all students irrespective of their backgrounds
USD 5000 to 100% tuition fees coverage
4
McKinsey Award
It is awarded to 4 students from the first year
Eligible students are shortlisted by a committee through applications & interviews
Variable amount
5
Diversity Scholarships
The Kellogg School of Management offers this scholarship
Students with excellent academic record & leadership skills are eligible
50% off on tuition fees
6
Donald P. Jacobs International Scholarship
The Kellogg School of Management offers this scholarship
All students who acquire the admission to MBA are automatically considered for it
Variable amount
7
Emerging Economy Fellowship
The Wharton School of Business provides it to full-time MBA students
Applicants to Wharton are automatically considered for this fellowship
USD 55,000
8
Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship
It is given to 10 students who wish to work in the non-profit sector
To be eligible for this fellowship, the students must have worked in a non-profit sector before
USD 10,000
9
HBS Fellowship Program
The Harvard Business School provides this need-based scholarship
Those who are admitted in this institute & in need of funds are eligible for it
USD 32,000
10
Meyer Feldberg Distinguished Fellowship Program
The Columbia Business School offers it to students of Finance, Entrepreneurship, & Social Enterprise
All students with excellent academic skills & leadership are eligible
100% tuition fees coverage

PhD Scholarships in USA


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in USD 
1
Penn State University Scholarship
The Penn State University awards it to those who specialise in Fundamental Sciences & Architectures
All students in the university are considered eligible for this scholarship
USD 1000
2
Kent State University Scholarship
It is dedicated to broadening the local communities’ understanding of international cultures
Students should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 4.0 USA scale
USD 5000
3
Presidential Scholarship
The Drake University provides the Presidential Scholarship
It is not dependent on financial need & everyone who applied before the deadline are eligible
USD 26,000
4
Green River College Scholarship
The Green River College provides it to PhD students of all disciplines
To be eligible, the students must participate in an international program in the college
USD 1000
5
Fulbright Foreign Student Program
It provides scholarships for international students of any discipline
Students with a Master’s degree are eligible
Gives living stipend and covers tuition fees, health insurance, airfare etc.
6
PEO International Peace Scholarships for Women
It is offered with the expectation that students return to their native country 
Women studying in accredited universities in the USA are eligible for it
100% coverage of tuition fees
7
AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women
Women who have shown commitment to the advancement of women’s condition will be given priority
Students should hold a valid Master’s degree & a good score in IELTS
USD 20,000
8
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
It is provided by the Stanford University
Students must have a Master’ degree from a recognized university
100% off on tuition fees
9
Robert S. McNamara PhD Research Fellowship
The World Bank funds this fellowship for PhD students
All MA Economics graduates from World Bank WGB member countries are eligible
Variable amount
10
Global Leaders Fellowship
George Washington University funds this fellowship for 3 students
Students from selected countries with Master’s and IELTS or TOEFL are eligible
Covers books, living, and other expenses

How to Apply for Scholarship in USA?


Several scholarships come your way if you wish to apply for a scholarship in the USA. You can get financial assistance in personal or family funds, private scholarships, government funding, and college scholarships and aid. AECC Global provides you with a detailed list of things you need to know to apply for the scholarships. You will also get assistance in every step of your study abroad journey. To get a scholarship in the USA, you need to have the application or registration form.

  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Personal essay or letter of motivation (which only a few universities ask).
  • Official financial statements and proof of low income (if the scholarship is based on your income).
  • Letter of acceptance from a recognised university.
  • Evidence of all extracurricular activities, leadership positions, academic achievements etc.
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