Academic credentials from US universities are recognized in most countries around the world. While many aspire to get into them at various levels from undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral degrees, cost is often prohibitive. For those in this situation, scholarships are a lifeline.
Scholarships are differentiated by various factors so that those looking for them can narrow down the search according to their particulars. There are scholarships for local US citizens and for international students. There are also scholarships granted by the US government and those that are granted by private institutions.
Other categories are scholarships granted for women, for minority groups, and those that are granted for studies in specific fields such as engineering, medicine, law, and other fields. There are also those that are granted for studies at various levels from undergraduate and associate degree, advanced education including master’s degrees and
PhD’s and also non-degree postgraduate courses.
Top scholarships for 2015 for international students
Two of the top scholarships for international offered by the US Government are
- The Foreign Fulbright Student Program
- The Humphrey Fellowship Program.
The Fulbright Program offers full scholarships for international students who wish to pursue a Master’s, PhD degree, or non-degree postgraduate studies in the US. It covers textbooks, airfare, tuition, a living stipend, and health
The Humphrey Program gives professionals a year of professional enrichment in the US. Fellows are who selected according to their potential for leadership are given a full grant. International students can also get scholarships from universities and colleges.
- University of West
- Iowa State University
- New York University
- Michigan State University
- Cornell University
- East West Center
- Arkansas University
- Columbia College
Clark University and Dartmouth College are a few universities offering 2015 scholarships for international students.
Top scholarships for 2015 for US citizens
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is one of the most prestigious. Offering full tuition as well as room and board, it is offered by Bill and Melinda Gates and allows students to choose the college or university that they wish to attend. It is open to all, but preference is given to minority groups.
The oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition is the Intel Science Talent Search that awards winners scholarships of various amounts with the top winner getting $100,000. Another top US scholarship is the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway. It gives scholarships of various amounts with the winner getting $100,000.
The Siemens Top Prize in Math, Science and Technology offers a top prize of the same amount that goes to the winning individual and the winning team.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program targets those who may otherwise not get a chance to attend college. It gives scholarships of $100,000 over four years to multiple students who wish to study engineering, science, math, technology, design, and particular business fields.
Other top 2015 US scholarships are The Thiel Fellowship of $100,000 given over two years for students who wish to forego college to pursue breakthrough innovations and The Flinn Scholarship of over $100,000 given to Arizona’s top high school students to study at a university in Arizona.