Finacial assistance or international scolarships offered to Indian students applying to US is extremely competitive and, admittedly, not readily available as generally presumed. "Financial aid" is loo...
Finacial assistance or international scolarships offered to Indian students applying to US is extremely competitive and, admittedly, not readily available as generally presumed. "Financial aid" is loosely used term to denote scholarship or some form of finanicla support in India, but in the US., it may have different implications, that being of need based aid or funds sourced through federal and state agencies which may be not be relevent to international students. Students are therefore advised to seek clarifications about the eligilibility criteria. The type of assistance/scholarships offered varies by college, unversity, department, level of study and policies outlined by particular school. It is commonly belived that ther is little or no funding available to international students at the undergraduate level but, in the last ten years or so, udergraduates have received generous financial aid packages particularly from private liberal arts colleges.
Teaching, Reaserch or Graduate Assistantships are awarded at the graduate level with stipend for which students are required to work for a maximum of 20 hrs a week along with a tuition waiver or a reduced tuition. Generous assistantship absorb almost all expences pertaining to Study in USA.
Who should Apply:
Students who whow commintment and motivation in their intended field of study
Oustanding students with a high lovel of academic achievement, execeptional talent and leadership potential
Students who demonstrate a well-rounded background, especially in the case of undergraduate students.
Studens with high standadized test scores, though this may not be sole deciding factor.
Meritorious students whose specialized and research interests macth with the department faculty.
Students with a strong sense of purpose in thier application essays and strong recommendations.
Students who demonstrate financial need but have private funding to cover some of the cost. Financial need is not crucial for some awards.