Scholarships for pursuing Masters in the US 15


Yes, it is true that the education in the US is very expensive, whether it be undergraduate bachelor degrees or graduate programs like MS and MBA. Applying for any of them without making arrangement for funding and scholarships so as to meet the total cost of attendance is sheer folly, unless and until you have enough of your parent’s money to support your education.

International students should pay special attention towards the funding and scholarship options available to them for pursuing Masters in US, especially those that hail from developing and under developed nations whose currency is weaker than the US dollar. This directly implies that in terms of their own currency, they will have to incur higher amount of expenditure, which is not a very good idea. In these cases, in fact, students should try for scholarships in US that help them pay for their education.

The Good News is…

That it is possible to finance major chunk of tuition cost in a Masters program through scholarships. However, everybody is not that lucky to be able to receive more than $10,000 to $15,000 as part of education scholarships and that also depends on a lot of factors.

How much it cost of masters in US

Where to search and apply for US Masters Scholarships?

The best place to search for scholarships is the financial aid office of the college or the university where you intend to pursue your Masters degree. Check for the scholarships available in the financial aid section along with the scholarship requirements like the documents, academics, GRE scores etc.

For external scholarships, internet is the best place to begin. Many specialty websites are there that deal with scholarship matters, providing the students and the parents with all the information that they need regarding the scholarship programs available in the country.

How much GRE score is needed to get MS scholarships?

Good academics certainly influence the scholarships matters and students are always enquiring about the average GRE score that is needed to get the scholarships that they want. GRE scores above the 80th percentile are considered good for scholarship purpose. Every college has its own eligibility requirements policy where finance and funding are concerned. Check out the requirements in detail on the college website and make the most of your scholarship essay (if you are required to write one) in showcasing your eligibility for the scholarship. However, do not go above board or try to justify low scores in 10th and 12th.

More information on Masters scholarships in the US will be put up on the blog, so as to help students plan their scholarship application well and get sufficient funds to finance their Masters education. Detailed information on the scholarship amounts available also helps in determining the actual monetary benefits of pursuing a Masters Degree program in the US.

 


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  • tony

    Sir recently I gave Gre and I got 163 in quant and143 in verbal. I want to do ms in mechanical stream in university of Oklahoma. Can I get admission in this university and can I get scholarship based on these Gre score??????

  • Anshu

    I am an aeronautical Engineering graduate ( 2008-2012) from a private engineering college Career Institute of Technology and Management ( Maharshi Dayanand University , rohtak) in Faridabad, Haryana with a degree aggregate of 71.4%, 12th std -75.4%, 10th std -94.2%. I took my new revised GRE today and secured 315 ( verbal-156, quant-159) on 340 while my AWA score is awaited.I have 2 internships- one from HAL, Aircraft Division , Bangalore and another from Air India, New Delhi and a final year project on propeller thrust and rpm relationship. I also participated in VIRTUAL SUPRA SAE India 2010 and I am currently doing Internship in carrier Airconditioning and refrigeration Ltd, working on a fan design problem. I have been fairly active in extra curricular activities through school as well as college even coordinating literary activities during college fest.I am yet to take TOEFEL. I am interested in pursuing MS in aeronautics/aerospace preferably from one of the top 50-60 US universities and need scholarship also.I want to know if that is possible with my profile and which all universities among the preferred top 50-60 or otherwise can I apply to and hope of getting good or atleast decent scholarships.I am aiming for fall 2014.Can I apply for spring 2014 as well????? please HELP!!!

  • neha

    hello,
    I am pursuing B.E. in computer science, am in 3rd year planning to pursue MS.
    Diploma-91%, 10th-85%. What is Fall And spring admission?
    Which are the good universities i should go for plz send the details
    I need a detail information about different scholarship program and financial aids that are available and how to apply for them and what are my chances to get full scholarship to an institute?

    • greGuru

      Hi Neha,
      Colleges start the school admissions in two sessions. Most schools start academics from mid August and end at winter break being mid December, which is the Fall session. Spring semester starts when student gets back from winter break, the first or second week of January until the end May.
      We will soon update our site with the good universities to apply for depending on the score. Please look out for details.
      Being a potential student from India, you can obtain detailed admission information from USEFI- United States Educational Foundation in India (http://www.usief.org.in/).
      They are Perhaps the Best and also the Official Source of Information on US Universities and Visa Related Queries located in India.
      USEFI has its Headquarters in New Delhi and three Regional Offices in Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. USEFI also has satellite centers in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

  • san

    hi,
    I am pursuing B.E in information technology and I am in my 3rd year of my course and I want to pursue MS from any institute in USA or Canada after my graduation. My scores in 10th and diploma are 76% and 77% respectively. I have not yet appeared for either GRE or TOEFEL but I’m planning to. I need a detailed information about the different scholarship programs and financial aids that are available and how to apply for them and what are my chances to get a full scholarship to an institute in either USA or Canada.

  • Prateep Dasgupta

    hi,
    I am pursuing B.tech in Computer Science and Engineering and I am in the final year of my course and I want to pursue MS from any institute in USA or Canada after my graduation. My scores in 10th and 12th are 79% and 84% respectively. I have not yet appeared for either GRE or TOEFEL but I’m planning to. I need a detailed information about the different scholarship programs and financial aids that are available and how to apply for them and what are my chances to get a full scholarship to an institute in either USA or Canada.

  • ifty alam

    Hi, I have completed my B.pharm with cGPA of 3.14 and 2 year M.Pharm with 3.76 with a joint publication with my professor.I’ve scored 320 in new GRE system and intended to conduct further research in USA with a they to gaining a Ph.D. degree. Would I qualify for a scholarship or RA/TA in USA?

  • Rashi Gupta

    Hi all,
    I am working as a Firmware Engg in a MNC (in metering domain). I have almost 2 years work ex over here. I have 80% in my B. Tech (ECE) ; and secured 12th with 86% and 10th with 87.4%. I have also got 100 marks in Mathematics (12th class). I want to do MS in embedded systems and I am preparing for GRE.
    Can anyone pls tell me the approx scholarship that i can get in a college best for MS in embedded? Kindly suggest the colleges for the same.
    Thanks and regards in advance,
    Rashi Gupta

  • Gaurav Agarwal

    Hi all,

    I have completed my 3rd year of Btech CS and now i am starting with my preparations for GRE. Ill be taking the exam in October 2011 (in the new format!). Ill be completing my Btech in May 2012.
    How long will the application process take after that? I want to get along with MS as soon as my btech gets over.