Do you want to study abroad in USA on Scholarship? A number of USA universities and organisations offer undergraduate, Masters or PhD scholarships in USA for developing countries Students. Some of these scholarships are offered specifically for international students from Africa.
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Zawadi Africa Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship for Women- in Partnership with Google
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically gifted girls/ women from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US.
Eligible Field of Study: Computer Science, Computer Engineering and/or ICT
Application Deadline: Varies
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Japan
The World Bank and the Government of Japan, through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, offer scholarships for Masters Degree to postgraduate students from developing countries. Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.
Application Deadline: March 31
MMMF Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries in US & Canada
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards grants are approximately $12,000 each.
Application starts from October 15th until January 9th.
AAUW International Fellowship for Women, Masters & Doctoral program in USA
American Association of University Women – AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, (previous year) and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. The AAUW International Fellowship for Women is for Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral program in USA
Application Starts August 1 and Ends December 1 (based on previous duration)
Harambe Fletcher Scholarships for African Students USA
The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September 2013.
Eligible Field of Study
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)
A two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs
Master of International Business (MIB)
A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program
Candidates must complete online HEA Application by December 30
Candidates must complete online Fletcher School Application by January 10
For scholarship application: www.healliance.org/Harambe_Fletcher_Scholarship.pdf
For admission: www.fletcher.tufts.edu/Admissions
Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarships, USA
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD.
Eligible Field of Study: PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics departments
Application start August 14, and end October 16
7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship for Nigerian Students
The Seven UP Harvard Business School Scholarship was created by Seven Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria to commemorate its 50th anniversary and aligns with the Company’s overall vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. Application opens for students admitted to the Harvard Business School MBA Class of following year.
Application Deadline: Varies between September and April for the 1st to 3rd round
Boustany Foundation – MBA Harvard Scholarship programs
The Boustany Foundation recognizes the importance of helping people evolve and leave a positive impact on the world. In order to achieve the above, the Foundation grants various Scholarships to exceptional and meriting individuals.
Application Deadline: 31 May (Offered every two years)
Visit Website for details: boustany-foundation.org
Borlaug Fellowship Program for Developing Countries Students, USA
The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty.
Application Deadline: January 15 (varies)
Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
The Vera R. Campbell Foundation funded Fellowship is offered for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing country whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.
Application Deadline: 1 November
ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program for Masters in Geosciences, Engineering, or Business in Texas
The program is funded by ExxonMobil and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through this unique scholarship opportunity, ExxonMobil aims to contribute to the Middle East and North Africa region by helping to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals.
Application Deadline: October 31
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students -USA
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home countries.
Application Deadline: Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.
African countries: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/sub-saharan-africa
Non-African countries visit https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/participating-countries-region
FHSSA Nursing Scholarships for African Nurses
As part of its mission to expand the availability of hospice and palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa, FHSSA, in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association, created the African Palliative Care Nursing Scholarship in 2010.
Application Deadline: Varies – contact sponsor for details
PEO International Peace Scholarships for Women – USA and Canada
The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program of Women helping women reach for the stars. The fund provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Application Deadline: between August 15 and December 15.
Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship For Women From Developing Countries in USA
The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRA), USA invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in Peace and Development Studies every two year.
Application Deadline: January 15 (Offered Biennially)
Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship in Nursing & Emergency Medical Service
The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments of students who are enrolled in regionally accredited community college programs in registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services.
Application Period: Varies- February to 30 April
ACI Foundation Scholarship in USA & Canada for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The American Concrete Institute – ACI Foundation offers several Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities for ACI Student Members and E-Members. ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships are awarded annually to help students with an interest in concrete achieve their educational and career goals.
Eligible Field of Study: Structural Design, Materials, Construction
Application Deadline: May 10 to October 18
AAHPM Scholarship in USA for Physicians from Developing Countries
The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and HPNA Annual Assembly in Vancouver.
Application Period: August 1 to September 30
The Immigration Journalism Fellowship in USA for International Students
With the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the French-American Foundation in 2011 launched the Immigration Journalism Fellowship. The fellowship is open to experienced journalists of any nationality and with an interest in questions of immigration and integration.
Application Deadline: February
EDSF Scholarship for full-time students in Document Management and Graphic Communications
The Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation – EDSF scholarship program was initiated in 1999 to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.
Application Deadline: May 1
Gus Archie Undergraduate Scholarships- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Foundation
The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the Society of Petroleum Engineers – SPE – Foundation and each year, awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Application Deadline: 30 April annually
See other SPE scholarships www.spe.org/scholarships/index.php
Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities to Study in USA or Canada
Google Lime Scholarship is offered for Students with Disabilities to study Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering in USA or Canada at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level
Application Deadline: February 18
ESA Foundation Scholarship for USA and International students
The Epsilon Sigma Alpha – ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually to United States and international students. You don’t have to belong to ESA to receive an ESA Foundation scholarship, but the foundation extend you an invitation to join ESA, a premier service and leadership organization established in 1929.
Application Deadline: February 1
Internet Scholarship Program by U.S. Bank- USA
U.S. Bank offers high school and undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for one of it’s 40 $1,000 scholarship position annually. The U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors and college undergraduates.
Application Deadline: May 31
Fellowships in International Human Rights in UK and US
Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program.
Application starts from June
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. It will transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the values, knowledge, skills, and leadership to fuel economic and social progress across Africa. The Scholars Program is anticipated to benefit 15,000 young people within 8 to 10 years. The following USA universities are partnering with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships in USA for African students
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Wellesley College, USA
As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine (9) African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values, and competencies that are critical to success in the global economy, and that enable them to give back to their communities and home countries. The students will arrive in groups of three students each year beginning Fall 2013.
Application Deadline: Varies – application start around September/November and closes around January/February
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Stanford University – USA
The MasterCard Foundation education initiative at Stanford University USA will provide comprehensive support to 20 talented but economically disadvantaged students from Africa over the next eight years. The Scholars Program will support five (5) undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa each year.
Application Deadline: Varies – application start around September/November and closes around January/February
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)
Arizona State University welcomed 10 undergraduate students from seven African nations in 2012, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU. As part of this program, ASU will receive $27.5 million over the next seven years to provide academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students from Africa, who are committed to giving back to their communities and countries, with access to high-quality education. The program will ultimately support 120 scholars at ASU.
Application Deadline: Varies – for admission application: 01 January; scholarship deadline: February 01
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley USA
At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. The scholars will pursue both undergraduate and professional master’s degrees.
Application Deadline: Varies – first apply for admission
Office of Undergraduate Admissions: admissions.berkeley.edu/internationalstudents
Graduate Division: www.grad.berkeley.edu/international/index.shtml
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU), USA
The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The university will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars throughout the nine-year program, which includes 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students.
Application Deadline: 15 February
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University – USA
The inaugural class of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University represents the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke University will educate seven (7) classes of five (5) students from Sub-Saharan Africa — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.
Application Deadline: January
MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at EARTH University for Africa, Latin America and Caribbean– Costa Rica
EARTH University, Costa Rica has a seven-year partner with the MasterCard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation will provide 120 undergraduate scholarships amounting to $19.5 million to EARTH students for 7 years. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the university which are mainly in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management
Application Deadline: For African students: 25 May; For Latin America and the Caribbean: 1 June
Visit website: www.earth.ac.cr/?lang=en
University Scholarships in USA
American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students (AU EGLS)
The American University – AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) is offered for International Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline: 15 January
Visiting Scholarship for International Law Students, USA
The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for each year. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Closely linked to the School of Law, CSLS creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies, law and economics, legal history, law and psychology, and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world.
Application Deadline: November 16
International Student Ambassador Scholarships at Iowa State University USA
The Iowa State University, USA awards the International Student Ambassador Scholarships to undergraduate students with exceptional leadership qualities and a desire to positively represent both their home country and Iowa State University to prospective students.
Application Deadline: March 1 (fall & summer entry); October 1 (spring entry)
ESTU International Students Academic Merit Scholarship
The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University –ETSU USA. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered.
Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, need to be submitted by the following dates:
Fall semester deadline: no later than June 1st
Spring semester deadline: no later than October 1st
Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students USA
International Students who want to study for undergraduate degree at Colby-Sawyer College, USA are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply for a variety of scholarships and awards that acknowledge students who have reached a high level of academic achievement throughout their high school career.
Application Deadline: Varies –1 February
VCU International Student Scholarship Award
The VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) International Student Scholarship is sponsored with proceeds generated by the sale of Officially Licensed VCU merchandise. Virginia Commonwealth University values the contributions international students make to the university community through scholarship, service, and leadership.
Application Deadline: February 21
View application www.bsv.vcu.edu/Scholarships/ISTS.pdf
VCU Undergraduate Scholarship for the Advancement of Women – USA
The VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company.
Application Deadline: February 21
IUPUI Scholarships for International Students USA
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) USA offers several undergraduate scholarship opportunities for international students. All scholarships require full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more per semester) in the fall and spring semesters.
Application Deadline: Varies
African Presidential Fellowship Program at University of Michigan USA
The African Presidential Scholars Program offers early career faculty from Ghana, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students at the University of Michigan during residencies of two to six months.
Eligible Field of Study: Field of African Heritage, African Social Research, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics)
Application Period: August 15-October 15
Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students from Africa and Asia
The Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund at University of Michigan, USA is designed to promote international understanding and offer an educational opportunity through scholarships to foreign graduate students (from developing countries) in need. Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship is offered for students from Africa and Asia to study Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Nursing and Environmental Sciences at University of Michigan, USA
Application Deadline: May 2
George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund- Michigan State University USA
Professors George and Nancy Axinn endowed this scholarship to support graduate students who wish to pursue careers in international development. Preference is given to international students.
Application Deadline: December 1
International Guest Scholarships for Medical Student at American College os Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research.
Application Deadline: 1st July.
IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at UC Berkeley seek to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area on international studies. The Institute of International Studies promotes interdisciplinary research in international, comparative, and policy studies on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.
Application Deadline: November 26
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