Scholarships for International Students in the United States
One of the reasons that many international students decide to attend university in the United States is because there are a lot of scholarships available for them. Where can you find these scholarships, and how can you work on obtaining them before you attend school in the United States? That’s what we’re going to explore on this page.
Online Scholarship Searches
Before you even get started, please know that you should never, ever have to pay for information about scholarships. If a website asks for monetary information, then you need to avoid it and go with a free search engine instead. Here are some of the websites that you can look at in order to find scholarships specific to international students who want to stud in the United States.
- Scholarship Experts has a specific scholarship search available for international students.
- The International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search at http://www.iefa.org/ is useful.
- Scholarships.com has tips to find scholarships for international students.
- About.com’s College Apps site has a page just for international students who wish to study within the United States
- The International Scholarships webpage can help you find scholarships, no matter where in the world you wish to go to study (even if it’s not the United States!).
These resources are a great place for you to start your scholarship search; that way, you can apply for as many scholarships as you can in order to maximize the amount of financial aid that you are obtaining.
There are other, more specific scholarships that you can attain if you are considering study in the United States as well. Some of these scholarships will be granted by your home country, and others may be offered by the university that you are attending in the United States.
Your home country may offer scholarships to those studying abroad. These may be from the government, from your secondary institution, or from a number of other sources. Contact the educational system in your country for more information about these scholarships and how you can apply for them.
You may also be able to receive scholarships from the university you are attending. There scholarships are actually the main reason that many students decide to study in the United States; there are a number of universities that are incredibly generous with their funding for international students.
This U.S. News and World Report article focuses on the schools that offer their international students the most money in scholarships per year if you would like a quick look at how much money you may be able to get for your studies in the United States.
If you are looking for ways to obtain financial aid other than scholarships, then take a look at our page about financial aid in the United States. That page will give you more information about navigating the financial aid system in the United States so that you can obtain grants and/or loans that will help supplement your educational costs while you study in the United States.