Studying at the top world-ranked campuses in the United States certainly costs a lot of money. But, don’t worry! There are many scholarships that can take you to prestigious universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to Stanford University.
Scholarships to study in the United States generally come from the government, colleges, and other United States funding institutions with various schemes. The scholarship is offered to students from friendly countries, including Indonesia.
Scholarships to Study in USA
The following scholarships can be applied for to support studies in the United States, both partially funded and fully funded:
1. Foreign Fulbright Student Program
The Foreign Fulbright Student Program, also known as the Fulbright Scholarship, is a full scholarship program provided by the United States government for international students who wish to undertake a Masters or PhD degree. This scholarship is also available for non-degree postgraduate study.
The scholarship component includes tuition fees, textbooks, airfare, living allowance, and health insurance. For Indonesian students, information about this scholarship is usually announced on the American Indonesia Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) website. Registration generally opens at the beginning of the year.
2. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Humphrey Scholarship is a full scholarship program awarded by the United States government. This scholarship is awarded to professionals to take part in a professional enrichment program. Usually scholarship recipients are people who have a high leadership spirit and are committed to the public service sector. Registration around September-October.
3. Emerging Global Leader Scholarship
This scholarship is targeted at outstanding international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the United States. Applicants are generally people who are dedicated to positive social change for disadvantaged communities in their home countries. Usually scholarships are opened at the end of the year or the beginning of the year.
4. American University Scholarships
American University Scholarships is a scholarship program provided by the American University (AU). This scholarship is intended for outstanding international students at the S1-S3 level. Scholarships are usually awarded in the form of tuition fee waivers per academic year.
AU provides two scholarship schemes, namely Merit Awards and Fellowships & Assistantships. Students can apply for this merit scholarship before February in the Fall.
5. Columbia College Scholarships
Columbia College Scholarships are scholarships awarded by Columbia University. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students. Usually scholarships are awarded in the form of a one-time cash grant or a 15 percent to 100 percent reduction in tuition fees.
6. Michigan State University International Scholarship
Michigan State University (MSU) also provides scholarships and grants to eligible international students. This scholarship is awarded for undergraduate to postgraduate level. Scholarship recipients will receive full funding for the duration of their education at MSU.
7. Regional Award Scholarship for Undergraduate Student
Another scholarship to study in the United States is also provided by one of the leading universities, Oregon State University. This scholarship is given to undergraduate students in the form of a tuition fee discount. Usually, this scholarship lasts for 4 years.
8. New York University Wagner Scholarships
New York University Wagner Scholarships are outstanding scholarship programs offered to students for every new student admission, including international students. This scholarship provides partial to full tuition funding.
9. World Bank Scholarships
World Bank Scholarships through the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships scheme is a full scholarship program for students from member countries of the World Bank. Students can choose to study at 8 universities in the United States, including Harvard University.
10. LPDP Scholarship
The next scholarship to study in the United States is a scholarship provided by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia through the Education Fund Management Institute or what is familiarly called the LPDP scholarship.
The LPDP scholarship itself includes several schemes. One of them is the LPDP scholarship for the World’s Main Universities (PTUD). Top universities in the United States can apply for this scholarship, from MIT, Harvard University, University of California, to Yale University.