Masters Scholarships at Harvard | Wheelwright Prize
Top US universities, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford, offer the most generous undergraduate financial aid packages or scholarships in the country. If you are accepted, you will receive a very generous need-based financial aid package. At Harvard, families whose incomes are below $150k are expected to pay no more than 10% of their incomes (often less than 5%), and those with incomes below $65k are expected to contribute nothing at all. To know more about the scholarships and the eligibility criteria, visit the Harvard College Financial Aid Fact Sheet.
Harvard offers need based financial aid, which means that if your family is very wealthy, your chances of getting much financial aid (much less a full scholarship) are slim to none even if you are among the top admits. Likewise, even if you got off the waitlist, you’re given aid on par with your non-waitlisted peers.
At the graduate level, most if not all of the top PhD programs are fully funded and cover tuition and health insurance, as well as offer reasonable graduate stipends. In general, you shouldn’t have to worry about funding as a PhD student. If you are a terminal master’s student, the story changes, but even then Harvard has a line-up of several financial aid and fellowship opportunities, some of which are:
Aga Khan Scholarship
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries around the world, who have no means to finance their studies. The Foundation prioritises applications for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programs, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.
The Inlaks Foundation Scholarships
The Inlaks Foundation Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application and who hold a good degree from a recognized university and are residents of India at the time of application. Prior admission to a top rank institution is absolutely essential. For more information, visit http://www.inlaksfoundation.org/
Fulbright Program for Foreign Students Masters Scholarships at Harvard
The Fulbright Program offers grants to qualified Indian graduate students to study at the graduate level in the United States. Indian scholars may apply to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions and are eligible for Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Grants, and students and teachers are also eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. In addition, students are eligible to apply for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship for Leadership Development, the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship, and Fulbright-Nehru CII Fellowship for Leadership in Management. Teachers are eligible for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.
The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Legal Studies; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.
These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.
American Indian Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is awarded to those aged 21 through 31 years of age who are Indian citizens or U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and have received their undergraduate degree before the start of the fellowship. It is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the US and India.
Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve from September 2018 to July 2019 with development organizations across India.
Apart from these, there are some external sources of scholarships that you can apply to.
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