As a result of the high cost of University education abroad and the need for young people to experience other cultures, attend prestigious schools and access quality education in a different country, Individuals, parents and guardians are continuously surfing the internet in search of scholarships in the U.S. However, most of these scholarships are not easy to find, especially when you do not know where to look or which particular school you are looking at.
I will be mentioning a number of 2021 scholarships in the United States that still have their application dates open, however a good number of them are closed currently;
Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships
Every year, 130 peace and development leaders from around the world are selected to receive fully funded academic fellowship in other to acquire a Professional Development Certificate Program or a Master’s degree related to the advancement of peace and resolution of conflict and prevention at any of the identified peace centers across the globe (UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Thailand and Uganda).
Deadline: 15th May 2021 (Annual). Districts have to submit endorsed applications by 1st July 2021.
Target group: Those endorsed by their Rotary club
This Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in peace and conflict and International relations. All applicants must also meet the following requirements:
- Be a BSc holder b) Have proficiency in English c) Demonstrate leadership skills d) Must possess three years of related work experience for the Master’s degree program (and five years for the Duke) Must also possess a strong commitment to cross cultural understanding and peace
You would also be required to take the eligibility quiz
Value of Scholarship:
The fellowship will cover fees and tuition, room and board, transportation and all internship and field peace.
No of Scholarships:
About 50 fellowships for masters and 80 for certificate studies are being awarded each year.
Duke University and North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, USA: Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or other degrees offered by the University, University, Australia: Master of Peace and Conflict resolution.
Bradford University, England: Advanced practice in building peace and conflict resolution, International Christian University, Japan Master’s degree in Peace resolution.
For further information; Visit the official website https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships.
Fairleigh Dickson Scholarships for International Students
Here is another Scholarship program in the US, for international students to take advantage of. This Scholarship is for both Bachelors and Master’s degree applicants and Farleigh Dickson University is the Hot Institution in-charge of this program.
Level/Field of study: A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in any subject
Countries opened to: The Scholarship program is open to international students from around the globe.
Value of the Scholarship/inclusions:
For undergraduate students, they will be provided with a fee of up to $32,000 a year.
FDU International Scholarships:
A fee of up to $27,000 will be provided for them, each year and then $1000-$10,000 per year for the International Graduate Scholarship.
Note: The scholarships are awarded for just one year (Fall and Spring) but they are also renewable for 4 years.
Most Scholarships are based on academic merit and test scores, Farleigh Dickson Scholarships is no different. Candidates who will be considered are only those who have submitted a complete FDU course application. Another good thing about the scholarship is that it can be renewed each year if the student continues to enroll full-time, maintains a good GPA and remains in good terms at FDU.
Deadline of Scholarship:
There are two deadlines for the scholarship, the first is 1st May which is for Summer Semester and the other one is 1st July which is for Fall. So at least, that of Fall is still available for all interested parties.
Further Application Instructions:
For this particular scholarship, a separate application is not necessary. Once an application has been submitted together with other supporting documents, the applicant will be automatically considered for scholarships.
However, for further inquiry it is important that you visit the website for detailed information about the Scholarship.
In conclusion, when looking for scholarships in most countries especially in the United States, it is essential that you start on time, as most scholarship programs close a year before or very early within the current year. However, the United States is also one place to seek for late scholarships like the Fairleigh Dickson University Scholarship for International Students which has a Fall program.