If you are a woman, this post may be more useful for you, than for a man.
So you want to pursue higher education abroad. At this point, you must have an idea of the kind of tuition fees that universities charge. For example, an MS in Computer Science from the US (2-year program) would cost you $30,000 – $50,000. This will help you with more information about Computer Science programs in North America (the USA and Canada).
The scholarships/fellowships that I have covered here are mostly for studying in North America and provide at least $10,000. There are several other scholarships of $1,000 – $10,000 which you can find in some of the links at the end of this post.
For any assistance with writing the application materials for a scholarship, or your master’s application, please do contact me.
Scholarships for Women
With about 260 fellows and grantees in 2021-2022, AAUW offered $5 million in awards. By far, one of the most consistent in awarding students. Their international fellowship provides $18,000 – $30,000 (about ₹13 lakhs to ₹22 lakhs) as scholarships/fellowships to postgraduate students or post-doctoral candidates in the US.
Keeping the legacy of Margaret Craig McNamara, the MMEG awards up to $15,000 to self-identifying women (above 25 years of age) studying full-time in the US or Canada, from an eligible country.
Awards up to $12,500 to women (except US citizens and permanent residents) working towards a graduate degree in the US or Canada.
Awards up to $10,000 to women of any nationality in a PhD or doctoral program working in aerospace engineering or space sciences.
Awards up to $10,000 to women (both undergraduate and masters) majoring in computer science, computer engineering or a related field. Also includes a one-year creative cloud subscription and an opportunity to intern at Adobe.
Has numerous awards up to $10,000 for women (both undergraduate and masters) majoring in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Awarded nearly $1,000,000 in 2020!
A Few General Scholarships/Fellowships
Needs no introduction. Offers a range of fellowships for Indians to pursue education or research in the US.
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation offers scholarships and awards to bright young Indians in certain fields of study for graduate programs globally. The scholarship covers full tuition (and living expenses) upto $100,000, health insurance and a one-way travel allowance!
An initiative by Google and Lime Connect, the scholarship offers $10,000 or CAD 5,000 to students with a disability(ies) to pursue undergraduate or graduate study in n computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field.
The Asian Cultural Council supports individual artists, scholars and art professionals in Asia through cultural exchanges between Asian countries and the US.
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