STUDYING in America is becoming easier for Indian students - The University of Cincinnati ( UC) scholarships worth $ 1m for Indians

Cincinnati scholarships worth $ 1m for Indians

STUDYING in America is becoming easier for Indian students.

The University of Cincinnati ( UC), Ohio, one of the top public universities in the US, is offering over a million dollars as scholarships for undergraduate students from India this year for Architecture,Business, Computing, IT, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Design and Engineering programmes.
The Global Opportunity Scholarships include a number of full and half tuition waiver offers to qualifying students valued at $ 100,000 and $ 50,000 respectively. Under the full scholarship programme, which is offered only once in five years ( next being 2016), two meritorious students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds will get an all expenses paid study trip. It would cover the candidates' tuition fee, housing, air fare and even on campus employment.

There is also a provision for cash awards between $ 1,000 and $ 25,000 annually on a renewable basis during the study period.

According to Jonathan Weller, director, international admissions at UC, the selection board looks for academic, cultural diversity, financial status and also English- speaking skills while selecting students for scholarships.

The university's cooperative education programme also allows undergraduate students to gain professional work experience during their undergraduate programme. " Cincinnati's cooperative programme is in great demand as students who are enrolled in it do real work," explained Weller.

The low- cost housing and transport facilities in Cincinnati, enable the students to manage well with their part- time jobs and cooperative programmes. Described as one of the world's most beautiful campuses by the Forbes magazine, UC is ranked among the top 25 public research universities in the United States. Indian students are the second largest population in Cincinnati, after Chinese.

The university is also coming up with scholarships for Indian students in post- graduation programmes. Then there is ' Aspire', a programme that covers both bachelors and masters degrees in five years instead of the usual six. Then the course which has Physics, Maths, Science and Women Studies as its specialisations also has a scholarship option.

 The deadlines for application for the scholarship programmes are December 1, February 1 and April 1. For more information, contact UC's India Country Coordinator Anjali Khavnekar
Phone: 91 9167255437
Fax: 91 2266998052
Web site:



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