If you’re looking to fund your next degree, consider applying for one of these masters scholarships available in the USA. Whether you’re enrolled in an MBA or an MFA program, you can use these scholarships to pay off your tuition and other related expenses. Since many of these grants are merit-based, you’ll want to get your application in as soon as possible, because the deadlines are often at the end of March or the beginning of April each year.
1) New York University Scholarship
The New York University Tandon School of Engineering offers a highly competitive scholarship program to all U.S. citizens who have a 3.3 GPA or above and are studying at either NYU’s New York or Abu Dhabi campuses. In total, more than $100 million is awarded each year among thousands of students, with full tuition scholarships offered exclusively to undergraduate students enrolled at NYU Abu Dhabi and those pursuing an MS, MBA or PhD at Tandon.
2) Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
Each year, up to forty students who have completed two years of graduate study in applied physical science, biological science, chemistry, engineering or mathematics are selected as Hertz Fellows. The application deadline is December 1. Recipients receive a stipend of $34,000 and 12 weeks of paid research experience within a federal laboratory. The fellowship was established to recognize and encourage talented scientists and engineers who demonstrate superior potential for significant contributions to their field of study.
3) MIT Masters Online
The Master of Information Technology program is an online, self-paced degree designed to help professionals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree advance their careers and take on larger management roles. The program focuses on information technology fundamentals like systems analysis, technology architecture, human computer interaction, enterprise resource planning and software development. You can work toward your degree full time or part time and you are not required to complete it in a set period of time. Your ability to do independent study enables you to incorporate your experience into coursework that fits your schedule.
4) University of California, San Diego
UCSD has multiple scholarships available, including one specifically for low-income students that waives all tuition costs. The University of California, San Diego is a public research university located in La Jolla, California. UCSD has a very high rate of alumni giving at just over $550 million annually, and many donate to support graduate fellowships and other academic excellence efforts.
5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management
The MIT Sloan School of Management offers a variety of merit-based scholarships, including but not limited to: Dean’s Scholarship Program, Deans Graduate Fellows, Trustee Scholarship Program and Principal Financial Group PhD Fellowship. For more information about these programs and to apply, visit their website here. In order to be eligible for these scholarships, you must have received your bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by June 30th of the application year. They are also open to all countries; however, international students will need F1 or J1 status by July 1st of each application year.
6) Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business – Master’s Program in Management
The Tepper School of Business offers a two-year part-time M.S. program to provide students with an opportunity to pursue studies beyond a BBA or MBA degree at Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Offered through Tepper’s Evening and Weekend program, courses are held on weeknights and weekends, allowing students flexibility with their schedules during their regular work day. Students can also choose to attend classes on Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The accelerated format allows graduates to enter into leadership positions sooner after graduation while working full time.
7) Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy – Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis (MPA)
Rutgers University offers a full scholarship to high achieving students. Applicants are given preference to residents of New Jersey, along with those who have already received a bachelor’s degree from one of Rutgers’ partner institutions. Students who complete their undergraduate degrees at Rutgers will also be given priority consideration. The Bloustein MPA is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you for leadership roles by providing hands-on experience with community leaders and corporations, as well as through co-op experiences. The program has three focus areas: Urban Policy, State and Local Policy and Global Development. More information about Rutgers can be found here .
8) Georgetown University – The John V. Walsh Fellowship for Graduate Study Abroad in British or American History and Culture
This fellowship provides full tuition to conduct research in British or American history and culture at any accredited institution in Great Britain or Ireland. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree by July 1, 2020. Preference is given to applicants with a focus on United States History, but other fields of study are welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders). Full consideration will be given to students who have earned degrees from Georgetown University but preference will also be given to eligible students without Georgetown ties if they can demonstrate an interest in British and/or American history and culture through their academic training and research experience; interviews may be conducted with selected candidates at Georgetown University prior to final selection of fellows.