Northwestern University is a private institute that was founded in the year 1851. It was established to serve the Northwest Territory, the area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. After completing its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Sixteen presidents have presided over Northwestern in the years since.
Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Northwestern has 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.
Seeing all these students automatically grow interest and dream to pursue their post graduation degree from this university. Many students from all over the globe apply here for seeking to take the admission in this university but unfortunately many of them are unable afford the fees due to different problems like financial need, etc. So the university has started the provision of scholarship for the international students who are meritorious, talented and due to financial need or some other problem can’t afford to take admission. The government and many private organizations also provide scholarships to the needy students.
Given below are the details of some of the scholarships which are available at / for this university for the international students for taking admission in the Masters’ degree. Although the list contains mainly those scholarships in which the students from India are eligible to apply.
The scholarship for Indian students which are available here are:
1. Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Rotary Scholarships, like Fulbright Grants, aim to promote international understanding and peace among nations. NU has sent students to South Africa, Egypt, England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, among other countries, to study subjects as varied as Arabic language, English literature, and Economics. The possibilities are endless. Rotary differs from Fulbright and from NSEP; Rotary cannot guarantee that a student will be assigned to the first choice university, as geographical distribution of Scholars is important to Rotary’s overall design
Eligbility: Citizens of any country with a Rotary club, excluding linear descendants of living Rotarians
Scholarship Amount: It depends on the district funding priorities of home town of the candidate and the Evanston Rotary Clubs
For more details, visit: http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx
2. PEO International Peace Scholarship
Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood contribute funds for the purpose of providing scholarships for selected women from other countries for study in the United States and Canada.
Eligibility: Any international candidate who is not an U.S. citizen or permanent residents.
Scholarship Amount: $ 10,000
For more details visit: http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
3. OFID Scholarship Awards for International Students
This scholarship is for the qualified applicants who have obtained or on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish for a Masters’ degree are eligible to apply.
Eligibility: Any international student from any developing country with minimum GPA of 3.0 in their highest qualification. The minimum qualification required is bachelor’s degree.
Scholarship Amount: $ 50,000
For more details visit: http://www.ofid.org/FOCUSAREAS/Beyondthescope/ScholarshipAwards.aspx