Top 20 Free Scholarships for Ethiopian Students in America

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20 FREE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ETHIOPIAN STUDENTS IN AMERICA

 Ethiopia is one of the fastest academically growing nations of Africa. They have been recognised globally through the brilliance exhibited by the students.

Many firms and organisations have made it necessary to provide scholarship opportunities for students from Ethiopia so as to encourage their academic exploits.

Below is a list of Free Scholarships for Ethiopian Students in America.

The aim of putting this article together is to list these scholarship opportunities in details just make it easy students looking for this opportunities to find them.

We understand transitioning into higher education can be a stressful ordeal: choosing the right place to study, the right country, the right field, family pressure, financial pressure and so much more.

In light of this, we have put together a list of 20 scholarships for Ethiopians to study in the United States.

In this list, you shall find organizations, companies, governmental bodies and learning institutions offering full scholarships for undergraduate studies, Masters Programs, PhD’s, etc.

We’d find pleasure in the help you’d this article would provide for the readers.

Take your time to read through these opportunities and apply for the ones that suit you the most.

 

  1. American University Merit Scholarships

 This basically for international students from Ethiopia and other countries other world. American University’s merit awards for international students are partial, not full, scholarships.

They are highly competitive and based on a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellent communication skills in English, leadership, volunteerism, and community service. Scholarships ranged from U.S.$6,000 to U.S.$25,000 per academic year.

They are renewable for all four years of study based on successful continued academic performance.

Level of study: Undergraduate degree

Previous Application deadline: 15 January

Scholarship official website.

https://www.american.edu/admissions/international/first-year-merit.cfm

 

  1. Foreign Fulbright Student Program

Another scholarship which is basically for international students from Ethiopia and other countries of the world.

The Fulbright Program are scholarships for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree.

The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies.

The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

Level of Study: Master’s and PhD degree in interdisciplinary fields (No medical degree program/clinical medical research).

Application Deadline in the Past: Varies by country.

Select your country and get specific details on scholarship page.

Official scholarship website.

https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/

 

  1. Hubert H. Humphery Fellowships for International Students USA

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced Ethiopian professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home countries.

Level of Study: Fellowship for professionals.

Application Deadline in the Past: Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1.

The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

Official scholarship website.

http://humphreyfellowship.org/

 

  1. Masterscard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University

The inaugural class of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University represents the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa.

With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke University will educate seven (7) classes of five (5) students from Sub-Saharan Africa – a total of 35 students – over the next 10 years to achieve scholarships in USA.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: : January 1.

Scholarship official website.

http://www.afriwidescholarships.com/mastercard-african-scholarships-duke-university-usa-201819/

 

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    Masterscard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University welcomed for some years has made it a norm to welcome undergraduate students from seven African

nations including Ethiopia, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU.

As part of this program, ASU will receive $27.5 million over the next seven years to provide academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged and also advantaged students from Africa who qualifies for it, and who are also committed to giving back to their communities and countries, with access to high-quality education.

The program will ultimately support 120 scholars at ASU.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: : Admission application: January 1/Scholarship deadline: February 1

Official scholarship website.

https://ui.asu.edu/projects/mastercard-scholars

 

  1. ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Basically offered to international students from Ethiopia and other countries of Africa, and the world.

Merit-based scholarships are offered to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores on the required entrance exams.

These scholarships in USA undergraduate awards range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years.

In some instances, additional help is provided through student loans and campus employment.

In addition, two full-tuition President’s International Student Scholarships are offered.

These scholarships are awarded each year to two highly qualified international students in assessing their talents, interests and academic achievements.

Each full-tuition scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: April 1

Official scholarship website.

https://www.iwu.edu/admissions/international/intscholar.html

  

  1. MIRIAM J. KELLEY AFRICAN SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 This scholarship is for Ethiopians and students from other African countries.

The Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship award is intended to encourage MSU African students (woman are strongly urged to apply) to study at MSU and in turn make a contribution to the development of their country.

At least two awards can be made annually.

The number of awards made and actual award amounts depend on the quality of proposals and the resources available in the fiscal year in which funds are proposed for expenditure.

 Level of Study: Undergraduate degree and Graduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: July 15

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL SERVICE PROGRAM (ICSP) TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AT OREGON UNIVERSITY

 An opportunity set out for Ethiopian and international students studying in Oragon university.

The ICSP scholarship awards 10-20 new competitive scholarships to Ethiopian and international students each year.

Scholarships apply to tuition only and range from $9,000-$27,000 per year.

The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component which requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff.

ICSP scholarships are based on financial need, academic merit, and the ability to make presentations to diverse groups of people. ICSP scholarships are renewable.

Applicants may be new or current UO international undergraduate students.

Level of StudyUndergraduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: January 15

Scholarship official website.

https://isss.uoregon.edu/icsp

 

  1. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY WAGNER SCHOLARSHIPS

 These scholarships are offered to only students from Ethiopia and other international students who are admitted in this institution, encapsulating all NYU Wagner degree programs and international students.

Awards are based solely on the strength of the application and the contributions the Graduate Admissions Committee believe the applicant can make to the NYU Wagner community.

All international postgraduate student applicants at NYU Wagner are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships, as the University gives equal consideration to Ethiopian students who leaves in the United States and those who doesn’t.

The awards are partial to full tuition scholarships including the Robert F. Wagner Scholarship which includes a $20,000 annual stipend.

Scholarship official website.

https://wagner.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships

 

  1. HARAMBE FLETCHER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS USA

The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders from Ethiopia and related countries. wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September.

Eligible Field of Study: Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), a two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs, Master of International Business (MIB), A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program.

Application Deadline in the Past: Candidates must complete online HEA Application by December 30/Candidates must complete online Fletcher School Application by January 10.

 

Scholarship official website.

 http://fletcher.tufts.edu/MIB/Applying-for-the-MIB/Scholarships

 

  1. AGA KHAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

 

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for undergraduate and postgraduate studies to outstanding students from Ethiopia and other African countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment and make them remain in the US after graduation.

Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant:

50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.

Level of Study: Masters and PhD focused areas are Architecture, Health, Civil Society, Planning & Building, Culture, Rural Development, Economic Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Education, Music. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Application Deadline in the Past: January 1 through to March 31

Official scholarship website.

http://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme

 

  1. BOUSTANY FOUNDATION – MBA HARVARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

 This is one if its kind. Its unlimited, and has its offer open for students from anywhere in the world.

The Boustany Foundation recognizes the importance of helping people evolve and leave a positive impact on the world.

In order to achieve the above, the Foundation grants various Scholarships to exceptional and meriting individuals.

Level of Study: Masters of Business Administration degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: May 31 once every two years.

Official scholarship website.

http://www.boustany-foundation.org/scolarship-programs/MBA-Harvard

 

  1. ZAWADI AFRICA EDUCATION FUND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN- IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE

 The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically gifted girls/ women from Ethiopia and other African countries who are financially disadvantaged.

This opportunity is available only for poor background students from Africa to pursue higher education in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and/or ICT

Application Deadline: Varies

Official scholarship website.

http://www.zawadiafrica.org

 

  1. HARAMBE FLETCHER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS USA

 The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young Ethiopians and other African country’s entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September. Eligible Field of Study

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) A two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs Master of International Business (MIB)

A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program.

Application Deadline

Candidates must complete online HEA Application by December 30

Candidates must complete online Fletcher School Application by January 10

 

Official scholarship website.

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Admissions/Financing-Your-Education/Scholarships

 

  1. AGA KHAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

 

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students who have no other means of financing their studies, this student must be an international student coming from Ethiopia or any other country.

And the person will be trained through the course of the scholarship in order to prepare them for employment.

Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.

Level of study: Masters and PhD focused areas are Architecture, Health, Civil Society, Planning & Building, Culture, Rural Development, Economic Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Education, Music.

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Previous Application Deadline: Starts January to March 31

 

Official Scholarship page.

https://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme

 

  1. BORLAUG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

 This is an unlimited scholarship opportunity for students studying in the United states.

The opportunity is not just limited to Ethiopians students, but it is also available for other country’s if the world.

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty.

Level of study: Masters in Agricultural Science and Technology

Previous Application Deadline: January 15

Official Scholarship page

https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program

 

  1. THE IMMIGRATION JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP IN USA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

With the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the French-American Foundation in 2011 launched the Immigration Journalism Fellowship.

The fellowship is open to experienced journalists of any nationality including Ethiopia and other African countries, with an interest in questions of immigration and integration.

The Fellowship equips journalists with up to $10,000 each to produce immigration and integration reporting of the highest quality.

Level of Study: Graduate degrees.

Application Deadline in the Past: : February 1.

Official scholarship website.

https://frenchamerican.org/initiatives/media-practices/journalism-fellowship/

 

  1. AAHPM SCHOLARSHIP IN USA FOR PHYSICIANS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

 Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in Ethiopia or in any developing countries to attend the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and HPNA Annual Assembly in Vancouver.

Level of Study: AAHPM and HPNA.

Application Deadline in the Past: : September 3.

Scholarship official website.

http://aahpm.org/scholarships/developing-countries

 

  1. GUS ARCHIE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS- SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE) FOUNDATION

The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the Society of Petroleum Engineers – SPE

This foundation each year, awards an outstanding student from Ethiopia or any other country who plans to enter a university and pursue undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline in the Past: : April 15 or May

Official scholarship website.

http://www.spe.org/scholarships/archie.php

 

  1. EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Eastern Illinois University, USA is inviting applications from Interested applicants who are looking to pursue a Masters and an Undergraduate degree program at the Institution.

This opportunity is available for students from Ethiopia and other countries of the world, therefore it is competitive.

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must have A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.0 (graduate), as converted to the

EIU grading scale.

Applicants must have Full academic admission to a degree program

Applicants must have Proof of funding for living expenses and fees (see financial affidavit form at

http://www.eiu.edu/~interntl /

Applicants must be proficient in English language

Official scholarship website.

https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/register.php?type=5

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