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Graduate Study in the USA Scholarship 2024

We know that when studying abroad in America, scholarships are crucial. That is why we are offering our first ever Master's degree scholarship to study in the USA in 2024!

Mar 15, 2024
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Are you looking for scholarships to study at any USA Graduate School? We can help!

At Keystone, we believe that students who study abroad become the next generation of globally-minded adventurers – so we want more of you to do it.

Graduate Study in the USA scholarship is our first ever Master's degree scholarship to help cover your tuition fees, and get you one step closer to your next great adventure, in the USA.

This Master's degree scholarship will be awarded for students beginning their studies in the Fall 2024 semester or after and is worth up to $5,000. It's open to international students from any country outside the USA who will be studying a Master's degree abroad at a college or university in the USA.

The application period for this opportunity ends on 22 September 2024 at 12:00 CEST.

Looking for more Master scholarships? Take a look at our Scholarship Directory.

Eligibility

To apply for our scholarship:

  • You must have a plan to enroll at any accredited graduate program in the USA
  • You must meet the entry requirements for the university or graduate school of your choice.
  • Hold valid credentials required for graduate enrollment
  • Meet language requirements for the program
  • You must hold or be eligible to apply for a relevant study visa.
  • You must not be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA.

Our ideal candidate

Are you the next globally-minded adventurer?

If you’re planning on studying abroad as a graduate student in America, scholarships are only one part of your journey. We already know you have a courageous and adventurous spirit because of your decision to study abroad, but what else are we looking for in a candidate?

You are:

  • Globally-minded and interested in other cultures
  • A high academic achiever with consistently outstanding grades
  • Involved in extracurricular groups and activities that support and compliment your studies
  • Excited to begin your adventure and share your story with the world!

Key dates for Graduate Study in the USA Scholarship 2024

  • Applications open: 15 February 2024
  • Applications close: 22 September 2024, 12:00 CEST
  • Finalists notified: 28 October – 1 November 2024
  • Winner announced: 18-22 November 2024
  • Scholarship paid out: Spring 2025 semester

Application requirements

Wondering how to apply for one of our yearly scholarships to study a master’s degree in the USA?

To be considered, you'll need to submit your completed application by 22 September 2024 at 12:00 CEST.

The application consists of:

  • Filling out a short form
  • Answers below questions in the form:
    • Briefly present yourself
    • How would you define a global mindset?
    • Describe your plan after graduating from your Master’s study in the chosen country

Please note: Applications need to be submitted in English. Applications in other languages won't be considered.

If you're selected as a finalist, you'll be asked to provide:

  • Proof of acceptance into a university in the form of a copy of your acceptance letter
  • Proof that you've completed the relevant qualifications for the graduate program in the form of a copy of your transcript or other applicable documents
  • A copy of your passport to prove your identity

It is very important that all copies of documents are color scans. Please have these documents on hand should you be selected as a finalist. You will have 7 days from the time we tell you that you're a finalist to send us this documentation.

All finalists who are not chosen as the winner will still receive a USD 150 flight voucher. Therefore, you’ll also need to: 

  • Tell us that you want to accept our gift within 3 days of being told that you unfortunately have not won our scholarship - but are still listed as one of our finalists.
  • Make a post and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or TikTok to tell others about yourself as the finalist.

If selected as our winner, you'll need to:

  • Tell us that you want to accept our scholarship within 3 days of being told that you have won.
  • Make a post and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or TikTok to tell others about yourself as the winner!

View the full Terms & Conditions here.

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FAQs about this scholarship

How many scholarships to Graduate Study in the USA will be awarded?

There is only one scholarship available per round. This will be awarded to one individual.

However, there will be four finalists chosen. Every finalist who is not selected as a winner will get a USD 150 Flight Voucher as the award.

When will I find out if I've won the scholarship?

The scholarship finalists will be contacted between the 28th of October and the 1st of November 2024, and the winner will be announced on our website and social media channels between the 18th and 22nd of November 2024.

Can I edit my application after I submit it?

No, your application cannot be edited once you submit it. Please make sure that you complete the application form in English and with all the correct information before you click ‘Submit.’ If you have questions about an application you have submitted, you can email our scholarship team at [email protected]

Please do not submit applications via email. Applications and other documents sent via email will not be considered and will be discarded.

What do I have to submit with my application?

In the initial application, all you need to do is fill in the application form. Make sure to complete all required sections and to write your application in English. Applications completed in languages other than English will not be considered.

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to supply us with more documents that further prove your eligibility.

If you want to get more practical tips on how to improve your scholarship application, have a look at our article on scholarship tips and advice.

Can I get reimbursed if I have already paid my tuition fees for the Fall 2024 (and/or Spring 2025) semester?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to reimburse tuition fees that you have already paid. The scholarship fund can only be used towards upcoming tuition fees and is paid directly to your university.

Can this scholarship be used towards other expenses?

The scholarship fund can only be used towards your tuition fees. No living costs, accommodation rental, travel expenses, or other semester fees can be covered.

Can I email you or send you my application by post?

No, all applications must be submitted via the official online form (link below). If you email or post us your application, we will not include it for consideration.

I have already started studying my master's degree. Am I still eligible?

Yes, if you have already started your graduate studies before Fall 2024, you are still eligible to apply.

I am applying to study my degree online. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

No, this scholarship is only eligible towards tuition fees for in-campus programs or degrees.

Where can I find more scholarships for master’s degree studies?

Whether you’re planning to study abroad in Europe, Asia, or America, scholarships can be difficult to find. Access more opportunities for scholarships for graduate degree studies as well as scholarships for other degree types in our regularly updated Scholarship Directory.


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