Applications open for Scholarships upto Rs 20 lakhs each for MS(Data Analytics and Computational Social Science), MS(Applied Economics), and Master of Public Policy programs from UMass Amherst, a top-tier public university in the US.
The prestigious LSEF-UMass Scholarships were first offered in 2018 by Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation (LSEF) and University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) to make high quality global education accessible to meritorious students from India
15 scholarships will be funded by UMass Amherst and LSEF in 2020, covering upto 50 percent of the tuition and academic fees for the two-year programmes leading to a Master’s degree from UMass Amherst and upto 3 years of employment authorization (OPT). Students who have completed (or will complete in 2020) at least a 3-year undergraduate degree from an accredited University in India are eligible to apply. The selection will be based on applicants’ academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and personal interview with UMass Amherst and LSEF.
Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst houses more than 28,000 students from 71 countries; making it the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of its programmes. It is ranked 24th out of over 700 public universities in the US (according to US News & World Report 2020), is among the top 125 global universities in Arts, Humanities, Engineering & Technology (according to Times Higher Education Global Rankings) and has also been ranked #1 for the 4th consecutive year for the Best Campus Food in the United States by The Princeton Review.
The Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation, a philanthropic initiative of the 125-year-old industrial group – JK Organization, has been working in education for nearly five decades. It educates over 38,000 students through its various schools and higher education institutions in India and has played a major role in nation building.
More information about the programme and application process is available on https://www.lse.foundation/.