22nd Nov 2022
Afia Azmi

University of Massachusetts – Amherst: Scholarship for MS

Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation and University of Massachusetts Amherst are jointly offering the LSEF-UMass Scholarship for post graduate studies from UMass Amherst. These scholarships aim at making high quality global education accessible to meritorious students from India and launched the first batch in 2019.

For the second batch commencing in Fall 2020, 15 scholarships will be offered to Indian students, covering upto 50% of the academic tuition worth Rs 20,00,000 for the following programmes leading to a Master’s degree from UMass Amherst:

  • M.S. in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science
  • M.S. in Applied Economics
  • Master of Public Policy

The scholarships are curated for two years post-graduate studies with world-class faculty, the first year being at a host institution in India- JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur and the second year at UMass Amherst. The 2 year program enables fresh graduate students to complete the 12+4 education requirement for a master’s from USA while developing core foundational skills in analysis and research to succeed at UMass Amherst. After successful completion, the M.S programs offer up to 3 years and MPP up to 1 year OPT (employment authorisation) in the United States.

Students who have minimum completed (or will complete by 2020) 3 years of undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply. The selection will be based on applicants’ academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and personal interview. GRE scores are not mandatory for admission.

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.

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