When the chances of studying abroad look a little dim in the times of coronavirus pandemic, Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation’s (LSEF) and University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) have once again come up with the much-awaited LSEF-UMass Scholarship 2021. Students in this program undertake two years of post-graduate studies, with the first year at the host institution in India- JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur and the second year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, leading to dual degrees.
The applicants need to be Indian citizens who have completed (or will complete before July 2021) a minimum of three years of undergraduate (bachelor) degree in any discipline from an accredited institution or University in India are eligible to apply. The applicant should also need to have studied Mathematics as a subject up to a minimum of 12th grade or equivalent and also have secured a minimum of 75 percent marks in their Undergraduate degree, 12th, and 10th grades (or equivalent).
The students can apply for one of three programs – MS in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science, MS in Resource Economics, and Master of Public Policy. These programs are to provide significant global impact opportunities in combating challenges and meeting the dire needs of the changing world. The scholarship is amongst the few in India, which offers a grant and not a loan. Scholarships up to 50% of academic tuition worth Rs 20,00,000 each are awarded to chosen candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an aptitude assessment and personal interview with the selection committee comprising of LSEF and UMass-Amherst representatives. The selections will be made on a rolling basis in each round and there are only a limited numbers of scholarships. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
“LSEF works with renowned universities and illustrious faculty from across the world and offers international scholarships and gateway program for Indian students looking to accelerate their careers in emerging fields of Data Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering Management, Public Policy, Design, Economics, and many more. We are amazed to see the extraordinary talents of our master’s students said Dr. R.L. Raina, Vice-Chancellor, JKLU.
The Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation is the philanthropic organization leading in offering unique education solutions for quality higher education to meritorious Indian students. Their growing international collaborations with universities like the University of Massachusetts Amherst, St. Cloud State University, University of Florida, Edinburgh Napier University, etc. have launched various young scholars onto successful career trajectories.