Inviting Exceptional Students for the LSEF-UMASS Post Graduate Scholarships 2019

LSEF-UMASS Post Graduate Scholarships 2019

Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation (LSEF) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst are jointly offering a prestigious scholarships in India. Launching in 2019, LSEF-UMass Scholarships (2019) for Post-Graduate Studies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offered to selected students for pursuing post-graduate education leading to Masters Degree from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. The programme offers scholarships to pursue an MS in Applied Economics, MS in Data Analytics, or a Master's in Public Policy at UMass Amherst, making a top-30 public university of the US accessible to meritorious students in India.

The Scholarships, each of which is worth Rs. 20 lakhs, are funded by The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lakshmipat Singhania Educational Foundation and covers 50% of the tuition and academic fees for the two-year degree programme. Students who have completed (or will complete in 2019) 3 years of undergraduate degree program from an accredited University in India are eligible to apply. The Foundation especially encourages students with exceptional merit, who may have limited means to pursue education abroad, to apply. The selection will be based on applicants’ academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and personal interview with a panel from U Mass, Amherst and LSEF.

The Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation (LSEF) is a philanthropic initiative of the 125-year-old JK Organisation. With over 38,000 students being educated in its various schools, University and higher education institutions in India, LSEF has played a major role in nation-building for over 45 years now.

Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst is ranked 26th out of over 700 public universities in the US according to US News & World Report 2019, and among the top 125 global universities in Arts, Humanities, Engineering & Technology according to Times Higher Education Global Rankings. It 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.

The first cohort of the programme will spend their first year in India, taught by world-class faculty from both India and the US. Renowned academicians like Dr. Subhashis Gangopadhyay, former Professor of Economics with the Indian Statistical Institute and an alumnus of Cornell University, Dr. Krishna Ladha, Senior Professor of Economics with experience in teaching in various prestigious institutions in India and abroad, including Washington University in St. Louis, University of Chicago, New York University and IIM Kozhikode, and Dr. Alasdair Roberts, Professor at School of Public Policy, UMass and an alumnus of Harvard University among many others will be teaching the students. On successful completion, in the second year they will study at University of Massachusetts' flagship campus at Amherst. The degree in Data Analytics as well as in Applied Economics at UMass have received the STEM classification and come with the attendant additional OPT benefit.

As someone who plays an important role in guiding students to help them realise their full potential, your support can help bright and talented Indian students receive high quality education at an affordable cost. I request you to share this scholarship opportunity with your students and your alumni, to help find meritorious and deserving candidates who will not only benefit from a opportunity like this but also have the potential to successfully pursue a Master’s programme with some of the best faculty in the area.

More information about the programme and application process is available on our website - http://lse.foundation/ . Candidates can also send express their interest by registering here .

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