1. ICCR Scholarships:
Although most scholarships as per their website are offered to students from developing and Commonwealth countries the following are available tio students in the USA:
i) The Ayush Scholarship Scheme for Non-Bimstec Countries is offered to students interested in pursuing under-graduate/ post graduate courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Students from USA are also to apply.
ii) ICCR Fellowships:
ICCR awards Junior and Senior Research Fellowships to international scholars specializing in Indian studies in the field of culture and social sciences.
iii) Cultural Scholarship Scheme: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has a Cultural Scholarship Scheme for training in Indian art forms. The student has the choice of joining a regular course in an institution such as Kalakshetra, Shanti Niketan etc. or training with a guru in the guru-shishya tradition. The scholarship is initially for one year only, to be renewed annually up to a maximum of three years. ICCR Website Links:
2. Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, has the following programmes/scholarships for students of Indian origin living abroad to visit/study for a short duration in India in order to learn and familiarize them with the art & culture, heritage, history, economy and development of India :
i) Know India Programme
ii) Know Goa Programme
iii) Study India Programme
iv) In addition to the above, the Ministry has also introduced the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children with the objective to make higher education in India available to non resident Indians and persons of Indian origin.
3. The United States -India Education foundation (USIEF) offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens under the broad category of Fullbright Fellowships and Fullbright -Nehru Fellowships.
A link to their website is placed below:
4. A 'Connect to India Programme' has been announced in the second Indo-US Higher Education Dialogue held in June 2012, where in 200 students from the United States will be encouraged to visit India in a year. We will inform you once it has been launched.
5. In addition to the above, the 'Passport to India Program' by the US Department of State, seeks to dramatically increase the number of American students in India. Through partnerships with business and non-governmental organizations, the initiative promotes internships, service learning & study abroad in India. Website: http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/in/passport_to_india/