Samvid Scholars

Samvid Ventures provides up to $100K in tuition support for students in graduate schools across the United States.

  • Samvid Scholars empowers future leaders and change-makers by providing financial support for graduate study as well as leadership training
  • Scholars receive up to $50K for tuition and fees each year for two years of study in a graduate program
  • Scholars will be invited to an Annual Retreat with leadership training and networking opportunities
  • The program will offer professional development support and mentoring beyond the two years of tuition funding


A selection committee will evaluate candidates based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership and extracurricular achievement
  • Ambition to make an impact on the world
  • Potential for success and contribution to society
  • Relevance of graduate study to long-term goals

The program will award up to 20 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For more information, visit the Samvid Scholars website.


Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a first-year graduate student for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Plan to pursue a full-time graduate program at a university in the United States
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Graduate degrees that are 2 years or more are eligible for the scholarship (JD, MBA, MD, MEd, MEng, MA, MPH, MPP, MS, etc.). PhD programs are not eligible.

Scholars must maintain academic good standing in order to remain eligible for the second year of the scholarship.


Samvid Scholars receive up to $50K for tuition and fees each year for two years of study in a graduate program.  Scholars will also be invited to an annual retreat and to participate in professional and leadership development programs.


To apply, access the online application through the Samvid Scholars website.

The application will ask for the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Academic information
  • Transcripts from all degree-granting higher education institutions
  • Standardized test scores
  • Information about planned graduate study
  • Short essays
  • Recommendations


April 20, 2021


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Other

Program Type

  • Graduate Study


  • North America

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