US Consulate Announces One-Year
Scholarships to US Community Colleges
U.S. Consulate General, with funding from the Department of Stateís Bureau
of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites applications from eligible
candidates for the Community College Initiatives Program.
The one-year program offers youth from Andhra Pradesh, without a
university background, the opportunity to study at a community college in
the United States to develop professional skills.
This is the second year that the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad has
sought applicants. Last year, seven applicants from Andhra Pradesh were
selected and are now studying in the U.S.
The United States Government provides funding for round-trip airfare to
the U.S., tuition costs, health benefit plan and cultural enhancement
activities for selected candidates.
To apply to the program, candidates must have completed secondary school
education; have two years work experience in the field in which they are
applying. They must also have English language skills that will provide a
basis for enrolling in academic course work following two months of
intensive English language study in the U.S.
Candidates from economically disadvantaged background will be given
preference. Candidates holding a masterís degree are ineligible to apply.
Eligible fields for the program include Agriculture, Applied Engineering,
Business Management and Administration; Health Professions, including
Nursing; Information Technology; Media; and Tourism and Hospitality
Applications can be downloaded from http://hyderabad.usconsulate.gov/ccip.html.
Interested candidates are strongly recommended to submit their completed
applications to the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General -
Hyderabad by October 22, 2010.
For further information about the program email the Public Affairs Section
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