Up to $100,000 in support of graduate study in STEM, social sciences, or professional school in the US.


Application Deadline

April 8, 2024 at 4:00 AM

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Samvid Ventures

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen, DACA Recipient

When to Apply

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?


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The Samvid Scholars program funds two years of graduate study at any university in the United States. Applicants must apply separately for admission to their graduate program. Eligible programs include:

  • MD
  • MBA
  • JD
  • MPH
  • MS/MA in social sciences or STEM field


The scholarship covers tuition and fees up to $50,000 per year for two years.

Scholars also participate in professional development and community events, as well as gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement. 


Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent alumni, U.S. citizens or DACA recipients, and hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Service focus
  • Determination

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