Originally Answered: What is the best way to apply for scholarships to an Ivy League University?
Look at the financial aid and scholarship information on the web pages of the Ivy League schools that interest you.
For example: Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts does not give merit (high grade) scholarships. It only gives financial-need based aid.
All Harvard College students enter with high grade point averages and SAT or ACT scores.
By "Chicago School of Economics," I assume you mean the University of Chicago. The phrase "Chicago School of Economics" really means ". . . a neoclassical school of thought within the academic community of economists, with a strong focus around the faculty of The University of Chicago, some of whom have constructed and popularized its principles.: Source:
This is the link to the Univ. of Chicago info on financial aid:
Also read the information in this PDF document from the Univ. of Chicago on fin. aid:
I do not find any general information for any full-tuition scholarships for any US schools for students who are not US citizens. Some schools may offer full-tuition scholarships (merit based scholarships) for international students, but you will have to identify the schools that interest you and investigate them yourself. Sorry.
You can also look for scholarships for which you may qualify/to which you may wish to apply by using what I think is the best, most reliable database: Scholarship Search offered by the well-respected College Board:
Click on the Start link in the middle of the text.
If you choose to register (free - registration is not required to use the database) so you may return later and modify your search strategy, feel secure that you will not receive spam emails. I recommend you do not to select too many defining terms in your search strategy, which may result in a poor scholarship search result.
I also refer you to this article from U.S. News and World Report, 24 March 2011 (a well-respected U.S. magazine)
Scholarship Sources for International Students
Of course, in order to attend a university in the USA, you will also need to apply for and receive a US student visa. Two requirements for obtaining a US student visa are acceptance at a US school of higher education and documentation that you have all the finances to cover all your expenses while living and studying in the USA. This is the link to the US Dept. of State info on student visas:
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