Scholarships provide the scholars to fulfill their dreams who are not having finance for education as expected. Public and private organizations have come forward to present monetary assistance to capable students. Scholarship is an incentive and encouragement for weaker students to pursue education. Education isn’t solely meant for students, even ground level workers to professionals need additional education to become more self capable for future. Here we are showcasing scholarships available for students.
There are a number of scholarships available offered by state and central government, public and private organizations and Indian and International companies to provide education. Scholarship is given to the meritorious students of any age group. Scholarships are available for from 1st standard student to postgraduate student and from differently-abled students to young women. And some of them are:
1.For higher education:
(1)Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
82000 scholarships are given to meritorious students in the age group of 18-25 years to pursue higher studies, whose family income is less than 6 lakh per annum. Portal name is http://www.scholarships.gov.in
(2)Scholarship for Post-Metric Studies in Hindi
The scholarship is available for students from non-Hindi speaking states to learn Hindi. 2500 scholarships are given for full-time courses in Hindi for the scholars from post-metric class to post graduation level. The exam is conducted by education boards, university or voluntary Hindi organizations in different states and union territories. One can find details of the scheme on the state’s education portal.
(3)Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)
Scholarship scheme is to encourage J & K youth to educate themselves from institutions of other states and know the different caste and creeds people of the country. 5000 scholarships are available for 12th students to require engineering and medical graduation degree. Link is http://www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in/
(4)Narottam Sekhsaria Foundation PG scholarship
Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria, an entrepreneur of Ambuja Cements sets up Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, a non-profit organization. Foundation offer scholarship to the students who need to pursue post graduation in pure sciences, applied sciences, social sciences and humanities, law, architecture or management from Indian institutes or abroad. PG scholarship is for students of graduation degree in their interest field and awards Rs. 20 lakh. Link is http://pg.nsfoundation.co.in
2. For meritorious students:
National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarships (NMMS)
The centrally governed by School Education and Literacy, the scholarship scheme offered to 9th standard to 12th standard, i.e. it is a four-year scheme given on a quarterly basis. 100000 scholarships are given to the students whose family financial gain comes under Rs. 1.5 Lac per annum.
3. For girl/women:
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) offers Pragati scholarship for a single girl in the family with an annual income less than Rs. 6 Lakhs. It encourages 4000 girl education in technical fields to become professional workforce in the industry.
(2)Maulana Azad National Scholarship
The Maulana Azad Educational Foundation (MAEF), funded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, a non-political non-profit voluntary organization promotes education for scholar girls of weaker sections (Muslim, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh and Parsees). The scholarship covers expenses of girl in 12th standard with family income less than Rs 1 Lac from school expenses for boarding and lodging expenses and provided in two installments of Rs. 12000. For more details visit the official website: www.maef.nic.in
(3)INSPIRE SHE Scholarships 2017
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) of the Ministry of Science & Technology offers the Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) for Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE). 10,000 scholarships are given every year to attract talents to pursue higher education in science stream. Scholarship is about Rs. 80,000 inspire Class XII students to undertake research project in research centers of India every year with their three-year or five-year integrated bachelor or master degree science course. The student will get scholar if he can rank himself under 10000 in JEE (mains), JEE (advanced), NEET (medical) or IISERS. Details are available at www.inspire-dst.gov.in
(4)Fair and Lovely Scholarship for Women
The Fair & Lovely Foundation offer a scholarship of Rs. 1 lakh to the talented girls and women every year. It provides scholarship for higher education, career development and startup business. Eligibility criteria vary with one’s selected scholarship. For more details visit its official website.
4. For minorities:
Merit cum Means Scholarship:
60,000 Merit-cum-Means Scholarships are award for the students belonging to minority communities to pursue undergraduate and post-graduation courses. Out of them 30 percent stake has put aside for girl students. One can get a scholarship for the course like engineering and technology, management, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management, arts, design, medical, paramedical, veterinary, accounts, ICWA, company secretary and law.
5.For differently-abled students:
AICTE offers Saksham scholarship for specially-abled students of families with annual financial gain less than Rs. 6 lakh. It encourages specially-abled students to acquire technical education to become skilled workforce. It provides complete 1000 free of cost scholarships to differently-abled students. For more details, visit AICTE website.
6.For J & K students:
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS):
Scholarship scheme is to encourage J & K youth to educate themselves from institutions of other states and know the different caste and creeds people of the country. 5000 scholarships are available for 12th students to get engineering and medical graduation degree. Link is http://www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in/
7.For technical education:
AICTE offers Pragati scholarship for a single girl child in the family with an annual income less than Rs. 6 lakh. It encourages 4000 girl education in technical fields to become professional workforce within the technical industry.
AICTE offers Saksham scholarship for specially-abled students of families with annual income less than Rs. 6 Lac. It encourages specially-abled students to take technical education to become skilled workforce. It provides complete 1000 free of cost scholarship to differently-abled students. For more details, visit AICTE website.
c)IITB-Monash Research Academy Ph.D. Scholarships
IITB-Monash Research Academy is a partnership with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Monash University to provide research education in technology and engineering and technology. It provides Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) scholarship of Rs. 2.8 lakh per annum for student having a bachelor or master degree in the field.
8.For management education:
OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarships (OPJEMS)
OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarships (OPJEMS) are for engineering and management students to provide leadership and entrepreneurial skills. The OPJEMS Scholarship awards 100 students from premier institutions such as IIT, IIM, NIT etc. It provides Rs. 65000 for engineering students and Rs. 1.25 lakh for management students with medal and certificate. Website link is: www.opjems.com
Some more organizations, universities and foundations with their scholarship schemes are: University Grants Commission, IOCL, SBI, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, Mahabir Prasad Singh Foundation Scholarship, Gaurav Foundation, Jindal foundation, The Sanskriti Foundation, L’Oréal India, Colgate, MICA Ahmedabad, VIT University, Osmania university, NIIT University, IITM Pune, FAEA scholarship, NHFDC, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, National fellowship, Swami Viveckanand scholarship, Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships, SICI fellowships and OPJEMS scholarship. Numbers of scholarships are available for scholar students from different public and private organizations. As per education field of interest, one can get access to the official website of the organization. Scholarship is a helpful for proficient students to pursue higher education and dreams higher within the restricted financial condition.