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A financial reward given to a student for academic achievement and educational programs is termed as a Scholarship. It acts as a golden ticket to those students who are exceptionally talented, yet cannot afford to take up the education they aspire due to financial drawbacks. This is where a scholarship gives students a chance to stand tall and make use of their talent and skills. It also opens the way for many students to secure admissions in many educational centers. Here we will discuss the different scholarship facilities a student can avail based on different factors and aspects. As well as showcase how AdmissionsIndia can assist Indian students attain a scholarship in universities/institutes abroad.

It is a fact that India has numerous good educational institutes spread across the country.  But we also know that due to its large population, there are sectors of poverty, where people do not have the liberty to invest in their children’s education, compared to others. To come up with a solution for this, over the years the Indian government along with public and private organizations as launched many schemes to help the underprivileged society fulfill their dream to attain the right education, as it believes that it has the potential to excel if students are guided in the right path. Well just so you know, thats not the only scheme out there for you. There are a variety of schemes you can avail from based on merit, means, talent, sports, among the many. Let’s have a look at some of these Scholarship Schemes available for students pursuing education in India.

SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON MERIT

A merit-based scholarship is a kind of scholarship provided to students based on their academic merit and talents. As follows are some of the scholarships available to students.

  1. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Forces Police Forces and Assam Rifles:

This scholarship is applicable to students aiming at pursuing a professional Undergraduate or Postgraduate course. Students can apply for it during the months of August to December.

  1. L & T Build India Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing B.Tech in Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering as well as BE final year students. Students can apply for it during the months of November to December.

  1. INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SE):

This scholarship is applicable to Class 12 passed students pursuing a career in BSc/BS/MS/Int.MSc. Scholarship can be applied for in the months of November-December.

  1. Kisore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY):

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Class 11,12(PCM/B), BSc 1st year, Int. MSc 1st year. It can be applied for during the months of June to August.

  1. Nagaland State Merit Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Class 12 through Postgraduate in any stream. It can be applied during the months of May to July.

  1. JSPN Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Class 11 to Graduation in any stream. It can be applied during the months of May to July.

  1. NBM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics:

This scholarship is applicable to Graduates or Postgraduates pursuing Mathematics. It is applicable during the months of June to July.

  1. J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to Graduates/ Final year Undergraduates. It is applicable during the months of December to March.

  1. G.P. Birla Education Foundation Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to Class 12 passed students residing in West Bengal. It can be applied during the months of May to June.

  1. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship:

This scholarship is applicable to professionals working as Engineers in public-funded institutions.

 

SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON MEANS

A means-based scholarship is a kind of scholarship given out to students based on tier financial background and needs, depending on a student’s family’s annual income. As follows are some of the scholarships provided to students.

  1. Post-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities:

This is applicable to students enrolling in courses from Class 11 to P.D in any stream. It can be applied for during the months of August to September.

  1. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers-Post Matric:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Class 11 to Post-graduation including Diploma courses. It can be applied during the months of August to October.

  1. Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC), Tripura:

This scholarship is for students pursuing Class 11 to Post graduation. It can be applied for during the months of November to January.

  1. National Overseas Scholarship for S/C Students:

This scholarship is applicable to S/C students, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisans. It can be applied during the months of April to May.

  1. AMP higher Education Scholarship Fund:

This is applicable to Muslim community students pursuing Graduation courses. It can be applied during the months of May to July.

  1. INDEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarships:

This scholarship applies to MBA students and it can be applied from June to August.

  1. AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme:

This scholarship is applicable to differently-abled students. It can be applied during the months of October to November.

  1. Loan for Professional/Educational/Training courses to Disabled Persons:

This scholarship is applicable to students with 40% disabilities or more. Applications are available all year trough.

SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON MERIT CUM MEANS

A merit-cum-means based scholarship is a kind of scholarship that takes into account both merit and financial need of students. As follows are some of the scholarships available-

  1. LIC FL Vidyadan Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Class 8 to Post graduation. It can be applied during the months of November to December.

  1. Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities):

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing a professional and a technical course. It can be applied during the months of August to September.

  1. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme:

This scholarship is applicable to meritorious and deserving students. It can be applied during the months of July to January.

  1. LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing Undergraduate or Vocational courses. It can be applied during the months of November-December.

  1. South Indian Bank (SIB) Scholarship Scheme:

This scholarship is applicable to Undergraduates from economically backward families of Kerala. It can be applied during the months of September to October.

  1. Federal Bank Ormus Memorial Foundation Scholarships:

This scholarship is applicable to students pursuing MBBS, B.E., B.Tech, B.Sc (Agriculture/Nursing), MBA. It can be applied during the months of September to December.

  1. Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities (West Bengal):

This scholarship is available to students pursuing Class 11 onwards. It can be applied during the months of December – January. 

  1. Foundation for Excellence Scholarship- 

This scholarship is for students pursuing a career in B.Tech/BE/MBBS. It can be applied during the months of October to December.

  1. Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship Program:

This scholarship is applicable to Class 10/12 students pursuing a Diploma course. It can be applied during the months of January to March.

SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON SPORTS

If you are into sports, picking a game to play for the college/university team could win you a scholarship. Below are some of these scholarships.

  1. AAI Sports Scholarship Scheme in India:

This scholarship is applicable to student players above 14 years of age who represent India in Sub-Junior/Junior/Senior National Championships, All India Inter-University Tournaments, National School Games. It can be applied during the months of December to February.

  1. MKG Chess Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to girl chess players below the age of 18 years of age. It can be applied during the months of June to July.

  1. University of Sussex Sports Scholarships Scheme (UK):

This scholarship is applicable to students aiming to pursue a Master's degree in the UK who are performing athletes. It can be applied during the months of August to September. 

  1.  ASA International Scholarship (Australia):

This scholarship is applicable to students aiming at pursuing studies in Australia. It can be applied during the months of November to December.

  1. Symbiosis Society Foundation Sports Scholarships:

This scholarship is available to student sports players who are pursuing an education at Symbiosis International University. It can be applied during the months of June to July.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

To ensure that girls/women have an equal share in the field of education, many scholarships are provided to women in India. Given below are the following scholarships.

  1. Santoor Women’s Scholarships:

This scholarship is applicable to girls who have passed Class 12 and pursuing further studies. It can be applied during the months of July to August.

  1. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls:

This scholarship is applicable to girl students from minority communities studying in Class 9 to Class 12. It can be applied during the months of July to September.

  1. L’Oreal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship:

This scholarship is applicable to girls who have passed Class 12. It can be applied during the months of June to July.

  1. AICTE-Scholarship Scheme to Girl Child (SSGC) under Pragati:

This scholarship is applicable to girls who are pursuing their first year in Technical courses. It can be applied during the months of October to December.

  1. TATA housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students:

This scholarship is applicable to girl students pursuing tier second year in BE/B.Tech/B.Arch. It can be applied during the months of January to March.

SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON TALENT

There are many students who aspire to become an artist or a dancer. These scholarships are custom made scholarships fit to fund talented students to fulfill their ambition. These are some of the available scholarships.

  1. Toto Music Award:

This scholarship is applicable to young talented students under the age of 30 years. It can be applied during the months of June to August.

  1. National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement:

This scholarship is applicable to students between 5 to 18 years of age. It can be applied during the months of June to August.

  1. FICA Emerging Artist Award:

This scholarship is applicable to aspiring artists between the age of 18 to 25 years of age. It can be applied during the months of July to August.

  1. New India Foundation Fellowship 2018:

This scholarship is applicable to aspiring scholars and writes. It can be applied during the months of April to June.

  1. Comic competition(International):

This scholarship is applicable to comic creators and they can apply for it during the months of December to January. 

As you have read above, there are plenty of scholarships that you can avail of. Therefore, AdmissionsIndia can help aspiring students attain a scholarship not only in India but abroad as well. It has a record of successful students that have attained applications in the desired course abroad with a scholarship in good institutes and universities.