In our country India, the financial aid received by any student due to academic, artistic, athletic or any other special quality / talent is called ‘Scholarship’. This scholarship provides financial assistance to the students to achieve higher academic qualifications. These scholarships are awarded to Indian students who apply for a scholarship suitable for themselves by fulfilling certain criteria prescribed for student scholarships. In our country, students can apply for scholarships on the basis of their talent, merit or financial condition from the school level itself.
If students take scholarships from their school level itself, then while taking admission in a college or university or applying for their first job, getting scholarships at school level itself has a positive effect on their CV. Various government and private organizations and NGOs in our country offer these scholarships to the talented students on merit/skill basis and/or after passing the exam for scholarships. The future of the students who get the scholarship at the school level itself becomes secure. Scholarships of this category are given to the students to pursue school level education. Many times, to get this scholarship, students have to pass an assessment exam. National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is one such exam which can be given only by class 10th students. This scholarship helps students to pursue higher education related to science and social science. Let us discuss some special scholarship exams in India, after passing which students can get scholarships from Government of India, State Government, Private Organizations or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to pursue their higher education:
These are some of the top scholarship exams for Indian students
CSIR Innovative Award for School Children (CIASC) –
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India organizes scholarship competition every year for students below 18 years of age. Students alone or in a group can send only one entry in Hindi or English language for which the maximum word limit of 5000 is fixed. For this competition, students have to describe their unique ideas related to science or technology in their proposal. A total of 15 scholarships are given in this scholarship, which includes a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.
official website – http://www.csir.res.in/
Tata Steel Twin Scholarship
official website – http://www.tatasteel.com/
Since independence, the Government of India, various state governments, NGOs and private companies have been providing appropriate scholarships to help students pursue higher education in our country. Therefore, now it is also the duty of the students to take advantage of these scholarships to achieve higher educational qualifications and make a career of their choice. So, if you want to apply for any scholarship now to get your higher educational degrees then it is not too late….. You must apply for the most suitable scholarship scheme, then get success by giving the scholarship exam.
National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) –
This scholarship is for 10th class students. This scholarship is provided by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) to motivate the talented students of class 10th for higher education. In India, this scholarship is organized at the state level and national level. To participate in this scholarship, the age of the students should also be less than 18 years. Under this scholarship, the exam is taken from the syllabus of NCERT and every year 1 thousand students can give this exam.
official website – http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/talent_srch_exam.html
Jio Scholarship –
This scholarship provides financial support to the students of class 10th, 11th and 12th. This scholarship has been started by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited under the objective of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This scholarship is mainly provided to the financially week students so that they can continue their higher education.
official website – https://jioprime.org/jio-scholarship-2018/
Saraswati Academy Scholarship Test (SAST) –
This scholarship exam is mainly given by the students of class 10th or students who have passed class 10th. Under this scholarship, the scholarship amount is given according to the rank of the students. SAST exam is multiple choice questions based and motivates the talented students to pursue higher education. The application fee for this exam is Rs 200. There is no negative marking in this exam.
official website – http://academy.saraswationline.com/
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) –
This scholarship is for the students of class 11th and 12th. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India conducts this scholarship exam every year. For this scholarship, the aptitude test of the students is taken and then the students who get good marks in the test are interviewed. Students who have very good knowledge of science and technology as well as have a keen interest in these subjects, those students can give this scholarship exam. If students get this scholarship then they can get this scholarship till they get PhD degree. This scholarship also has a very positive effect on the resume of the students.
official website – http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/
Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS) –
The best thing about this scholarship exam is that more than 2 lakh students from all over India up to class 6th – 10th are offered this scholarship every year. The ‘Inspire Award’ is given to successful students under this scholarship by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The purpose of this scholarship is to motivate the students to start their career in the field of science and research. Students of all government and private schools in India can give this scholarship exam.
official website – http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/award.html
Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship–
There are mainly 2 levels of this scholarship. In the first level, students of class 01 to class 10 are included and in the second level, students of class 11th and 12th are included. Minority community – Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Parsi students are included in this scholarship. This scholarship is given by the Government of India to the children of such families whose annual income is less than 01 lakh rupees.
official website – http://www.scholarships.gov.in/
Some of the other prominent scholarships in India are as follows:
For the convenience of the students, here is a list of some other leading scholarships in India so that students can apply for a suitable scholarship according to their talent, educational qualification, merit and career interest. Let us see this list of important scholarship programs in India:
- AICTE SCHOLARSHIP-
official website – https://www.aicte-india.org/
- Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
- National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme
official website- https://scholarships.gov.in/
- special assistance program– UGC
official website- https://www.ugc.ac.in/sap/
- Symbiosis Society Foundation Sports Scholarship–
official website – http://www.symbiosissocietyfoundation.org/
- Artwork Fellowship–
official website – http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/Kalakriti-Fellowship.htm
- Toto Music Award–
- Airports Authority of India (AAI) Sports Scholarships
official Website – https://www.aai.aero/en/node/73649
- Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships (OCSI) –
official website- http://www.oxbridgeindia.com/
- Fulbright Nehru Master‘S Fellowships-
official website – http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/Fellowships-for-Indian-Citizens.aspx
- Tata Scholarship– Cornell University –
official website – https://admissions.cornell.edu/
- Yuva Master Stroke All India Drawing Competition–
official website – http://masterstroke.navneet.com/
- National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement
official website – http://www.wcd.nic.in/award
- Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Artists in the Fields of Culture
- Sahu Jain Trust Inland Scholarship
official website – http://sahujaintrust.timesofindia.com/
- KC Mahindra Scholarship –
official website – https://kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx
- Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme–
official website – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tZQ70HYIJ7yOPfysd1OmiER_QKgYbau/view
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