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The scholarship is offering financial assistance to aspiring students who want to pursue higher studies. It also brings an awareness of education amongst the students. The government, along with various public and private organizations, offers scholarships in India. However, the procedure to apply for scholarships differs from one organization to another. There is a misconception that scholarships are availed only by the economically backward classes or by meritorious students. On the contrary, scholarships are available to all students, and it is easy to apply. Given below is a list of scholarships provided in India:

  • INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education
  • Swami Vivekananda Scholarship
  • UP Scholarship
  • National Scholarship Portal
  • Schindler Igniting Minds (SIM) Renewal Scholarship for Diploma Students

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List Of Scholarships

UCC Ireland Meritorious Scholarship for Indian Students

Conducted By : University College Cork [UCC] and Government of Ireland

Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Cambridge

L&T Build India Scholarship

Conducted By : Larsen & Toubro Limited

Capital First MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : Capital First Bank

Pre-Matric Scholarships

Conducted By : The central and state government of India

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka 2021

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of Karnataka

State Government Open Merit Scholarship, Maharashtra

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Government of Maharashtra

National Scholarship Exam

Conducted By : National Institute of Career Education (NICE)

G P Birla Educational Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : G. P. Birla Educational Foundation

SSE (Stockholm School of Economics) MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : Stockholm School of Economics and the Dagens Industry

National Post Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board [SERB]

Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

Conducted By : Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF)

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship

Conducted By : The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India [OCSI]

MOMA Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA]

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test [NEST]

Conducted By : Shrimanji’s Events Management Centre International [SEMCI]

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Waikato

Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation

INSPIRE Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Science and Technology [DST], Government of India

AAUW International Fellowship

Conducted By : American Association of University Women [AAUW]

ICANN Fellowship

Conducted By : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers [ICANN]

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

Conducted By : The London Metropolitan University

Aditya Birla Group Scholarship

Conducted By : Aditya Birla Group

Tata Innovation Fellowship

Conducted By : Department of Biotechnology and the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Gaurav Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Gaurav Foundation

Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships

Conducted By : Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship

Conducted By : The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment [KSCSTE]

UNESCO/ Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowship Program

Conducted By : UNESCO and the Government of Czech Republic

MEXT Scholarship

Conducted By : Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Embassy of Japan in India

UCL Denys Holland Scholarship

Conducted By : Denys Holland Fund and the University College London [UCL]

The Rhodes Scholarship

Conducted By : Rhodes Trust and Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain O.C

ECU Petroleum Engineering First Cohort Scholarship

Conducted By : Edith Cowan University

AICTE PG GATE/GPAT Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

German Chancellor Fellowship

Conducted By : Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Georg Eckert Institute Fellowship Program

Conducted By : Georg Eckert Institute

West Bengal Talent Support Stipend Scholarship

Conducted By : Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal

Pragati Scholarship 2020-21

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Travel Photography Scholarship

Conducted By : World Nomads Private Limited

Kingston University Post Graduate Scholarships

Conducted By : Kingston University, London

Ashok Khurana Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Adelaide, Australia

Max Weber Fellowship

Conducted By : European University Institute (EUI)

Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Adelaide Scholarships International

Conducted By : University of Adelaide

Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Sydney, Australia

Ishan Uday Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission (UGC)

Post Matric Scholarship - ST Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Conducted By : Tsinghua University, Beijing

National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

IOCL Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL]

Jean Monnet Fellowship 2021

Conducted By : Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and European University Institute (EUI)

University of Queensland MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Queensland

SN Bose Scholarship

Conducted By : SERB, DST, Government of India, the Indo-U.S Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward

Harvard Academy Scholars Program

Conducted By : The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

CERN Fellowship

Conducted By : CERN Theoretical Physics Department

POSE (Promotion of Science Education) Scholarship

Conducted By : Science and Technology Department, Haryana

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Conducted By : Minorities Development and Finance Corporation of West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission [UGC]

College Board India Scholars Program

Conducted By : College Board and Global Alliance

Pearson MePro English Scholar Program

Conducted By : Pearson Academy

Tel Aviv University Undergraduate Program Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University Masters Program Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Karunya Varsham Scholarship

Conducted By : Lourdes Matha College of Science & Technology

Teach for India Fellowship 2021

Conducted By : Teach for India (TFI)

Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship

Conducted By : The Vodafone India Foundation

Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana

Conducted By : Government of Himachal Pradesh

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards

Conducted By : National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

DHSE Merit cum Means Scholarship for BPL Students

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala

Kind Scholarship

Conducted By : Public Funding

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India

Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability

Pre Matric Scholarship for Minority Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India

Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India

Top Class Education Scholarship for SC Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education under the MHRD, Government of India

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Conducted By : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

TED Fellows Program

Conducted By : TED

IDFC FIRST Bank MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : IDFC First Bank

University of Madras Merit Fellowship

Conducted By : University of Madras

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Internshala Career Scholarship

Conducted By : Internshala

Lal Bahadur Shastri Scholarship

Conducted By : Education Department, Government of India

NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme

Conducted By : Andhra Pradesh Government

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission (UGC)

NET JRF (National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship)

Conducted By : University Grants Commission (UGC)

Azim Premji Fellowship

Conducted By : Azim Premji Foundation

CA/ICWA (CMA)/CS Scholarship (IWCS)

Conducted By : Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Kerala

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Sitaram Jindal Foundation

Pre-Matric Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers

Conducted By : Ministry of Labour and Employment Department, Government of India

UPESEAT Scholarship for B.Tech Students

Conducted By : University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

Colgate Scholarship

Conducted By : Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

Conducted By : Sahitya Akademi, Government of India

KVPY Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

Bhajan Lal Scholarship

Conducted By : Bhajan Global Impact Foundation

Dr. BR and CR Shetty Scholarship

Conducted By : Dr. BR and CR Shetty Foundation

DBT JRF Fellowship

Conducted By : Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

MMIT Engineering Scholarship

Conducted By : Marathwada Mitramandal's Institute of Technology (MMIT)

FundsIndia Scholarships

Conducted By : Wealth India Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Savitribai Phule Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra

Rani Laxmi Bai Award

Conducted By : Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh

National Scheme of Incentive to Girls of Secondary Education

Conducted By : Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India

Pre-Metric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra

Conducted By : Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra

Foreign Education Scholarship for SC Students

Conducted By : Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra

Uttar Pradesh Post-Matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Welfare Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh

Resonance STaRT (Student Talent Reward Test)

Conducted By : Resonance Eduventures

IET India Scholarship

Conducted By : Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

US Awasthi Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited [IFFCO]

IFFCO MD Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited [IFFCO]

National Scholarship Test for Youth (NSTY) Scholarship

Conducted By : Flurosis Communication Pvt. Ltd.

Santoor Scholarship

Conducted By : Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares

Vedantu Scholarship

Conducted By : Vedantu Innovations Pvt. Limited

Jio Scholarship

Conducted By : Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Canara Bank Scholarship

Conducted By : Canara Bank

LIC Scholarship

Conducted By : Life Insurance Corporation of India

UP Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : Government of Uttar Pradesh

Prerana Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Odisha

Oasis Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

ePASS Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana

Aikyashree Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal and its subsidiary boards

Maulana Azad Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India

e-grantz Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Kerala

Ashirwad Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Punjab

Inlaks Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

SJE Rajasthan Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Government of Rajasthan

DCE Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Minority Welfare and Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala

Eklavya Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Maharashtra

Times Scholarship

Conducted By : The Times of India

SSP Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : State Government of Karnataka

MHRD Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Human Resource Development

UGC Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission

STS Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Dr Ambedkar Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Punjab

PFMS Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : Government of India

Chevening Scholarship

Conducted By : The UK Government

Felix Scholarship

Conducted By : Felix Scholarship Trust

WBMDFC Scholarship

Conducted By : West Bengal Minorities' Development and Finance Corporation

DAAD Scholarship

Conducted By : Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service)

Fulbright Scholarship India

Conducted By : United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF)

Udacity Scholarship

Conducted By : Udacity and Google

ONGC Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Foundation

NSF (North South Foundation) Scholarship

Conducted By : North-South Foundation

Vidyadhan Scholarship

Conducted By : Sarojini Damodaran Foundation

HP Udaan Scholarship

Conducted By : HP India

MYSY Scholarship

Conducted By : Education Department, Government of Gujarat

DSW Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Student’s Welfare Cell - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Saksham Scholarship

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education, Government of Maharashtra

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2021

Conducted By : European Union (EU)

Jnanabhumi Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Andhra Pradesh

SSO Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Rajasthan

KC Mahindra Scholarship

Conducted By : KC Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET)

National Overseas Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Samaj Kalyan Vibhag Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

MAEF Scholarship

Conducted By : Maulana Azad Education Foundation

CCB Scholarship

Conducted By : Combined Counselling Board, India

CCRT Scholarship

Conducted By : Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

NEC Scholarship

Conducted By : North Eastern Council (NEC)

Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering Students

Conducted By : Tata Education and Development Trust

KARePASS (Karnataka ePASS) Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of Karnataka

Samunnathi Scholarship

Conducted By : Kerala State Welfare Corporation for Forward Communities Limited (KSWCFC)

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Karnataka

Medhabruti Scholarship

Conducted By : Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha

Made Easy Scholarship Test

Conducted By : Made Easy Coaching Institute

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship

Conducted By : Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation

ISDB Scholarship

Conducted By : Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in partnership with Cambridge, Oxford and Queen Mary University in London, Copenhagen University in Denmark and McGill University in Canada

ICSSR Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Marubeni Scholarship

Conducted By : Marubeni India Private Limited

Umbrella Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Tata Trust Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Scholarship Trust Fund

NSDL Scholarship

Conducted By : NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov)

Amar Ujala Scholarship

Conducted By : Amar Ujala Foundation

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Conducted By : Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

Joseph Mundassery Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Minority Development, Government of Kerala

Bikash Bhavan Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

Reliance Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Reliance Foundation

JN Tata Endowment Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Conducted By : Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto

SIA Youth Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Education (MoE), Singapore

UPS Scholarship

Conducted By : U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Goonj Fellowship

Conducted By : Goonj (a non-profit organisation)

Acumen Fellowship

Conducted By : Acumen

Saltire Scholarship

Conducted By : Scottish Government

Endeavour Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Government of Australia

National Scholarship Exam (NSE)

Conducted By : Eduno Tech Private Limited

ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2021

Conducted By : The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Albert Einstein International Scholarship Test

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Skill Development, Government of India

Sardar Patel Scholarship

Conducted By : Buddy4Study India Foundation

IIITDM Jabalpur Department of Electronics and Communication Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur

IIT Indore Discipline of Civil Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore

IIM Ahmedabad Research Assistantship (EPABA)

Conducted By : Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

SERB Core Research Grant (Individual Centric)

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

IIT Roorkee Department of Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students

Conducted By : Rolls-Royce India Private Limited

GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship for Law Students

Conducted By : GEV Scholarship Fund Trust

IIM Bangalore Doctoral Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB)

IIT BHU Varanasi SERB Department of Electronics Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi

IIT Ropar Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

IIT Ropar DST TIH - AWaDH Post Doctoral Research Associateship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

IIT Ropar DST TIH - AWaDH Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

Department of Chemical Engineering Post-Doctoral Fellowship, IIT Roorkee

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

NITK Surathkal Department of Civil Engineering Research Associateship

Conducted By : National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

IIT Delhi SIRe Post Doctoral Fellowships

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

IIFL Scholarship

Conducted By : IIFL Foundation

IIT Kharagpur Centre of Computer Science and Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

TS ePASS Scholarship (Telangana ePASS)

Conducted By : State Government of Telangana

Vidyasiri Scholarship

Conducted By : Backward Classes Welfare Department, Karnataka

ADW (Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare) Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Tamil Nadu

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC)

Conducted By : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

TN E District Scholarship

Conducted By : The State Government of Tamil Nadu

IIT Patna Vishleshan Chanakya Post Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

Conducted By : Department of Posts, Government of India

IIT Ropar Department of Chemistry Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar

National Scholarship Scheme (SAKSHAM) HRDM

Conducted By : Human Resource & Development Mission

Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering

Conducted By : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

INAE Woman Engineer of the Year Award

Conducted By : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship

Conducted By : DXC Technology India

Vodafone Idea Teachers' and Students' Scholarship

Conducted By : Vodafone Idea Limited

INSA Fellowship

Conducted By : The Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

IIM Ahmedabad Centre for Transportation and Logistics Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Centre for Transportation and Logistics (CTL)

COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Buddy4study India Foundation

Charpak Scholarship

Conducted By : Embassy of France in India

NIUA New Delhi Intern - Research Assistantship

Conducted By : National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi

IIT Gandhinagar Early-Career Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar

DARC Fellowship

Conducted By : Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC)

CBSE Scholarship

Conducted By : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Credit Suisse Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Credit Suisse Investment Banking Company

Are Scholarships Available in India?

The government offers scholarships extensively to Indian and international students. Many private organizations, NGOs, and the Indian government provide financial aid to deserving scholars. The Indian government also offers scholarships for overseas education. The students can visit the official page for more information regarding the scholarships in India. There are different types of scholarships available in India, such as merit-based, sports-based, talent-based, etc., which are explained in detail below:

Merit-Based Scholarships for Indian Students

Merit-based scholarships are given to students who excel in academics and want to further their studies. Students who hold top ranks in their classes can avail this scholarship. The government and private organizations fund it. Some of the merit-based scholarships available in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Application Period

Swami Dayanand College Scholarship for Delhi/NCR

Must have scored a minimum of 85%in Class XII

November to December

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

Students who want to secure a graduate or a postgraduate degree in a professional program

August to December

L&T Build India Scholarship

Students who are pursuing final year degree in BE/B.Tech (Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering)

November to December

Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarships in India

The merit-cum-means based scholarship considers deserving students who require financial assistance. This scholarship will help students realize their dreams by providing them with financial aid. The merit-cum-means based scholarships are offered by the central government, state government, and private organizations. Some of the merit-cum-means based scholarships offered by the state government of India are listed below:

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Below Poverty Line students, Kerala
  • Meri Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/ Minority Students, Delhi
  • Open Merit Scholarships for Economically Backward Classes Students, Maharashtra
  • Eklavya Scholarship, Maharashtra
  • Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

Sports-Based Scholarships in India

Prominent sports institutions and private organizations offer scholarships to students who make a significant contribution to the field of sports. Some of the distinguished sports-based scholarships provided in India are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicability Application Period

GEMS Genius Scholarship

Students studying in school

July to August

ASA International Scholarship (Australia)

Students seeking to study in Australia

November to December

University of Sussex Sports Scholarships Scheme (UK)

Performing athletes who are applying for a postgraduate degree.

August to October

Scholarships for Girls in India

The government and private organizations empower women by providing scholarships for their higher education. The scholarships for girl students in India are given based on their academic performance or financial situation. Given below is a list of scholarships provided exclusively for women:

Scholarships for Girls in India Scholarship Benefits

Santoor Women’s Scholarship

INR 24,000 PA

Prabha Dutt Fellowship

INR 1,00,000

Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

INR 3,100 per month for two years

Scholarships for Overseas Studies

Numerous international universities, the Indian government, and the foreign government provide scholarship opportunities to students who desire to study abroad. This scheme will help the students to pursue their dreams of studying overseas without worrying about the lack of funds. Some of the scholarships provided to the Indian students for overseas studies are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicable Application Period

Alliance MBS Masters Scholarship (UK)

For postgraduate degree

June to August

Bath Spa University Meritorious Scholarship (UK)

For undergraduate and postgraduate degree

June to August

The University of Bristol Think Big Undergraduate Scholarships (UK)

For undergraduate degree

April to June

Means-Based Scholarships for Indian Students

Young students from the economically weaker sections of the society fail to continue their education due to lack of finances. To overcome this challenge, the Indian government provides means-based scholarships to empower the underprivileged and deserving students to achieve their dreams. Some of the means-based scholarships offered by the Indian government for the underprivileged are:

Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Application Period

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

Should have passed Class XII (Scheduled Castes)

August and November

Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Should have passed Class X

August and November

Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for North-Eastern Region

Should have passed Class XII

August and November

Talent-Based Scholarships in India

To nurture young talents in our country, the Indian government offers scholarships based on the students' skills. This scheme will inspire young minds to discover their passion and make a career out of it. Some of the talent-based scholarships offered in India are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicablity Scholarship Benefits

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) 2019

For Artists

INR 25,000

MoArmouz

For Writing Enthusiasts

INR 1,10,948

Undergraduate Scholarships for College Students in India

Undergraduate scholarships for college students are given to those who have cleared Class XII and want to enrol in an undergraduate program. Numerous private organizations offer undergraduate scholarships for college students who aspire to study in India or abroad. Some of the undergraduate scholarships given to the Indian students are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Application Period

G.P. Birla Scholarship

May and July

CLP India Scholarship Scheme

May and June

Azim Premji University Undergraduate Scholarship

March and April

Postgraduate Scholarships for College Students in India

Postgraduate scholarship for students is offered to graduates who want to pursue higher studies but cannot do so due to financial barriers. The PG scholarship for college students is based on criteria such as results from scholarship tests, previous marks secured by students, caste, etc. Some of the PG scholarships given to the Indian students are mentioned below:

Institutes Offering Scholarships Eligibility Scholarship Benefits

IITM Research Fellowship

  • Postgraduate students with minimum 60% marks and must have passed CSIR-UGC NET 

 (OR)

  • M.Tech degree holders with a qualified GATE score

A stipend of INR 31,000 per month with HRA.

Scholarship For Professional And Technical Courses CS (granted by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India)

  • Candidate must be pursuing a postgraduate program
  • They should have secured a minimum score of 50% in graduation
  • Family income must not exceed INR 2,50,000 PA.

Course fee upto INR 2,000 PA along with maintenance allowance upto INR 1000 per month

Sterling and Wilson Solar Scholarship

  • Candidates pursuing a full-time postgraduate program

INR 40,000

Minority Scholarships in India

In India, 19.3 percent of the total population consists of minorities. The state and the central government ensures education is made available to the students belonging to these communities. The minority scholarships are merit-based and means-based. Pre Matric and Post Matric scholarships are also provided to the minority students. The top three minority scholarships in India are given below:

Name of the  Minority Scholarships in India Eligibility Scholarship Reward

Pre Matric scholarship scheme for minorities

  • Applicable to students from Class I to Class X.
  • They must have secured a minimum score of 50 % in the previous examination
  • The family income should be below INR 1,00,000

The admission fee, tuition fee will be taken care of, and a maintenance allowance will be provided

Post Matric scholarship scheme for minorities

  • Applicable to students studying from Class XI to PhD
  • Must have secured a minimum of 50% score in the previous examination
  • The family income should be below INR 2,00,000

The admission fee, tuition fee will be taken care of, and a maintenance allowance will be provided

Begum Hazrat Mahal national scholarship scheme for minorities girls

  • Applicable to a girl child studying in Class IX to Class XII
  • Must have scored a minimum of 50% in their previous examination
  • The annual income of the family should be below INR 2,00,000

Upto INR 6,000

OBC Scholarships in India

The government offers OBC Scholarships in India to the meritorious students from the OBC category. This scheme ensures that equal educational opportunities are provided to all students regardless of their financial condition. The scholarship for OBC students in India is based on their academic performance and financial situation. Some of the OBC scholarships provided in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Provided by Application Period

National fellowship for OBC

Government

July-August

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas

Government

July-October

Post Matric Scholarship

Government

September-December

SC/ST Scholarships in India

The central and the state government offers the SC/ST scholarships in India. It is a merit-based and means-based scholarship. The government also provides a National Overseas Scholarship for SC/ST students who aspire to study abroad. Some of the SC/ST scholarships in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Provided by Application Period

Pre Matric Scholarship

State Government

September-December

Post Matric Scholarship

State Government

September-December

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas

Central Government

July-October

Disability Scholarships in India

The Government of India has introduced various scholarships and schemes to provide equal opportunities to differently-abled students. Several distinguished universities, NGOs, and corporates also offer disability scholarships in India. Some of the scholarships provided to the differently-abled students in India are given below:

Disability scholarships in India Eligibility Scholarship Awards

Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Applicable to students from Class IX to Class X
  • The family income must be less than INR 2,00,000 PA.

Stipend, books and
additional allowances are provided

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Applicable to students from Class X to Class XII
  • The family income must be less than INR 2,50,000 PA.

Stipend, books and
additional allowances are provided

AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme

  • Disabled or Physically challenged students (disability level should be more than 40 %)
  • The candidate should be pursuing a first-year diploma or degree course from an AICTE recognized institution.
  • The family income should be below INR 8,00,000 PA.

Scholarships are offered at INR 30,000 PA as tuition fee and INR 20,000 PA as incidentals

Scholarships for General Category Students in India

Besides offering scholarships for SC/ST, OBC, and minority communities, the government also provides scholarships to the general category students. After meeting the eligibility criteria, the students can apply to the following list of scholarships: 

  • Merit-Based Scholarship
  • Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarship
  • Scholarships for a Girl Child
  • Disabled Scholarships in India
  • Scholarships based on Region
  • Scholarships for Families of Defence Personnel

International Scholarships

A large number of Indian students desire to study abroad and gain global exposure. Various governments, organizations, and universities offer scholarship opportunities to these students. Some of the scholarships provided by the Indian government are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicablicability

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

Students seeking to study in North America or Europe

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

Applicable to visiting fellows, Doctoral students, and research students seeking to study in the UK

Saltire Scholarships

Applied to students from India who want to

 pursue a degree level program in Scotland

 

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