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Because of the high cost of higher education, after the 12th/Graduation one of the major concerns of students as well as parents is finance. Although there are many financial institutions that provide educational loans at low-interest rates. But most people don’t know that there are many Scholarship exams through which meritorious students could get rid of financial concerns. If you are someone who is dedicated to studying hard as well as studying smart, there are always ways to fulfill your dreams. Not just the government conducts scholarship exams but there are many private institutions/NGOs which help meritorious students financially to realize their dream careers.

Why do students need scholarships?

Because higher education is becoming too costly day by day. Whether it’s engineering, medical, or designing. There are many meritorious students who come from financially weaker backgrounds. To such students, scholarship acts as a means of big support in fulfilling career dreams

Now the question arises how to get scholarships?

Students have to apply for scholarship exams conducted by different institutions be it government or privately owned institutions. If the eligibility criteria required by scholarship-providing institutions match students and if they pass scholarship exams they would get it. There are mainly two kinds of scholarships:

  1. Government-aided scholarships:
    1. Central government-funded scholarships
    2. The state government-funded scholarships
  2.  Private aided scholarships Let’s discuss them one by one-

Which are the main central government-funded scholarships?

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) – is offered by the department of science & technology (DST), Government of India. 
  2. Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities – by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India.
  3. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles – by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 
  4. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. 
  5. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/LSDM/ Cine/IOMC Workers – by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India. 
  6. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students – offered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India. 
  7. Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS – this scholarship is offered for Minorities by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. 
  8. Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities – by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India. 
  9. INSPIRE Scholarship – provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Which are Scholarships provided by UGC/AICTE for students?

  1. ISHAN UDAY Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region – by UGC MHRD.

  2. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child- by UGC Ministry of Human Resources Development. 

  3. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC, ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses – by UGC MHRD. 

  4. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders) – by UGC MHRD. 

  5. Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students( for Degree and Diploma) – by AICTE. 

  6. Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Diploma for Technical Education) – by AICTE. 

  7. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma for Technical education) – by AICTE. 

  8. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree and Diploma) – by AICTE.

How many scholarships are provided by the Government of Bihar?

  1. 1. BC-EBC Post Matric Scholarship.
  2. ST-Post Matric Scholarship.
  3. SC-Post Matric Scholarship.
  4. Mukhyamantri Vidhyaarthi Yojana.

Which are the main scholarship programs of West Bengal?

These two are important scholarships for West Bengal:

  1. West Bengal Scholarship.
  2. Oasis Scholarship.

Is there any scholarship scheme in UP?

Yes, there are mainly two government scholarship schemes in UP:

  1. UP Scholarship.
  2. UP Internship Scholarship.

What are the different Scholarship schemes of Jharkhand?

  1. Pre-Matric Schemes for SC, ST, BC.
  2. Post-Matric Schemes for SC, ST, BC.

Which are the main Scholarship schemes by Government/Private universities?

Following are the main scholarships provided by universities:

  1. Support the Advancement of Rural Students (STARS) – provided by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
  2. Performance-based scholarships – by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
  3. Performance-based scholarships – by Lovely Professional University.

Are there any scholarships programs for students by NGOs, PSUs, Trusts, or other institutions?

Yes, there are many such scholarships schemes across the country for a better future for meritorious students. A few important ones are the following:

  1. Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship – by Government of India. 
  2. TAta Trust Means Grant for School – by Tata Trusts. 
  3. HDFC Scholarship Program – by HDFC. 
  4. HP Udaan Scholarship Program – by HP Inc.India. 
  5. Teach India Fellowship – by Teach for India. 
  6. Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program – by Google. 
  7. Indian Oil Educational Scholarship – by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). 
  8. Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for Doctoral Studies – by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF). 
  9. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited Scholarship – by ONGC. 
  10. L&T Build India Scholarship – by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited.

How to apply for scholarships?

There are almost every scheme online mode of application available. So all you have to do is to keep updating yourself from my news section to timely fill out forms and get benefits from scholarships to advance your career. For any queries let’s connect to Admission Today

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