Top 10 Scholarships for Financially Deprived Students of India

Last Modified: 16 May 2024

Students belonging from low-income families find it difficult to pursue higher studies. Whether it is the payment of high-school education or completion of college, these students do not have it easy.

But with the changing time and the introduction of scholarship and grants from various educational institutes, accomplishing higher education has become possible. Even the government has initiated programs to help out such talented but financially weak aspirants. It is only needed to apply for these grants before the deadline and meet the required eligibility.

Here are the top 10 scholarship programmes that help school and college students chase their dreams: -

K.C.MAHINDRA Scholarship

The All India K.C. Mahindra scholarship is meant for students who have passed class 10th and 12th or have successfully taken admission in diploma courses in government identified institutions. The scheme focuses on students with a low yearly family income and does not have enough money to pay for college expenses.

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Internshala Trainings Young Achiever Scholarship

The Internshala Young Achiever Scholarship focuses on providing online training to students in the areas of their interest. The courses covered include; Web Development, Digital Marketing, Java, Android App Development, etc. Students with an annual income level of 5 lakhs or less are eligible for this scheme.

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The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) ensures that students from financially weak backgrounds are able to pursue higher studies. In Fact, this initiative specifically provides economic support as well as much-needed facilities with this scheme. Moreover, there is not one but various grant programs introduced by the AICTE officially such as; J&K Scholarship scheme, Pragati Scholarship, Saksham Scholarship. 

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Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship

The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship initiative backs students from poor backgrounds to easily pursue graduation and post graduation. Students with an annual family income that is below 6 lakhs are applicable for this grant and receive other great benefits. Thus, this scheme makes it easier for students to pursue higher education along with meeting daily expense needs.

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship programme is especially meant for students belonging to developing countries. Indian students thus have an option to get their graduation and post graduation and post graduation degree from abroad.  This is an exciting opportunity for those aspirants who have a good and consistent academic performance and not have a huge family income.

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Sahu Jain Trust Inland Scholarship

Choosing Sahu Jain Trust Inland Scholarship is one of the best decisions a class 12th pass out can make. This scheme creates better education facilities for children who are capable but cannot afford to continue with their college studies. In order to apply for this scholarship this year, submit the application form before 30th August 2018. 

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Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme

The CCRT scholarship ensures that students interested in artistic fields get proper educational facilities. Students with a monthly family income of 8,000 or less may avail for this programme. The age criterion is 10-14 years and children can rely on it to enhance their skills such as classical dancing, painting, drama, music, sculpture making etc.

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National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme

The National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme is for students of class 9 and has secured a minimum score of 55% in class 8th final exams. Student’s family income should be 1.5 lakhs or below to successfully apply for this grant. The major goal of this programme is to lend support to students who find it hard to continue secondary studies.

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Tata Steel Twin Scholarship: Jyoti and Moodie

The Tata Steel scholarship programme is for youngsters belonging from poor backgrounds. Its aim is to encourage students to pursue higher education in Engineering, Polytechnic, Medical, MCA, Microbiology, and Biotechnology. The students receive an amount of up to ₹ 15,000 in the form of financial assistance to complete their degrees.

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Special Assistance Programme by UGC

SPA or Special Assistance Programme conducted by UGC focuses on providing financial support to research-based institutes and colleges. The scheme allows students from economically weak sections to carry out research and continue their research related studies without worrying about its cost.  This 3-level programme offers a reward amount of up to ₹3, 00,000.

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The above-mentioned schemes do not just help the students financially but also academically. They can have a secured future by making use of the reward amount and attain the degree of their choice.


Dhuli Biswasi, August 26, 2022

Studying at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. How can I get financial help to complete the course.

Yash raj, August 25, 2022

Sir please help me I have to take addmision in class 11th During my examination my father was deid. Now I am not able to pay the fees for my school

Amit Nanda Goswami, March 21, 2022

sir my father was left few year ago and lam belongs to a very poor family so l need finalcial help for yours

Nitesh parmar, October 12, 2019

Please help me with school fee 3year of b.arch

Exams Planner, November 9, 2019

The fee varies among colleges. You must check out with the college.

Animesh Maity, July 27, 2019

Pls update me with some scholarship i have git 95.06% in ICSE 2018-19. Thank you

Exams Planner, August 2, 2019

You can check out the Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam, Indian Oil Academic scholarship, etc.