Indian Women and Girls, Clinch Scholarships to Achieve High

Published on : 6th February 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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Education is the first step towards women empowerment and development of the society. Women education plays a pivotal role in bringing about the development of the society. Without educating them, a society could not progress. In fact, the overall development of the society depends very much upon the level of education of the women. They constitute the half of the population of the society, the power of which can be unleashed only through the education.

The Indian women have started proving their mettle in various fields. They are topping the list of the school education, college exams, competitive exams etc. Be it the profession of a doctor, an engineer, bureaucrat, technocrat or business, they seem to have acquired an astounding pace of progress.

Saluting the newfound spirit of the Indian women, many institutions, especially government have come forward to support their endeavour. Scholarships are one of the most effective ways of extending support to the women education.

The Government of India, Private organizations and overseas institutions run following scholarship programmes for girl students to cater to their various kinds of educational needs.

Government of India Prominent Women and Girls Scholarships

AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme

Aim of the scheme – To support technical education among girl students. Under the MHRD scholarship scheme, girl students enrolled in the AICTE approved technical college/institutions are provided financial support in pursuing the course.

Amount of the scheme

  • Tuition fee up to ₹ 30,000 is paid.
  • A living monthly stipend of ₹ 2,000 is paid for 10 months.
  • Total Number of the scholarship is - 4000

Eligibility

  • An applicant should have taken admission in the 1 year of the degree or diploma course in the AICTE approved colleges/ institutions.
  • It can be availed by 2 girls per family.
  • The annual family income should not be more than  8,00,000 per annum.
  • The reservation principle is applicable. It means for OBC – 27%; for SC - 15% and ST – 7.5% seats are reserved.

How to apply

  • Through the MHRD official website.
  • Applications are invited in October/ November.

To know more about this scholarship scheme, click here to learn more.


Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship Scheme

Aim of the scheme - To promote education among the meritorious girl students of the national minority communities. 

Amount of the scheme -

  • For Class 9th and 10th – Tuition fee benefits up to ₹ 10,000. It can be availed in 2 instalments of ₹ 5,000.
  • For Class 11th and 12th – Tuition fee up to ₹ 12,000. It can be availed in 2 instalments of ₹ 6,000.

Eligibility -

  • Applicants should be girl students belonging to any of the 6 minority communities, namely – Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Parsis, Jains, and Buddhists.
  • They should have a minimum score of 50% marks in the previous class exams.
  • The scholarship is given for Class 9th to Class 12 students.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed  2,00,000 per annum.

How to apply -

  • Through the Maulana Azad Education Foundation Scholarship portal i.e www.maef.nic.in. Applicants should fill the online application form and take its print copy. It should be sent to the MAEF office.
  • Applications are invited in October/ November.

CBSE Single Girl Child Scholarship scheme

Aim of the scheme – To encourage education among such girl students who are the single child of their parent and have passed Class 10th.

Amount of the scheme -

Selected beneficiaries are given ₹ 500 on the monthly basis for 2 years. The enhancement in the school tuition should not be more than 10%.

Eligibility -

  • Applicants should have passed Class 10th with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks or should have a CGPA of 6.2.
  • They should have taken admission in the Class 11th of a CBSE recognized schools which tuition-fee should not be more than ₹1,500.

How to apply -

Students can apply online for the scholarships scheme. They should enter their Roll Number and Certificate Number on the online application. All documents that are required should be attached to the application form.


Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship Scheme

Aim of the scheme – Swami Vivekananda was committed to the women’s education. Keeping his ideology, the government of India has started Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship Scheme to support the higher education of girl who is the single child of her parents.

Amount of the scheme -

  • The beneficiary student gets ₹ 25,000 on the monthly basis for the initial 2 years as JRF (Junior Research Fellow)
  • Those students who are promoted as the SRF (Senior Research Fellow) receive ₹ 28,000 on the monthly basis for 3 years.
  • They also receive contingency grant. For initial 2 years, candidates can avail ₹ 10,000 annually. Then they become eligible for ₹ 20,500 grant for rest of the 3 years.
  • An additional amount of ₹ 2,000 is also given for reader/escort assistance.

Eligibility -

  • Applicant should be the single girl child of her family.
  • She should have taken admission in the Ph. D program in Social Science research in any Indian college/university.

How to apply -

Interested students can apply online through the UGC website.

To know more about this scholarship scheme, Click Here to Read more.


Lady  Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarship Scheme

Aim of the scheme – The Lady Meherbai scholarship is given by the Tata Trust. It aims at supporting such meritorious women who want to pursue their studies abroad.

Amount of the scheme -

The scholarship amount is adjustable to the amount charged by the abroad university.

Eligibility -

  • The applicant should be an Indian woman.
  • She should have a good education track record to get considered for the scholarship.
  • She should have obtained graduation degree from a recognised university or college and should have been invited for admission in the recognized university/ college abroad in UK, USA, or Europe.

How to apply -

  • Interested students can apply online through the Tata Education Trust.
  • Applications are invited usually in the month of the March/ April.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women

Aim of the scheme – This fellowship is given to unemployed Ph. D women. They are encouraged to fulfil their intellectual quest through this fellowship.

Amount of the scheme -

  • The total duration of the fellowship is 5 years.
  • The total number of the scholarship is 100.
  • For the initial 2 years, candidates are given ₹ 38,800 on the monthly basis.
  • For the rest 3 years, they can avail benefit up to ₹ 46,500 on the monthly basis.
  • They are eligible for availing any contingency grant up to ₹ 50,000 annually for the total duration of the fellowship.
  • They can also get reader/ escort assistance of ₹ 2,000 on the monthly basis.

Eligibility -

  • Applicant should be a woman candidate.
  • She should have obtained a Ph. D degree from a recognized college/ university.
  • The age of the applicant should not be more than 55 years of age. The reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/PwD) get an age relaxation of 5 years.

How to apply -

Interested candidates can apply online through the UGC website.


CBSE Udaan

Aim of the scheme – This scholarship scheme provides support to the meritorious girl students to do preparation for the competitive entrance exams.

Amount of the scheme -

  • This is a fully–funded scholarship scheme.
  • Under this scholarship, girl students are given admission fee, tuition-fee, and cost of study materials, tablets or other miscellaneous expenses to attend the coaching classes and lectures.
  • The scholarship benefit is extended for only those girl students who attend at least 75% Udaan classes.   

Eligibility -

  • Applicant should be an Indian girl student studying in Class 11th or Class 12th of Kendriya Vidyalaya/ Navodaya Vidyalaya/any government run school affiliated to any Central/ State board.
  • She should be studying in Class 11th in PCM stream.
  • She should have an aggregate score of minimum 70% marks in the Class 10th and not less than 80% marks in the Science and Mathematics subjects.
  • On the CGPA scale, she should have an overall score of 8 and 9 in the Science and Mathematics subjects.
  • Preference will be given to girl students belonging to the economically weaker section whose annual family income is not more than ₹ 6,00,000 per annum.

How to apply

Interested girl students can apply for the CBSE Udaan Scholarship through the CBSE website.

To know more about this scholarship scheme, click here.


Women Scientist Scheme

Aim of the Scholarship – The Department of Science and Technology has started ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ to encourage such women scientists to pursue their career further and enter into a profession who have suffered break in their career due to the family and children responsibilities.

Benefits under the scholarship -

This scheme gives scholarships in 3 categories –

Women Scientist in ‘Group A’ – Those women applicants who have done Ph. D or equivalent in the Basic Sciences get ₹ 55,000 on monthly basis for a period of 3 years on submission of a viable proposal for a project. The total cost of the project should not exceed ₹ 30,00,000.

Women Scientist in ‘Group B’-

  • Those women applicants who have done M. Sc., M. Pharma, M.Tech, M. Phil or equivalent get ₹ 40,000 on the monthly basis for a period of 3 years on submission of a viable proposal for a project. The total cost of the project should not exceed ₹ 25,00,000.
  • The M. Sc/ B. Sc/ MBBS/ B. Tech or equivalent students in Basic or Applied Sciences get ₹ 30,000 on the monthly basis. The total cost of their project should not exceed ₹ 20,00,000.

 Women Scientist in ‘Group C’

  • Those women applicants who have done Ph. D or equivalent in Basic Sciences get ₹ 30,000 on the monthly basis for a period of 3 years on submission of a viable proposal for a project.
  • Students with M. Sc/ M. Pharma, M.Tech, M. Phil or equivalent degrees get ₹ 25,000 on the monthly basis.
  • Students with M. Sc. / B. Tech/ MBBS or equivalent degrees get ₹ 20,000 on the monthly basis.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be an unemployed woman candidate between 27 – 57 years of age.
  • The WOS – A (Women Scientist Scheme ‘A’) scholarship can be availed in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering and Technology fields
  • The WOS – B (Women Scientist Scheme ‘B’) scholarship can be availed for a research proposal related to the theme ‘Bringing development at the grass-root level through technology’.
  • The WOS – C (Women Scientist Scheme ‘C’) scholarship is given to women applicants in the form of training and recruitment in the field of IP₹ (Intellectual Property Rights) for record keeping, filing and maintenance works.

Kalpana Chawla Memorial Award

Aim of the scheme – The scholarship has been started by the Biyani Girls College in 2005. This scholarship aims at supporting meritorious girl students wishing to pursue technical education.

Amount of the scheme -

The award is distributed among the winner students in 4 categories. Each category has 21 winners.

  • 1st Prize21 winners are selected for the 1st prize under which they are given the opportunity to attend the NASA camp.
  • 2nd Prize – The next 21 students are given the cash prize of ₹ 1,00,000.
  • 3rd Prize – Another 21 students receive the cash prize of ₹ 50,000.
  • 4th Prize21 students are selected for the 4th prize (consolation prize) of ₹ 21,000.
  • The total number of the winners is 84.

Eligibility -

The scholarship is meant for meritorious Class 12th girl students.

How to apply -

Interested students can apply online through kcawards@biyanicolleges.org.


Kiran Girls Scholarship Scheme

Aim of the scheme – To provide financial support to girl students who are pursuing B.E/ B. Tech in IT and Computer Science, or ENTC from the engineering colleges in Pune, Nagpur, Goa or Hyderabad.

Amount of the scheme -

  • Those students who are selected for this scholarship get ₹ 40,000 on the annual basis.
  • It can be availed till the completion of the engineering course.
  • The total number of the scholarship is 10.

Eligibility -

  • Applicant should have qualified Class 10th with minimum 60% marks and should have taken admission in the B. E/ B. Tech course.
  • Applicant’s annual family income should not be more than ₹ 3,50,000.

How to apply -

  • Interested candidates should visit the www.persistentfoundation.org to apply for the scholarship. They should fill-in the online application form before the last date of the application submission which is usually 31st January.
  • Online screening test comprising of aptitude and English language proficiency is conducted in the month of February.
  • The shortlisted applicants are called for the 1 level of interview. Out of which top 20 candidates are shortlisted for the final interview. In the final interview, best 10 candidates are selected for the scholarship.

Overseas Women Scholarships

Grace Hopper scholarship

Aim of the scheme – This scholarship is meant for graduate and undergraduate girl students of Computer Science, IT, MIS, Math, Physics, Human –computer interaction and Electrical Engineering.

Amount of the scheme -

  • Under this scholarship programme, students get the opportunity to attend the Conference in Computer Science which is attended by similar students and faculties from all over the world.
  • They are given Air-fares to attend the Conference. A travel stipend is also paid to meet the meal expenses, commutation charges to go to the Airport and other miscellaneous expenses.
  • Accommodation charges are paid.
  • The total number of the award is 657 (girl students) and 22 (faculty members).

Eligibility -

  • The applicant should be at least 18 years of age.
  • She should not have got graduated earlier than the date of the conference.
  • If the applicant has graduated earlier then she should have got enrolled in the M.S/ Computing programme on the Post-graduation level.

How to apply -

  • Interested students can apply online through the Grace Hopper Scholarship website.
  • Every year, applications are invited in January and the application date get closed by the first week of March.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Aim of the Scholarship This scholarship has been renamed as the Google Women Tech-makers program. Under this scholarship programme, women candidates are encouraged to participate in computer science and computing programme. It aims at bringing about the gender equality in the technology field.

Benefit of the Scholarship -

  • Each beneficiary get around $10,000 to pursue their studies further.
  • They also receive an invitation to attend the Google Annual Retreat programme held in the Mountain View, California.

Eligibility of the Scholarship -

  • The applicant should be a female student.
  • Applicant should be enrolled in the computer science or computing engineering or any closely related undergraduate programme in the USA University.
  • The applicant should have a GPA score of at least 3.5 out of 4.

How to Apply

Interested students can apply online through the anitaborgscholars@google.com.


Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship

Aim of the Scholarship –This scholarship programme aims at bringing women in the engineering and technology domain. Like Google Women in Tech-makers programme, this programme also strives for bringing gender equality in the technology field.

Benefit of the Scholarship -

  • Tuition fee for the B. Tech/ integrated M. Tech course.
  • Opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper conference in India with the entry fee.
  • Those candidates who are selected for this scholarship get an opportunity to receive training at the Adobe India.
  • They also get chance for collaboration and mentoring at the BTP (Bachelor of Technology Project).
  • An all India award felicitation programme will be held to felicitate these scholars.

Eligibility -

  • The applicant should be female candidates.
  • She should be enrolled at any Indian University in the B. Tech or M. Tech integrated programme.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students can apply through the Adobe website - Click here.
  • They should submit complete Application - Form along with their detailed Resume and (SOP) Statement of the Purpose.

Women Scholarship for Peace – Global South

Aim of the Scholarship – This scholarship is given by the UN Office for disarmament in collaboration with the participating countries in the programme. Under this scholarship, 145 women candidates receive training in disarmament, establishing peace, and solving other development related issues.

Benefit under the scholarship -

  • Candidates get the UPEACE certificate issued by the UN-mandated University of Peace.
  • This scholarship covers tuition-fee, travel charges, accommodation and other miscellaneous charges for the training.
  • Total number of the scholarship is 140.

Eligibility for the Scholarship -

Early career women are encouraged to join this training programme.

How to Apply -

  • Interested candidates can apply online through the given link - Click here.
  • Applications are invited in November/ December.

Famous Private Scholarships for Women

Santoor scholarship

Aim of the scholarship -

Wipro Cares, the not for profit arm of the Wipro gives Santoor scholarships to girl students from disadvantaged sections of the society. The girl students from Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh receive financial support under this scholarship to pursue higher education.

Benefits under the scholarship -

  • The selected beneficiary students are encouraged to get enrolled in the professional courses after Class 12th.
  • It covers the tuition – fee for the complete duration of their course (minimum 2 years or more).
  • Students can also avail any additional amount to meet education-related cost.
  • For degree or diploma course, the applicant living in the metropolitan city gets ₹ 36,000 tuition-fee annually otherwise ₹ 24,000.
  • The total number of the scholarships is 300.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be a girl student.
  • She should have completed either Class 10th or Class 12thfrom a government school/ college.
  • She should be enrolled in the Diploma or Degree course. Nearly, 60 % of the scholarships are given to the Liberal Arts, Humanities and Science students. Rest 40% scholarships are availed by the students pursuing technical courses.
  • Preference is given to students belonging to the backward area.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students can apply online by visiting the Santoor Official website www.santoorscholarships.com.
  • Applications should be submitted by the end of August.

Tata Housing scholarship for meritorious girls

Aim of the scholarship This scholarship aims at extending financial support to the meritorious girls enrolled in the Civil Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management courses.

Benefits under the scholarship

  • The selected students under this scholarship programme get reimbursement of ₹ 60,000 annually to pay for their tuition-fee or admission charges.
  • The scholarship benefit is given for the complete duration of the course.
  • Student should score at least 60% marks every year to continue to avail the scholarship benefit.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be a girl student.
  • She should be enrolled in the second year of the Civil Engineering/ Architecture or Construction Management courses and should have an aggregate score of 50% marks in the 1st year exam.
  • Those candidates enrolled for the 2 years full-time MBA programme should have a minimum score of 50% marks in the graduating years.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students can apply through the Tata Housing scholarship scheme website by clicking on sustainability@tatahousing.com.
  • Applications are invited in November/ December.

Fair and Lovely Foundation for Higher Education for Women scholarship

Aim of the scholarship This scholarship aims at encouraging girl students to get enrolled in the Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses.

Benefits under the scholarship -

  • The beneficiary girl student gets ₹ 25,000 to ₹ 40,000.
  • Those applicants belonging to the rural area get an additional amount of ₹ 3,000.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

The applicant should be between 15 – 30 years of age. The SC/ST girl students get age relaxation of 2 years.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students can apply online through the Fair and Lovely Official website https://www.fairandlovelyfoundation.in/scholarship
  • Applications are invited in January and get closed in February.

Prabha Dutt Fellowship

Aim of the scholarship - The Prabha Dutt fellowship is meant for women print journalists.

Benefits under the scholarship -

  • Selected applicants get ₹ 1,00,000 to pursue research in the women related subjects of contemporary relevance.
  • The duration of the fellowship is 10 months.
  • It can be availed in the Hindi, English or any other language.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be between 25-40 years of age.
  • She should be a print journalist.

How to Apply -

  • Applicant should submit a completed CV along with a write up of 250- 300 words about the project.
  • At least 5 published works.
  • Interested students can apply online through fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org.

L’Oreal Scholarship for Young Women in Science

Aim of the scholarship – This scholarship aims at encouraging participation of women in the Science and Technology field. It was instituted in 2003 and since then it is given every year to the promising young women, especially from the disadvantaged sections of the society.

Benefits under the scholarship -

Each selected women for this scholarship get ₹ 2,50,000 to pay their tuition fee and meet other education related expenses.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should have passed Class 12th in the Science stream (either PCM/ PCB).
  • She should have a minimum aggregate of 85% marks.
  • The applicant should be pursuing the Undergraduate programme in Engineering, Science, Biotechnology or Medicine.

 How to Apply -

Interested candidate can apply online as well as offline through the L’Oreal website.


Clinic Plus scholarship

Aim of the Scholarship - This scholarship aims at enabling mothers to help their daughters fulfil their dreams. The Clinic Plus scholarship programme has been launched under the campaign with slogan ‘M se Maa, and Maa means Majbooti’.

Benefits under the scholarship -

Those applicants who get selected for this scholarship get ₹ 1,00,000.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • Only Indian girls are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The applicants should be studying in the Class 5th to Class 12th.
  • The candidates should have a minimum aggregate score of 90% marks with active involvement in at least 1 curriculum activity.

Or

  • A candidate should have a minimum score of 80% marks with active involvement in at least 2 curricular activities.

Or

  • A candidate should have minimum score of 70% with active involvement in at least 3 curricular activities.

Or

  • A candidate should have a minimum score of 60% with active involvement in at least 4 curricular activities.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students wishing to apply for the scholarship should visit the Clinic Plus website.
  • They should download the application from the above-given website address.
  • Then the application form should be filled-in completely and send at the official address –

Clinic Plus Scholarship Program
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Unilever House, B.D. Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400099


Intershala Career scholarship for Girls

Aim of the Scholarship - This scholarship aims at supporting girl students to pursue their dream career by providing them financial support. It can be availed by any girl student wishing to pursue her career in any field. This scholarship has been inspired by the sad Nirbhaya case.

Benefits under the scholarship -

Those girl students who are selected for this scholarship get ₹ 25,000 annually to pursue her dream career in any discipline.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be a girl student.
  • She should be between 17 to 23 years age.
  • The applicant should be fighting against the odds of life to achieve her dream career and should be remarkably good in that field.

How to Apply -

  • Interested students can apply online through the - icsg@internshala.com.
  • It is 3 stage selection processes - In the first stage, applicants are required to submit their online applications. The short-listed candidates are called for the interview along with a set of supporting documents. After that, a referee cross verifies the information given by the student in their applications.

Avasar Scholarship

Aim of the Scholarship - This scholarship aims at supporting meritorious girls from disadvantaged sections of society to pursue education who have discontinued their studies due to life-situations. It encourages them to pursue education and get employment. The ‘Avasar’ scholarship has been instituted by the ‘Opportunity Trust Organization’.

Benefits under the scholarship -

The scholarship is given for 6 years after matriculation.

Eligibility for the scholarship -

  • The applicant should be a well-performing student with a minimum aggregate of 80% marks in the Class 9th.
  • The applicant should be domiciled in Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon and Bangalore.

How to Apply -

Interested applicants can apply for the ‘Avasar’ scholarship online through the link - http://www.avasar.ngo/avasar-an-introduction/.


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