Prominent scholarships for Indian students

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
‘Partiality’ a word which is familiar amongst all of us, but we don’t get it that it is a part of every student’s life, whose parents are not financially strong. Partiality in terms of scholarships because parents in India are not so educated in some cases and the other if they are educated, they don’t have proper knowledge about scholarship programs, how to apply, whom to ask for it, how are they supposed to consult about that or how to get a scholarship.

The main reason to introduce something like ‘scholarship’ was to target all those students out there who are unable to pay the required amount for all the good universities but the talent doesn’t go waste.

Many organizations have started offering scholarships to deserving students by naming it as ‘scholarships. The main motto of all the good universities is that they don’t want to miss out on any students who are talented enough and deserve the seat which is occupied by a student who’s well off enough to buy the seat despite earning it from his/her hard work. Also, to help the students and remove the hindrance of funds from their path of success. So, to make every student as well as a parent aware of the scholarships, here are some scholarships listed below:
1. Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships:

Students who wish to study in the United States of America should apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is for the students who want to do their post graduation and are completed with their US equivalent of bachelor’s (4 years of education) also have at least 3 years of work experience in their favorable field.

Students who wish to study in the areas of art and culture, environmental science, public health, gender studies, and public administration should go for this scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition fees, airfare(economy), textbooks, and a living stipend. There is no specific number of seats all the deserving students get it.

2. JN Tata Endowment:

This scholarship is given to students who have a good academic record and have other achievements to their credit. It is a one-time loan scholarship that is given to students pursuing Postgraduate or Ph.D. or Postdoctoral studies, in any field, at the beginning of the course. Students applying to it should be an Indian resident and should have a Graduate degree from a recognized university Indian University.

3. Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship:

This scholarship is given to Indian students desirous of pursuing a Postgraduate degree in Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture, and Management at prestigious U.S Universities. The Applicant must be below 30 years of age and must be an Indian resident and Students in their final year of degree can also apply. Also, a student needs to apply in January for this scholarship.

4. Great Education Scholarship:

Students applying for the scholarship should be an Indian resident and have been admitted to the selected list of Universities in the U.K. They should also have demonstrated leadership qualities and potential. This scholarship is offered by the British Council to prospective Indian students for their study in the U.K. The scholarship is awarded for full- time undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Provides with full tuition fee.

5. Orange Tulip Scholarship:

The scholarship amount varies and can be a full study fee, a 50% reduction in study fees, or only a 25% reduction. Scholarships are also given to offering only living expenses or visa fees, etc. Students should check their University to find out more about the OTS in their University. Students applying for the scholarship should be an Indian resident and have been admitted to a Dutch university or be in the process of enrollment in The Netherlands.

Offered by higher education institutions, multinationals, and government institutions, this scholarship is aimed at talented Indian students desirous of studying a Bachelors’ or Master’s program in the Netherlands. Since all Dutch Universities do not offer the Orange Tulip Scholarship, students should check before applying. Deadline for applying is April of the preceding year

6. Great Wall Program:

This is a full scholarship and hence covers tuition fees, accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance, and a stipend. Students applying to this scholarship must be less than 45 years of age and must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree or their equivalent. This scholarship is aimed at students, from developing countries, who want to study or conduct research in China. It was established by the Chinese Ministry of Education for UNESCO to sponsor students and scholars

7. Inlaks Scholarship:

Students applying for the scholarship should be an Indian citizen and have a good first degree from a recognized Indian University. They should also be less than 30 years of age and must have got admission to a reputed institution. This scholarship is for students applying to North American or European Universities.

It is only for students applying to courses such as Architecture, Applied Arts and Conservation, Business Administration, Communications (Film, Television, Journalism), Design and Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Theatre and Dance, Special Education and Law, Music and Composition. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April.

8. National Overseas Scholarship by the Government:

The scholarship is awarded to applicants who, Belong to Scheduled Castes, DE notified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Laborers and Traditional Artisans. The students who Scored 55% marks in under graduation (for those applying to Masters) or 55% in Post-Graduation (for those applying for Ph.D.) and are below 35 years of age.

Also, I can’t have more than one family member who has ever got this scholarship. This Government scholarship is meant for students applying to Masters and Ph. D in the following fields: Engineering and Management; Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences; Agricultural Sciences and Medicine; International Commerce, Accounting and Finance; Humanities and Social Science.

9. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship:

Students applying for the scholarship should be an Indian resident and have been admitted to the selected list of Universities in Scotland. They should also have proof that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees. “Offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare, and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy”, this scholarship is meant for students admitted to Post Graduate Master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.