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Scholarships are offered to motivate students to pursue higher education. While education is a primary right, higher studies can be exorbitant. Governments all over the world and few private companies provide scholarships to the meritious students. It comes as a help for students belonging from not so well-endowed families. We will be telling about some popular scholarships which you can apply for and fulfill your dreams.

Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies

1. Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College and University Students

Offered By Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD)
Motive This scholarship was initiated in the 11th five- year plan. It is granted to class 12 students who are from lower-income families to pursue higher studies.
Number of Scholarships 82000 are granted (42000 for boys and 42000 for girls)
Reward Graduation: INR 1000/Month for 3 years
Post Graduation: INR 2000/Month for 2 years
Complete Details Scholarship by MHRD

2. MOMA Scholarship

Offered By Ministry of Minority Affairs
Motive This is Merit cum Means Scholarship. It was launched aiming to support meritorious minority students to pursue higher education or professional courses.
Number of Scholarships 503/state
Reward Maintenance allowance:
INR 10,000(Hostellers)
INR 5000(Day Scholars)Course Fee: INR 20,000
Complete Details Scholarship by MOMA

3. Inspire Scholarship

Offered By Department of Science and Technology
Motive This scholarship is offered to students who want pursue an education in the Natural and basic sciences.
Number of Scholarships 10,000/year
Eligibility Age of 17-22 years. Students are selected on the basis of merit
Reward INR 80,000/annum for a maximum period of 5 years
Complete Details Inspire Scholarship

4. ONGC Scholarship for SC/ST Students

Offered By Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)
Motive The scholarship is offered to SC/ST students pursuing professional courses in Engineering and Medical and Master Degree courses in Business Administration, Geology and Geophysics.
Number of Scholarships 500
Reward INR 48000
Complete Details Scholarship by ONGC

5. Saksham Scholarship

Offered By All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Motive This scholarship has been launched for Differently Abled Persons who want to pursue undergraduate professional courses.
Number of Scholarships 1000
Reward Tuition Fees: INR 30,000
Incidental Allowance: INR 2000 for a period of 10 months in a year
Complete Details Saksham Scholarship by AICTE

6. PM Scholarship Scheme

Offered By Department of Ex-Servicemen
Motive The scholarship is given to the wards of widows and Ex-servicemen of Armed forces to pursue higher and professional education.
Number of Scholarships 5500
Reward Girls: INR 2250/month
Boys: INR 2000/month
Complete Details PM Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships for Girls and Women

1. Scholarship Scheme of Girl Child(SSGC) under Pragati

Offered By All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Motive The scholarship is given to the wards of widows and Ex-servicemen of Armed forces to pursue higher and professional education.
Number of Scholarships 5500
Reward 50,000/annum for a full course
Complete Details SSGC under Pragati

2. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Offered By Google
Motive The scholarship is offered in the fond memory of Ms Anita Borg to promote computing and technology among girls
Reward Tuition and education-related expenses
Complete Details Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

3. Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship

Offered By Tata Trust Group
Motive The scholarship is offered to pursue higher education in the UK, USA or Europe in the following fields: Social Work, Social Science  Education, Education & Welfare of Children with Special Needs, Empowerment of Women, Gender Studies, Child Health –  Development and  Nutrition, Health Policy and Health Education, Public Health – Community Health Services, Reproductive Health, Rural Development Work, Communication for Development, Development Studies
Reward  Financial support to the students
Complete Details Tata Education Scholarship

4. Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

Offered By Adobe Research
Motive The scholarship recognises undergraduate female students who are studying computer science.
Reward $10,000
Complete Details Adobe Research Women

Scholarships to study in abroad

Scholarships in USA

1. Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

Course Postgraduate
Offered by United States-India Educational Foundation, or USIEF
Motive Scholarships to Indians who wish to pursue either a master’s course or research in any U.S. institution (preferably in the areas of Arts and Culture, Environmental Science, International Legal Studies, Public Health, Gender Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Public Administration.)
Reward Tuition fee, airfare (economy), textbooks, and a living stipend.
Complete Details FullBright Nehru Scholarships

2. Tata Scholarship

Course Undergraduate
Offered by Tata Education and Development Trust
Motive This scholarship is for Indian students to study at Cornell University,USA for their undergraduate courses.
Reward Tuition fee for undergraduate programs up to eight semesters
Complete Details Tata Scholarship

Scholarships in UK

1. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

Course Postgraduate
Offered by Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
Motive Scholarships to students from the Commonwealth countries (such as India) who can make a significant contribution to their home country. (Candidates wanting to study Engineering and Technology, Sciences (Pure and Applied), Agriculture, and Humanities & Social Sciences are preferred)
Reward Tuition fee, economy return airfare, and other living expenses
Complete Details Commonwealth Scholarships

2. Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Course Undergraduate/ Postgraduate
Offered by Newcastle University
Motive The scholarship students who have been offered a place to study at the Newcastle University
Reward It covers a partial aid of £3,000 towards college tuition for one year.
Complete Details Vice Chancellors International Scholarship

3. Chevening Scholarships

Course Postgraduate
Offered by UK Government
Motive The scholarship encourages students and professionals from India to take on leadership roles in the future. It aids in completing a one-year master’s program in the country.
Reward It covers tuition, living expenses, travel costs to and from the UK, and other allowances. It provides full or partial aid, depending upon the need of the candidate.
Complete Details Chevening Scholarships

Scholarships in Europe, United States, and the United Kingdom

1. Inlaks Scholarship

Course Postgraduate
Offered by Inlaks-Shivdasani Foundation
Motive The scholarship is offered to exceptionally talented Indian Students who wish to study or gain professional training at international universities. (It includes all areas of study, except for Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music, and Film Animation)
Reward The aid covers tuition and living expenses up to US $100,000. If the total funding exceeds the amount, students need to show proof that they have the ability to cover the rest of their expenses.
Complete Details Inlakhs Scholarships

2. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International Students

Course Postgraduate
Offered by European Union
Motive The scholarship is directed at students from EU and non-EU students to study at European Universities under approved Erasmus Mundus Action Joint Programmes. (The Award covers about 116 master’s courses and 29 doctoral courses. Areas of study include Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Mathematics & Computing, Manufacturing, Health & Welfare, Social Sciences, Arts, and Business & Law)
Reward The aid covers tuition and living expenses up to $100,000. If the total funding exceeds the amount, students need to show proof that they have the ability to cover the rest of their expenses.
Complete Details Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Scholarships in Canada

UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Course Undergraduate
Offered by University of British Columbia
Motive For international students applying to their undergraduate courses. Students who hold an outstanding academic record, and have achievements in the field of Sports, Performing Arts, Debating, etc. are encouraged to apply.
Reward The scholarship is given based on financial need, and an assessment is made by the university about the financial situation of the candidate. The scholarship can cover tuition fee, as well as living expenses. The Award can be renewed for all three years of undergraduate study provided the student display satisfactory academic performance and financial need.
Complete Details UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Scholarships in China

Chinese Government Scholarships

Course Undergraduate/ Postgraduate
Offered by Chinese Government
Motive This is scholarship is offered to students applying to Universities in China for undergraduate, postgraduate, as well as doctoral programs.
Reward  The scholarship covers tuition fee and living/travel expenses, based on the financial needs of the candidate. The Indian Government takes care of the airfare expenses to China and back.
Complete Details Chinese Govt. Scholarship

Indian Government has a centralised Scholarship portal for Indian Students which goes by the name of National Scholarships Portal. This portal includes all the updates about the Scholarships by Government of India and the application management platform.

National Scholarships portal by Government of India