List of Scholarships for Indian Students – 2019

Indian scholarships are available only for the students from the minority class, students from reservation quota or the students from economically backward families. No, this is not true! It is a myth believed by most of the citizens in this country but in reality, the objective of providing scholarship is to support the education of an individual regardless of caste, creed or any category. The scholarships available in India are huge in number for students from all the castes, creed, gender and category, but, the knowledge about these scholarships available is still lacking among the people. The schools and colleges do not provide any proper information about the scholarships available to the students and this result in dropping out of students due to financial crisis in the family. A misconception that is still followed by the people is that the process of getting a scholarship is a long and tiresome and the amount allocated for these scholarships are not so worthy. But, with the help of technology, it has become a trouble-free task for the students to know about the scholarship schemes and to apply for the suitable required scholarship scheme.


To support the education of the country and to deal with the dropouts the government have come up with various scholarship schemes across the country. Following are the scholarships schemes provided by the government of India to different categories of education –


Scholarships for Maths/Science/Engineering Students in India :

1. NTPC Scholarship Scheme
2. Kishore Viagnyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship
3. University Grants Commission Junior Research Fellowship
4. VIT University Ignite Scholarships
5. Indian Institute of Technology Scholarships


Scholarships for Medical Students in India :

1. Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Senior)
2. Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship
3. Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships
4. Vijayalakshmi R.L. Jalappa Scholarship
5. HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship
6. Combined Counselling Board Scholarship (CCB)


Scholarships Based on Merits in India:

1. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles
2. SOF Scholarship of Excellence in English (S.E.E)
3. Merck India Charitable Trust (MICT) Scholarship Program
4. IDB Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
5. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
6. Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme
7. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship


Scholarships Based on Means in India :

1. AMP Higher Education Scholarship Fund
2. INSEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarships
3. Capital First MBA Scholarships
4. Azim Premji University Undergraduate Scholarship
5. Loan for Professional/Educational/Training Courses to Disabled Persons
6. Sindhutai Sapakal Scheme for Educating Orphans and Children with Special Needs
7. Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
8. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
9. National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka


Scholarships Based on Sports in India:

1. AAI Sports Scholarship Scheme in India
2. Symbiosis Society Foundation Sports Scholarships
3. GEMS Genius Scholarship
4. MKG Chess Scholarship
5. NISD National Sports Scholarships


Scholarships for Women in India :

1. Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
2. Women Scientists Scheme-C (WOS-C)
3. Kalpana Chawla Memorial Award
4. Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students
5. Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship Programme
6. AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme
7. Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship Scheme


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Scholarships for Disabled People in India :

1. Pre – Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
2. Post – Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
3. Umbrella Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
4. Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities
5. National Fellowship for Students with Disabilities
6. ‘Saksham’ Scholarship for Differently-Abled Students
7. National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation


Scholarships for MBA students in India :

1. IIM – MBA Scholarships
2. Amity B- school
3. ISB Hyderabad
4. IRMA Anand

Scholarships Based on Merits-cum-Means in India :

1. Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships
2. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme
3. Merit cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)
4. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
5. IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
6. Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship
7. Shubh Aarambh Scholarship


Scholarships in India for overseas studies:

1. Fulbright – Nehru Fellowships
2. Tata Scholarship
3. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
4. Chinese Government Scholarship
5. Amity Global Institute Merit Scholarship, Singapore
6. Newcastle University Business School Scholarships
7. University of Adelaide Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Indian Students
8. India Global Leaders Scholarship
9. Orange Tulip Scholarships
10.British Council GREAT scholarships for Indian Students
11.Sussex India Scholarships
12.Sir Ratan Tata Fellowships for South Asian Students at LSE


Every year thousands of scholarships are announced with crores of the amount allocated in India for education in various categories. The list of scholarships available in India is a never-ending list, the awareness among the public has to be created to alert them about schemes available to support their education. By this, the students can apply and get the required scholarship to get the desired education and fulfill their goals. This will also increase the literacy rate of the country and take it forward towards the development of the country.




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