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Scholarships are much needed financial aid for meritorious students with humble means. If you are brilliant and talented, money shouldn’t limit your way to study in the best colleges and universities in the world. There are many scholarships for Indian students as well as grants, awards, fellowships, and other financial aids. These help students to get admission to the right college as per their merits.

Let’s take a look at what are the various types of scholarships and how students can benefit from them.

What is a Scholarship and how can you benefit from it?

Scholarships, grants, awards, and fellowships are financial assistance offered by various universities and institutes for students. This financial assistance is offered based upon several factors – such as academic merits, academic performance, financial background, etc.

Scholarships are not only for those students who are in dire need of financial assistance but are also intended for students who show excellent academic qualifications. Let’s take a look at how scholarships are beneficial for students:

Scholarships for Indian Students
Scholarships for Indian Students

What are the various categories of Scholarships?

Scholarships are financial assistance for students to advance their education at schools or colleges/ universities or other academic institutions. These are awarded based on several factors such as academic merit, athletic skills, financial needs, talent-centric, and other factors. The scholarships are usually not to be repaid whilst awards or grants, in general, require the holder of the award to maintain some of the requirements during the terms of the award.

Let’s discuss each one of these category types for better clarity and help you decide which one of the scholarships is right for you.

  • Merit-based scholarships: Merit scholarships are awarded to students who show a high level of achievement in areas such as academics, sports, arts, etc. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships provide financial assistance to students, but a merit scholarship is granted to students based on the many categories such as academic excellence.
  • Need-based: As the name suggests, need-based are awarded to students who need financial assistance to pursue their education. These are basically grants awarded by schools and universities to fund the students’ education.
  • Student-specific scholarships: Student-specific scholarships are offered to students of a specific category, gender, class, race, medical ability, etc. Some of the most common scholarships for Indian students are minority scholarships that are offered to students of a specific background of community or class.
  • Subject-specific scholarships: Subject-specific scholarships are offered by the colleges or academic institutions to students who are planning to pursue a specific subject or field of study. Most students who show academic excellence in certain subjects are awarded such scholarships to further their education in that particular field of study.
  • College-specific scholarships: College-specific scholarships are offered to highly qualified individuals based on their academic excellence. Some of these scholarships have a “bond” requirement which means the receiver of the scholarship is required to work for a contract based time to repay the amount they received from the scholarship. This is one of the most common methods used by graduates and postdoctoral students to waive off their loans and other expenses.

Scholarships for Indian Students
Scholarships for Indian Students
  • International Scholarships: International scholarships for Indian students are offered for studying higher education from abroad. Although these scholarships are highly competitive several studies abroad destinations offer attractive scholarships for Indians students for graduate and postgraduate studies. Many governments and university-specific scholarship options are available for Indian students to study abroad.
  • Sports scholarships: As the name suggests, sports scholarships are awarded to students who showcase extraordinary skills in sports. Sports scholarships come under the umbrella term of talent-based scholarships as these scholarships are offered to students who possess exceptional skills/talents in areas related to sports, music, arts, writing, design among many others.
  • Talent-based scholarships: Talent-based or skill-based scholarships are offered to students who show a strong competence in art, writing, music or theatre. Scholarships are either awarded either a competitive exam or merit-based acquired in that particular field or area.
  • Government Scholarships: Government scholarships for Indian students are offered by central and state government bodies. Scholarships such as Post Metric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities, PG Scholarship University Rank Holders, and many others are offered by the UGC, Central government, and AICTE.
  • Scholarships offered by public/private universities: Many government and private universities offer course/subject-specific scholarships to students showing academic excellence in the relevant field of subjects. Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), NIFT (offers design scholarships for Indian students for various graduate and postgraduate programs), and many other universities offer scholarships for Indian students.

List of scholarships for Indian Students

Students with excellent academic performance are offered a chance to maximize their potential and excel in their areas of distinction. To help students find the top scholarships for Indian students, we have curated a list of national and international scholarships. Take a look at the following table to know more about the scholarships for Indian students:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)National Talent Search Examination (NTSE). The scheme is open to the students of Classes 10th. The examination is conducted every year at 2 levels: Stage I (State level) conducted by the respective states and Stage II (National level) conducted by NCERT.Class 11th and 12th – Rs.1250 per month.Undergraduate and Postgraduate- Rs.2000 per month.PhD – Varies as per UGC regulationsNovember
Science Olympiad Foundation* (SOF)- National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) ExamThe SOF conducts national level Olympiads to evaluate students’ competency and proficiency in various subjects. The NCO is for students of classes 1st-10th.Award for Level Two Performance & For Classes One & Two -1st Rank – Rs.50, 000/- Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance. (International level)1st Rank- Rs.5, 000/ – Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence. (Zonal level) Awards for Level One Performance- 1-25 Rank- Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction (Zonal level)November- December
SOF-IEO (International English Olympiad)The International English Olympiad (IEO) is for students studying in class 1st-12th. IEO is conducted at two levels.Award for Level Two Performance & For Classes One & Two -1st Rank – Rs.50, 000/- Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance. (International level)1st Rank- Rs.5, 000/ – Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence. (Zonal level) Awards for Level One Performance- 1-25 Rank- Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction (Zonal level)November
SOF-IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad)International Mathematics Olympiad is for students studying in class 1st to 12th. IMO is conducted at two levels.Award for Level Two Performance & For Classes One & Two -1st Rank – Rs.50, 000/- Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance. (International level)1st Rank- Rs.5, 000/ – Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence. (Zonal level) Awards for Level One Performance- 1-25 Rank- Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction (Zonal level)November
SOF-IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad)International General Knowledge Olympiad is for students of class 1st – 10th. IGKO is a single level examination.Award for Level Two Performance & For Classes One & Two -1st Rank – Rs.50, 000/- Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance. (International level)1st Rank- Rs.5, 000/ – Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence. (Zonal level) Awards for Level One Performance- 1-25 Rank- Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction (Zonal level)November
SOF-NSO (National Science Olympiad)National Science Olympiad is for students studying in class 1st – 12th. The NSO is conducted by schools at different dates for level 1.Award for Level Two Performance & For Classes One & Two -1st Rank – Rs.50, 000/- Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance. (International level)1st Rank- Rs.5, 000/ – Each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence. (Zonal level) Awards for Level One Performance- 1-25 Rank- Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction (Zonal level)November
ANTSE- Ajmal National Talent Search ExaminationFor students studying in class 3rd-12th and Degree 1st, 2nd, 3rd year B. A./B.Sc./B. Com. and students studying Law, Engineering, Medical, Management and Computer Science, etc.1st Rank holder in each class will be awarded Cash Award and scholarship of Rs.5000.2nd Rank holder in each class will be awarded Cash Award and scholarship of Rs.4500.July
International Informatics Olympiad (iiO)    The Silver zone Foundation conducts International Olympiads for students in various subjects such as iiO, iOM, iOS, iOEL, iFLO, ABHO, SKGKO, iTHO, iSSO, and iRAO for classes 1st -12th. The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.1st International Olympiad rank holder for iiO in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.November
International Olympiad of Mathematics (iOM)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.Top 2 students (i.e. 1st and 2nd Rank holders) of the 3rd level participants will be sent for educational excursion to NASA. Olympiad 1st rank holder of class 12th will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/ and Olympiad 1st rank holder of class 11th will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- along with a Winner’s Trophy. (For both iOM and iOS)November
International Olympiad of Science (iOS)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.Top 2 students (i.e. 1st and 2nd Rank holders) of the 3rd level participants will be sent for educational excursion to NASA.Olympiad 1st rank holder of class 12th will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/ and Olympiad 1st rank holder of class 11th will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- along with a Winner’s Trophy. (For both iOM and iOS)November
International Olympiad of English Language (iOEL)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.Students securing Rank 1st and 2nd of the 3rd level participants will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/- OR Trip to London (UK) along with a Winner’s Trophy.November
International French Language Olympiad (iFLO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a Winner’s Trophy.November
Akhil Bhartiya Hindi Olympiad (ABHO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a Winner’s Trophy.November
Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad (SKGKO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.1st International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.November
International Talent Hunt Olympiad (iTHO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.1st International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.November
International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.1st International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.November
International Reasoning and Aptitude Olympiad (iRAO)The International Olympiads for each of the above subjects are conducted to assess the competency and proficiency in each of the respective subjects at national and international level.1st International Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.November
CSIR Innovation Award for School Children- CIASCFor students up to class 12th standard/. The CIASC awards are for exploration of ideas and for providing the feasibility or possibility of the concept on intellectual property rights.First Prize- Rs. 1,00,000 (One)Second Prize- Rs. 50,000/- each (Two awardees)A total of 15 awards to be givenApril
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Young Scientist Program (YUVIKA )Young Scientist Program “YuvaVigyaniKaryakram” (युविका) is for female students of class 9th. The program is intended to educate students on basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications.3 students each from each State/ Union Territory will be selected to participate in this program whereby all the expenses will be borne by ISRO.January

*For Science Olympiad Foundation SOF awards, students must remember that the total number of awards for different ranking positions shall be different for different categories of examinations. Candidates must make sure to check the official website for such clarifications.

List of Scholarships under Central schemes, UGC Schemes, and State Schemes

There are a number of scholarships for Indian students offered under central schemes, UGC schemes and State schemes. Let’s take a look at each of these scholarships for Indian students:

Central schemes

  • Pre Matric & Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS
  • Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities
  • Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students
  • Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric& Pre-Matric
  • Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship
  • National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)
  • National Means Cum Merit Scholarship
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Wards of States/UTs Police Personnel Martyred During Terror/Naxal Attacks
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

UGC Schemes

UGC schemes offers scholarships for Indian students who have shown excellence in academics and are first/second rank holders.

  • ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region
  • PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
  • PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)
  • PG Scholarship Scheme for Sc St Students for Pursuing Professional Courses

State Schemes

A number of states offer scholarships for Indian students. Take a look at the list of states offering Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for SC, ST, and OBC students:

  • Assam
  • Chandigarh
  • Bihar
  • Uttarakhand
  • Tripura
  • Meghalaya
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Dadra Nagar Haveli

List of other scholarships offered by states:

Take a look at the list of Scholarships for Indian Students offered by various states:

  • Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students-Chandigarh
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 Percent State Sector)-Uttarakhand
  • Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students-Uttarakhand
  • Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)-Uttarakhand
  • Mukyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana – Tripura
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) – Tripura
  • Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) (Secondary Education) of Tripura
  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric 9th and 10th Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students of Karnataka
  • Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) students of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Post Matric Scholarship to ST students of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Dr.Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class students of Himachal Pradesh
  • Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana-Himachal Pradesh
  • Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana-Himachal Pradesh
  • Integrated Rural Development Program(IRDP)-Himachal Pradesh
  • Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana-Himachal Pradesh
  • Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana -Himachal Pradesh
  • Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana -Himachal Pradesh
  • Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Charavriti Yojana-Himachal Pradesh
  • Dr.Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for SC Students-Himachal Pradesh
  • Dr.Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for OBC Students-Himachal Pradesh

Check out the latest details and notifications of the Scholarships for Indian Students offered under the Central, UGC and State schemes.

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
Nationwide Education And Scholarship Test (NEST) Junior- II ScholarshipNEST offers scholarships for Indian students appearing or passed  in class 11th/12th in science stream only at the year of admissionRs. 30,000April-May
Kishore VaigyanikProthsahan Yojana (KVPY)KVPY offers Scholarships for Indian Students of class 11th studying science stream planning to study undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /Int. M.S.)-Monthly fellowship- Rs.5,000.

-Annual Contingency grant-Rs.20, 000
July-August
Young Technology Scholars (YTS)YTS offers Scholarships for Indian Students from class 9th to 11th The YTS is a 2-week intensive program where students are exposed to real-world engineering and problem-solving.  The program is an initiative of Plaksha UniversityScholarships up to  100% are available on need-basisOctober-December
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Bal Shakti PuruskarThis award is given to a child who is an Indian Citizen and residing in India and is above the age of (+5) years and not exceeding 18 years who has shown exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts & culture, social service, and bravery.Awardees will be given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and citationJuly-August

List of Scholarship Exams for Class 11

Scholarships for Indian students are offered at the Pre-Matric level and Post-Matric level. Pre-Matric Scholarship Schemes are for students studying from Class 1st to Class 10th. Whereas Post – Matric Scholarship schemes are for students studying from Class 11th and 12th. Students qualifying the scholarship exams for class 11 usually get cash prizes, a medal of academic excellence, monthly/annual fellowship grants to pursue higher studies.

Let’s take a look at various scholarship exams for class 11 students:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
Nationwide Education And Scholarship Test (NEST) Junior- II ScholarshipNEST offers Scholarships for Indian Students appearing or passed  in class 11th/12th in science stream only at the year of admissionRs. 30,000April-May
Kishore VaigyanikProthsahan Yojana (KVPY)KVPY offers Scholarships for Indian Students of class 11th studying science stream planning to study undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /Int. M.S.)-Monthly fellowship- Rs.5,000.

-Annual Contingency grant-Rs.20, 000
July-August
Young Technology Scholars (YTS)YTS offers scholarships for Indian students from class 9th to 11th The YTS is a 2-week intensive program where students are exposed to real-world engineering and problem-solving.  The program is an initiative of Plaksha UniversityScholarships up to  100% are available on need-basisOctober-December
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- Bal Shakti PuruskarThis award is given to a child who is an Indian Citizen and residing in India and is above the age of (+5) years and not exceeding 18 years who has shown exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, scholastic, sports, Arts & culture, social service and bravery.Awardees will be given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and citationJuly-August

List of Scholarships for Indian Students after 12th

One of the most important career transitions happen after you have completed class 12th and the real question strikes- what to do after 12th class? While you dream of planning to go to top universities/ colleges and pursue a course you know would make you succeed in life, high tuition fee may make you wonder if you can study in your dream college or not.

To make things easier for you, we have curated a list of top scholarships for Indian students after 12th class. These scholarships are for students who have completed class 12th or are awaiting their class 12th results. Take a look at the list of scholarships for Indian students after 12th class:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
NEST- Senior-II Scholarship TestNEST scholarships for Indian students are for those who are currently studying in class 12th in science stream/ Diploma in engineering in the final year or 1st and 2nd-year degree courses in Science/ Engg./ and Medical SciencesRs.35,000April-May
Kishore VaigyanikProthsahan Yojana (KVPY)KVPY offers undergraduate scholarships for Indian students.
For students enrolled in class 12th with science subjects and are planning to pursue an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S
Monthly fellowship- Rs.7,000 Annual Contingency grant-Rs.28, 000July-August
Amar UjalaLakshya ScholarshipAmar Ujala Lakshya offers Scholarships for Indian Students of class 12th with Science or Commerce or Arts/Humanities stream. Amar UjalaLakshya Scholarship will be awarded to those students who will full fill the criteria of Buddy4study.Rs. 25,000April
The Next Genius ScholarshipThe NEXT Genius offers Scholarships for Indian Students of grade 12 looking for admission to four years degree program overseas. Students selected must be able to pay for living and other expenses, the scholarship shall cover the tuition fees and other educational expenses.Award over USD 10 million worth of study abroad scholarships will be provided to more than 100 students.May-October
Foundation For Academic Excellence & Access (FAEA) ScholarshipsFAEA offers Scholarships for Indian Students who have passed Class XII from a recognized Board of Secondary Education in India or 1st-year under-graduate students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Arts/ Commerce/ Science/Engineering and other technical and professional disciplines at any university/institution/college in India.100% which includes tuition fee, maintenance allowance or hostel/mess charges and other allowancesApril

List of Scholarships for Indian Students for Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate scholarships for Indian students are offered to students who have passed class 12th and are looking for undergraduate courses in various fields such as Engineering, Medical, Arts/ Humanities, commerce, etc.

To be able to acquire financial assistance for such courses and degree programs, undergraduate scholarships for Indian students is a great opportunity for undergraduate students. The following table lists some of the undergraduate scholarships for Indian students:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
Kishore Vaigyanik Prothsahan Yojana (KVPY)KVPY offers scholarships for Indian students who are enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /Int. M.S.Monthly fellowship- Rs.7,000.

Annual Contingency grant-Rs.28, 000
July-August
Adobe India Women In Technology ScholarshipFor female students already enrolled in formal technology 4 year BE / B.Tech education program or an Integrated ME/MS/M.Tech program at an Indian University or Institute at the time of applyingFee waiver for the remaining program at the universitySummer internship opportunity at Adobe IndiaTravel to Grace Hopper Conference India, including participation fees.August
Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarship For College And University Students (CSSS)Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is a merit-cum means scholarship scheme for students pursuing a regular course from a recognized Indian university.Rs. 10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses.Rs. 20000/- per annum at Post-Graduation level.July
Japanese Government (MEXT) ScholarshipThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who want to study at Japanese universities. The students must choose a field of study from Social sciences and humanities; Natural sciences and other mentioned fields117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per monthRound-trip airfare expense.June-August
University of Hul – International Studentship SchemeUniversity of HUL offers Scholarships for Indian Students. The International Studentship Scheme is offered for international students looking for undergraduate or postgraduate programs at the University of Hul.Up to £3,500 tuition fee discountSeptember

What are sports scholarships?

Sports Scholarship or Athletic scholarships are offered to students who want to pursue undergraduate or higher degree level courses at college/ university. A sports scholarship is usually awarded to a student or an individual on the basis of his/her ability to play in sports.

Many colleges/ universities grant sport scholarship to students who have talent and expertise in any sport or sport offered by the institution respectively. There are a number of such scholarships for Indian students who wish to pursue a career in sports or want admission to a particular course.

List of Sports scholarship for Indian students

Let’s take a look at the following list of sports scholarships offered by Sports Training Authority of India (SAI) (Sports schemes) and other colleges:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipSports DisciplinesScholarship award
SAI Training Centre (STC) under the administration of Sports Authority of IndiaSports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, runs various schemes for building sports proficiency to junior level sports persons in the age group of 12-18 years.Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Wushu, Archery, Badminton, Judo, Karate, Kho-Kho, Kayaking and, Canoeing, shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo Volleyball, Weight-Lifting, Softball, Table Tennis, Wrestling, KabaddiRs.12000 per annum for Residential Trainees.

Rs.14000 per annum for Non-Residential Trainees.  
Centres of ExcellenceThe scheme of COE envisions induction of sportspersons, who had performed well at Sr. National Competitions, for further advance scientific training at the Regional Centres of SAI for 330 days in a year.Athletics, Cycling, Judo and Hockey.Rs. 15000 for Residential trainees per annum.

Rs.14000 or Non-Residential trainees per annum
National Sports Academies (NSA) SchemeThe National Sports Academies (NSA) Scheme is the latest scheme under Sports Promotional Schemes of SAI with a view to promoting sports on single discipline Basis. The National Sports Federations are inviting applications from age groups of 14-25 years.Athletics, Cycling, Golf & SwimmingRs.15000 for Residential Trainees per annum.

Rs.18150 for Non-Residential Trainees
Special Area Games (SAG) schemeThis scheme aims at natural talent for modern competitive sports and games from inaccessible tribal, rural and coastal areas of the country and nurturing them scientifically for achieving excellence in sports. The scheme is applicable for age groups of 12-18 years.Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Wushu, Archery, Badminton, Judo, Karate, Kho-Kho, Kayaking and, Canoeing, shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo Volleyball, Weight-Lifting, Softball, Table Tennis, Wrestling, KabaddiRs.12500 for Residential Trainees (Per annum). (Includes sports kit, stipend, insurance, etc.)

Rs.13150 for Non-Residential Trainees (Per annum).
Army Boys Sports Company Scheme (ABSC)A flagship venture of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) with Indian Army. The scheme invites training of Army boys of the age group 8-14 year to achieve excellence in sports.Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Kayaking & Canoeing, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Rowing, Volleyball, Wrestling &WeightliftingRs.6,12,475 of financial grant
National Sports Talent Contest, (NSTC) SchemeNSTC offers schemes/ scholarships for Indian students who excel in sports.
National Sports Talent Contest, (NSTC) Scheme is offered for talented sportsperson in the age groups of 8-14 years 
Athletics, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Swimming Table Tennis, Volleyball & Wrestling, Archery, Gatka, Kabaddi, Kalariapayatu, Mukna, Thang-Ta, Silambam, Khomlainai, Wrestling Rs.7,150 for regular schools (Includes sports kit, stipend, insurance, etc).

Rs.24,650 Indigenous Games & Martial Arts.

Rs.1000 stipend for Akhara trainees
SRM Institute of Science And Technology Awards Sports ScholarshipSRM University offers sports scholarship to students for various programs in Engineering and Technology, management, Science and humanities, etcCricket, Basketball, Volley ball, Football, Hockey, Badminton, Ball Badminton, Tennis, Table tennis and Chess-Full tuition fee –Hostel accommodation, mess and transport fees

What are Design scholarships?

Design scholarships for Indian students are grants and financial aids for students who portray excellent skills in the field of design. Most design scholarships for Indian students offer them a platform to create, innovate, and set up their own business ventures in areas of Art & Design.

List of Design Scholarships for Indian students

Let’s take a look at the following list of design scholarships for Indian students:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
All India Entrance Examination For Design (AIEED)- Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT)ARCH College of Design & Business conducts AIEED (All India Entrance Examination for Design) for Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses in Design offers Scholarships for Indian Students.
The AIEEED SAT is a scholarship test for students who want to pursue UG PG courses.
Tuition fee waiver varying on UG an PG coursesOctober
Bio design Innovation FellowshipStanford Bio design Innovation offers applications for Bio design Innovation Fellowship. The application is for aspiring innovators in the field of design$5,355 per month (per month)$1,000 computer stipend (one time)October
NABA Extraordinary Explorations- Interior Design ScholarshipsNABA launches the competition “Extraordinary Explorations” for aspirants looking to pursue MA in design in European Universities 1st prize: 1 scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program.

2nd prize: 1 scholarship covering 40% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program
September
UNSW Art & Design International ScholarshipFor international practicing artists and designers for higher education at UNSW Art and Design$5,000 (paid in two installments)September  
India Innovation Challenge Design ContestFor all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate &Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges. Texas Instruments (TI) collaborated with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM,B) July
James Dyson AwardJames Dyson Award offers design scholarship for Indian students. The award focuses on next generation of design engineers who want to set up their own start-ups or gain professional expertise in design and engineering.  Students currently pursuing engineering, product design and industrial design at UG level are eligible.National winner- Rs.1, 80,000.International runners up – Rs.4, 50,000.March

What are Film Scholarships?

Film Scholarships for Indian students who are looking to pursue a career in filmmaking offers plenty of opportunities for a successful career. These scholarships offer a variety of film scholarships such as film fellowships, cinematography scholarships, and a lot more.

List of Film Scholarships for Indian students

Let’s take a look at the following list of Film scholarships for Indian students:

Name of ScholarshipAbout ScholarshipScholarship awardApplication Period
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, FellowshipFor Indian students having a Postgraduate degree or diploma in respective fields or scholars, researchers and practitioners; specific aspects of media, culture, and society for applications Independent Research proposal on Indian Cinema, Electronic, and Digital Media.Fellowship amount- Rs1,00,000/ each studentJuly
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) ScholarshipsFTII offers film scholarships for Indian students. The award is granted to the toppers in each of the Film Wing CoursesRs.12,500/- per yearDecember
“SARTHAK” National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Financial Assistance SchemeNIFT financial aid scheme is for meritorious, needy and deserving students, belonging to the economically weaker sections. This program is only applicable for regular UG and PG program students.For UG courses 100% of tuition fee waived off for students whose parental income is up to 1.5 lakhs. For PG courses 75% of the total fee waived off for students whose parental income is up to 1.5 lakhs.October
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Scholarship For International Baccalaureate HoldersNew York Film Academy (NYFA) offers Scholarships for Indian Students looking for financial assistance to study at New York Film Academy. The academy offers Need-based assistance, Talent-based Tuition award, and Merit-based tuition awards. Indian students must have academic transcripts converted by WES into a U.S. equivalent GPA.International Baccalaureate are eligible for a $500 per year Tuition Grant  September

Summing up

In the above article, we discovered a large number of scholarships for Indian students, various scholarship exams for several Pre-Matric and Post-Matric classes, types of sports, design and film scholarships, and much more. After knowing a lot of information and sources of financial assistance, we hope that now taking a career decision may have become slightly easy for you!

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