Scholarships in India for Women
Scholarship plays an important role in the life of every human being whether men or women. This section of the blog focuses on those Indian scholarships and grants which are provided specifically to women. Generally financial aids for women are designed with a unique objective whether it is to encourage women to become leaders in their respective fields, research and development programs, doctoral schemes and many more in order to lead a brightful career. Several organizations of India have came forward in order to provide excellent scholarship opportunities to women such as DST, UGC, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Government of India, Mumbai School of Business, ISM Dhanbad, etc. These Indian scholarships offers strong financial support to women and will help them to fulfill their dreams. Please have a look on the below listed financial aid opportunities and search out the appropriate scholarship.
1. Scholarship Program: DST Women Scientists Fellowship Scheme
Level of Study: Research Fellowship
Brief Scholarship Description: The Fellowship Scheme for Women Scientists for societal programmes is initiative of the Department of Science & Technology. This scheme is addressed to women scientists and technologists who have “break in their careers” due to social responsibilities but have desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. All those women having a burning desire to utilize their scientific acumen through active research and development projects which are aimed at meeting societal needs and aspirations are eligible. Women scientists desiring to apply for this scheme are required to develop their own research project / proposals demonstrating science and technological applications for societal benefits.
Scholarship Website: http://www.dstwosbari.org/
2. Scholarship Program: L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship Programme
Employer: L’Oréal India
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship Programme encourages and supports young women from Delhi/NCR or Maharashtra to pursue careers in science. The Programme was instituted in 2003 and has consistently helped young women to pursue scientific research and development. A scholarship of Rs. 250,000/- each is granted to 10 promising young women and covers college fees for study in any scientific field in a recognized college or university in India.
Scholarship Website: http://www.foryoungwomeninscience.com/
3. Scholarship Program: Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: University Grants Commission invites online applications for the award of Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for the academic session 2011-13 with the purpose of supporting post-graduation education through scholarships to such girls who happen to be the only child in the family.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/notices/SGC201113.pdf
4. Scholarship Program: Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships
Employer: Fair & Lovely Foundation
Level of Study: Graduate, Postgraduate & Doctorate
Brief Scholarship Description: Fair and Lovely Scholarships 2012 are awarded to women only. The Fair & Lovely Foundation provides scholarships worth up to Rs. 1 lakh each year for deserving girl students from low-income families who display an excellent academic track record, as well as social initiative and drive.
Scholarship Website: http://www.fairandlovely.in/fal_foundation/scholarship_eligibility.aspx
5. Scholarship Program: Indian Oil Academic Scholarships
Employer: Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Level of Study: Bachelors & Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: Indian Oil Corporation Limited – India’s largest commercial enterprise and No. 1 Indian Company in Fortune ‘Global 500′ listing under its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme is awarding Educational Scholarships to meritorious students across the country with special encouragement to girls & physically challenged.
Scholarship Website: http://www.iocl.com/Aboutus/Scholarships.aspx
6. Scholarship Program: Lila Poonawalla Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering
Employer: Lila Poonawalla Foundation
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Brief Scholarship Description:The scholarship is for a period of four academic years and is subject to the candidate passing in all subjects and securing a minimum overall score of 60 % marks each year in the same college. For each subsequent year, the candidate will have to submit the college mark sheet for verification before raising the claim.
Scholarship Website: http://www.lilapoonawallafoundation.com/pages/UGscholarshipcriteria.aspx
7. Scholarship Program: Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarship for Post-Graduate studies in India or abroad
Employer: Lila Poonawalla Foundation
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for Post-Graduate studies in India or abroad in any discipline, for the academic year 2012 – 2013 from Pune District. Those who have completed their graduation or has appeared for the final year examination they only can apply for LPF Scholarship. (Only those candidates who will pursue their first year post graduation in academic year 2012 will be able to apply for scholarship)
Scholarship Website: http://www.lilapoonawallafoundation.com/pages/Postgraduatescholarship.aspx
8. Scholarship Program: Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-C) Training, India 2012
Employer: Government of India
Level of Study: Training
Brief Scholarship Description: “Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-C)” on IPR, a scheme of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for the women scientists is being implemented by Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC). The scheme aims to train women scientists having qualifications in science / engineering / medicine or allied areas in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and their management for a period of one year and eventually develop a pool of women scientists geared up in creating, protecting and managing intellectual property in India.
Scholarship Website: http://www.tifac.org.in/images/pdf/advt_wos12.pdf
9. Scholarship Program: Girl Genius Scholarship
Employer: Mumbai School of Business
Level of Study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description: Mumbai School of Business has initiated two unique scholarships to empower the most deserving female student. The scholarships are Girl Genius for Poor Girls and gifted girls who have financial problems and can’t afford education The main focus is providing better education a career opportunities to young women in the 21st century. The girl students are selected on merit-cum-need basis throughout the world.
Scholarship Website: http://www.msb.edu.in/gggs.html
10. Scholarship Program: Budhwanti Mrig Memorial Educational Scholarship (For girl students)
Employer: ISM Dhanbad
Level of Study: Graduate and Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The number of scholarships covers 2 each year starting from 1st Year girls in 2009-10 which will be followed by renewal and fresh award number increasing to 8 after 3 years. The value of scholarship is Rs. 4000/- per month
Scholarship Website: http://www.ismdhanbad.ac.in/student/scholarship.htm
11. Scholarship Program: Girl Genius Scholarship
Employer: College of Hospitality and Tourism
Level of Study: Higher Education
Brief Scholarship Description: In association with the FICCI Ladies Organization Girl Genius Scholarship has been established to award deserving young women demonstrating scholastic ability, leadership, and innovative thinking. These national scholarships seek to encourage young women aspiring to advance their education. The awardees will be given tuition waiver and free residency for three years to pursue their higher education.
Scholarship Website: http://www.chat.edu.in/scholarships.html
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