What are the different Scholarship schemes for Girls in India?

Scholarship schemes for Girls in India

1. Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Purpose- Women Techmakers Scholars Program, formerly named Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, offers financial support to undergraduate and graduate female students who demonstrate leadership qualities and excellent academic record. It is a one-time scholarship which encourages students in the field of Computer Science or related technical field.

Award- Tuition and education-related expenses
Eligibility- Female undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field, have the strong academic background, are currently enrolled in an accredited university and have leadership qualities.
Application- April/ May

2. Santoor Women’s Scholarship

Purpose- Santoor Women’s Scholarship, offered by Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares, provides financial assistance of INR 24,000 annually to girl students who have passed class 12 and wish to pursue higher education in the field of Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is given to 900 girl students of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana.

Award- INR 24,000 per annum.
Eligibility- Female students of AP, Karnataka and Telangana who have passed class 12 from a government school or junior college in the current academic year, passed class 10 from a local government school, must be currently enrolled in a full-time diploma/degree programme of minimum 3 years duration, and must be from an underprivileged and disadvantaged background
Apply- Online
Application- August/ September

3. Prabha Dutt Fellowship

Purpose- Prabha Dutt Fellowship, started by Sanskriti Pratishthan, offers a grant of INR 1,00,000 to mid-career women journalists to help them pursue meaningful projects on the topics of contemporary relevance. The project can be submitted in Hindi, English or any regional language. The candidates need to send their resume along with a write-up describing their projects in 250-300 words.

Award- 10-month long Fellowship with a reward of INR 1,00,000 which is given in two phases: one, at the commencement of the project and second, after the submission of the completed project
Eligibility- Open to women print journalists who are in the age group of 25 to 40 years.
Apply- By Post or email
Application- Round the year

4. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child: UGC Scholarship for PG Programmes

Purpose- Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child offers a monthly scholarship amount of INR 3100 to girl students who are the only child of their parents to pursue postgraduate studies in non-professional courses. Under this scholarship for girls, twin daughters or fraternal daughter may apply.

Award- INR 3,100 per month for 2 years
Eligibility- Any single girl child who happens to be an only child and has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master’s degree course from any recognized university, the maximum age for applying is 30 years, PG course in distance mode is not applicable
Apply- Online
Application- March

5. Scholarship for Single Girl Child – CBSE

Purpose- Scholarship for Single Girl Child started by CBSE offers a monthly scholarship of INR 500 to the meritorious girl students of class 11 and 12. The scholarship is meant for those girl students who are the only child of their parents.

Award- Scholarship amount of INR 500 per month for two academic years
Eligibility- Girl students with a score of at least 60% or 6.2 CGPA in Class 10 board examination, must be pursuing Class 11 and 12 from CBSE affiliated schools, the tuition fee must not be more than INR 1500 per month, must be the only child of their parents
Apply- Online Application
Application- October/November


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