According to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report, the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) in higher education is 26.3%, of which a large majority of students – 79.8% – are enrolled in the baccalaureate level. So, to encourage these students and support their undergraduate studies, various organizations and institutions offer undergraduate scholarships.
These scholarships can be based on merit, resources or merit. Regardless of the field in which a student pursues undergraduate studies, a scholarship is available for everyone. These scholarships aim to provide financial freedom to students who face financial difficulties in pursuing their professional aspirations.
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Here is the list of the 5 best scholarships available for undergraduates.
Sardar Patel scholarship for continuing students
This scholarship supports students from the economically weaker section (EWS) of society. Students who are currently pursuing the first or second year of a three-year graduation program in any major (arts, science, business, special education) can apply for this scholarship.
They must have obtained at least 50 percent of marks in their class 12 exam and their annual family income must be less than Rs 6 lakhs per year.
Supplier details: Buddy4Study India Foundation
Eligibility: Students pursuing graduation
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Reward: Rs 15,000
Calendar of applications: between March and June (provisional)
How to apply: apply online through the official portal
Dr. Reddy Foundation Sashakt Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to help young Indian women prepare for and pursue a career in science. The scholarship offered helps female students to pursue their undergraduate studies. Female students who have opted for the Bachelor of Science in Pure or Natural Sciences program after passing Class 12 can apply for this scholarship.
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Provider Details: Dr. Reddy Foundation
Eligibility: Class 12 applicants passed
Price: Rs 2,40,000 for three years of study
Calendar of applications: between May and August (provisional)
How to apply: Apply online through the official website of the Dr. Reddy Foundation
Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Program
This scholarship was introduced with the aim of providing financial aid to disadvantaged students pursuing different courses at higher levels.
Students studying in class 11 or 12 or ITI or diploma or diploma or postgraduate can apply for this. They must also meet the criteria for percentage marks (i.e. between 45 and 75 percent of marks) in their previous class as specified in the official notification.
Supplier details: Sitaram Jindal Foundation
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Eligibility: Class 11 to Post Graduation
Reward: up to Rs 2,000 per month
Application calendar: always open
How to apply: Apply by mail to the designated office of the Sitaram Jindal Foundation.
GP Birla scholarship 2020
Applicable to deserving students from West Bengal, this scholarship provides financial support for class 12 students. Students must have passed their class 12 exam with 80 percent or more from the State Council or 85 percent or more from notes from the central council.
They must pursue studies in fields such as the arts, medicine, science, engineering, law, architecture, business or professional courses such as cost accounting, corporate secretarial work and the course of Chartered Accountancy from a recognized institution or university in India. In addition, the annual family income should be less than Rs 3 lakh per year.
Supplier details: GP Birla Educational Foundation
Eligibility: Successful Grade 12 Students
Price: Scholarship worth up to Rs 50,000 per year and other benefits
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Calendar of applications: between May and July (provisional)
How to Apply: Apply by mail to GP Birla Educational Foundation Headquarters
L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science scholarships
This scholarship was introduced to encourage young women to pursue graduate studies in science. Students from economically disadvantaged families who have passed the class 12 examination in the scientific stream with at least 85% of marks are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
In addition, they must have been admitted to an undergraduate program in a science-related field. The maximum age limit to apply is 19 on the date specified in the official notification. In addition, the annual family income should be less than Rs 4 lakh per year.
Supplier contact details: L’Oréal India
Eligibility: Class 12 successful girls (science)
Reward: up to Rs 2.50,000 for graduation
Calendar of applications: between September and July (provisional)
How to apply: apply online via the official website or by mail to L’Oréal India.