Surrounded by forests and waterfalls, Jharkhand is famous for tigers of Betla National Park and Jain temples of Parasnath Hill. The state is not only known for its rich mineral resources such as Mica, Gold, Silver and many more, but also popular for many famous personalities who have brought laurels to the nation. Famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni are just a few names among many.
About the education scenarios of the state, Jharkhand has literacy rate of 67.6% which is much below according to the national average of 74.07% and that is the reason for which Jharkhand is the sixth most illiterate state in the country.
To overcome the problem of illiteracy and to improve the education sector, the state government has announced a number of scholarship for its students to pursue their dream education. Here, we have prepared a list of scholarships for students of Jharkhand.
Picture Jharkhand Photography Contest
Introduced by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Jharkhand, this contest is for Indian photographers (be it amateurs or professionals). In this contest, participants are required to capture the spirit of the people and culture of Jharkhand in their photographs. For this competition there is no age limit, students of any age, caste or religion can apply.
BCCL/CCL ke Lal and Laadli Scholarship, Jharkhand
This scheme was launched by the government of Jharkhand to provide free school education, coaching from experts with free lodging and boarding to students who are going to appear in class 10th board exam. It is also for students who prepare for entrance exam for engineering colleges like IITs, NITs and other prestigious colleges of the country.
Jharkhand State Post Matric Scholarship
To provide education to students who are above Class 10, belonging to SC/ST/OBC category, the Department of Welfare, Government of Jharkhand has launched Jharkhand State Post Matric Scholarship for them. Students domicile of the Jharkhand state are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In this scholarship, maintenance allowance will be given to the selected candidates.
Mission Olympic Medal Scholarship, Jharkhand
Mission Olympic Medal Scholarship, Jharkhand is an initiative of the Jharkhand State Sports Promotion Society to prepare students for the next Olympiad i.e. 2024 Olympiad. 100 candidates will be selected, who will receive world-class training through professional coaches in the various sports discipline and school education. Candidates of age group 8.5 to 10 and 11 to 14 years are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
National Information Technology Exam
This scholarship is an initiative of Pratibha Education Society. Students studying in Class 5 to any higher education level are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The aim of the scholarship is to make Indians Digitally Literate, so that the citizens can operate digital devices such as laptop, tablets, mobile phones, technical devices easily without any help from others.