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Top Scholarships for ITI/Vocational Training

by Shruti Pandey
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ITI scholarships or vocational training scholarships are meant to support the education of those students who wish to pursue an ITI diploma or vocational training courses from recognised Industrial Training Institutions (ITIs). Every year, a large number of students opt to pursue vocational courses from the different government as well as private ITIs to enhance their professional skills in varied job-related fields like fashion designing, plumbing, electronics, carpentry, healthcare, bookbinding, etc. If you also aspire to brush-up your professional skills and join a vocational training course, you must be looking for ITI scholarships or scholarships for vocational courses.

Both Central and state governments offer scholarships for ITI/vocational courses. Besides them, there are some private organisations as well which offer suitable financial aid to students pursuing ITI diploma or vocational training. This article provides in-depth information about ITI scholarships and scholarships for vocational courses including details like provider information, application timeline, eligibility criteria, application process and awards.

ITI Scholarships /Vocational Training Scholarships – Complete List

Which are the scholarships available for ITI/vocational training courses? Who offers these scholarships? When is the right time to apply for these scholarships? The answer to all these questions is covered in this section. Some of the renowned organisations/departments that offer ITI scholarships or vocational training scholarships include HDFC bank, HP Inc. India, Sitaram Jindal Foundation, Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Ministry of Minority Affairs, and more. Find below a comprehensive list of scholarships for ITI /Vocational courses along with their provider details and tentative application timeline.

Detailed List of ITI/Vocational Training Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Timeline*
1. CLP India Scholarship Scheme CLP India January to June
2. HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship Support HDFC Bank April to July
3. National Scholarship Exam (NSE) National Institute of Career Education (NICE) Foundation April to September
4. HP Udaan Scholarship Program HP Inc. India January to March
5. Sarla Devi Scholarship 2019 Dharampal Satyapal Charitable Trust February to April
6. Kind Scholarship for Young Women May to June
7. Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, Government of India September to November
8. Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme Sitaram Jindal Foundation Always open
9. Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, Government of India Always open
10. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India August to October
11. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Program Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. June to January
12. SHDF Scholarships Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) and Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council June to July
13. Vocational Training for VJNT and SBC candidates, Maharashtra Maharashtra State Government December to February
14. Professional Technical Training to Scheduled Caste Students, Maharashtra Social Justice & Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra December to February
15. NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Tripura November to January
16. NEC Merit Scholarship, Manipur Directorate of University & Higher Education, Government of Manipur November to December
17. Technical Education Scholarships for ITI students, Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Government of Himachal Pradesh October to December
18. Scholarships for Diploma Courses, Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Government of Himachal Pradesh October to December
19. Swami Vivekanand Stipend Scheme for ITI Courses, Gujarat Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Gujarat November to December
20. Scholarships to SC Students for ITI/Professional Studies, Gujarat Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Gujarat November to December

*The application timeline mentioned above is tentative and may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

ITI Scholarships /Vocational Training Scholarships – Key Eligibility

As the name suggests, ITI scholarships or vocational training scholarships are applicable for students who wish to pursue an ITI diploma or vocational training courses. Also, the minimum educational qualification required to join these courses is either class 8, class 10 or class 12 depending on the criteria set by the institutions. Besides this, there are several other eligibility conditions as well, that a student needs to fulfil to obtain benefits under different scholarship schemes. A detailed overview of the eligibility criteria for each scholarship has been given in the table below.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of ITI/Vocational Training Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Criteria
1. CLP India Scholarship Scheme
  • Residents of community catchment areas around all CLP Indie RE Assets business locations (Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana) can apply.
  • They must be studying in class 10 to 12, graduation, postgraduation, diploma, ITI or vocational training courses.
  • The family of the applicant must not own an air-condition, four-wheeler or LED TV.
2. HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship Support
  • The students studying in class 6 to 12, undergraduate, diploma, Polytechnic, ITI, postgraduate or PhD courses can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be facing a family or personal crisis in the past three years due to which they are at the risk of dropping out of their education.
3. National Scholarship Exam (NSE)
  • This scholarship exam is open for students of class 5 to 12, diploma courses and degree courses.
4. HP Udaan Scholarship Program
  • For 1-year scholarship, the students must be enrolled in a 1-year ITI/diploma course and must secure at least 60% marks in class 10.
  • For 2-year scholarship, the students must be enrolled in class 11 or 2-year diploma/ITI/ polytechnic course and must secure at least 60% marks in class 10.
  • For 3-year scholarship, the students must be enrolled in the first year of college and must secure at least 60% marks in class 12.
  • The annual income of the family in all cases must be less than INR 4 Lakhs.
5. Sarla Devi Scholarship 2019
  • The scholarship is applicable only for students pursuing Arts, Science, Commerce or Vocational courses.
  • For Science (PCB/PCM/PCMB) and Arts courses, the students must have obtained at least 75% marks in class 12 and their family income should be less than INR 4.5 Lakhs.
  • For Commerce course, the students must have obtained at least 80% marks in class 12 and their family income should be less than INR 4.5 Lakhs.
  • For Vocational course, the students must be drop-outs and their family income should be less than INR 4.5 Lakhs.
6. Kind Scholarship for Young Women
  • The scholarship is open for girl students of class 9 to 12, graduation, ITI, Polytechnic, Vocational and professional courses.
  • The annual family income should be less than INR 4 Lakhs.
  • They must have obtained at least 60% marks in the previous examination.
7. Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme
  • The scholarship is open for the dependent wards of Ex-servicemen/ Ex-coast guard personnel and their widows.
  • They must have taken admission in the first year of a diploma or degree course (either technical or professional).
  • The minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by them in the qualifying exam is 60%.
8. Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme
  • The students studying in class 11, 12, ITI, diploma, graduation or post graduation courses can apply for this scholarship.
9. Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM
  • This scholarship is applicable for the widows of Ex-servicemen ranking up to Havaldar or equivalent.
  • They must successfully complete vocational training.
  • They must be recommended by respective ZSB (Zila Sainik Board).
10. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
  • Students belonging to the minority community can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be studying in class 11, 12, graduation, postgraduation, technical or vocational courses, M.Phil., or PhD.
  • The minimum percentage requirement in previous examination is 50%.
  • The annual income of their family should be less than INR 2 Lakhs.
11. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Program
  • To apply for the scholarship for Diploma/Graduation courses, the students must have passed class 12 examination with minimum 60% marks and their annual family income should be less than INR 5 Lakhs.
  • To apply for the scholarship for Vocational courses, the students must have passed class 12 examination with minimum 60% marks and their annual family income should be less than INR 5 Lakhs.
12. SHDF Scholarships
  • The scholarship is open for students pursuing diploma, degree or postgraduate degree courses.
  • They must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in the previous two examinations.
  • The average annual income of the family should not exceed INR 1,80,000.
13. Vocational Training for VJNT and SBC candidates, Maharashtra
  • Students having domicile of Maharashtra and belonging to SBC or VJNT category can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be undergoing training from a government ITI.
14. Professional Technical Training to Scheduled Caste Students, Maharashtra
  • The students having domicile of Maharashtra and belonging to SC category can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must have passed at least class 4.
15. NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura
  • To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a permanent resident of Tripura state.
  • They must be studying in a diploma/ degree/ PG/ M.Phil./ PhD course.
  • The minimum percentage requirement in the qualifying examination is 70% marks (for general candidates) and 60% marks (for SC/ST candidates).
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 4.5 Lakhs.
16. NEC Merit Scholarship, Manipur
  • The bonafide students of Manipur can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be pursuing a technical/professional course at diploma, degree, PG, M.Phil., or PhD level.
  • The minimum percentage requirement in the qualifying examination is 70% or above (for General/OBC students) and 60% or above (for SC/ST/PH students).
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 4.5 Lakhs.
17. Technical Education Scholarships for ITI students, Himachal Pradesh
  • The scholarship is open for students who are permanent residents of Himachal Pradesh and are pursuing an ITI diploma.
18. Scholarships for Diploma Courses, Himachal Pradesh
  • Bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh and wards of HP Government employees can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be pursuing a diploma course in Technology/ Engineering/ Architecture or other equivalent courses.
  • The minimum percentage requirement in the last qualifying examination is 60% (except for SC/ST students).
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 36,000 per annum.
19. Swami Vivekanand Stipend Scheme for ITI Courses, Gujarat
  • The scheme is open for students who are pursuing ITI courses (diploma, professional, technical or industrial).
  • The students must be the residents of Gujarat.
20. Scholarships to SC Students for ITI/Professional Studies, Gujarat
  • The students who are the permanent residents of Gujarat state and belong to SC category can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be pursuing a professional or ITI course.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 47,000 (for rural areas) and INR 68,000 (for urban areas).
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ITI Scholarships /Vocational Training Scholarships – Application Process

The steps to follow to apply for ITI scholarships vary from provider to provider. While most of the organisations accept online applications, some still prefer the offline mode of applications. Get a nutshell of how and where you can apply for these scholarships in the table below. It provides you with an insight into the application procedure. Furthermore, to get a detailed understanding of the application procedure, click on their respective links.

Detailed Application Procedure of ITI/Vocational Training Scholarships

S.No. Name of the Scholarship How to Apply?
1. CLP India Scholarship Scheme Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
2. HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship Support Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
3. National Scholarship Exam (NSE) Apply online through the registration portal of NICE Foundation.
4. HP Udaan Scholarship Program Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
5. Sarla Devi Scholarship 2019 Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
6. Kind Scholarship for Young Women Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
7. Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme Apply online through the official website of KSB.
8. Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme Apply online through the official website of Sitaram Jindal Foundation or offline by sending the completed application to the specified address.
9. Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM Apply online through the official website of KSB and submit the hard copy of the completed application to respective ZSWO (Zila Sainik Welfare Office)
10. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
11. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Program Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
12. SHDF Scholarships Apply offline by sending the duly-filled scholarship application via registered/speed post or courier to below-given address –

Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council (Regd.)

SHDF Division, Nishkam Bhawan,

B-Block, Tilak Vihar,

New Delhi –110018

Note: Do not forget to mention “SHDF Scholarships” on top of the envelope.

13. Vocational Training for VJNT and SBC candidates, Maharashtra Apply offline through respective government ITI.
14. Professional Technical Training to Scheduled Caste Students, Maharashtra Apply offline through the principal of respective ITI.
15. NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
16. NEC Merit Scholarship, Manipur Apply online through the official scholarship portal of Manipur Government.
17. Technical Education Scholarships for ITI students, Himachal Pradesh Apply online through HP ePASS portal.
18. Scholarships for Diploma Courses, Himachal Pradesh Apply online through HP ePASS portal.
19. Swami Vivekanand Stipend Scheme for ITI Courses, Gujarat Apply online through Digital Gujarat portal.
20. Scholarships to SC Students for ITI/Professional Studies, Gujarat Apply online through Digital Gujarat portal.
Also Read: SCHOLARSHIP FORM – KNOW HOW TO APPLY?

ITI Scholarships /Vocational Training Scholarships – Award Details

The financial aid, given under these ITI scholarships also vary from organisation to organisation. It can either be given in the form of cash rewards or in the form of tuition fee waiver. In case of government-funded ITI scholarships, the amount of scholarship is directly transferred to the respective ITIs. Find out what each scholarship has to offer for you in the below-given table. It provides a detailed description of the awards given to students under each scheme.

Award Details of ITI/Vocational Training Scholarships

S.No. Name of the Scholarship Rewards
1. CLP India Scholarship Scheme
  • For students of class 10, 11 and 12 – Up to INR 6,000
  • For students of vocational training, graduate or postgraduate courses – Up to INR 18,000
2. HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship Support
  • INR 10,000 or annual fee (whichever is less) for school students
  • INR 25,000 or annual fee (whichever is less) for diploma, ITI, Polytechnic, degree courses
3. National Scholarship Exam (NSE) Cash prize of up to INR 35,000 depending on the level of course
4. HP Udaan Scholarship Program
  • The students applying for a 1-year scholarship receive INR 20,000
  • The students applying for a 2-year scholarship receive INR 20,000 per annum for two years
  • The students applying for a 3-year scholarship receive INR 30,000 per annum for 3 years
5. Sarla Devi Scholarship 2019
  • For students pursuing Vocational courses – INR 15,000 or tuition fee (whichever is less)
  • For students pursuing Commerce courses – INR 25,000 or tuition fee (whichever is less)
  • For students pursuing Arts courses – INR 20,000 or tuition fee (whichever is less)
  • For students pursuing Science courses – INR 75,000 or tuition fee (whichever is less)
6. Kind Scholarship for Young Women
  • INR 6,000 per annum to students of class 9 and 10
  • INR 12,000 per annum to students of class 11 and 12
  • INR 18,000 per annum to students pursuing Polytechnic/ ITI/ Diploma/ Graduation/ Other courses
7. Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme
  • INR 2,000 per month for boys (revised to INR 2,500 per month from the academic year 2019-20)
  • INR 2,250 per month for girls (revised to INR 3,000 per month from the academic year 2019-20)
8. Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme
  • INR 500 per month to class 11 and 12 students and students studying in Government/Government-aided ITIs)
  • INR 700 per month for students studying in private ITIs
  • INR 1,000 per month for graduate level courses
  • INR 1,200 per month for postgraduate courses
  • INR 800 per month (for boys) and INR 1,000 per month (for girls) for diploma courses
  • INR 2,000 per month for medical/engineering courses
9. Financial Assistance for Vocational Training of Widows of ESM
  • Vocational training
  • One-time grant of INR 20,000 after completion of the training
10. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Admission fee
  • Tuition fee
11. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Program
  • For graduate/diploma courses – INR 30,000 per annum for 3 years
  • For Vocational courses – INR 20,000 for 1 year
12. SHDF Scholarships Scholarship worth up to INR 30,000
13. Vocational Training for VJNT and SBC candidates, Maharashtra
  • Training fees award of INR 400 to INR 2,400 as per the course
  • Tool kit of around INR 1,000
14. Professional Technical Training to Scheduled Caste Students, Maharashtra
  • INR 100 per month
  • Free training in ITI
  • Tool kit
15. NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura
  • INR 20,000 per annum to diploma level students
  • INR 22,000 per annum to degree level students
  • INR 25,000 per annum to PG level students
  • INR 30,000 per annum to M.Phil./ PhD students
16. NEC Merit Scholarship, Manipur
  • INR 20,000 per annum to diploma level students
  • INR 22,000 per annum to degree level students
  • INR 25,000 per annum to PG level students
  • INR 30,000 per annum to M.Phil./ PhD students
17. Technical Education Scholarships for ITI students, Himachal Pradesh
  • INR 250 per month to SC/ST/OBC category students
  • INR 100 per month to General category students
18. Scholarships for Diploma Courses, Himachal Pradesh INR 200 per month and 100% scholarship for SC/ST and girl students.
19. Swami Vivekanand Stipend Scheme for ITI Courses, Gujarat Variable financial assistance
20. Scholarships to SC Students for ITI/Professional Studies, Gujarat Monthly stipend of INR 400
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