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Making education affordable: Premium scholarships you should not miss

by Shikhil Vyas
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As mentioned in the government data released post census 2011, more than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below 35. This directly points to the fact that we are a youth majority nation with students forming a major chunk. This is also the reason why the education sector has grown so rapidly in the past few decades and is still booming. This growing student population needs educational backing now more than ever. Help could be in the form of Education Infrastructure, Premium Scholarships, Exchange Programs and Industrial Exposure.

A large number of educational institutions have opened throughout the country. This has helped to meet the huge demand from this large population of students. Despite all this, one thing that has been bugging students and parents alike is the increasing education cost. With each passing year, the tuition fees are skyrocketing, making it difficult for many students to obtain a quality education.

A number of institutions, government and non-government organisations, and corporates enable quality scholastic education by providing various scholarship schemes. These are few premium scholarships that students must check.

Top Premium Scholarships for Indian Students

Premium Scholarships 1: UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program 2018-19

This scholarship program focuses on young women and provides financial aid to cover 60% of their tuition fees. Girls having passed class 10 and class 12 with a minimum of 75% marks are eligible for this scholarship. It provides an amount of INR 60000 or 60% tuition fee, whichever is less, to pursue B.Tech, B.E. and B.Arch. Legrand India offers this program and selects a total of 50 girl students for the award.

Premium Scholarships 2: L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship 2018

This scholarship supports meritoriously promising young women who are unable to pursue education because of financial constraints. It covers the college fees for eligible students for study in any scientific field in a recognized university or college in India. Young women who have passed class 10 and class 12 in 2018 with a minimum of 85% marks in PCB/PCM are eligible to apply. In 2003, L’Oréal India launched this scholarship program to encourage young women to pursue careers in science. This scholarship program awards an amount of 250000 for the duration of graduation. Young women who’re older than 19 years of age and who have a family income of more than INR 400000 would not be eligible to apply.

Premium Scholarships 3: College of Law and Business Scholarship for Indian Students, Israel 2018

Indian students, having passed class 12 and willing to pursue an undergraduate degree program in English Business and Bilingual Law can benefit from this scholarship. This program aims to create new opportunities for India and Israel on academic collaboration. The applicants must have scored a minimum of 78% marks in class 12. A total of 8 scholarships are awarded under this program with each scholarship including a discount of USD 4500 in tuition fee per academic degree.

Premium Scholarships 4: KIET Group of Institutions Merit Scholarship 2018-19

The KIET Group of Institutions, Uttar Pradesh is offering this scholarship to attract meritorious students and enrol them in higher education courses which would be mostly in Engineering, Pharmacy, Management and MCA. Depending on the course, there are diverse eligibility criteria for the students. This program offers a total of 60 scholarships. All the details pertaining to this scholarship are available on the Buddy4Study website.

Premium Scholarships 5: Capital First MBA Scholarships 2018-20

Applicants to MBA degree program or equivalent in the academic year 2018-19 can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship which is offered by ‘Capital First’ which aims to provide meaningful financial support to students so that they can pursue higher education. This scholarship program awards a total of 110 scholarships of INR 1 lakh per annum each to the selected students.

Visit the Buddy4Study website to check further details regarding these premium scholarships as well as other valuable scholarships.

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