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Top Scholarships for Diploma Courses with Deadline Closing Soon

The deadline to apply for various scholarships for diploma courses is drawing near. Both government departments and different private organizations offer a number of scholarships exclusively to meritorious and underprivileged students pursuing diploma/ITI/polytechnic courses. The application dates for these scholarships lies between 31st December 2020 and 28th February 2021.

Given below is a compilation of top scholarships for diploma courses which are currently active and will expire soon. Continue reading this article to get a detailed overview of all the scholarships including their eligibility, scholarship award, provider detail, application deadline and application process.

AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls

Girl students pursuing the first year or second year (through lateral entry) of technical degree/diploma courses are eligible to apply for this scholarship. They must have an annual family income of INR 8 lakh from all sources. Also, up to two girls per family can avail benefits under this scheme.

Provider Detail: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 50,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is meant to support specially-abled students who have more than 40% disability. They must be admitted to the first year of a degree/diploma level course or second year of degree/diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institutions. Their annual family income must be less than INR 8 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 50,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

NEC Merit Scholarship for Students of NER

Only students who are permanent residents of any of the North-Eastern States (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura) are eligible for this scholarship. They must have got admission in diploma, degree, postgraduate, MPhil or PhD programme. Their annual family income must be less than INR 8 lakh from all sources. Also, they must fulfil the academic requirements for their respective course of study.

Provider Detail: North Eastern Council (NEC) under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Stipend up to INR 30,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme

Open for students coming from economically weaker sections of the society, this scholarship offers financial assistance for studies in Class 11, diploma, polytechnic or undergraduate degree programme. The students are required to have passed Class 10/12 examination (whichever applicable) with at least 60% marks. Their annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Tata Capital Limited

Scholarship Award: Scholarship up to 80% of tuition fees

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Piaggio “Shiksha Se Samriddhi” Scholarship

Under this scholarship, students who have passed Class 10/12 examination are provided financial support to pursue studies in Class 11/12/ITI/Polytechnic/Diploma/Undergraduate courses. The students must be the wards/children of drivers/owners of three-wheeler vehicles. They must fulfil the academic requirements as specified for each level of study. The annual family income of the candidates should be less than or equal to INR 3 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.

Scholarship Award: 80% fee reimbursement or up to INR 20,000

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme

This scholarship is open for students studying in Class 11/Graduation/Diploma/BE/BTech/BDS/Vocational courses. Sportspersons and individuals helping others are also eligible to apply. They must fulfil the academic requirements for each level of study. Also, the annual family income of the candidates must be less than INR 5 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 75,000 per year

Application Deadline: 28th February 2021

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students, Jammu and Kashmir

This scholarship aims to offer financial support to ST category students who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir. They must be studying in Class 11 to postdoctoral level. Their annual family income must not exceed INR 2 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of Jammu and Kashmir

Scholarship Award: Maintenance allowance and other necessary allowances

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Post Matric Scholarships for SC Students, Punjab

This scholarship supports the post-matric studies of SC category students who are residents of Punjab. They must be studying in Class 11 or above. They are required to have passed the matriculation, higher secondary or any higher examination of a recognized university or board of secondary education. Their annual family income must not be more than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Department of Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities, Government of Punjab

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 1,200 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 04th January 2021

Post Matric Scholarships for OBC Students, Punjab

OBC category students who are residents of Punjab are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying in Class 11 and above. They are required to have passed the matriculation, higher secondary or any higher examination of a recognized university or board of secondary education. Their annual family income must be less than INR 1 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Department of Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities, Government of Punjab

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 750 per month and other benefits

Application Deadline: 4th January 2021

Vocational Education Fee Reimbursement, Maharashtra

Under this scholarship, students who are domiciles of Maharashtra and belong to ST category are provided fee reimbursement for their vocational courses. They must be enrolled in vocational courses like Engineering, Pharmacy, Animal Husbandry, Vaastu Shastra, Dairy Development, MBA or MCA. Their annual family income must be more than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources.

Provider Detail: Tribal Development Department, Government of Maharashtra

Scholarship Award: Tuition fees and exam fees

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

Key Steps to Follow

If you find yourself eligible for any of the diploma scholarships given above, you can apply for them online through their respective portals or official websites. Given below is a step-by-step description of the application process for all these scholarships through Buddy4Study portal.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Buddy4Study.

Step 2: Search for the scholarship name with the help of the search button.

Step 3: Open the scholarship page and read all necessary details.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. You will be redirected to their respective application pages.

Step 5: Register yourself on the portal and log in to proceed with the application.

Step 6: Fill in the application form and upload relevant documents.

Step 7: Submit the application.

Hurry! Apply for these scholarships today to avoid any last-minute hassles. To know more about such scholarships, register on the Buddy4Study portal and get timely scholarship alerts through email and SMS.

Shruti Pandey

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