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Top Scholarships for Girls with Deadline Closing Soon

The application timeline for various scholarships for girls is closing soon. The Government of India and several corporate organizations have introduced many scholarships which are exclusively meant to support the education of girl students. The key objective of these scholarships is to promote girl education within the country. The last date to apply for these scholarships lies between 15th December 2020 and 31st January 2021

Here is a compilation of top scholarships for girls which are currently LIVE and will close soon. If you are a girl student and looking for an opportunity to pursue your studies ahead, you can apply for these scholarships, subject to fulfilment of certain eligibility conditions. Read further to know more about their eligibility, scholarship award, application deadline and application process. 

CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

 

Girl students who are single girl children of their parents are eligible for this scholarship. They must have passed the CBSE Class 10 examination with 60% or more marks. They must be pursuing studies in Class 11 and 12 at any CBSE affiliated school, where the tuition fee is not more than INR 1,500 per month. 

Provider Detail: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Scholarship Award: INR 500 per month

Application Deadline: 21st December 2020

 

Opportunity Cost to Parents of SC Girl Students – Puducherry

 

This scholarship offers financial assistance to SC category girl students who are studying in Class 6 to 10. The students are required to be domiciles of Puducherry. Also, the annual family income of the candidate must be less than INR 9,000. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Variable awards

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

 

Retention Scholarship for SC Girl Students – Puducherry

 

Under this scholarship, SC category girl students who are domiciles of Puducherry are provided financial aid for studies in Class 1 to 5. The students are required to have an annual family income of less than INR 18,000 from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Scholarship Award: INR 25 per month 

Application Deadline: 31st January 2021

 

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls

 

This scholarship is open for girl students belonging to minority communities (Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and Parsis). They must be studying in Class 9 to 12. They are required to have secured at least 50% marks (in aggregate) in the previous class. Also, their annual family income must be less than INR 2 lakh from all sources. 

Provider Detail: Maulana Azad Education Foundation

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 6,000

Application Deadline: 15th December 2020

Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana, Himachal Pradesh

 

This scholarship is open for girl students of Himachal Pradesh who have completed Class 12 in any of the streams (Arts, Commerce, Science) from HP Board of School Education. They are required to have taken admission as regular students in post-10+2 courses (academic, professional, technical) at a government-aided or recognized private institution. 

Provider Detail: Government of Himachal Pradesh

Scholarship Award: INR 15,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana, Himachal Pradesh

 

Girl students who belong to the Balmiki family engaged in unclean occupations are eligible for this scholarship provided they are domiciles of Himachal Pradesh. They are required to have taken admission in a post-course i.e., college or professional course, either in private or government institute. 

Provider Detail: Government of Himachal Pradesh

Scholarship Award: INR 9,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls

 

Girl students who are pursuing a technical degree/diploma in the first year or second year (through lateral entry only) are eligible. Their annual family income must be less than INR 8 lakh from all sources. It is important to note that up to two girls per family are eligible for this scholarship. 

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

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 50,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

“Shiksha ki Udaan” Scholarship Program for Girls

 

Girl students who are residents of Bihar and Odisha are eligible for this scholarship. They must be studying in Class 11. They must have passed Class 10 board examination with more than 60% marks. Their annual family income must be less than INR 3 lakh from all sources. Candidates who are currently Samasta Microfinance customers or prospects can also apply.

Provider Detail: Samasta Microfinance Limited

Scholarship Award: INR 5,000

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

 

Girl students who are up to 30 years of age are eligible for this scholarship. They must be the only girl child in their family. Also, they must have taken admission in the first year of a regular, full-time master’s degree programme in any designated university or a postgraduate college. Please note that girl students having no brother or girls who are twin daughters/fraternal daughters are also eligible. 

Provider Detail: University Grants Commission (UGC)

Scholarship Award: INR 36,200 per annum for two years

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls

 

Girl/women students pursuing undergraduate/postgraduate courses in Aerospace Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering/Space Engineering and Rocketry/Aircraft Engineering/Avionics are eligible. They must fulfil the set academic requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. 

Provider Detail: RAC (Recruitment and Assessment Centre) of DRDO, Government of India

Scholarship Award: Up to INR 1,86,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31st December 2020

Process to Follow

The applications for most of the government scholarships can be made through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). For the rest of the scholarship, the students can make an online application through their respective portals. Here is a quick description of how you can apply for any of 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 the respective official portals of the scholarships.

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! If you find yourself eligible for any of these scholarships, apply today. Furthermore, to know more about such scholarships, register on the Buddy4Study portal and get timely scholarship alerts on email and SMS. 

Shruti Pandey

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