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Scholarships for Indian girls & women

by Anamika Sharma
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Scholarships for girls in India are meant to encourage better education and career opportunities for females who are yet to match their male counterparts on different socio-economic parameters. Still, if given an opportunity, woman don’t lag behind men either in the professional arena or academics. Here comes the role of women-specific scholarships that encourages them to counter their financial constraints and pursue academic and career opportunities. Of late, many government and private organisations in different fields like science and research, management, aviation, hospitality and defence have been offering women scholarships and grants towards encouraging the better half of the population to take academic opportunities. Some of these programmes of scholarship for girls include L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship, Santoor Women’s Scholarship and Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship.Scholarship Registration, Find New Scholarship

The list of the available scholarship for girls is not confined to the only few mentioned above. There are several other scholarships that are exclusively for girls. Find below the list of those scholarships for girls. Also, we strongly suggest that you share this information with as many women as you can and help them build a brighter future.

List of scholarships for girls

S.No. Scholarship Name Awards
1. Technip India Limited Scholarship Program INR 20,000 per annum (one-time)
2. Santoor Women’s Scholarship INR 24,000 per annum
3. Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship Financial assistance
4. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
  • USD 10,000
  • A one-year Creative Cloud subscription membership
  • An Adobe research mentor
  • An opportunity to interview for an internship at Adobe
5. Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students Financial assistance of up to INR 60,000
6. Pragati Scholarship INR 30,000 or actual tuition fee amount
7. Fair and Lovely Scholarship INR 25,000 to INR 50,000
8. Prabha Dutt Fellowship A reward of INR 1,00,000
9. CBSE UDAAN
  • Free online/offline resources through virtual contact classes on weekend
  • Study materials, tutorials, videos, feedback
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Remedial steps to correct learning
10. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Up to INR 12,000
11. L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship Up to INR 2.5 Lakh till the time of graduation
12. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child INR 3,100 per month for 2 years
13. Clinic Plus Scholarship INR 20,000
14. Internshala Scholarship INR 25,000
15. Scholarship for Single Girl Child INR 500 per month for two academic years
16. DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-B) Up to INR 40,000 per month
17. DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-A) INR 55,000 per month as fellowship amount
18. Abhilasha Scholarship A one-time amount of INR 5000
19. SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme INR 5000 annually
20. UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program INR 60,000 per annum or 60% of the tuition fee (whichever is less)
21. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship INR 2.4 Lakh for 3 years
22. Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship Programme INR 40,000 per annum
23. Savitribai Phule Scholarship Financial assistance of INR 100 per month for a period of 10 months
24. Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship Financial assistance of INR 125 per annum
25. BNSTS Scholarship – Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti
  • INR 3000 per month for UG students till they complete MBBS/B.Tech./B.E. degree
  • Candidates become automatically entitled to INR 80,000 worth DST-INSPIRE scholarship till M.A.
  • Annual book grant of INR 2000

Now, read the complete details of the scholarships listed in above-given table.Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship Update

1. Technip India Limited Scholarship Program

Purpose- Technip India Limited, as part of its CSR initiative offers Technip India Limited Scholarship Program to support the education of underprivileged female candidates in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM). A total of 150 scholars will receive the scholarship award towards their tuition fee expenses.

Award- INR 20,000 per annum (one time – fixed)
Eligibility- The scholarship is open for female students of Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi who wish to pursue a career in the field of STEM. The students enrolled in class 11 (science stream) or in the 3rd year of any Engineering (BE) programme (Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation and Control) are eligible for this scholarship. Their family income should be less than or equal to INR 3 Lakhs per annum.
Apply-Online
Application- October to December

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2. Santoor Women’s Scholarship

Purpose- Santoor Women’s Scholarship, offered by Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares, provides financial assistance of INR 24,000 annually to girl students who have passed class 12 and wish to pursue higher education in the field of Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is given to 900 girl students of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Award- INR 24,000 per annum.
Eligibility- Female students of AP, Karnataka and Telangana who have passed class 12 from a government school or junior college in the current academic year, passed class 10 from a local government school, must be currently enrolled in a full-time diploma/degree programme of minimum 3 years duration, and must be from an underprivileged and disadvantaged background
Apply- Online
Application- August/ September

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3. Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship

Purpose- This scholarship for girls provides funds to graduate Indian women who have applied or secured admission into reputed educational institutions of the US, the UK or Europe in the following areas to pursue higher education:

Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, Education & Welfare of Children with Special Needs, Gender Studies – Violence against Women and Children including Domestic Violence, Child Health – Development and Nutrition, Health Policy and Health Education – Mental Health (with a focus on women and children), Public Health – Community Health Services & Reproductive Health, Rural Development Work, Needs of Adolescents – Urban & Rural, Communication for Development, Development Studies, Research and Study of Social Norms in Communities

Award- Financial assistance
Eligibility- Female candidates who have completed their graduation & have demonstrated consistently remarkable academic record, have applied for/secured admission into a reputed accredited institution in the US, the UK or Europe and have a minimum 2 years of work experience in the related field of study
Apply- Application can be submitted by post or email
Application- March, April

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4. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

Purpose- This scholarship for girls offers a one-time scholarship amount of USD 10,000 to female students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or a master’s programmes in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical subject. While applying for Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship, applicants must include their resume, academic records, 3 references, 4 essays and an optional 60-second video describing dream career with their scholarship application.

Award- USD10,000, a one-year Creative Cloud subscription membership, an Adobe research mentor and an opportunity to interview for an internship at Adobe
Eligibility- Full-time undergraduate or master’s student in the current academic year, must be major in Computer Science, Computer engineering, or a related technical field, have an excellent academic background, must not have any close relative working in Adobe Research
Apply- Online
Application- Between September to November

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5. Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students

Purpose- This scholarship for girls is a merit-cum-means scholarship which provides a financial assistance of up to INR 60,000 to meritorious girl students who belong to economically weaker class. This Tata Housing Scholarship is given to students in the fields of MBA (Construction Project Management), B.Arch. and Civil Engineering.

Award- Expenditure towards admission, tuition, library, examination, purchase of books, etc., is reimbursed subject to a maximum limit of INR 60,000.
Eligibility- Girls studying in 2nd year of Civil Engineering/Architecture in any 4 years degree course such as B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch. or 1st year of MBA course in Construction Project Management from an affiliated institution in India, must have scored 50% marks in 1st year Engineering course in case of B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch. students), 50% marks in qualifying degree exam for MBA students and should have an annual family income of less than INR 3 Lakh
Apply- Online
Application- February/March

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6. Pragati Scholarship – AICTE-Scholarship Scheme to Girl Child (SSGC)

Purpose- Pragati Scholarship is meant for girl students who are have taken admission in the 1st year of diploma/degree programme of an AICTE approved institution. This scholarship for girls offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 30,000 each to 4000 girl students every year to pursue higher education.

Award- INR 30,000 or actual tuition fee amount, whichever is less, and INR 2000 per month for 10 months as incidental charges each year
Eligibility- Girl candidates who have taken admission in the 1st year of diploma/degree programme of an AICTE approved institution in the current academic year, annual family income must not exceed INR 8 Lakh, not more than two girls from one family can apply for the scholarship
Apply- Online
Application- November/December

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7. Fair and Lovely Scholarship

Purpose- This scholarship for girls offers a scholarship amount of INR 25,000 to INR 50,000 to college-going girl students to help them pursue graduation or post-graduation from a government-recognised Indian university/institution. A total of 55 girl students are selected under this scholarship scheme.

Award- INR 25,000 to INR 50,000
Eligibility- Girls students must be between 15 to 30 years of age, have secured more than 60% in class 10th and 12th, the annual family income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh, must be studying in a graduate/post-graduate course or taking coaching classes
Apply- Online
Application- September, October

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8. Prabha Dutt Fellowship

Purpose- Prabha Dutt Fellowship, started by Sanskriti Pratishthan, offers a grant of INR 1,00,000 to mid-career women journalists to help them pursue meaningful projects on the topics of contemporary relevance. The project can be submitted in Hindi, English or any regional language. The candidates need to send their resume along with a write-up describing their projects in 250-300 words.

Award- 10-month long Fellowship with a reward of INR 1,00,000 which is given in two phases: one, at the commencement of the project and second, after the submission of the completed project
Eligibility- Open to women print journalists who are in the age group of 25 to 40 years.
Apply- By Post or email
Application- Round the year

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9. CBSE UDAAN

Purpose- CBSE UDAAN offers girl students of class 11 and 12 free of cost resources through virtual contact classes during weekends and study materials to prepare for engineering entrance tests to get admission in premier engineering colleges of the country. Under this scheme, virtual contact classes are organised across 60 city centres in the country. Mentoring opportunities are provided to talented students. Motivational sessions are organised with students and parents. Helpline services are available to clear the doubts of students and monitor their learning progress. 27% seats are reserved for OBC (NCL), 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for PWD.

Award- Free online/offline resources through virtual contact classes on weekend, study materials, tutorials, videos, feedback, mentoring opportunities, remedial steps to correct learning
Eligibility- Meritorious girl students of Class 11 and 12 of Science stream with PCM, must be studying in KVs/ NVs/ government schools of any recognised Board/ CBSE affiliated private schools in India, must have scored overall 70% marks in class 10 and 80% in Science and Maths, annual family income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh
Apply- Online
Application- August, September

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10. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship

Purpose- Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship, formerly named Maulana Azad Scholarship, offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 12,000 to minority girl students studying in class 9 to 12. The scholarship is meant for meritorious students belonging to Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi communities

Award- up to INR 12,000 which is released in two equal instalments
Eligibility- Only female students belonging to minority communities, must have scored minimum 50% aggregate in the previous class, annual family income must not exceed INR 2 Lakh
Apply- Online, by post
Application- August, September

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11. L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship

Purpose- L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 2.5 Lakh to meritorious class 12 passed girl students who wish to pursue a career in Science. This scholarship for girls is meant for girls of maximum 19 years of age. The students belonging to the financially deprived section of the society can apply for the scholarship.

Award- Up to INR 2.5 Lakh till the time of graduation
Eligibility- Girl students who have passed Class 12 from Science stream (current academic session) with at least 85% marks in PCM/PCB, must be willing to pursue a degree course in Science/ Medical/ Engineering/ Biotechnology or any other scientific field, annual family income must not exceed INR 4 Lakh, the maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 19 years
Apply- Online
Application- June, July

For more detailed information, click on L’Oréal India Scholarship.

12. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child: UGC Scholarship for PG Programmes

Purpose- Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child offers a monthly scholarship amount of INR 3100 to girl students who are the only child of their parents to pursue postgraduate studies in non-professional courses. Under this scholarship for girls, twin daughters or fraternal daughter may apply.

Award- INR 3,100 per month for 2 years
Eligibility- Any single girl child who happens to be an only child and has taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master’s degree course from any recognised university, the maximum age for applying is 30 years, PG course in distance mode is not applicable
Apply- Online
Application- March

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13. Clinic Plus Scholarship

Purpose- Clinic Plus Scholarship offers INR 20,000 to girl students of class 6 to 10. To avail this scholarship for girls, students need to submit an essay of 500 words on the given topic. This scholarship is meant for the residents of Karnataka state. A total of 50 girl students are selected for Clinic Plus Scholarship.

Award- INR 20,000

Eligibility- Girl students of class 5 to 10
Apply- By Post
Application- May, June

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14. Internshala Scholarship: Career Scholarship for Girls

Purpose- Internshala Scholarship offers a one-time scholarship of INR 25,000 to a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field (Academics, Sports, Arts etc.).

Award- INR 25,000 [Cash prize] Eligibility- Any girl between the age of 17 to 23 years with a career objective can apply.
Apply- Online
Application- December, January

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15. Scholarship for Single Girl Child – CBSE

Purpose- Scholarship for Single Girl Child started by CBSE offers a monthly scholarship of INR 500 to the meritorious girl students of class 11 and 12. The scholarship is meant for those girl students who are the only child of their parents.

Award- Scholarship amount of INR 500 per month for two academic years
Eligibility- Girl students with a score of at least 60% or 6.2 CGPA in Class 10 board examination, must be pursuing Class 11 and 12 from CBSE affiliated schools, the tuition fee must not be more than INR 1500 per month, must be the only child of their parents
Apply- Online Application
Application- October/November

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16. DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-B)

Purpose- DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-B) offers a fellowship of up to INR 40,000 to women scientists in S&T domain, preferably those who are having a break in career. This fellowship is meant for those female candidates who do not have regular employment and are ready to explore the possibility of re-entry into the profession.

Award- Female candidates with M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharma/M.VSc. or equivalent degree get INR 40,000 per month as Fellowship amount and candidates with M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/B.Tech/MBBS or equivalent degree get INR 30,000
Eligibility- Female candidates with PG degree equivalent to M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/B.Tech/MBBS, M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc., PhD in Basic or Applied Sciences or equivalent qualifications, the minimum age to apply is 27 year & maximum is 57 years, a relaxation of 5 years is given to reserve category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)
Apply- Online
Application- September

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17. DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-A)

Purpose- DST Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-A) offers a fellowship of INR 55,000 per month to women scientists who are PG degree or PhD degree holders in Basic or Applied Sciences. Those candidates who are having a career break and looking for an opportunity to re-enter the profession in S&T domain are preferred.

Award- INR 55,000 per month as fellowship amount
Eligibility- Women scientists PG degree equivalent to M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/B.Tech/MBBS, M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc., PhD in Basic or Applied Sciences or equivalent qualifications, the minimum age to apply is 27 year & maximum is 57 years, a relaxation of 5 years is given to reserve category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)
Apply- Online
Application- Round the year application

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18. Abhilasha Scholarship

Purpose- Abhilasha Scholarship, started by EROS Group, offers a scholarship amount of INR 5000 to girl students of class 9 to 12. Under this scholarship scheme, 100 scholarships are disbursed among female candidates.

Award- A one-time amount of INR 5000
Eligibility- Girl students studying in class 9 to 12, must have scored at least 75% marks in the previous class, annual family income must not exceed INR 3 Lakh
Apply- Online
Application- August

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19. SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme

Purpose- SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme, started by Science Olympiad Foundation, offers a scholarship amount of INR 5000 annually to girl students of class 1 to 10. Under this scholarship scheme, 300 scholarships are disbursed among female candidates who belong to financially deprived sections of the society.

Award- INR 5000 annually
Eligibility- Girl students studying in class 1 to 10, must have scored at least 60% marks in previous class, family income must not exceed INR 15,000 per month
Apply- By post
Application- October

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20. UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program

Purpose- UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program, started by Legrand India, offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 60,000 per annum to class 12 passed girl students to pursue B.Tech, B.E. or B.Arch from a recognised college or university of India. The candidates need to answer three descriptive questions in 600 words on the given topic. Under this scholarship scheme, 50 candidates are shortlisted on the basis of merit, need and family income for the grant of scholarship.

Award- INR 60,000 per annum or 60% of the tuition fee (whichever is less)
Eligibility- Class 12 passed girl students studying in class 1 to 10, must have scored at least 75% marks in class 10 & 12 board, family income must not exceed INR 15,000 per month
Apply- Online
Application- June/July

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21. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship

Purpose- This scholarship for girls offers a scholarship amount of INR 2.4 Lakh for three years to class 12 passed girl students to pursue higher education in the field of Science. Under this scholarship scheme, students having rural and economically weak backgrounds are given preference. Students must display interest in scientific research and be confident of getting admitted into one of the best science colleges of India.

Award- INR 2.4 Lakh for 3 years (INR 80,000 per year) which includes tuition fee, study expenses and basic living cost
Eligibility- Class 12 passed girl students
Apply- Online
Application- August

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22. Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship Programme

Purpose- This scholarship for girls offers a scholarship amount of INR 40,000 per annum to girl students who wish to pursue higher education from Arunachal University of Studies. This scholarship scheme is meant for those girl candidates who belong to the economically weak background. 11 scholarships are disbursed to meritorious female students.

Award- INR 40,000 per annum
Eligibility- Girl students who have scored a minimum 55% marks in the previous exam, must have a family income of not more than INR 3 Lakh per annum, candidates need to maintain 80% attendance & 60% marks for the continuation of the scholarship
Apply- By post/ In person
Application- June

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Also, find here some state-specific scholarships for girls.

23. Savitribai Phule Scholarship – Award for Backward Girl Students of Maharashtra

Purpose- Savitribai Phule Scholarship offers financial assistance to girl students of Maharashtra who belong to backward classes. The scholarship is meant for girl students of class 8 to 10 to help them pursue education without any monetary hindrance.

Award- Financial assistance of INR 100 per month for a period of 10 months
Eligibility- Girl students belonging to backward classes, must be studying in class 8 to 10
Apply- Through school
Application- Round the year

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24. Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship, Kerala

Purpose- Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship offers financial assistance to girl students of Kerala who belong to the backward community and BPL families. The scholarship is meant for girl students studying in HSC/VHSC/undergraduate courses to help them pursue education.

Award- Financial assistance of INR 125 per annum
Eligibility- Girl students belonging to BPL families and backward community, must be studying in 1st year of HSC/VHSC/undergraduate courses
Apply- Online
Application- July/August

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25. JBNSTS Scholarship – Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti

Purpose- JBNSTS Scholarship – Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti offers financial assistance to girl students who are studying an educational institution which is registered in West Bengal. Under this scholarship scheme, selected girl students automatically become entitled to DST-INSPIRE scholarship of worth INR 80,000 per annum besides other monetary benefits.

Award- INR 3000 per month for undergraduates till they complete MBBS/B.Tech./B.E. degree, candidates become automatically entitled to INR 80,000 worth DST-INSPIRE scholarship till M.A., annual book grant of INR 2000, participation in seminars & colloquia, travel & enrichment program, academic & career counselling
Eligibility- Girl students who have passed class 12 or equivalent exam in the current academic year and are studying in undergraduate programmes like B.Sc.(Hons), Engineering, Medicine (1st year), applicant’s institution must be registered in West Bengal
Apply- Online/By Post
Application- June/July

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