Top scholarships for History students

Bhimbetka caves of India, Machu Picchu of Peru, Stonehenge of England, Luxor Temple of Egypt and many such ancient ruins have fascinated and attracted people since eons as they reveal stories of long gone era and ancient cultures. To address this burning curiosity of knowing the past, they began digging into the past of their ancestors which eventually gave birth to a new branch of study – History. To add to this, many students took interest to study History as part of their education. But the main hurdle for them to pursue History as part of their higher education studies was proper financial backing. Scholarships for History Students helps them overcome this hurdle.

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To address this issue, many universities, colleges, NGOs are offering many such Scholarships for History students who can pursue History as part of their higher education studies. Here, we have prepared a list of such scholarships for students of History.

Best Scholarships for History Students of India

Top Scholarships only for Studies in History and allied courses

INTACH Scholarship 2017

Initiated by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, INTACH Scholarship is designed to fund the research work in the field of heritage conservation of India.

Candidates belonging to specific disciplines of Humanities (archaeology, ancient Indian art, architecture, conservation studies, cultural geography, cultural, numismatics, museum studies, etc.) are eligible to apply for these scholarships for History, which is each worth INR 3 Lac.

ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2018-19

Indian Council of Historical Research has launched this scholarship with the objective of promoting research work in History.

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Applicants registered for PhD programme in History and its allied subjects are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Selected candidates will receive INR 17,600 as monthly fellowship amount in addition with INR 16,500 as contingency grant per annum. ICHR launches many other Scholarships for History Students and you can find then on Buddy4Study.

Scholarships for History Students open for other courses as well

Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship, IIT Gandhinagar 2018

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar has presented this scholarship for graduates who are going to enrol for MA program in IIT.

Graduates in any discipline with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent GPA/CPI are qualified to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship offers awards worth INR 5,000 per month with travelling allowance and other facilities.

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Ajmal National Talent Search Scholarship Exam 2017

This scholarship launched by Ajmal Foundation, aims to provide financial assistance to underprivileged students of North East India.

Students studying in Class III to XII and pursuing degree courses like BA, BSc, BCom, etc are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship awards can go as high as INR 35 Lac.

Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme 2017

Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship provides educational guidance and financial support to students of any discipline.

Students pursuing degree or diploma in any subject are eligible to apply for Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme. Up to 100% tuition fee will be disbursed among selected students.

As Winston Churchill once said, “Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft”. So, come and let loose that side of yours which is eager to explore history and its impact on society. With these scholarships for history courses you can build the stepping stones for the next generation.


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