The world of literature is a world where there is no reality except that of the human imagination. – Northrop Frye
Literature is the magic of words engraved upon the pages of books. It gives flight to imaginations and opens up a new world of literary exploration and creation by bibliophiles.
Weaving words together to give meaning and form to a thought is also an art. Not everyone can excel in it. Few are blessed to have that kind of a power which can move emotions and change people’s attitude and decisions with the help of just a few words.
Literature Studies and Literature Scholarships options
If you think you have that kind of power, then literature is the course which you should opt for as your undergraduate major.
There are several top-notch colleges in the country which offer literature courses for students wanting to pursue it at undergraduate or postgraduate or research level. Some of them make sure that financial crisis does not restrain the creative minds from studying literature. Many government and institutional scholarships are available for students so that they can pursue the subject of their choice. Here, we have prepared a list of literature scholarships for students who want to pursue literature as part of their course.
Top Literature Scholarships for Indian Students
Introduced by Buddy4Study, this scholarship is designed for students pursuing graduation. It aims to help those meritorious students who belong to disadvantaged section of the society.
To be eligible, the applicant must have secured 75% or above in his/her last exam. His/her family income should be less than INR 2 Lac per annum from all sources. The selected students will get a scholarship worth INR 20,000 per scholar.
Initiated by the University College Cork, Ireland, the objective of this Global Scholarship is to encourage those students who want to study Taught Masters Programme in the university.
Students with second class honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their first or subsequent degree, are eligible to apply for the literature scholarships. The selected students get a complete tuition fee waiver.
AIMST comes under means-cum-merit-based category. This scholarship is a big opportunity for brilliant minds to display their talent and rise above the rest. Students of Class 11 and 12 and Class 12 pass-outs (batch 2017) are eligible to appear for AIMST. The scholarship amounts up to INR 25,000.
The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation has started this scholarship for graduate and postgraduate students.
An applicant must be an Indian citizen below the age of 30 years to be eligible for this scholarship. Final year students of a degree course awaiting their result can also apply. The scholarship amounts up to INR 20 Lac. There are very less literature scholarships which cover funds to such limits.
Initiated by the Queen Mary University of London, this Excellence Scholarship is for undergraduates.
Students who have accepted the University’s offer to study BA in English, BA in Drama or BA in English and Drama, are eligible for these literature scholarships. The candidate must have an excellent academic record. The selected student will get 50% fee waiver as the scholarship.