Top Trending Scholarships for Engineering Students

Engineering emerges to be one of the most sought-after career options among students. Offering excellent career opportunities to grow and innovate, the field is also one of the most overpriced academic qualifications that a student can have. Thus, to make higher studies in engineering accessible to all students, various institutions and organizations have introduced scholarships for engineering students.

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Here is a brief compilation of some excellent scholarships for engineering students along with some not to miss fellowships, awards and contests –

Scholarships for undergraduate level

Are you willing to join an engineering program at the undergraduate level? If yes, then you still have the following scholarship opportunities for you that you must not miss –

Sahu Jain Trust Loan Scholarship

This scholarship is applicable for students who want to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Engineering, Medical, Infotech, MBA etc.

Eligibility– Class 12 passed and graduate students

Award– The scholarship amount may range from INR 2,500 per annum to INR 25,000 per annum

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

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Siemens Scholarship Program

If you have determination and perseverance towards learning, you must apply for this scholarship, which is a CSR initiative of Siemens India.

Eligibility– Students studying in first year BTech program (Mechanical/Production, Electronics/Instrumentation, Electrical, Computers/Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication, Instrumentation) at a government college

Award– Tuition fee reimbursement, books, hostel and stationery allowances

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme

Pursue your academic aspiration in the field of engineering, medical, law, pharmacy, science, business management and other social sciences with this scholarship.

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Eligibility– Students who have passed class 12th

Award– Engineering students will receive INR 36,000 per annum while medical students will receive INR 40,000 per annum

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships

An initiative by Swami Dayanand Education Foundation, this scholarship aims at inspiring and transforming the lives of economically backward and academically brilliant students.

Eligibility– Students pursuing Engineering, MBBS, Pharmacy, IT, Architecture courses

Award– Scholarships of up to INR 50,000 per annum

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

Nurturing Brilliance Cummins Scholarship Program

As part of its CSR initiative, Cummins India Foundation has introduced this scholarship for engineering students who are pursuing either a diploma or a degree course.

Eligibility– Students pursuing diploma/degree in Engineering

Award– Admission fee, tuition fee and reimbursement of stationery expenses up to INR 1500 per semester

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

Scholarships for postgraduate level and above

The scholarships for engineering students are not just limited to fund studies at the undergraduate level. Rather, there are several other scholarships too that offer financial assistance for studies at the postgraduate level and above.

AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship

Introduced with an objective to ensure the development of technical education in India, AICTE PG Scholarship is applicable for students pursuing an engineering course at postgraduate level.

Eligibility– Students of first-year M.Tech/M.E./M.Pharma/M.Arch

Award– INR 12,400 per month

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

SERB Ramanujan Fellowships

To encourage outstanding engineers and scientists worldwide, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has introduced the Ramanujan Fellowship.

Eligibility– Scientist and engineers below 55 years of age and having a PhD in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering/Technology, MD in medicine etc.

Award– Fellowship of INR 85,000 per month and Research Grant of INR 7,00,000 per annum

Deadline– Runs throughout the year

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

This fellowship has been introduced to encourage, recognize and support translational research and achieve excellence in innovation, technology development and engineering.

Eligibility– Professionals working in Engineering profession in public funded institutions with minimum 5 years of service left at the parent organization.

Award– INR 25,000 in addition to regular income and others

Deadline– 10 August 2019

Awards and Contests to look for

Also, you have opportunities in the form of awards and contests available to enhance your knowledge in the field of science and engineering. Here are some popular contests and awards that you can consider –

SERB Early Career Research (ECR) Award

Expand your horizons in the field of science and engineering by applying for this SERB Early Career Research (ECR) Award.

Eligibility– Students holding PhD in Science/ Engineering/ M.D/ M.S

Award– Research grant up to INR 50 Lac for 3 years

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

DST and Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with Texas Instruments has introduced this design contest with an aim to identify top innovators and give their ideas a head-start by giving shape to their innovation with technical support.

Eligibility– Engineering students at undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral level

Award– Seed-funding of up to INR 20 Lac and other benefits

Deadline– In the month of August. To be announced for 2019.

Harish-Chandra Research Institute Visiting Students Program in Physics

Want to conduct research in the field of Physics and postdoctoral level? If yes, then apply for this visiting student program offered by Harish-Chandra Research Institute.

Eligibility– M.Sc/B.Tech/B.Sc Final Year students

Award– To and fro railway fare (Sleeper II class), accommodation on the campus, and a stipend for local expenses

Deadline– Three cycles of application are invited – 1 July to 31 October, 1 November to 28/29 February, and 1 March to 30 June

These are some of the renowned scholarships for engineering students that can make your pathway to dream career easy and hassle-free. Find out more such scholarships, awards and contests for engineering aspirants like you with Buddy4Study.



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