Latest scholarship opportunities

August 21, 2016 05:00 pm | Updated 05:00 pm IST

National Talent Search Exam The purpose of this scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them. The test consists of two phases — Stage 1: Examination at the State/UT-level; Stage 2: National-level examination conducted by NCERT. Exam structure: Mental Ability Test (MAT); Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Eligibility: Class X students. Application: Get a form through the liaison officer of your State given on the website and send it by post via respective schools. Prizes and rewards: Total 1,000 scholarships of Rs. 1,250 per month for class XI and XII; grant of Rs. 2,000 per month for graduate and postgraduate programmes. Deadline: As per notified by States and UTs. Website:

Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities This central government-funded scholarship is for minority students. It will also cover technical and vocational courses in ITIs / Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). Eligibility: Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain students of class XI, XII, UG, PG, M.Phil., PhD with family income less than Rs. 2 lakh per annum. Application: Online Prizes and rewards: Rs. 3,800 to 12,000 per year. Deadline: Varies as per States (notified by respective state). Website:

Women Scholarship for Peace 2016 This initiative of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs entails financial support for early-career women to take training courses about peace and development-related areas. Eligibility: Women between 22 and 32 years of age having a university degree or equivalent with relevant professional experience. Application: Online Prizes and rewards: 140 scholarship seats. Full tuition and travel expenses in included. Deadline: August 31 Website:


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