APJ Abdul Kalam scholarship: Introduction

APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship titled after our Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam is offered by more than a few educational institutes. It is also offered by numerous state governments, and other organizations to memorialize Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s memories. This scholarship is an intiative to achieve the Kalam’s mission of making India a 100% literate nation by providing students with educational opportunities. All worthy and destitute candidates are rendered financial support by scholarships or fellowships to complete their education

Under this scheme of Abdul Kalam fellowship, Jamia Millia Islamia’s 50 learners get tuition reimbursement pursuant to Rs. 10,000 total per student. In accumulation, 50% of the complete grants are proposed for women learners

APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship list

Sr.No. Scholarship Name Provider Application Period*
1 APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala Department of minority welfare, the government of Kerala August to November
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships Jamia Millia Islamia December to January
3 00 University of Sydney  Semester-1 in August and Semester- 2 in May
4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer training program Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) December to January
5 Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) December
6 President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship University of South Florida (USF) January to March
7 Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) January to July
8 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards National Innovation Foundation April to August

* The application period cited above is tentative and subject to change as per the discretion of the scholarship provider

APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship Award Details

Sr. No. Scholarship Name Rewards
1 APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala The shortlisted students will be given a scholarship amount of INR 6,000 per annum for pursuing a 3- year diploma course in government/aided polytechnic colleges
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships, Jamia Millia Islamia Under this this scheme, 50 learners of Jamia Millia Islamia obtain tuition fees compensation subject to the maximum limit of INR 10,000 per student per annum. Also, 50% of total scholarships are set aside for female students
3 Dr. Abdul Kalam International undergraduates Scholarships This scholarship provides 50% of the tuition fees of the shortlisted candidates for one year only
4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training program
  • Total of 20 candidates are shortlisted and receive a fellowship of in 25,000 per month
  • Candidates are also granted a travel allowance of INR 5000
5 Abdul Kalam technology innovation national fellowship
  • Under this scheme of Abdul Kalam fellowship, the candidates receive INR 25,000 per month
  • Also, the shortlisted candidates get INR 15 lakhs for a research grant to be used for Engineering, research, and innovation happenings, including consumables, manpower hiring, national/international travels for study purposes, etc.
  • An overhead amount of INR 1 Lakh per annum is offered to hosting institutes 
6 President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship
  • The shortlisted candidates get a tuition fee waiver for a maximum period of 4 years
  • Students also get a stipend of USD 22,000
  • Also, the University of South Florida (up to 12 credits every semester) for graduate-level credit hours taken at USF that counts towards the candidates graduate degree
7 Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship The shortlisted candidates become eligible and avail multiple benefits such as J-1 visa support, round trip through airfare between India and US, stipend every month, professional allowance and many more under the fellowship offered by USIEF
8 Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards Students get the chance to display their projects in the exhibition. Also, they receive travel expenses of train

How to apply for APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship?

Each of the scholarship under APJ Abdul Kalam has different application procedure, and these scholarships are applied through online mode:

Sr. No. Scholarship Name Application Process
1 APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala The eligible candidates can apply for this scholarship through the Minority Welfare Scholarships portal of state government through online mode
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships, Jamia Millia Islamia Students can download the application form from the official website of Jamia Millia Islamia and has to be submitted in the concerned office after attaching necessary documents with it
3 Dr. Abdul Kalam International Undergraduate Scholarships Students can download the application form and fill it through the official website of the University of Sydney 
4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Program Students can download the application form and fill it through the official website of AcSIR
5 Abdul Kalam technology innovation National Fellowship The applicants can refer their nominations/applications through the Heads of organization
6 President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate fellowship The applicants can fill the complete application form through an email at KalamFellowship@usf.edu
7 Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship The candidates can apply through the Institute of International Education portal through online mode
8 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards The applicants can apply online or through email or post

Abdul Kalam Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria and can be availed by school students, undergraduates or postgraduates

Sr. No. Scholarship Name Eligibility
1 APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala
  • This scholarship can be applied by students who belong to a minor community like Muslims, Christian Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and  Jain
  • 2The annual income of t3he family should be less than eight lakhs
  • Th5e candidate must belong to Kerala state only
  • The applicant should be pursuing diploma courses from government/aided polytechnic that too on merit basis
  • While giving away the scholarship, BPL candidates are given priority
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • The candidates should have regular attendance that too minimum of 75%
  • The candidate should have 12 class board degree certificate or UG degree
  • The annual family income should be less than INR 2 lakhs
  • The applicants should have Bonafide certificate from Jamia Millia Islamia and should study regularly UG/PG courses
3 Dr. Abdul Kalam International undergraduate scholarships
  • International students can apply under this scholarship
  • The candidate should have cleared Australian 12 grade or international senior secondary qualification equivalent to an ATAR that too at least of 98
  • The candidates must have an offer for UG program at Engineering and Information technology at the University of Sydney
4 Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Program
  • Applicants studying in the first year of M.sc are eligible
  • The applicants having a GPA score of 6.0 on a scale of 10 pursuing integrated MSc course from third to final year
  • The first year of ME/Mtech program having a GPA score of 8.0 on a scale of 10 or a GPA score of 7.0 out of 10 for CFT at B.E/B. Tech level or GATE Score >600 or NET rank from 1 to 100 can also apply
  • The candidates pursuing B.E/B. Tech program with PA 8.0 on a scale of 10 or GPA 7.0 on the scale of 10 are eligible
  • The third to final year students of Integrated ME/M.Tech program for GPA 8.0 or GPA 7.0 for CFT or Gate score > 600 are eligible
5 Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation national fellowship
  • The applicants must hail from India and should be Indians and working in various disciplines in the field of engineering at reputed public-funded organisations.
  • The interested canndidate should have a bachelor’s degree and have a professional qualification
  • The candidates must be having at least five years of service left at the parent organization
6 President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship
  • Applicants should have graduation certificate from an Indian university
  • Application form the University of South Florida and have university ID number should be received before submitting the application form
  • The candidate must be willing to pursue a Ph.D. degree in below-mentioned subjects

Applied Anthropology, Applied Physics, Business Ph.D. programs, Cell biology, Microbiology, and molecular biology, Chemistry, Computer science and Engineering, Criminology, integrative Biology, Marine Science, phycology

7 Fulbright Kalam Climate fellowship
  • The applicants should be Indian resident that too residing in India
  • The applicant should have a brilliant academic background
  • The proficiency in the English language should be excellent
  • The applicant applying for doctoral research must have been registered in the Ph.D. program in India
  • The candidate applying for post-doctoral research should have a PhD degree within the past 4 years
8 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards
  • Students can apply for this scholarship up to class 12
  • The maximum age of students cannot be more than 17-18 years
  • The applicants who have left the school should be a maximum 17 years of age

Documents required for APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship

  1. School Leaving Certificate for age proof
  2. University Identity card
  3. Parental/family income certificate issued by the competent authority
  4. In cases of death – death certificate of father or mother, if any
  5. A write up of not more than 300 words for justification of scholarship
  6. The application should be forwarded by Dean of faculty/ Head of Department/Director of center
  7. Mark sheet of last examination paper

APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship FAQ’s

Q1. How many types of scholarships are listed under APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship?

  1. A sum-up of 8 different types of scholarships are listed under APJ Abdul Kalam scholarship

Q2. Do all scholarships under APJ scholarship have a different application process?

  1. Yes, all the scholarships under APJ Abdul Kalam scholarship have a different application process, eligibility criteria’s and as well as rewards for each

Q3. What is APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship?

  1. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship titled after our Former Indian President is offered by more than a few educational institutes, numerous state government, and other organizations to memorialize Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s memories and aid to achieve the mission of making India a 100% literate nation by providing students with educational opportunities. All worthy and destitute candidates are rendered financial support by scholarships or fellowships to complete their education

Q4. What scholarships are included under ABJ Abdul Kalam scholarships?

  • APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Dr. Abdul Kalam International Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Program
  • Abdul Kalam technology innovation National Fellowship
  • President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate fellowship
  • Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards

Q5. Application Procedure for APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship?

    1. The applicant should visit the portal
    2. Email Id should be registered and then verified
    3. The applicant will procure New Id and Password 
    4. Login with that ID and Password
    5. Fill the necessary data in the application form and upload requisite documents 
    6. Finally, click the button submit

Q6. What are the award details for all the scholarships under APJ Abdul Kalam?

Sr. No. Scholarship Name Rewards
1 APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, Kerala The shortlisted students will be given a scholarship amount of INR 6,000 per annum for pursuing a 3- year diploma course in government/aided polytechnics
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarships, Jamia Millia Islamia Under this Abdul Kalam scholarship scheme, 50 learners of Jamia Millia Islamia obtain tuition fees compensation subject to the maximum limit of INR 10,000 per student per annum. Also, 50% of total scholarships are set aside for female students
3 Dr. Abdul Kalam International undergraduates Scholarships This scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fees of the shortlisted candidates for one year only
4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training program
  • Total of 20 candidates are shortlisted and receive a fellowship of in 25,000 per month
  • Candidates are also granted a travel allowance of INR 5000
5 Abdul Kalam technology innovation national fellowship
  • Under this scheme of Abdul Kalam fellowship, the candidates receive INR 25,000 per month
  • Also, the shortlisted candidates get INR 15 lakhs for a research grant to be used for Engineering, research, and innovation happenings, including consumables, manpower hiring, national/international travels for study purposes, etc.
  • Also, an overhead amount of INR 1 Lakh per annum is offered to hosting institutes 
6 President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship
  • The shortlisted candidates get a tuition fee waiver for a maximum period of 4 years
  • Students also get a stipend of USD 22,000
  • Also, the University of South Florida (up to 12 credits every semester) for graduate-level credit hours taken at USF that counts towards the candidates graduate degree
7 Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship The shortlisted candidates become eligible and avail multiple benefits such as J-1 visa support, round trip through airfare between India and US, stipend every month, professional allowance and many more under the fellowship offered by USIEF
8 Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards Students get the chance to show case their projects in the exhibition. Also, they receive travel expenses of train

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