Scholarships for U.G. Students: Overview 

Undergraduate scholarships have become an essential thing nowadays. The students in India, after passing class 12th exams, come looking for various U.G. courses in various fields, i.e., Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Architecture, Medical, and many others. Many students apply for these courses due to the need for financial assistance and to overcome this problem/situation. Many institutions and organizations offer U.G. Scholarships to support these students. These scholarships are not only available in India but also abroad. This article will provide you with in-depth insights related to national and international U.G. Scholarships, covering their essential information like eligibility, application timeline, the application process, reward and benefit details, and more.

Lists of Undergraduate Scholarships

What are the various options and How to apply to this scholarship? The list of various U.G. scholarships available for students in India, both national and international, would be covered in this section of the article. This list is enclosed with the provisional timeline, which will help the students to apply for these scholarships within the stipulated period.

List of U.G. Scholarships- National Level:

S.no Scholarship Name Application Timeline
1 L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Between June and July
2 G.P Birla Scholarship Between May and July
3 CLP India Scholarship Scheme Between May and June
4 Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme Runs throughout the year
5 NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test(NSAT) Between March and May
6 Raman Kant Munjal Scholarship Between May and June
7 Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship Between January and July
8 Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship Programme Between June and January
9 Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme(PMSSS), J&K Between April and May
10 LSAT India Law Scholarship Between April and May
11 Azim Premji University Undergraduate Scholarship Between March and April
12 UPESEAT B.Tech Scholarship, UPES Between March and May
13 MMIT Engineering Scholarship Between December and March
14 All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination(AIYSEE) Between January and March
15 KIITEE Merit Scholarship Between February and March
16 National Entrance Screening Test(NEST) Between January and March
17 HP Udaan Scholarship Program Between January and March
18 ONGC Scholarship to Meritorious SC/ST Students  Between November and January
19 Foundation For Excellence Scholarship Between October and January
20 INSPIRE Scholarship For Higher Education(SHE) Between November and December

*These application dates are provisional and are subject to change at the discretion of the scholarship provider.

U.G. Scholarships- National Level Scholarships:

National Level Undergraduate Scholarships offer students to pursue various Undergraduate courses within India. These scholarships are offered by various institutions/organizations within India only by providing the students with financial assistance. Brief description of some U.G. scholarship is mentioned below with detailed information eligibility criteria, reward, and more.

L’Oréal India for Young Women in Science

L’Oréal India has offered laudable women in science who are financially weak and those women who are unable to afford the cost of higher studies after class 12th in various fields like Engineering, Medical, Applied Sciences, and Pure Sciences.

Who can apply for L’Oreal India Scholarship?

  • The candidate should score a minimum of 85% marks in the stream PCB/ PCM.
  • The eligibility age should be 19 years as of May 2020.
  • Annual Family Income should not exceed Rs. 4.00,000.
  • The girls who completed their 12th standard in batch 2019-20 are eligible.

How can you apply?

  • Application form can be filed through online mode at www.foryoungwomeninscience.com
  • You can download the application form from the website mentioned above and send in the filled form along with the important documents to the address mentioned below:

“The Scholarship Cell, L’Oreal India Pvt. Ltd., 8th Floor A wing Marathon Futurex, NM Joshi Marg Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013.”

Rewards of L’Oreal Scholarship India 

  • 300 scholarships are provided by the L’Oreal.
  • This L’Oreal Scholarship covers the college tuition fee of any science related course from any recognized Institution or University.
  • A total amount of Rs.2,50,000 is granted to the best candidates to remove their economic problem in paying the college tuition fee.

NOTE: The last date to fill and submit the L’Oreal Scholarship registration form is in July.

G.P Birla Scholarship

This undergraduate scholarship is only available for laudable students of West Bengal who are willing to pursue higher studies in the field of Engineering, Science, Commerce, Architecture, Arts, or Medicine.

Who can you apply for this scholarship?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of West Bengal
  • Have passed class XII examination with 80% marks or more from State Board or 85% marks or more from the Central Board
  • Have an annual family income of not more than INR 3,00,000 per year
  • Need financial help to pursue further studies
  • Be continuing studies in any stream including Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Commerce, or professional courses like Company Secretary ship, Cost Accountancy and Chartered Accountancy course from a recognized Indian University/Institution. 

Note: The maximum income criteria can be relaxed for students who have scored 95% or more in State Board and 97% or more in Central Board examination at the discretion of the Trustees.

What are the benefits?

A total of 100 scholarships are granted to meritorious students every year that includes –

  • Scholarship of up to INR 50,000 per annum to cover the tuition fees and hostel fees
  • Additional one-time payment of INR 7,000 towards the purchase of books in the first year of college.

How can you apply?

Follow the steps mentioned to apply for the scholarship:

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Fill the form with the required information (personal, educational, etc.) and attach a photograph.
  3. Fill the form, attach the documents and send to the address below:

G.P. Birla Educational Foundation

78, Syed Amir Ali Avenue

Kolkata – 700019

Note – The last date to apply for the scholarship is 15th July 2020

Reward: Scholarship of INR 50,000 per annum and other additional benefits.

CLP India Scholarship Scheme

This Scheme was launched for the students of class 10 to 12 who are willing to pursue graduation, diploma, vocational training, and Post Graduate Courses. This is available only for the students of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh.

Reward: Up to INR 18,000 per annum

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme

This foundation offers INR 1,000 as a scholarship for the students who obtained at least 60% marks(boys) and 55%girls. In contrast, the criteria are different for the students of West Bengal and Karnataka, i.e., 70% and 65%, 65%, and 60% respectively in the qualifying examination.

Reward: up to INR 1,000 per month 

NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test (NSAT)

The Noida International University(NIU) Offers scholarships for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses like B.Tech, MBA, BBA, BBA+LLB, BA+LLB, BAJMC, B.Tech + MBA, B.Tech + M.Tech and various other courses.

Reward: Tuition Fee Wavier up to 70%

Raman Kant Munjal Scholarship

Hero Group has taken the initiative to provide scholarship to students who want to pursue undergraduate degree courses, and only students who are pursuing these courses must be more than age 19 at the time of filling up of application form. They must have had scored at least 65% marks in class 12 examination. Also, the family income must be less than INR 6 lakhs per annum.

Reward: U to INR 2.7 Lakhs per annum for 3 years.  

Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship 

Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship aims to encourage education in young women across India and prepare them to pursue a career in science. It gives the platform to the girls belonging to the rural areas and socio-economic backgrounds. The scholarship has limitations for the students who pursue admission in 12 listed science colleges.

Who can apply for the Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship?

The eligibility for the scholarship is as follows:

The candidate must be an Indian citizen

The candidate must be a girl and have a good record in academics

The candidate must opt for B.Sc program in pure/natural science

How can you apply?

Register on the portal: http://www.sashaktscholarship.org/drfapp/index.php

Log in and start the application form 

Fill in all the details correctly

Submit the form online.

Rewards of Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship 

INR 80,000 per annum will be awarded as a scholarship, which includes college tuition fees and basic living costs, a total of INR 2,40,000 for 3 years.

Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship Programme

This program aims to provide financial help to the deserving and meritorious individual who wishes to complete their graduation in their field of interest. Not only financial help this program help in career guidance as well

Who can apply for Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship Programme?

Candidate must have completed and passes Class 12 board examination

Candidate must have score 60% or above 

Candidate must be pursuing a 3-year graduation/diploma program or 4-year engineering course

Candidate’s annual family income should not be more than 5 lakhs INR

How can you apply?

Candidates can apply online on the official website

Rewards of Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship Programme

 For the one who enrolled in 3-year graduation/diploma course will be offered INR 30,000 per year for 3 years

 For the one who enrolled in 4-year graduation/diploma course will be offered INR 30,000 per year for 4 years

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)

PMSS is being offered by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India. This program was first launched in the academic year 2011-12, and it aims to provide support to J&K students who are pursuing higher education from the state apart from J&K. 

Who can apply for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)?

Candidate must be the domicile of Jammu and Kashmir

Candidate must have cleared (10+2) program or (10+3) diploma programs from the universities

Annual family income of candidate should be less than 8 lakhs INR

How can you apply?

Visit the portal: https://www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in/

Select the category and fill the registration form properly

Submit the form after re-checking the details

Proceed with Email Verification by the link

Complete the registration

Rewards of Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)

Total 5000 scholarships are awarded in this Scheme for different fields of education, below are the rewards category-wise:

For General Degree:

INR 1,30,000 per annum is rewarded out of which INR 30,000 for the academic fee and INR 1 Lakh as Maintenance charges

Total 2070 scholarships are offered

For Engineering degree

INR 2.25 lakh per annum is rewarded out of which INR 1.25 lakh for the academic fee and INR 1 Lakh as Maintenance charges

Total 2830 scholarships are offered

For Medical streams

INR 4 lakh is rewarded out of which INR 3 lakh for the academic fee and INR 1 Lakh as Maintenance charges

Total of 100 scholarships are offered

LSAT India Law Scholarship

LSAT India Law Scholarship is being offered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). This scholarship is offered to the students who are pursuing the law. The goal of the Scheme is to award or to appreciate the topper in LSAT examination. 

Who can apply for the LSAT India Law Scholarship?

Candidate should be Indian Citizen

Candidate should appear for the LSAT- India and achieve the highest score in the examination

Candidate should have senior secondary school or 10+2 program

Candidate should pursue 5-year LLB program

How can you apply?

Register yourself on the portal: https://discoverlaw.excelindia.com/LSAT/

Verify your account by Email Verification

Log in to the portal and fill the application form

Attach all the required and supporting document

Submit the application form

Rewards of LSAT India Law Scholarship

The candidate who scores the highest score in the LSAT examination will receive INR 4 lakhs that includes tuition and maintenance as a scholarship.

Conclusion

Government and other organizations are stepping ahead in providing financial help to all the deserving and meritorious students to pursue the graduation degree as per their choice and excel in their career. So let’s literate India. We have provided in-depth details about Scholarship For Undergraduates in India. All the best for choosing the career and literating yourself.