Scholarships in India – Means-based scholarships

Scholarship in India
Means-Based Scholarships

The incidences of students dropping out of formal education are familiar in India. One of the key reasons for these drop-outs is the financial issues faced by the students coming from economically backward sections of the society. Due to weak financial conditions, these students find it difficult to manage their educational expenses.

Thus, to promote the education of underprivileged and needy students, the Government of India has introduced numerous scholarship schemes. The means-based scholarships, in particular, tend to empower the underprivileged and deserving students to pursue their academic dreams.

Here is some of the most popular means-based scholarships in the list below. This list can give you an awareness of what are the scholarships that fulfil your financial needs in pursuit of education.

List of top 15 means-based scholarships in India:-

S.No.Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
1.      Pre-Matric Scholarships Schemes for MinoritiesStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to September
2.      Post-Matric Scholarships Schemes for MinoritiesStudents of Class 11th to PhDAugust to September
3.HDFC Educational Crisis ScholarshipStudents of class 6 to 12 / undergraduates/ postgraduatesJune to August
4.Financial Assistance for Education of Wards of Beedi/Sine/IOMC/LSDM Workers-Pre-MatricStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to October
5.Financial Assistance for Education of Wards of Beedi/Sine/IOMC/LSDM Workers-Post MatricClass 11th to post-graduation including diplomaAugust to October
6.DR. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes, TripuraClass 11th to post-graduationNovember to January
7.National Overseas Scholarship for SC StudentsSC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional ArtisansApril to May
8.AMP Higher Education Scholarship FundMuslim students pursuing graduationMay to July
9.SHDF ScholarshipsStudents pursuing diploma, degree or postgraduate degreeJune to August
10.INSEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed ScholarshipsMBA applicantsJune to August
11.IDFC First MBA Scholarships1st year MBA Students (India)July
12.The GSB ScholarshipsStudents from class 5 to graduate levelJuly to October
13.Azim Premji University UndergraduateBachelor’s degree applicantsMarch to April
14.Nurturing Talent ProgrammeClass 5th passed studentsFebruary to April
15.Joining Hands Higher Education Scholarship ProgramUndergraduate and postgraduate applicantsMarch to April

Also Read:

(i) Scholarships for College Students in India

(ii) Merit-Based Scholarship

(iii) Scholarships for Indian Students to study abroad