Scholarships in India – for women

Women scholarships in India
Women Scholarships in India

To encourage and empower women education and to make sure that no girl drops out from their formal education, many scholarships are being offered to them by the private as well as government organizations. These scholarships are offered both on the basis of academic merit or financial requirement of the girls.

If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).”

African proverb

There are many such organizations that help women acquire scholarships for quality higher education and chase their dreams. These organizations ensure that women, from every construct of society, are made aware of these opportunities and are able to reap maximum benefit.

Below is the list of top 15 scholarships for women in India:-

List of scholarships in India for women:-

S.No.Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
1.Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt ScholarshipClass 12th passed girlsJuly to August 
2.Santoor Women’s ScholarshipClass 12th passed girlsJuly to August
3.Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Schemes for Minorities GirlsMinorities girl students studying in Class 9th to 12thJuly to September
4.Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl ChildSingle girl child of the family up to 30 years of ageFebruary to March
5.Women Scientists Scheme-C (WOS-C)Women scientists above 27 years of ageNovember to January
6.SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (G.C.S.S)Girls of class 1 to 10June to October
7.L’Oreal India for Young women in Science ScholarshipClass 12th passed girls (Science)June to July
8.UGAM- Legrand scholarship programClass 12th passed girlsJune to July
9.AICTE-Scholarship Scheme for Girl Child (SSGC) Under PragatiGirl students entering into the first year of technical coursesOctober to December
10.Marubeni India Meritorious ScholarshipClass 12 pass-outs pursuing the 1st year of graduationNovember to January
11.Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship ProgrammeGirl candidate of Arunachal University of StudiesMay to June
12.Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation Nursing Scholarship ProgrammeGirls who want to pursue B.Sc. (Basic Nursing)March to May
13.Prabha Dutt FellowshipWomen journalists of the age group 25 to 40 yearsRuns all throught the year
14.Kalpana Chawla Memorial AwardGirl students appearing in class 12thMarch to May
15.Lady Meherbai D Tata Education ScholarshipWomen graduatesFebruary to April

Also Read:

(i) Scholarships for College Students in India

(ii) Merit-Based Scholarship

(iii) Scholarships for Indian Students to study abroad