Scholarship - Definition

A type of financial aid, in the form of a grant that does not have to be repaid by the recipient. Scholarships are most often given to students for one of two reasons: achievement in academics or other areas, or financial need.

Types of Scholarships

  1. a. Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record. The most common merit-based scholarships, awarded by either private organizations or directly by a student's intended college, recognize academic achievement or high scores on standardized tests. Most such merit-based scholarships are paid directly by the institution the student attends, rather than issued directly to the student.

Criteria:- For General Mass, Percentage Range- 70 % onwards (in 12th or Graduation)

  1. b. Need-based: These awards are based on the student and family's financial record. Private need-based scholarships also require the certificates of Education Persuaded earlier, which calculates a student's financial & eligibility for Scholarship in terms of ability for study.

Criteria: For the Income Range between 1 lac-2 lac per annum.

Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based    upon gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many    other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category

Criteria: SC/ST/OBC Based Scholarships.

Scholarships by respective Religion/Caste Organizations like Hindu/Muslim/ Sikh/ Jain/ Persian communities


These are scholarships a college or university awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study.

Criteria: Subject Based Scholarships

Those career come into this category, which are not far popular, but their demands in the nation are very high. Also, if the Student is willing to work in the high- need community/nation/industry like Science research, Medicine Research etc

College-specific: College-specific scholarships are offered by individual colleges and universities to highly qualified applicants. These scholarships, given on the    basis of academic and personal achievement, usually result in either a full-ride to the college, or for a reduced rate of tuition.

Criteria: it is generally offered to the most brilliant student of the Respective College/  University.

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+1 # Ankita mishra Older than three months
I am ankita mishra I want make singer but I have not family support and money but I know that l am talented girl please believe me and help me i want scholar ship for singing please please
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0 # Arun 2017-05-17
You can pursue bachelors in Performing Arts to build a career in the field. Some of the good institution offering course in Music include University of Mumbai, Lovely Professional University, Asian Academy etc. If you have good score in 12th, you can avail scholarships too. Please visit the websites for more details regarding fee and scholarships etc.
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hello, I want to make career in engineering but so confused about its branch, Please suggest me the best branch which would have good scope in future, also suggest good colleges in Gadag.
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
You should take branch according to your interest, if you have interest in software or programming choose computer science, if you have interest in machines, choose mechanical, etc, some good engineering colleges are Smt. Kamala & Sri Venkappa M. Agadi College Of Engineering & Technology ; Tontadarya College Of Engineering
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0 # Shaikh Anwarali Ashrafali Older than three months
Sir i am an engineering student studying in 2nd yr b.e. mechanical.i am facing financial problems in paying my fees of college.can i get some help?
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