Quality education in this day and age comes at a premium. Many of the Indian students often are sceptical about pursuing further education from a good college both in India and abroad due to lack of funding. However there are many benevolent institutes which offer scholarships, interest free loans to deserving students. In addition these days most of the colleges also offer scholarship in a bid to attract quality students. However, there are certain things that students need to keep in mind before applying for these scholarships. The most important among them are to apply within the time-frame when these institutes are seeking application.
Some of the most prominent scholarships programs to study in the UK are listed below:
British Chevening Scholarships:
The flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government, The Chevening Scholarships are one of the world’s top scholarship schemes and provide scholarships to around 1000 leaders from over 130 countries to study in the UK every year. Read more
Charles Wallace India Trust:
The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund. It enables Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping to achieve their artistic, professional or academic ambitions and make wider international contacts. Read more
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships:
This is an annual scheme made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. The India programme is managed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK); Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and the British Council. Read more
KC Mahindra scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad
Eligibility: Interested candidates are required to possess a first class degree or an equivalent diploma of the same standard from a recognised Indian university. They must have secured admission or have applied for admission to reputable foreign universities for courses commencing in September 2012 but not later than February 2013. Read More
Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship for Standford University
Reliance Industries Limited and the Stanford Graduate School of Business today announced the creation of the Reliance Dhirubhai India Education Fund to support promising Indian students with financial need in obtaining an MBA at Stanford. Read more
JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians.
The J.N. Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by the Founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji N. Tata, to encourage young people to avail of higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. It is the first Tata benefaction in the field of education, and possibly, the first of its kind, anywhere. Read more
Narotam Sheksaria Scholarship
The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme is the Foundations endeavour to promote academic excellence in India. The objective of the Scholarship Programme is to evolve a group of young professionals and leaders of higher calibre imbued with values of entrepreneurship and ethics. This programme therefore goes beyond financial support and has a unique aspect a mentoring programme to nurture and motivate scholars. Read more
These are only a few options that I have been able to bring out. There are number of other scholarships offered which one can find easily. It is my sincere request to everyone who reads this to come forward and share any other scholarship program they know of.