The basic bifurcation of scholarships in India
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Education plays a pivotal role in the progression of a civilization. Social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Vivekananda, Jyotirao Phule and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar believed that education is a necessary tool to eradicate social evils and inculcate rational thinking, thus, helped spread it among people. Their ideologies and efforts came to fruition when the Indian society, despite their prejudices, came to realise its importance in the advancement of the country.


Thus, keeping in line with the ideologies of the educational reformers, the post-independent Indian Government, NGOs, individuals, corporates and other organisations took concrete steps to make education accessible to all, especially to those with lesser means. Scholarships, grants, awards and endowments have been made available to attract enrolments in schools and colleges.


To connect each and every section of the society with the scholarship ecosystem, bifurcation of scholarships has been done by the government as well as other organisations, which has resulted in students finding not only the pool of national scholarships but state and regional as well. There’s also segmentation of scholarships according to means, merit, differently-abled, sports, cultural, minorities and talent.


Scholarships like MoBitE Foundation Undergraduate Endowment Scholarship, Inspire Merit cum Means Scholarship, Metropolitan Scholarship, Ryan Merit cum Means Scholarship, Indian Oil Corporation Limited Scholarship and HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship are some of the examples of national scholarships which are specifically designed for students living across India. In the similar fashion, there are state scholarships which can only be availed by students having the domicile of a particular state. For example, Merit Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students of Delhi, Haryana State Merit Scholarship, Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K and some more, especially for students belonging to certain states.


Not only this but there are also some scholarships which are intended for students with specific needs, for example, NHFDC Trust Fund Scholarship for Differently-Abled Students, Symbiosis Society Foundation Sports Scholarships, Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2018-19 and Tagore National Fellowship/Scholarship.


The above-mentioned scholarships are but just a few drops in the vast sea of scholarships, several of which are not even known among students and teachers. Hence, to counter this issue, Learning with Vodafone, a multi-linguistic scholarship platform, keeps track these scholarships and makes them available to students so that they do not feel left out while chasing their dreams.


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Posted by: Anamika Sharma