Popular Unspoken Opinion: ‘Education has become a necessary evil. ‘
Education sits on the fence … on one hand it is important for growth of an individual and the community as a whole . But with the rising costs of education , it’s really difficult to transform this into reality.
The reality which stands now is: Most of the students need financial support to pursue higher studies.
There is a call for making education free, but a lot of money is invested in this industry and free education is only possible in a Utopian world.
However, Philanthropic ventures, both individual and through foundations have taken steps to award deserving candidates by providing them monetary grants, in return for their hard work and dedication.
While every Scholarship is special, there are some which stand out due to Organizations who are generous enough to provide millions to college students.
From a full scholarship to a so-called ‘free-ride’ , here are the Top 25 Trending Prestigious Scholarships of 2020:
It is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the field of natural sciences , engineering and mathematics in America.It awards prestigious scholarships worth $7500 to around 300 college students , both sophomore and juniors to pursue research careers.
Founded by the General Motors, they have announced scholarships worth 4.2 Million dollars to around 1100 students for students pursuing a college degree in STEM. (Science,Technology,Engineering & Maths).
Awards atleast 14 prestigious scholarships for a year for graduate studies in sciences , engineering or mathematics at the University of Cambridge, to students who demonstrate exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement in the above fields.
Awards 15 scholarships for a year in language training and professional placement to college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who have had limited exposure to Asia and demonstrate exceptional dedication and leadership ability.
Consists of 50 odd licensed funding groups, and is responsible for providing millions of dollars in scholarship aid at the local, state, and national level to young women in the US in STEM fields and Arts as well.
UNCF has this unique scholarship program for students in bioscience and biotechnology fields.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program Helps around 1,000 college students to attend college each year. It is offered through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is a $1.6 million initiative to support minorities pursuing a college education.
Its especially impressive for its individual high-dollar awards. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships in the world, offering huge monetary grants to college students who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, and philosophy. Students may also be apply for a separate “Outside the Box” award.
Awards college scholarships of $20,000 to 150 exceptional high school seniors entering college who are academically accomplished and show potential for outstanding leadership in their schools and communities.
Promotes International Student Mobility. The Programme provides students, teachers and institutions across Europe with €14.7 billion over the course of seven years.
Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme( France)It aims at international students pursuing Masters and PhD who wish to study in France. It provides a monthly allowance as well as a return trip to their home country in addition to the social security cover.
Chevening Scholarships(UK)This is the UK’s Global Sponsorship Programme applicable for a limited number of countries . The students get cover for their tuition fees and other grants such as monthly allowance and a return flight to their home country.
Global Scholarship offered to students from developing countries who want to do a Masters Abroad and then return and contribute to the development of their home nation. It covers all their living costs and tuition fees along with other benefits.
Banco Santander grants scholarships to students as well as professionals looking for internships abroad.
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(Article contributed by Aryan Gupta, Graphics by Anulipi Debnath for Precisely)
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