Top Scholarships for Women in 2020; Curated List & Detailed Analysis
With Rising Global focus on Female Empowerment and Gender Equality, institutions worldwide are emphasizing the need to uplift the plight of women per se.
Gender Inequality due to unequal/partial/biased opportunities is an important category for providing scholarships cos of the dedicated women who have fought for equal opportunities especially in the sector of education.
What better way to celebrate Womanhood than by empowering them?
Marking Women History Month this March, Precisely celebrates girl power by bringing 25 Exciting Scholarships, especially for women!
(This article focuses solely on Opportunities for Indian Women; to find International Opportunities for women, click here.)
1. Women Techmaker’s Scholar Program
The Women Techmaker’s Scholar Program facilitates the vision of the founder Dr. Anita Borg of creating gender equality in the field of computer science and encouraging women to become active role models in this field.
2. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
In keeping with their focus to generate gender diversity in the technological industry, Adobe has launched it’s Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. This Scholarship acknowledges and rewards bright undergraduate and masters female students in the field of Computer Science.
3. Lady Meherbai Tata Education Scholarship
This Scholarship revolves around Indian Women who have applied for admission abroad to pursue Higher Education in Socio-environmental subjects such as Social work, Gender Studies Rural Development Work, etc.
4. Prabha Dutt Fellowship
Prabha Dutt Fellowship by Sanskriti Pratishthan, offers a grant to women journalists to support relevant contemporary projects. Open to women aged 25 to 40 years.
5. Tata Housing Scholarships For Meritorious Girl Students
This Scholarship is a merit-cum-means scholarship providing financial assistance to girls from economically backward areas. It caters to students in the field of MBA , Bachelor of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
6. Santoor Women’s Scholarship
The Santoor Scholarship Program, a master-idea of Wipro, which intends to financially support girls from less advantaged backgrounds and to help them pursue Higher Education. This is offered annually and provides support to 900 students in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.
7. Pragati Scholarship
Pragati Scholarship, implemented by AICTE. Under this, around 4000 scholarships are rewarded to meritorious girls pursuing technical education.
8. Kalpana Chawla Memorial Award
This Scholarship aims at rewarding meritorious girls who want to pursue Technical Education ahead and is open to students of Class 12.
9. UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program
UGAM- Legend Scholarship offers a scholarship to class 12 girls to go for B.Tech and other technical courses from a renowned Indian University.
10. CBSE UDAAN
To increase the enrolment of girls students in recognized technical institutions as well as to cover the gap between entrance exams and school education, CBSE has launched Project Udaan.
11. Fair and Lovely Scholarship
Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarships offers Scholarships for Under and Post -Graduate Female Students.
12. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
For those who wish to pursue non-professional courses for their Post -Grad, can apply for this scholarship. And yes, you have to be the only child or twin daughters/ fraternal daughters.
13. Internshala Scholarship for Girls
Internshala, the hub spot for internship and scholarships provide a one-time scholarship to girls who have struggled to pursue their dreams in any field.
14. DST Women Scientist Fellowship
DST offers a fellowship to women scientists who have taken a break in their profession and are ready to get back in the profession or want to re-enter the industry.
15. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship
The Sashakt Scholarship offers INR 2.4 Lakh to class 12 passed girls who wish to pursue Science, but do not have the amenities to do so.
16. L’Oreal India for Young Women in Science Scholarship
This Scholarship offers upto INR 2.5 Lakh , to meritorious girls from financially deprived backgrounds, under 19 years of age, who wish to take up a career in Science.
17. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship
Formerly Maulana Azad Scholarship, this rewards up to INR 12,000 for minority girls, (Class 9 to 12 )belonging to Religious Minorities.
18. Muslim Nadar Scholarship for Girls, Kerala
Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship offers assistance to girls from backward communities of Kerala. This Scholarship exclusively caters to those studying in HSC/VHSC or undergrad courses to help them acquire higher education.
19. Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship
This Scheme offers candidates INR 40,000 to pursue higher education from the Arunachal Pradesh Scholarship. Only 11 scholarships are distributed to meritorious students.
20. JBNTS Scholarship
Jagdish Bose National Talent Search Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for girls studying in institutions registered in the state of West Bengal. The selected candidates become entitled to– DST-INSPIRE scholarship comprising of at least 80,000 INR per annum along with other monetary help.
To check out amazing International Women Scholarships , click here!
(Article contributed by Aryan Gupta, Graphics by Anulipi Debnath for Precisely)
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