What is a Scholarship?

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Scholarship and their types:

A Scholarship is an award of financial Aid for a student, for their education, Scholarships are awarded to students in India based on various criteria, Know exact grammatical meaning of scholarship at Wikipedia

1. Merit Based scholarship
2. Means Based (Merit cum means) scholarship
3. Cultural scholarship
4. Minority scholarship
5. Science/Maths scholarship
6. Sports scholarship

Merit based:

Merit Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic, athletic or art merit and in addition to special interests. Merit based scholarships rewarding talent is the main objective, so may consider financial need too.

Means Based (Merit cum means):

Purpose of this Scholarship is to award financial assistance to poor and meritorious students belonging to Minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical course/studies in India. Scholarship is awarded in Government or Private Institutions.

Cultural Scholarship:

A financial aid / Fellowship is awarded to promote Art and culture, Students who are applying for the Fellowship/Scholarship under this category can receive the financial aid in the category : Promotion of Art and culture.

Minority (Community) Scholarship:

The object of this scholarship is to encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.

The scheme will form the foundation for their educational attainment and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment arena. Empowerment through education, which is one of the objectives of this scheme, has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio economic conditions of the minority communities.

Eligibility for this scholarship is that Parents of the ward should belong to Minority community (Muslims/Christians/Sikhs/Jains/Buddhists/Zoroastrians)

Science Scholarship:

This a form of financial aid provided to individuals who excel in Science/Maths, scholarship may include monetary benefits or free stay in a hostel or free Admission in Undergraduate/Graduate level or Post graduate studies.

Sports based Scholarship:

An Sports Scholarship is a form of financial aid awarded to individual based in his or her ability to play in sports. Such scholarships are offered/sponsored by Central/State Governments/ Public Sector Units/ Private organisations.

Sports Scholarship may include, scholarships for:
1. Cricket
2. Hockey
3. Tennis
4. Kabbadi
5. Football
6. Swimming
7. etc.

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