In today’s time, education and being educated are two vital factors for the growth of the individual and the development of the socio-economic conditions of the country. These factors also contribute largely to women’s empowerment. Here we will learn about some scholarship for women. In India, the overall literacy rate of males is 83.7% and that of the female is 74.8 % in 2014. Both literacy and education levels are important for the development of the country.

Since time unknown, the contribution of women in every possible field of development is undeniable. And as time passes, the contribution is still going on and in fact, it is growing. But there is still a gap in the gender literacy rate and some girls due to poor financial situations or family obligations are not able to continue for higher education. To tackle this issue and provide support to the females of our country, several government-funded educational schemes and private scholarship programs for the women has been introduced. 

Scholarship Programs for Women and Children

Here are the some scholarship program for women and children by the government:

1. AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme

This is an MHRD scheme. They aim to empower women through technical education. Girls enrolled in the AICTE approved technical college/institutions will be eligible for financial aid. The total number of seats available in the scholarship is 4000. Tuition fees up to Rs. 30,000 will be paid to the students. A monthly stipend of an amount Rs.2000 will be given to them for 10 months.

2. Google Women Tech Makers Program 

It was previously known as Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program. This provides financial help to eligible girls studying in the field of computer science, gaming and its related subjects. The selected candidates will receive 5000 EUR yearly during the period of their undergraduate course.

3. CBSE Single girl child Scholarship scheme

As mentioned in the name, only a single girl child can avail of this scholarship. The girls have to pass CBSE class X examination with 60% or more marks and will be continuing for higher studies. The selected students will be given Rs. 500 on a monthly basis for a maximum of 2 years. 

4. Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is available for applicants who are pursuing a Ph.D. in social sciences and needs to be the only girl child of the family. The selected applicants will receive Rs. 25000 monthly for the first 2 years as JRF (Junior Research Fellow). Those promoted as SRF (Senior Research Fellow) will receive Rs.28000 monthly for 3 years. They can also avail of Rs. 10,000 on a yearly basis as a contingency grant. Then they are eligible for an amount of Rs. 20,500 monthly for the next 3 years.

5. L’Oréal For Young Women In Science Scholarship 

Girls after completing their class XII examination are eligible for this scholarship. They should have a minimum score of 85% in PCB/PCM/PCMB. The family’s net income should be less than Rs.4 lakhs. They should be enrolled in any recognized university/college in the science stream. The selected girls will receive a scholarship amount of up to Rs. 2.5 lakhs during the time of the degree of study.

6. Adobe India Women-In-Technology Scholarship

The applicants should be full-time students in a B.E/B.TECH course while applying for this scholarship. They should be pursuing computer science or engineering, data science and related subjects as one of their major or minor subjects. On getting selected for the scholarship, the remaining tuition fees of the pursuing bachelor course will be funded. They will receive an opportunity for an internship at Adobe and get mentored by the senior technology leader of Adobe. They will also get to travel to Grace Hopper Conference India along with participation fees.

Scholarship Programs
Scholarship Programs

7. Maulana Azad National Scholarship Scheme For Meritorious Girl Students Belonging To Minorities

Only girl students belonging to Indian minority religions like Muslims, Christianity, Sikhs, and Buddhists are eligible for this scholarship. The students should score more than 55% in the secondary school examination from any state board or CBSE. The family income should be less than Rs.1 lakh. The selected students will receive an amount of Rs. 12000 for payment of college tuition, purchasing of books, etc.

Apart from these, there are more such scholarships like UDAAN, Lila Poonawalla Foundation scholarship, Disha is available for girls to continue their higher education for a brighter future for themselves and A BETTER INDIA. 

Also Read; Policies And Schemes of Govt. Of India For Women