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Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013/14 TANA Foundation’s Graduate Scholarships for Telugu Students in USA

TANA Foundation offers graduate scholarships for Telugu students in USA. Graduate Scholarships are for
students who are currently residing in Andhra Pradesh only to pursue higher education in the USA in 2013-2014 academic year. Applicant must have been admitted to a Graduate School in a US University in 2013-2014 academic year. Students already in the USA will not be eligible to apply.  Total offer is of $2000/- (two thousand dollars). Each scholarship recipient will receive $500 each semester upon submission of the Grades received in the previous semester and a request from the recipient to TANA Foundation stating that he/she has completed the course work successfully in the previous semester. The application deadline is July 25th, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for the courses offered by Graduate Schools in US Universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Graduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: TANA Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:-Must have been admitted to a Graduate School in a US University in 2013-2014 academic year. Students already in the USA will not be eligible to apply.
-Must show need for financial aid. TANA Foundation will assess the need based also on the information received independently from sources other than that provided by the applicant.
-Each recipient must promise to support financially, through TANA Foundation, a new Telugu student from Andhra Pradesh within three years after arriving in the USA. Recipient must be willing to be in touch with TANA Foundation on half yearly basis until such promise is fulfilled.

 Scholarship Open for International Students: The Telugu students who are currently residing in Andhra Pradesh can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: TANA Foundation of USA is pleased to announce seven $2000/- (two thousand dollars)
            Graduate Scholarships for Telugu students who are currently residing in Andhra Pradesh ONLY to pursue higher education in the USA in 2013-2014 academic year. Each scholarship recipient will receive $500 each semester upon submission of the Grades received in the previous semester and a request from the recipient to TANA Foundation stating that he/she has completed the course work successfully in the previous semester.

Number of award(s): Seven scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Total offer is of $2000/- (two thousand dollars). Each scholarship recipient will receive $500 each semester upon submission of the Grades received in the previous semester and a request from the recipient to TANA Foundation stating that he/she has completed the course work successfully in the previous semester.

Selection criteria: Selection will be based on (a) need, (b) merit,grades, and recommendations, (c) scores in standardized tests like GRE, TOEFL, (d) reputation of the College/University in India from which the applicant is graduating , (e) reputation of the school in North America in which the applicant is planning to pursue higher education, (f) the field of study in which the applicant is planning higher education, (g) extra curricular activities the applicant is proficient in, and (i) only if the applicantis a Telugu student from Andhra Pradesh. Since the selection committee will consist of some non-Telugu professionals to avoid any bias in the selection process, it is essential that only truly meritorius and needy students are encouraged to apply so that the selection committee will not be inundated with too many applications to screen. It is also essential that all scholarship applications are received with all supporting documents on or before the last date. The applicant’s “need” will be assessed based on the information received (a) from the applicant, and (b) from TANA Foundation’s own sources in Andhra Pradesh.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply: There is no formal application. E-Mail applications & scanned attachments of supporting documents may be sent to prasadkakarala-at-yahoo.com by July 25, 2013. However hard copies of the application and authentic supporting documents shall be sent by regular air mail or Express Mail only. Registered letters are not necessary and will only delay the applications.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 25th, 2013.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2013–2014 The J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarships for Indian Students in Abroad

The Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trust offer J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarships  for Indian students. The Scholarship is offered for the academic year 2013–2014 to pursue higher studies in abroad in all disciplines and subjects. The scholarships are for graduates, students in the final year and mid-career professionals.The final selection will be made on the basis of the interview which will be held in Mumbai between March and June 2013.

Study Subject(s):Any

Course Level: The scholarships are for graduates, students in the final year and mid-career professionals for pursuing  higher studies abroad.
Scholarship Provider: Dorabji Tata Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

Eligibility: -Indian nationals
-Graduates of a recognised Indian university with a
(a)consistently good academic record; or
(b) students in the final year of the degree course; or
(c) mid-career professionals up to the age of 45,planning to go abroad for further research, specialisation or training.
-At the time of submitting the completed applications,candidates need not have the admission / award letters from the universities to which they have applied, for the academic year 2013-2014

Scholarship Open for International Students: Indian students can apply for this scholarship.


Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J. N.  TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS for the academic year 2013–2014, for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.The J.N. Tata Endowment offers loan scholarships only. The loan amount (ranging between ` 60,000 and ` 4,00,000) awarded to each scholar is determined by the norms laid down for the purpose and does not cover the full cost of studies. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount. Select scholars may also qualify for a gift scholarship from the Jamsetji Tata Trust and a Travel Grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, based on the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can amount to a maximum of ` 3,80,000.

What does it cover? The J.N. Tata Endowment offers loan scholarships only ranging between ` 60,000 and ` 4,00,000)  to each scholar. That is determined by the norms laid down for the purpose and does not cover the full cost of studies.

How to Apply: Applicant can apply by Post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Completed application forms should reach the office of the Endowment not later than March 4, 2013.

Further Scholarship Information and Application






Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TIMES Scholarships 2012

Vision

 

'Times Scholars' is an initiative undertaken by The Times of India to recognize and reward the brightest young minds in the country. We firmly believe in the power of intellect, and thus aim at polishing the young new diamonds of the country which we feel have the potential of once again proving the power of India’s intellect to the World. Like the Indians who gave to the World innumerable intellectual gifts such as the concept of zero, the science of algebra, the technique of algorithm, the mother of all languages Sanskrit, the Ayurveda, the Yoga, the Takshila University, the game of chess and so on, we believe that there are bright young minds out there in the country today, who if guided and mentored well will be the drivers of change and development in the World.

 

Important Dates

21 Aug - 10 Sep '12Submission of Application forms

15 Sep '12Declaration of shortlist

23 Sep '12Aptitude test for shortlisted candidates

Process

The Times Scholars programme will span over a period of about 2 months. Following is the detailed process, divided into 4 key stages:

Stage 1: This is when we invite applications. Students currently studying in Class XII (12th) of any school in India can go on our website (timesscholars.com) and fill the application form online. The form cannot be saved or edited. It has to be filled in one go. The last date for submission is 10th September, 2012. Entries will not be accepted after 11:59pm on 10th September. With the help of our panel of experts, we will evaluate the applications and declare a list of shortlisted candidates on 15th September, 2012.

Stage 2: The shortlisted candidates will be asked to take an Aptitude Test on 23rd September, 2012 at one of the following centres:

1.       Ahmedabad

2.       Bangalore

3.       Bhopal

4.       Bhubaneshwar

5.       Chandigarh

6.       Chennai

7.       Delhi

8.      Hyderabad

9.       Jaipur

10.   Kochi

11.    Kolkata

12.    Lucknow

13.    Mumbai

14.    Nagpur

15.    Patna

16.    Pune

About the test:

It will be a computer-based test (CBT). The duration of the CBT is 120 minutes and it will be timed. The candidates will need to answer 110 questions. Each of the questions may have either 4 or 5 answer options. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions. Most questions will carry 1 mark for the right answer. However, some questions will carry 2 marks for the right answer. This will be indicated at the end of every such question, when you take the test. Candidates are expected to show proficiency in all the areas tested. The following are the broad areas that will be tested.

·         Numerical Ability: Your ability to apply simple to complex calculations in basic arithmetic, number sequences and mathematics-related problems/situations.

·         Verbal Reasoning: Your ability to comprehend written material, analyze information and solve problems using language-based reasoning. (in this case, English language)

·         Logical Reasoning: Your ability to examine and analyze information applying logic and sound mathematical and/or reasoning skills to arrive at a definite conclusion.

·         General Awareness: Your awareness of what is happening around the world in Science, Arts and Literature, Geography, Sports and Current Affairs at the National and International levels.

We will declare the results of the test on 2nd October, 2012.

Stage 3: The candidates who will pass the exam will be required to go through a round of discussion with our panel of judges over 9th to 11th October 2012 at one of the following centres:

1.       Ahmedabad

2.       Bangalore

3.       Chennai

4.       Delhi

5.       Hyderabad

6.       Kolkata

7.       Mumbai

8.      Nagpur

9.       Pune

The panel will comprise of academicians, senior TOI editors and other eminent personalities in the field of education. They will conduct a round of group discussions and personal interviews to evaluate the candidates.

Post this round, we will declare the final shortlist of about 100 candidates on 19th October, 2012.

Stage 4: The top 100 candidates will be called for the final round of selection to be held in New Delhi on 2nd & 3rd November, 2012. Here, the candidates will be evaluated by well-known personalities from various fields. They will go through a round of group discussion and personal interview over the two days. 

The final results will be declared on November 5th.

 

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2012-2014 Postgraduate Merit Scholarship by UCG for University Rank Holders, India

Study Subject(s):Non-professional Courses
Course Level:Postgraduate

Scholarship Provider: University Grants Commission(UCG)
Scholarship can be taken at: India

Eligibility:
- First & Second Rank holders at under-graduate level in the above mentioned specified streams only admitted in any non-professional Post-Graduate course would be awarded this scholarship.
- These awardees will have to submit the proofs of their merit position at undergraduate level in University/Institute/Autonomous College as well as their admission in first year of Post-Graduate course during academic year.
- The scholarship would however, be subject to securing a minimum of sixty percent marks at undergraduate level.
- The rank holders would be considered only from affiliated universities wherein at least 100 students and in deemed / private Universities (*) / Autonomous / Nonaffiliated colleges, at least 25 students have appeared in the examination at undergraduate level in the aforesaid programmes.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: Candidates admitted in post-graduate first year regular non-professional degree course in any recognized university or a post-graduate college during the current year i.e. 2012-13 are eligible.The University Grants Commission, on the basis of a initiative of M/HRD, had introduced the scheme of Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University rank holders with the objective of attracting talents for pursuing post-graduate studies. The scheme is for non-professional courses only. The selection will be purely on merit basis. The awardees under this scheme can pursue their Post-Graduate programme in any area of specialization and also in any institution of higher learning in the country recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.

Duration of Scholarship : 2 years

Number of scholarships : 3000 Rate of Scholarships : Rs. 2000/- p.m. (10 months in a year) (Total 20 months)

How to Apply: By Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 rd October, 2012

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