Educate Your Girl Child With The Power Of Scholarships

Various scholarship schemes and programs are launched throughout the year by government and related bodies to support public in educating their girls.


Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, is one of the highly chanted slogans in present time. The campaign on girl child education has been on full scale and highly promoted by various public figures. But little do we know that various scholarship schemes and programs are launched throughout the year by government and related bodies to support public in educating their girls. And even lesser known fact is, there are scholarships available to educate single girl child as well. Few of these are as mentioned below:

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences 2018-19

UGC announces this scholarship open during the month of January for the only girl child of parents who are pursuing Ph.D. in Social Sciences. The scholarship gives support of up to Rs. 28,000 and additional benefits.   

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

In the month of November, UGC announces this scholarship for girl students who are the only child in the family, having taken admission in regular, full-time 1st year Master’s degree in any recognized post-graduate college. Rs 36,200 p.a. will be given for two years.

CBSE Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Child

During the month of October, Central Board of Secondary Education invites applications from parents of single girl child who have cleared class 10 from CBSE with desired score. Rs 500 is given as scholarship award every month.

Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 

Female students of age group 17-23 years, pursuing arts, sports, academics, etc. can apply for this scholarship that gives Rs 25,000 as one-time cash reward. The scholarship is open during the month of January.

SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme 

Science Olympiad Foundation releases this scholarship every year during the month of October for meritorious girl students of class 1 to 10 who have achieved desired score in their previous examination. Rs 5000 is given under this scheme.

AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls 

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development invites applications for girl students of 1st year technical diploma or degree program from AICTE approved colleges and institution. Beneficiaries will be awarded with up to Rs. 30,000 and other aids. The scholarship is available during the month of October.

Delhi Ladli Scheme

Any girl child having birth certificate of MCD or NDMC, a bon-a-fide resident of national capital region and attending school recognized by Delhi government, MCD or NDMC can apply for this scheme during the month of October. It offers cash assistance of up to Rs.11,000 for class 1 to 12.

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls

Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF), Ministry of Minority Affairs invites applications from girls belonging to minority communities to support their education by giving financial assistance of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 12,000 for girl students of class 9 to 12. One may apply for this scholarship during the month of October.

Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students 

Girl students pursuing the 2nd year of B.Tech/ B.E (Civil Engineering) or B.Arch degree course can apply for this scholarship during the month of March. This scholarship offers Rs. 60,000 to meritorious candidates.

National Girl Child Secondary Education Scholarship Scheme

Girl students enrolled in class 9, belonging to SC/ST communities or who have passed class 8 exam from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (irrespective of whether they belong to SC/ST) and enroll in class 9 in a State Government, Government-aided, and Local Body, can apply for this scholarship during the month of October.

UDAAN - A Programme to Give Wings to Girl Students

CBSE and Ministry of Human Resource Development proposes this scholarship during the month of August for class 11 girl students pursuing PCM or PCB with merit in class 10. The scholarship offers free offline and online resources through virtual classes for two years.

Merit Scholarship to Under Graduate Girl Students

In the month of June, application from 10 topper girl students who after passing 12th class with at least 60% marks are studying in any Govt. College pursuing a general degree course. The objective of this scheme is to enable meritorious girl students of Haryana to pursue higher education. The selected students will receive INR 3000 per college per student annually.

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