Honest guide to Government Scholarships, Scholarship for Engineering Students and Pre Matric Scholarship

There’s no doubt that education these days has become a costly affair. On top of that if you want to pursue any professional course like engineering, medical, pharma, management, fashion design and law, the high tuition fee becomes the major hurdle. Going for loan facilities is also not a viable option for most of us as the interest rate charged by the banks seems quite high.

While applying for a professional course myself, I faced similar situations. Thanks to the government scholarships which saved me from the burden of educational loan and its heavy interest rate. It helped me lessen my parent’s financial burden without compromising with the quality of my higher education.

With curiosity to know more about scholarships, I began search for more scholarships which brought me to this wonderful platform, Buddy4Study, where I came across a number of scholarships that broke my misconception that only a handful of scholarships are available to meet the needs of lakhs of Indian students. There were a large number of scholarships listed on Buddy4Study, from national, state and regional scholarships to international scholarships.

Looking at the pool of scholarships listed on this platform, I realised that several organisations as well as our government disburse various private and government scholarships from time-to-time to help deprived and meritorious students. In fact, you will find various specific scholarships to meet specific criteria and requirements of students. For example, there are scholarships for engineering students, medical students, school students, differently-abled, financially-deprived, minority students and several others.  
I have listed below some of those scholarships that could be useful for several other students.


National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka

This is a government scholarship which is offered by the state of Karnataka for graduates, postgraduates and PhD holders. Students belonging to minority community can apply for this government scholarship if they wish to pursue higher education from abroad.

L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship

This scholarship is for financially deprived young girls. Those who have passed class 12 in PCM or PCB with at least 85% marks are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship offers INR 2,50,000 to selected students for the duration of their graduation.


NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics

This government scholarship is for graduates or postgraduates for pursuing studies that will lead to a master’s degree in Mathematics.   

Combined Counselling Board Scholarship (CCB)

This CCB scholarship is for class 10, 12 and graduation students. Selected students will receive up to 70% scholarship (up to INR 60,000 – INR 70,000). Apart from this, the state government will also award scholarship up to INR 1 Lac.

UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program

This scholarship for engineering students is for class 12 passed girls only. The scholarship grants INR 60,000 per annum to study B.Tech, B.E and B.Arch at a recognised college or university in India.

Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

This pre-matric minority scholarship is for those students who belong to minoritycommunities (Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian) and study in class 1 to 10. The benefits under this pre-matric minority scholarship are admission fee, tuition fee and maintenance allowance for 10 months.

I hope this handy information helps you in your educational endeavours and you saved from the path of compromise in terms of quality education. I would also like to encourage you to pass the information regarding scholarships to other students who need some support to pursue their study.