If you are among those who are planning to study abroad, any doubt lingering on your mind about the same can be attributed to the astronomical costs moving abroad and the ever increasing international student fees. To those who are still worried about funding we have some good news for you. There is no dearth of funding opportunities or scholarships to help you cover your costs.
Scholarships range from general scholarships to specialized funding schemes. Some are offered by government agencies, some by individual universities, and others by external funding organizations and charitable enterprises. One such scholarship is the Ratan Tata Scholarship.
About the Scholarship
The scholarship is provided by Tata Trust, which came into existence in 1919, with the aim of engaging in social work and remains one of the oldest surviving grant and scholarship-giving organization in the world. The scholarship provides support, encouragement to budding researchers and scholars of India and is an initiative to offer aid to them to pursue their studies and research either in the UK or USA.
The scholarship has ties to several universities across the globe. One of the prominent sponsors of the Ratan Tata scholarship is the Cornell University, USA. Every year, over 20 selected scholars among Indian students receive this scholarship to pursue their studies from the university’s College of Architecture, College of Engineering, College of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and other related sciences.
Firstly, candidates must check their eligibility before filling the application form for the scholarship. The criteria for the scholarship is as follows:
- The candidate must be a valid citizen of India.
- The candidate must complete their graduation in any subject. He/she must have confirmed admission in the United States of America or the United Kingdom.
- For this scholarship, the candidate needs to show proof of admission in the United States of America or the United Kingdom.
- Should be eligible for Need-based financial aid.
- Should have an excellent track record.
From the session 2015-16, Tata Trust is not accepting application through online mode. Trust is accepting only those applications which are coming through colleges only. To apply for the scholarship first of all you need to submit an error free application, complete with your academic record, study plans, financial and funding documents and a scholarship essay. This essay should reflect your personality and your strengths and list out what and why makes your eligible and suitable for the scholarship.
Indian students have an edge over others, owing it all to their brilliance. But unfortunately not many students are aware of it. With this article, we aim to disseminate information on one of the widely recognised scholarships in the world.
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