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Apply for GP Birla Educational Foundation Scholarships 2018

Are you looking for a scholarship to fund your education? The GP Birla Scholarship - 2018 is inviting applications from students. Find out if you are eligible and the amount of the grant. Don't miss the last date for submitting the application.

The GP Birla Scholarship 2018 notification has been announced. This article provides you with an insight on what the scholarship is about and the eligibility of applicants. Find out when, how and where to apply for the scholarship being offered by the GP Birla Scholarships.

About GP Birla Scholarships

The GP Birla Scholarships are announced every year, by the G P Birla Education Foundation, which is a Trust managed by the Birla family. The scholarships were established to take forward the cherished aspiration of the Late Shri G P Birla, the distinguished and illustrious Industrialist and Humanitarian, to empower the country's youth, by promoting education and helping in developing human resources.

It is the endeavour of the foundation to recognize and support young, meritorious talent in the field of academics and sponsor them financially to help them achieve their goals.

Eligibility criteria for GP Birla Scholarship

Get details of the GP Birla Scholarships 2018 application procedure and all else that you need to know about eligibility, selection process, scholarship sum, important dates and more.
  • To apply for the scholarship the applicant must be enrolled/studying in a recognized Indian University
  • Scholarships are given to students of all streams, such as Engineering, Architecture, Commerce, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Company Secretary Course, Chartered Accountancy etc

GP Birla Scholarship – what it entails

The Scholarship for 2018 will be granted to 65 students, after sifting of applications. The amount for the GP Birla Scholarship will cover tuition as well as hostel fee if the latter is applicable. However, it is subject to an upper limit of Rs.50,000 per annum.

The scholarships will be granted annually for the period of the entire course, until the completion of the programme, with a caveat that the student's performance in the previous year remains satisfactory. A panel of the Trust evaluates each scholar's academic performance annually, before extending the grant. The scholarship is provided for a maximum of 4 years.

In addition to the scholarship money, student's will receive a one-time imbursement of Rs.7,000, towards procurement of study material.

GP Birla Scholarship – selection process

All applications will be assessed by a skilled panel of experts from the GP Birla Educational Foundation. Based on the panel's recommendation a list of selected applicants will be prepared, who will then be interviewed before the list of applicants being granted the scholarship is made final.

The application procedure for the scholarship

The application form is available on the GP Birla Educational Foundation website - http://www.gpbirlaedufoundation.com/download.html

The application form can be saved as a Word document or a PDF file.

The application should be duly filled and signed by the applicant and attested by the Principal of the institution, before being mailed to the Birla Foundation. Applicants can enclose supporting documents as an attachment.

Alternatively, the Head of the Institute from which the applicant qualified their SSC / Class XII boards or the Institute Head of where they are enrolled can forward the application.

Mailing address

G.P. Birla Educational Foundation,
78 - Syed Amir Ali, Avenue,
Kolkata - 70001 9

Important dates

The application along with supporting documents must reach the GP Birla Educational Foundation by 15/07/2018.

Read up about the GP Birla Education Foundation on their website - http://www.gpbirlaedufoundation.com.

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