If you are aspiring for higher education, a scholarship would certainly help you financially. But there’s more to it. Many Scholarships have a prestige value. Listed below are some of the most prestigious scholarships.

Ambassadorial Scholarships: The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world’s largest funded international scholarships program. Each scholar is assigned both a sponsor and a host Rotarian counselor who provide orientation, advice, and assistance. Interested applicants must apply through local Rotary clubs.

Scholarships through British Council: There are scholarships to suit everyone’s qualifications and different course durations. Some of the scholarships are The British Chevening Scholarships programme, Contact – The British Council.

Scholarships through Ministry of Human Resource Development: A lot of Indian students aspiring to go abroad can apply through Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India. They have tied up with numerous countries and regular exchange of student takes place. Contact – Section Officer, Ministry of Human Resource Development Scholarship Division (ES.5 Section), A-1/W-3, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.

Private Companies and trusts: Private companies and trusts also provide scholarships. Some popular scholarships are the – KC Mahindra Scholarship, ITC Scholarships, J N Tata Endowment, Mariwala Trust, Inlaks Foundation, R D Sethna Scholarship Funds.

Note: The Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of HRD has launched a website which has comprehensive Information guide on scholarships in India & Abroad and student loan facilities. Log on to: