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Updated at 2021-03-04 11:55:32 UTC

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship: Understanding the Eligibility


The Global Indian International School works on the ideology of developing students into global citizens. Students are nurtured and educated to help them find the right balance between academics and extracurricular activities. It helps them acquire skills and temperament that will help them tackle the challenges of the future. 

The digital world has posed its own set of challenges, and it is important to educate students and prepare them for these new challenges of the future. Students need to be more tech-savvy from a very early age. To help the deserving students become more acquainted with the digital world and understand its functionality, GIIS Ahmedabad offers Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship. 

In this article, we will be discussing the structure and eligibility criteria of this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria and Structure of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students from class 6 to 12 for a tenure of one year.

The structure of the scholarship is divided into three categories-

Category A: Students securing rank within top 10 positions at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad or students who have won 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize at national level at the annual competition of National Children’s Science Congress can avail a scholarship of 9% on tuition fees.

Category B: Students securing rank within top 20 positions at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad, students who have won 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize at the state level at the annual competition of National Children’s Science Congress or students who were a part of 1st ranking team at ISRO Space Quiz, NSS-National Space settlement can avail a scholarship of 6% on tuition fees.

Category C: Students securing rank within top 30 at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad, students within the top 10 ranks at any national/ international competitions run by IT giants like Microsoft/ Google/ Adobe/ Intel etc., students within the top 10 ranks at National / State / International Level Robot Olympiad, or were a part of 2nd ranking team at ISRO Space Quiz, NSS-National Space settlement can avail a scholarship of 3% on tuition fees.

Eligibility Criteria for Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship

1) The applicant must be an Indian citizen.

2) The student should have represented at national/international/regional forums under the categories mentioned below-

  • a) must have written a paper, thesis, or published documents, or the student must have invented or innovated a tool/ gadget related to digital space.

b) The student must have provided relevant proof/s of the paper, thesis, publication, tool, instrument, application, etc.

3) The performance of the past two years will be assessed.

4) The student has to qualify for the scholarship test and interview (if applicable) rounds.

Conclusion

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship provides a great framework for deserving students. It helps them in preparing for the challenges of the digital world. If your child is eligible for this scholarship, definitely apply for it, as this might just be the best decision for your academic career. This scholarship helps you take an enormous leap and join the league of students with higher intellect and learning to become a global citizen.



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