Students are becoming much more technologically savvy and talented early in life in the modern world, as our society becomes more digitally inclined. Students have a natural inclination towards understanding digital gadgets, devices, applications, and other digital tools that makes them more proficient in technology at a very young age. The APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship recognizes young students in the field of technology and encourages them to learn more about the digital space.
During this guide, we will go into everything you need to know about the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, the scholarship application process, the different categories, the eligibility criteria, and more.
The scholarship application process for the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship:
The first step of the scholarship application process for the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship is to submit the application form. In the application form, students need to upload all prerequisite documents, upload any relevant academic records from the past two years, and upload their paper, thesis, or published documents as well as their technology project documents. Successful applicants will get a notification through email within ten working days of submitting their application.
The third step of the scholarship process is the scholarship assessment, and the fourth step is the one on one interview, if applicable. Finally, students will be selected for the scholarship, and notifications of the scholarship decision will be disbursed to the students.
In terms of eligibility criteria, applicants must be Indian citizens and must have represented at national, international, or regional forums in the following categories. They must have written a thesis, paper, or published documents or have invented or innovated a tool or gadget related to the digital space like artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, app-making, coding, blockchain, and more.
Categories for the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship
The APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship is available in a few different categories:
Category A Scholarship. The Category A scholarship is available to students nationally ranked amongst the top 10 students at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad or the national first, the second, or the third prize winner at the annual competition of the National Children’s Science Congress and provides 9 percent off on tuition fees.
Category B Scholarship. The Category B scholarship offers 6 percent off on tuition fees for students nationally ranked amongst the top 20 students at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad, the national first, the second, or the third prize winner at the annual competition of the National Children’s Science Congress, or part of the first ranking teams at the ISRO Space Quiz, NSS- National Space Settlement.
Category C Scholarship. The Category C scholarship provides 3 percent off on tuition fees for students nationally ranked amongst the top 30 students at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad. This scholarship is also for the top 10 rankers at any national or international competitions run by giant IT companies like Intel, Adobe, Google, and Microsoft, mostly Google Science Fair. It is also offered to the top 10 rankers at the national, state, and international levels of the Robot Olympiad, or part of the first two rankings at the ISRO Space Quiz, NSS- National Space Settlement.