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13 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every medical student should know about

5 popular scholarships for medical students in India

In India, medical courses are among the most preferred professional courses among science students. But as medical education is becoming costlier in the country, many are unable to afford to pursue medical courses.

To promote quality medical education and ensure that financial issues or obstacles don't affect students' studies, the government and many private institutes provide scholarships.

Here are 5 scholarships for medical students.

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5 popular scholarships for medical students in India
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

#1

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

The Human Resources Development Ministry's Department of Higher Education offers the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students.

Those above the 80th percentile in Class-12 with family income less than Rs. 8 lakh/annum are eligible for scholarships for various graduate courses, including medicine.

Students receive Rs. 10,000 per academic year; annually, 82,000 scholarships (41,000 each for boys and girls) are provided.

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Combined Counselling Board Scholarship for professional courses

Medical students can also avail the Combined Counselling Board Scholarship provided by the Combined Counselling Board (CCB).

Applicants who have scored at least 40-55% (depending on the medical course) in 10+2 or an equivalent are eligible for the CCB Scholarship.

Those interested can apply online on the CCB's website. Students can avail a scholarship amount of up to Rs. 4 lakh.

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Medicine students can also avail BHEL-FAEA Scholarship

#3

Medicine students can also avail BHEL-FAEA Scholarship

Also, the state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA) award scholarships for students from socially/economically weaker backgrounds.

Those wishing to pursue undergraduate professional courses (maximum 5 years), including medicine, from any college/institute/university are eligible.

Shortlisted students are selected after interviews. The full cost of study plans would be covered, including tuition fee, maintenance allowance, hostel/mess charges, etc.

#4

Vahani Scholarship provides full tuition fee for undergraduate courses

Vahani Scholarship provided by a non-profit organization is another scholarship scheme medical students from an economically weaker background can avail.

It provides 20 scholarships every year for undergraduate degree courses; scholarship reward includes full tuition fee, accommodation, and a tablet, among other things.

Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, consistency and quality of application, and economic hardships.

The All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test

#5

The All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test

Students wishing to pursue medicine can also avail scholarships through the All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST); it is provided by Brainztorm Technical Excellence.

Interested students can apply online for the scholarship through the AIPMST website's application page. They can avail up to full tuition fee waiver.

Candidates who have scored 60% or more in 10+2 (or equivalent) are eligible for the scholarship.

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Are these scholarships available for PG courses?

What are some popular scholarships for engineering students?

What are some scholarships for both engineering and medical students?

What are some good central schemes for scholarships?

How to apply for these scholarships?

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Are these scholarships available for PG courses?

Asked on 14-02-2019 by Eknath K. Shinde Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

No, the scholarships that are mentioned in the article are not available for the post graduation courses.

What are some popular scholarships for engineering students?

Asked on 13-02-2019 by Abhinav Subramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

Here are 5 scholarships for engineering students: Human Resources Development Ministry, Department of Higher Education's Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students; Siemens Scholarship Program; Ministry of Human Resources Development's Pragati Scholarship Scheme; FAEA-BHEL Scholarship scheme; and Foundation for Excellence's scholarship program.

What are some scholarships for both engineering and medical students?

Asked on 13-02-2019 by Aaradhya Subramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

Here are some scholarships for engineering and medical students: Department of Higher Education's Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students; Merit-cum-Means Scholarship offered by Ministry of Minority Affairs; MHRD's Saksham Scholarship scheme; Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls; and FAEA-BHEL Scholarship scheme.

What are some good central schemes for scholarships?

Asked on 13-02-2019 by Aditya Bhatnagar

Answered by NewsBytes

Central Schemes for scholarships are provided online on National Scholarships Portal. Here are some of them: Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students; Ministry of Minority Affairs' Merit-cum-Means scholarships; Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities' Pre-Matric, Post-Matric, and Top Class Education scholarships; National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students; and Ishan Uday Scholarship.

How to apply for these scholarships?

Asked on 13-02-2019 by Arnav Sarin

Answered by NewsBytes

You can not apply for all the scholarships mentioned in the article as not all of them are open. For the government ones, you can apply on National Scholarship Portal and for private ones, you need to visit their separate portals. You will also get updates about the upcoming scholarships on National Scholarship Portal.

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