The Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls is an annual award of INR 25,000/- meant to help advance one girl’s career in her chosen field. Instituted in 2013, the inspiration for this scholarship lies in the sad coincidence that the Delhi rape victim’s struggle for life ended on the same day that Internshala celebrates its anniversary (29th December). The scholarship is meant to recognize a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field (Academics, Sports, Arts etc.).
Applications for the Internshala Career Scholarship for girls have now closed. Thank you for the overwhelming response.
Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2013 FAQ
Who is eligible for the scholarship?
Any girl (an Indian national) between the ages of 17 to 23 years (as of 31st December 2012) with a career objective is eligible to apply.
What is the scholarship amount?
The scholarship is a one time reward of INR 25,000/-
What is the purpose of this scholarship?
The scholarship is meant to advance the girl’s career in some way – be it through travel assistance for a foreign internship or competition, payment towards a specialized training program, a major project, special equipment etc.
What are the selection criteria?
Your application will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- An element of fighting against odds – these can be financial, societal, physical handicap or anything that might have put obstacles in your path.
- An element of achievement – you must have done remarkably well in your chosen field, be it academics, sports, music or arts.
- An element of purpose – the purpose for which you will use the scholarship amount.
- An element of need – everything else being the same, the scholarship would be awarded to someone who is in greater financial need (family income, absence of any other scholarships etc.)
How and when will the amount be paid?
Wherever possible, the amount will be paid directly towards the cause at the time of the need.
What is the application process?
The application process would be a 2 step process. In the first step, you need to submit an application (form below) basis which a short list for an interview (in person or telephonic) would be announced. After the interviews, the final winner would be selected and announced.
What is the application deadline?
Please submit your application on or before 5th February 2013.
When will the results be announced?
The short list for interviews would be announced on 17th February 2013. After the interview, we hope to announce the final result by 17th March 2013.
How many candidates would be shortlisted for interview?
There is no lower or upper limit for the shortlist. We would shortlist as many deserving candidates as possible.
How would you verify the information provided by an applicant?
At the time of interview, all the selected candidates would be required to furnish all necessary documents and proofs.
I have a question that is not answered here.
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Internshala reserves the right to entries and to the final decision on the applications, evaluation and selection process for this scholarship.