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Class 10th Scholarships: How to Apply, Eligibility and Requirements

Rupali Karekar
Dec 7, 2020
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After class 10 in India, students must face a crucial choice on choosing their career path. Deciding  to choose the Science, Commerce or Arts stream, alongside a  considerable change in the course syllabus, the vast costs of higher education leads to  many students choosing the wrong stream and sacrificing their intrinsic passion, this can be overwhelming at times for the child.

However, government-backed and private school scholarships for deserving students can considerably reduce the financial strain on students and their families. Global Indian International School (GIIS), under the aegis of Global Schools Foundation (GSF), also offers several notable scholarships for class 10 students excelling in academics or other pertinent fields.

10th grade scholarships play a huge role in a  meritorious student's life. Whether the child is going to  enroll in Global Indian International School in Ahmedabad or other GIIS campuses, scholarships can provide a strong platform for them to pursue their dreams. Therefore, we have compiled a list of class 10 GIIS scholarships that fulfills the dreams of  deserving students from moderate-income families and students who have displayed exceptional aptitude in various fields like academics, sports, arts & crafts, etc.


Class 10 Scholarships: Eligibility, benefits and deadline

Here is our list of scholarships for deserving students studying in or seeking admission to class 10 or higher grades:

1. Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship

The prominent Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship aims to transform students into global citizens and have better access to reputable universities and prevalent undergraduate programs of their choice. The scholarship applies to the CBSE curriculum for students enrolled from Grade 7-12. 

An aggregate of 93 per cent or above (90 per cent or above for Grade 11-12) is required to become eligible for the GFRM scholarship. Selected students get a tuition fee waiver up to 9 per cent. The scholarship is offered for a tenure of two years.

The application process involves five steps: submission of the application form, uploading previous two years’ academic records and household income proofs, notifying shortlisted applicants within ten working days, assessment and personal interview round if applicable, and disbursal of scholarship to successful applicants.


2. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship, also known as the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, recognises young students in the field of technology and the digital space and encourages them to learn more about technology.

● 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 per cent waiver on tuition fees for Academic Year 2020-2021.

● Category B Scholarship: The Category B scholarship allows 6 per cent waiver  on tuition fees for students who are nationally ranked amongst the top 20 students at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad; the national first, second or third position-holders 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 Space Settlement.

● Category C Scholarship: The Category C scholarship provides 3 per cent waiver on tuition fees for students nationally ranked amongst the top 30 students at the Olympiad by SOF/STEM Olympiad/Robotics Olympiad; the top 10 rankers at any national or international competitions run by giant IT companies such as Intel, Adobe, Google, and Microsoft, especially Google Science Fair; or 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.


Application Guidelines

Applications must be submitted with proper support documents for processing. All the applicants must be Indian citizens with representation at national, international, or regional forums categories mentioned above. They must have written a thesis, paper, published documents, or invented or innovated a tool or gadget related to artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, app-making, coding, blockchain, and more. Relevant proofs of the thesis, paper, publication, instrument, tool or application is a must. They should have maintained excellent academic performance over the past two years and qualify a scholarship test and interview if applicable.

If you want to get started on the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship scholarship process, the first step is to submit the application form. In the application form, students need to upload all prerequisite documents, upload all relevant academic records from the past two years, and upload their paper, thesis, or published documents and their technology project documents. Successful applicants are notified via email within ten working days of submitting their application. The third step of the scholarship process involves assessment, while the fourth step of the process is the personal interview round if applicable. Finally, the scholarship will be disbursed among the selected students.


9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship

The 9GEMS™ framework is an award-winning teaching pedagogy that seeks to help students meet the world’s changing needs. The framework is created to nurture students’ inherent strengths and moulds their personalities to make them more well-rounded global citizens. The scholarship is applicable to the CBSE curriculum from Grade 6-12, and the scholarship lasts for one year.

The Category A scholarship provides a 9 per cent waiver on tuition fees for students recognised in an international event in any of 9 GEMS skills. The Category B scholarship offers 6 per cent waiver on tuition fees for students recognised in a national event in any of 9 GEMS skills. The Category C scholarship provides 3 per cent waiver on tuition fees for students recognised in a state event in any of 9 GEMS skills. All the applications should be submitted with the right support documents for processing.

Only Indian citizens who have received national, international, or regional recognition in sports, community service, co-curricular activities such as visual and performing arts, etc., can apply. Students produce records of their academic performance for the previous and appear for an assessment and personal interview round, if applicable. 

Submitting the scholarship application form is the first step of the process. It involves uploading relevant documents along with the online application form, including academic records of the past year and certificates. Any awards and supporting documents pertaining to any of the 9 GEMS categories, such as sports, performing arts, and co-curricular activities should also be attached. The successful applicants are notified via an email within ten working days. Scholarship assessment and personal interview round if applicable, are the third and fourth steps, respectively. Finally, the scholarship is disbursed to selected applicants.


Global Citizen Scholarship

The Global Indian International School (GIIS) provides the Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) as a prestigious award to a limited number of deserving students from the region to grow and excel further in their academic endeavours. The scholarship applies to the CBSE curriculum for Grades 11 and 12. Students are required to hold 93% aggregate or above. The scholarship tenure lasts for two years.

The scholarship is granted on the basis of the performance in class 10 board exams, scholarship assessment and personal interview round. Selected students can get up to 100% waiver on tuition fee and hostel fees. The steps involved in obtaining the scholarship are identical to the other scholarship processes mentioned above.

Many deserving students miss out on these 10th class scholarships every year due to ignorance and applying after the closing date. Aspirants seeking these scholarships can submit their online application by February 28 on the official website.


Rupali Karekar

Ms Karekar comes with over 20 years experience in content writing and content strategy in fields from journalism and content marketing. As head of international communications, she has been actively interacting with stakeholders like the student, teacher and parent community to ensure open channels of dialogue and passage of information between all parties. As a result, the school initiatives and stakeholder performances find the right platform and voice to share their achievements.

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