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Why Choose GIIS to Apply for APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship Over Others?

Rupali Karekar
Dec 29, 2020
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To survive in the modern world, students need to be more technologically savvy and digitally literate. That’s why students are becoming more digitally literate much earlier in life these days, as our world becomes more centered around technology. 

Students are learning how to code, how to recognize their digital footprints, information literacy skills, digital marketing skills, and digital leadership, all at a fairly young age. The Dr. Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship recognizes young students proficient in these technological skills and encourages them to learn more about technology and the digital space.

In this guide, we will go into some information you need to know about the Dr. Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship, including the different categories, eligibility criteria, and the scholarship application process. 


Advantages of the Scholarship

It is a non-exchangeable and non-transferrable scholarship provided for one academic year. 


Available in a few different categories

● Category A Scholarship - The Category A scholarship is available for students nationally ranked among the top 10 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 among 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 Space Settlement.

● Category C Scholarship - The Category C scholarship provides 3 percent off on tuition fees for students nationally ranked among 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 like Intel, Adobe, Google, and Microsoft, especially Google Science Fair, 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.


Easy Application Process

If you want to get started with the scholarship process for the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship, the first step of the application is to turn in your application form through the online link. When submitting an application online, students need to make sure that they are uploading all relevant prerequisite documents, uploading academic records from the past two years, and published documents, including their paper or thesis if applicable, as well as their technology project documents. 

The second step of the scholarship process is that applicants moving forward in the process will be notified through email within 10 business days of turning in their application.

The third step of the scholarship process is the scholarship assessment, and the fourth step of the scholarship process 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.


Open to Students in India

All applicants need to hold an Indian citizenship. They should be recognized at regional, national, or international competitions. They also must have created a gadget, device, or tool connected to technology like robotics, app-making, blockchain, virtual reality, AI or artificial intelligence, coding, and more. Students are required to show proof of the application, instrument, thesis, paper, publication, or tool.

Students should keep in mind that if they turn in their applications with incomplete documents or without the proper supporting documents, their applications will not be processed.  To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants should have been recognized or represented at the regional, national, or international forums mentioned above.

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Information about other scholarships

Looking for information about additional scholarships that GIIS offers? Here are a few additional scholarships:


● Global Citizen Scholarship. GIIS provides the Global Citizen Scholarship, also known as GCS, as a prestigious award to academically meritorious students to allow them to learn and grow in their academic curriculum. The scholarship lasts for about two years and applies to grade 11 to 12 CBSE students. Applicants must have a 93 percent mark and above.

● Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship. The Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship, also known as the GFRM scholarship, allows students to become well-rounded global citizens and have improved access to top universities and undergraduate college programs. The scholarship lasts about two years and applies to grade 7 to 12 CBSE students with 85 percent marks and above.

● 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship. The 9GEMS framework is an award-winning scholarship program that helps students adjust and rise to the evolving needs of the modern world and become more well-rounded global citizens. The scholarship lasts one year and applies to grade 6 to 12 CBSE students.


Follow the above procedures to utilise the scholarships offered by GIIS!


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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