I have been doing a lot of counseling sessions for class 12th Students. One the most common question asked is What are the popular Scholarships for Indian Students after 12th. With this question, I realize that students are really concerned about the how they will afford the fee for higher Studies if they have to take admission in private colleges.
What Scholarship am I Eligible After 12th?
In this blog, we have listed down the popular Scholarship for Indian Students after 12th 2018. We have also mentioned briefly about each scholarship. Most of the scholarships can only be availed after giving the required entrance exam, but there are few which offer scholarship directly on first come and first serve basis, these can be applied through online only.
Students need to well informed about each scholarship and steps they have to take to participate. There are few scholarships started by Govt of Indian, which is specifically designed to help financially weaker class students. They not only cover course fee but also help in financing the other related expenses like hostel fee, books etc. So if you are financially week then you need not be worried about the fee.


In this blog, we are going to list some of the renowned scholarships in India after 12th which students can apply for their higher education.

1.Fellowship Scheme, Gujarat 2018-19

Fellowship Scheme, Gujarat 2018-19 is available for the candidates of class 12th to postgraduates belonging to SC, ST, SEBC and other categories. Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Gujarat is the authority offering this scholarship. The aim of the scholarship is to provide the financial assistance to backward classes of the society.
Last date to apply for this scholarship 15th August 2018
How to apply for Scholarship
  • Candidates can apply through online mode only.
  • To apply online, aspirants may visit this link CLICK HERE
  • Click on “New Registration” button.
  • Fill all the required details and complete the registration process.
  • Now, login by entering registered email ID and password.
  • Upload requisite documents such as self-attested copy of aadhaar card, income certificate, caste certificate, previous year academic mark sheet and first page of passbook.
  • At last submit the form and keep the printout of confirmation page for further correspondence.

2. 20th Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Junior) 2018

NEST Junior 2018 will be held for the students of class 9th to 12th (science stream) or 1st and 2nd year of diploma in engineering students. The aim of this scholarship is to help the financially poor students in continuing their studies. Students on the basis of merit in test will be eligible for the award of scholarship. NEST JUNIOR-I is being held for class 9th and 10th while NEST JUNIOR-II is for 11th, 12th and 1st and 2nd year of diploma in engineering students.
Important Dates For NEST JUNIOR-II Exam
The complete exam schedule of 20th Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Junior) 2018 is as follows:
  • Last date for registration without late fee – 30th April 2018 (extended)
  • with late fee of Rs 100 – May 2018
  • with late fee of Rs200 – June 2018
  • Admit card download – 22nd July 2018
  • Exam date – 29th July 2018
  • Result date – 5th Sept 2018
Eligibility Criteria 
  • Students studying/passed 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th (science stream) in 2018 can participate in this scholarship.
  • Also, students who are studying/appeared 1st or 2nd year of diploma in engineering in 2018 can apply.
  • An applicant must be a citizen of India.
Scholarship Reward
  • The top 10 scorers will receive scholarship of worth INR 25,000/- each.
  • The candidate who will secure rank 1 in NEST-JUNIOR I category will get INR 40,000/-.
  • The top 10 scorers in NEST-JUNIOR II will receive scholarship of worth INR 30,000/- each.
  • The candidate who will secure rank 1 in will get INR 50,000/-.
  • Students who will secure an aggregate of 40% marks will be awarded with certificate of appreciation.
  • Eligible candidates can download their certificate in the last week of May 2018.
For more information regarding scholarship, you may visit CLICK HERE
How to Apply
  • Students can apply through online or offline mode.
  • Offline applicants can download the application form by visiting this link http://www.nest.net.in/application_form.htm
  • To apply online, candidates may log on to http://www.nest.net.in/ and pay the fees online.
  • Candidates must fill all the details correctly in the application form.
  • Application fee for NEST JUNIOR I is INR 500/- and for NEST JUNIOR II is INR 600/-. In case of applying late, students have to pay the participation fee of INR 100/- in May and INR 200/- in June.
  • Those applying through offline mode must send their filled-in application form by registered post/courier attached with DD in favour of SEMCI INDIA payable at Mumbai. The application form must reach before due dates at the following address:SEMCI INDIA,B-1 Piccadilly Flats,57-J, Clare Road, Byculla,Mumbai – 400008
The selected candidates will win the scholarship amount of INR 75,000 for securing first rank.

3.National Scholarship Exam 2018

National Scholarship Exam is being organized every year by Career Education Foundation every year. A student in between class 5th to 12th can participate in this exam from across India. It’s a national level exam, which is conducting offline & online mode.
How To Apply
  1. Students can Visit on the official site here and apply online for this particular exam.Click here
  2. The scholarship will be given on the basis of rank obtained in the Scholarship exam.
  3. The last date of participation in this exam is 30th Sep 2018.
  4. Students can get reward up to 35000 from this scholarship as the reward.

4.Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards 2018

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards 2018 is being conducted by National Innovation Foundation every year. The objective of this scholarship is to give a platform to innovative thoughts & ideas of students. If you have any innovative idea or thought, then you can participate in this scholarship. Student up to class 12th can participate from across India. The last date of participation in this award is 31st August 2018.
How To Participate
Students can write their ideas in simple text format and send to [email protected].
They can also send their entries by post at Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2018
National Innovation Foundation – India
Grambharti, Amrapur,
Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road
Gandhinagar-382650, Gujarat
Apply online here Click here

 5.National Scholarship Test 2018

National Scholarship Test is one the most popular exam among the students, conducted by Shiksha Education Trust. This exam happens every year in offline & online mode, to find out the best of talent in the country & support them financially. The student from class 5th to 12th Standard can apply for this exam. Students can choose the exam mode as per their own preference. The last date to apply National Scholarship test 2018 is 31st May 2018.
Online Exam date Schedule for NST 2018
  • NST Exam Date: 09th, 10th, 11th June 2018
  • Admit Card: 25th May 2018
  • Result Declaration: 20th June 2018
  • Last date to apply: 31st May 2018
Offline Exam date Schedule for NST 2018
  • Last Date to apply: 31st May 2018
  • Admit Card: 15th July 2018
  • Exam Date: 29th July 2018
  • Result Date: 10th September 2018
Scholarship Eligibility
  • Students in there class 5th to 12th off any stream can participate in the exam.
Scholarship Reward
  • National Scholarship test gives a platform to win the scholarship in the state as well as National level.
  • Top 3 national level scholars gets approx Rs75000 & State Scholars get approx Rs 28000.
  • Apart from this, the other selected scholars get rewards as per their class.
How To Apply For National Scholarship Test 2018
  • Click on the given link Click here
  • Select the mode of exam, in which you wanted to attempt i.e offline or online.
  • Registration can be done online for both the modes
  • All participants need to sent Rs 200 DD in favor of “Shiksha Education Trust” payable to Ambala Cantt.
  • Fill all the necessary details, upload all essential documents.
  • After filling the all required details students need to submit & take the print out for future correspondence.

6. G.S.B Scholarship 2018

Students who belong to Gaud Saraswat Brahman Community and are in between class 5 to graduation can participate in the GSB Scholarship 2018. The last of participation is 15 July 2018. Students from across India who come under this community can apply in scholarship.
Candidates can obtain the application form by sending a written request or in person from
The GSB Scholarship League
Dwaraknath Bhavan
Katrak Road, Wadala
Mumbai – 400031
They need to fill & submit it within the deadline along with all required details. A student can obtain more details related to the scholarship by clicking on the given link Click here

 7. Padala Education Scholarship 2018  

Padala Education Scholarship 2018 is very popular among Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State students.The last date of participation in this scholarship is 31st may 2018. Students who have taken education from govt school and belong to AP & Telangana, they can only participate. This scholarship provides financial support to poor students.
How to participate in Padala Education Scholarship 2018
Students who have passed 10th, 12th & graduation can participate in this scholarship.  interested  Students can download the form from the link given Click here
After filling the form they can send the form to the given address before 31st may 2018
Padala Charitable Trust,
Yeleswaram E.G.
Dist 533429 A.P
Students need not send any documents along with the form, if they will be shortlisted then they need to carry all the important documents in the interview.
For more information, you can visit the official site Click here

8. Combined Counselling Board Scholarship 2018

Combined Counselling board (CCB) Scholarship is one of the famous scholarships of India. Student Of Class 10th, 12th & graduation can participate in this scholarship for their higher studies. This scholarship gives a platform to financially week students to pursue their studies in various courses. CCB has an association with many leading colleges & universities. Through this scholarship, CCB gives the opportunity to students to take admission in their member colleges. Students who have passed their last exams with 33% to 50% marks can participate in this Scholarship.
CCB Scholarship Eligibility
 Students of class 10th, 12th & Graduation can apply for this scholarship. They should have passed their last exams with 33% to 50% marks. Candidate should have their last exam mark sheet, bank account Number & passport size 2 photograph at the time of counseling.
How To Apply
  • Students need to click on the given link Click here.
  • Choose the respective states.
  • Enter your Basic details.
  • Now you need to select the course you want to do, students can only choose two courses they want to pursue further.
  • Now you need to put your previous class & course information.
  • Enter your contact details properly & Submit.
  • Download your application Receipt.
Scholarship Award: The students who will get selected for this scholarship will get up to Rs 60000-Rs 70000 for their further studies. Students will also get Scholarship award of up to Rs 1 Lakh from the respective State Government.
Last Date To Apply
Students need to apply on or Before 2nd June 2018. Application for Delhi Region has been closed for this particular Scholarship.

9.Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship 2018

Schindler Igniting minds Scholarship program is an excellent opportunity for the socially weaker class students. Students who are pursuing their diploma courses after passing 10th or 12th class in engineering courses like civil, electronics, electrical, mechanical, Electronics & telecommunication can participate in this program. The objective of this scholarship to provide financial support to the merit holder students of financial underprivileged families. Every year approx 75 students are being awarded this scholarship.
Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship Eligibility
Students who have passed their 10th or 12th Exam in science (PCM) with minimum 65% marks & their family income should not be more than 2 Lakh per annum can apply for this Scholarship. Candidates who are already pursuing their diploma course can also apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Reward
Every year approx 75 students are being awarded this scholarship. 50% of the scholarship is being reversed for the girls. Students who fulfill the eligibility criteria & qualify get a one-time scholarship of Rs 20,000.
How To Apply For This Scholarship
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can click on the link i.e Click here. Students need to register to apply for this scholarship program

10. Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarships 2018

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship after 12th
  • Only Indian citizens can apply.
  • Pass in 10+2 from a well-recognized educational board.
  • Candidates who are appearing 12th examination in the year 2018 can also apply.
How to Apply
Eligible candidates can apply via online or offline mode. The application form must submit latest by 15th January 2018. Candidates applying through offline mode must send the filled-in application form along with demand draft of INR 950 in the following address:
The Director – UG Admission,
400 feet outer ring Avadi,
Reward of Scholarship
Students will receive scholarships based on an aggregate score of PCM/BPC in the following manner:
  • Above 95% students – 75% scholarship in tuition fee.
  • Between 90-94% students – 50% scholarship in tuition fee.
  • 80-89% students – 25% scholarship in tuition fee.
  • Between 70-79% students – 10% scholarship in tuition fee.
PCM/BPC toppers from each state/Union territory will be eligible for the 100% scholarship. Also, VTUEEE 2018 top 20 rank holders will be eligible for 75% scholarship in tuition fee and 21-500 rank holders for the 50% scholarship.
Apply Now here : Click here

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