Rhodes scholarships 

Applications are now open in India for the Rhodes Scholarships - widely considered to be the most prestigious post-graduate academic scholarships in the world. The Rhodes Scholarships are post-graduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students, to enable two to three years of study at the University of Oxford. tThe Rhodes Scholarships are achievement-based awards open to students with proven intellectual and academic attainment of a high standard who show exceptional character, leadership, achievement in extra-curricular activities and a commitment to service in the public good.

 Since Independence, there have been 197 Rhodes Scholars from India. This illustrious list includes prominent personalities such as Olympian Ranjit Bhatia, playwright Girish Karnad, and economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Each year, five Indian scholars are selected on the basis of their intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, to join 78 other Rhodes scholars from around the world at the University of Oxford.Applications for the 2014 edition of the scholarship are open to Indian citizens between the ages of 19 and 25 (as of October 1st, 2014) who have received at least one first class degree from an Indian university. Students in their final year of college with exceptional academic backgrounds may also apply. This year's enrollment closes on July 31st, 2013.

The Rhodes Scholarships, which were instituted under the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, include all university and college fees for two to three years (depending on the academic route taken), an annual stipend of around £13,000, health insurance and travel expenses to the University of Oxford before the start of the programme and a return ticket following the course of study.

To apply for the Rhodes Scholarships for India 2014, aspirants must submit an online application, which includes submission of academic transcripts, the names of six references, a medical certificate, proof of age and an essay describing the proposed course of study at Oxford, general interests and activities, including sports or other activities demonstrating energy and drive and future aims of the candidate. Outstanding applicants will be shortlisted for regional and final interviews with a panel consisting of eminent personalities who will recommend the final five Rhodes scholars for 2014. For more details, visit www.­rhodeshouse.­­/page/rhodes-india, or contact Prof Virander Chauhan, secretary, Rhodes Scholarships in India; phone: +91 11 2674 2317 or +91 11 2674 1260, and email:
Private Scholarship 

Aiming to provide quality education to the students irrespective of their financial stature, Lovely Professional University  has introduced scholarship and financial aid program. The scholarship scheme has already been used by more than 20,000 worthy students over the last five years. So far scholarship worth more than Rs 150 crores has been given to the students under this program. Under this program, a student can avail scholarship upto Rs 1 lakh per year. The scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis  their performance in the board examination, graduation or the national/state level tests. Equal consideration will be given to the students who have performed well in sports at the state/national and international level. The scholarships  is applicable for nearly 200 programs offered.