What is GIIS Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship?

The 21st century requires technologically proficient leaders to drive innovation and solve the world’s big problems. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship Programme aims to provide the right environment for potential students and help them achieve a collective dream.

The objective of the scholarship is to encourage learners with an affinity for technology. More specifically, the learners who have showcased their proficiency and excellence in STEM-related stints.

Let’s discuss in detail the scholarship and how you can avail the overarching benefits of the program.

Here is what you should know about the GIIS Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship program:

Robust eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must be an Indian citizen and should have represented in national and international forums. It can be in terms of writing a paper, coding, application development, BlockChain, AI, and more. The idea is to allow technologically proficient learners to flourish their abilities under the program.

Moreover, the student will need to provide proof of the stint or achievement along with the academic performance record of two years. The test and interview process depends on the learners, so it will help if you acquire more information from the school counselor.

Get shortlisted as per three categories.

There are three ways learners can get shortlisted for the scholarship 1-year program:

  • Category A: This is for the top 10 national rank holders in SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) Olympiad, STEM Olympiad, and Robotics Olympiad. Moreover, it is applicable for students who have secured the 1st, 2nd, 3rd position in the National Children’s Science Congress annual competition. At GIIS Surat, these learners can get up to 9% on tuition fees.
  • Category B: Category B follows similar criteria for selecting the students, but top 20 rank holders can SOF, STEM, and Robotics Olympiads. The category is applicable for students who were part of the winning team (Rank 1) at the ISRO Space Quiz and NSS (National Space Settlement). Under this category, students can avail of up to 6% on tuition fees.
  • Category C: This category is for the top 30 rank holders of SOF, STEM, and Robotics Olympiad. The members of the runner up team (Rank 2) ISRO Space Quiz and NSS (National Space Settlement), along with top 10 students at competitions run by Microsoft, Google (mainly Google science fair), Adobe, or Intel. Moreover, the top 10 students of any national, state, or international-level robot olympiad are eligible under category C. This category offers 3% percent off on tuition fees.

A 5-step process to get shortlisted.

The school has made it easier for parents and deserving students to apply for the scholarship with a 5-step process.

  1. File the details and register for the scholarship. Moreover, load all the relevant documents such as performance records, project details, research papers, etc.
  2. The school will notify the shortlisted candidates within a span of 10 working days.
  3. The assessment process
  4. Face to face interview if it is applicable.
  5. The administration committee will make the decision to select the candidates and issue disbursal.

A final word – things to keep in mind

The school has erected a few precautionary measures to ensure that the benefits are given to deserving candidates. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Make sure that the uploaded information is accurate and concrete. The scholarship can be terminated in case of misleading details regarding the achievements along with the learner.
  • Ensure exemplary conduct to showcase progressive performance and satisfactory grades.
  • Learners will be expected to complete the full scholarship tenure of one year, and they can only avail the benefits of one scholarship in a term.

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