The Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls is an annual award of INR 25,000/- meant to help advance one girl’s career in her chosen field. Instituted in 2013, the inspiration for this scholarship lies in the sad coincidence that the Delhi rape victim’s struggle for life ended on the same day that Internshala celebrates its anniversary (29th December). The scholarship is meant to recognize a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field (Academics, Sports, Arts etc.) – be it allowance for pursuing an internship or undertaking a project in the chosen field, payment towards a specialized training program, special equipment, etc.
Any girl (an Indian national) between the ages of 17 to 23 years (as of 31st December) with a career objective is eligible to apply.
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- An element of fighting against odds – these can be financial, societal, physical handicap or anything that might have put obstacles in your path
- An element of achievement – you must have done remarkably well in your chosen field, be it academics, sports, music or arts
- An element of purpose – the purpose for which you will use the scholarship amount
- An element of need – everything else being the same, the scholarship would be awarded to someone who is in greater financial need (family income, absence of any other scholarships etc.)
Application has to be made online through official website. Candidate has to submit the application form first and on this basis he/she will be shortlisted for the interview. You would be asked to furnish all necessary documents and proofs before the interview. Finally selected candidates will be announced on the basis of score secured in interview.
After the interview, your referee (provided in the form) would be contacted for verification, post which the final winner would be selected and announced. Wherever possible, the amount will be paid directly towards the cause at the time of the need through the referee provided in the form.