Scholarships are fully funded or partially funded opportunities for students having the potential of progress in the ladder of academic success but lacking resources to achieve that.
Corporations, organizations, and academic and research institutes offer individuals with talent these opportunities to pursue and accomplish their mutual interests.
Students want to complete their studies, while those providing scholarships have multiple interests ranging from marketing to talent enhancement.
SOURCES OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The most excellent source of scholarships is the daily newspapers, especially newspapers of holidays, either national or internet.
The second source is that of websites of academic and research institutes.
Higher Education Commissions
The Higher education commissions, i.e., HEC in Pakistan and DAAD in Germany; every governmental body worldwide has access and fully aware of such opportunities.
Magazines and Journals
Academic magazines and research journals are rich sources of scholarships.
People who have secured such scholarships are excellent sources of information about such opportunities, procedures, hurdles in the process, and hardships after acquiring such options.
Office of Advanced Studies
Every university and postgraduate institute has an office for dealing with higher education concerns. They are entitled to give you information about such scholarships.
Departmental Notice Boards
Noticeboards of Concerned departments in the academic structure; if you are looking for a scholarship in Biology, you will find it on concerned departmental noticeboards.
How to apply
It is straightforward, read carefully the eligibility section of any scholarship you wish to use; this is the first step you have to take.
If you are eligible, then apply. If you are not, then don’t waste your precious time.
The second step is to look for the program that suits your research or interest in research if you find out that you are applying for a program that doesn’t interest you at all.
You will lose your motivation, and you will just waste your energy and resources in vain.
Scholarship Coverage another critical step you must consider before applying for any scholarship.
Questions you may have before stepping towards the coverage section of any given scholarship are:
What this scholarship cover? Is it only covering educational expenses or accommodation and other expenses too?
Can you adjust yourself to that environment and society?
Can you fulfill your responsibilities, whatever it may be, while you are in that scholarship program?
If all answers are yes, then you may proceed; otherwise, it is right for you not to consider this opportunity and look for another one.
Now it is time to consider this section of a scholarship. Some institutes and organizations encourage applicants to apply only online.
Others offline while some need both. So, be careful about this, read twice this section, and apply accordingly.
In this section, you will find the pro and cons of the application.
Some institutes encourage you to apply directly while some through proper channels, i.e., supervisor, department, university, employer e.t.c.
After satisfaction from the application’s overall procedure, fill and update the application form and required documents, and send it to respective and concerned institutes.
They will respond to you, and then you will acquire a scholarship; this was all we could inform you about the awards. For your bright future, we wish you good luck.
The section below gives you some relevant links to follow and further inform yourself about scholarships.