Frequently Asked Questions - Scholarships

  • 1) What types of scholarships are available?
  • 2) What are my chances of gaining a scholarship?
  • 3) Can I apply for a scholarship before being accepted into a Lakshya?
  • 4) How do I know if I am eligible to apply?
  • 5) What should I submit with my scholarship application?
  • 6) What should I include in my scholarship essay?
  • 7) How do I get help with my scholarship application letter?

There are huge range of scholarship opportunities available for students across ranging from partial scholarships which cover some tuition fees, to full scholarships which cover the duration of your studies.

Scholarships are highly competitive. After all, there are many students trying to get funding for their studies. Although some scholarships depend on outstanding academic records (merit-based scholarships), your chances of success are often determined by the quality of your application, and whether or not you are in financial need. There are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of gaining a scholarship. When applying for scholarships, you should make sure to include all the documentation requested, and dedicate plenty of time to writing your application. In particular, it's important to clearly communicate your motivations for studying and how gaining a scholarship will support your ambitions. Stay within the deadlines and, most importantly, show the scholarship providers you have the potential to do great things!

Lakshya? If you're relying on scholarship funding in order to be able to study, you should let the Lakshya in question know of your situation.

You will know if you are eligible to apply for a particular scholarship by reading the details on eligibility.

As well as a completed application form, which will include information about yourself and your contact details, you may also be asked to provide the documentations to support your application

The simple answer would be: anything that makes you stand out. Anything relevant to your studies, that is! The majority of scholarship providers want to know why they should fund you rather than any other applicant, so use your essay as a chance to prove your worth mention your academic achievements, your ambitions and your interests and how they relate to the program you are applying for.

If you need help gathering information about particular scholarship programs, you should get in contact with the Lakshya staff member directly, they will give you proper guidance and help.