09 Jul 2021 16:04 IST

Samsung offers scholarships to 544 students

JNV students who have qualified for IITs and NITs have received ₹2 lakh financial support from Samsung

Samsung has given scholarships to 544 meritorious students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools who have qualified for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT), as part of its Samsung Star Scholar programme.

The programme offers a scholarship of up to ₹2 lakh for expenses related to tuition, examination, hostel and mess, for one academic year, and it can be renewed every year up to 5 years. The aim is to financially support less privileged students from JNV schools who qualify to these engineering colleges. In its sixth year, Samsung Star Scholar programme has so far benefited 800 JNV students. Under this programme, Samsung offers scholarships every year to meritorious JNV students pursuing full-term BTech/Dual Degree (BTech + M.Tech) course at any IIT or NIT.

Token of encouragement

“Samsung helps young people around the world gain access to better educational and learning opportunities as part of its citizenship vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People.’ The Samsung Star Scholar programme is an embodiment of our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia that seeks to empower the next generation of young India,” said Partha Ghosh, Vice-President & Head, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.

This year the programme has granted 150 scholarships to new applicants from JNVs, of which 87 will begin their journey across different IITs, and 63 at different NITs, this year. In addition, scholarships have been renewed for the next year for 394 existing students. The recipients of renewed scholarships include 139 second-year students, 171 third-year students, 82 fourth-year students, and two fifth-year students.

The selection of first-year applicants is based on their All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main, however, to get a renewal of the scholarship for the second to fourth or fifth year, students are required to maintain a Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CPGA) rating of 5 or above.