Rolls-Royce plc has pledged $120,000 to develop an engineering scholarship program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the company said Feb. 2.
Starting this year, two $5,000 annual scholarships will be offered to sophomores or juniors who meet certain academic criteria. As part of the program, the students selected must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate good progress toward completing his or her degree program.
The scholarship program will continue through the spring of 2013. Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory in the School of Aerospace Engineering will oversee the selection process in consultation with Rolls-Royce.
An educated woman is capable of transforming the world. However, there are still instances of girls dropping out of formal education due to lack of financial resources and various other reasons.
When it comes to women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the number of women as compared to men is very less.
Thus, to promote their STEM education, Rolls-Royce India Private Limited has initiated a dedicated scholarship programme to support the meritorious girl students in completing their engineering degree.
The name of the programme is ‘Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students’. Under this programme, the girl students studying in the 1st/2nd/3rd year of undergraduate engineering programme can avail scholarship of INR 35,000 for completing their education.
Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarship Programme
Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students is being offered by Rolls-Royce India Private Limited that majorly focus on encouraging and supporting students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.
The scholarship is meant to support those meritorious girl students who are studying in 1st/2nd/3rd year of Engineering degree programme at an AICTE recognised institution.
To receive financial assistance under Roll-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students, the following eligibility criteria must be met –
Only girl students can apply.
The applicants must be studying in 1st/2nd/3rd year of Engineering degree programme (in fields like Marine, Aerospace, Electronics, Computers, etc.) at an AICTE recognised institution.
The percentage of marks to be obtained by the applicants in Class 10 and 12 board exams must be more than 60%.
The students selected for this scholarship programme will receive INR 35,000 as scholarship amount. The selection will be based on candidate’s previous class performance, family income and academic background. The process involves a multi-stage process that includes –
Initial screening of scholarship applications based on academic merit and financial need
Telephonic interview of the shortlisted candidates
Face-to-face interview for final selection (if required)
Eligible students can apply for this scholarship online through following the steps below to apply:
1: Visit the ‘Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students’ page. Click here for application link.
2: Read all the instructions carefully and click on ‘Apply Now’ button.
3: The application page will open. Click on ‘Start Application’ (if already logged in) or click the ‘Register’ button to start the application.
4: Fill in all required details in the scholarship application.
5: Upload all the relevant documents.
6: Submit the completed application.
Key Documents Required
While applying for this scholarship, the applicants need to upload the following documents in support of their application –
Photo identity proof
Self-attested copy of Class 10 or Class 12 mark sheet
Admission proof (Admission fees receipt/college ID card, etc.)
Current academic year fee receipt
Bank account details of the applicant (Copy of passbook/cancelled cheque)