Bhajan Lal Scholarship

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The Bhajan Global Impact Foundation provides the Bhajan Lal Scholarship to students looking for higher studies in programs related to the environment. The scholarship is awarded to candidates seeing admissions in MSc, MPhil or Ph.D. or equivalent program.

  • A full or partial payment towards the tuition fee, living expenses, travel, and research is awarded
  • Awarded for a duration of 12-24 months
  • Renewed every 6 months or at the end of each semester
  • Students applying to universities in India or universities abroad offering environmental studies or equivalent program are eligible

The Bhajan Lal Scholarship is awarded based on the needs and merit of the candidate. The ones who are selected for the scholarship are called Bhajan Lal Scholars.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, Need-Based
Offered byTrust
OrganizationBhajan Global Impact Foundation
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
Renewabilityyes
International Students EligibleYes
Online Application Linkhttp://bhajanfoundation.org/bhajan-lal-scholarship-form/
Scholarship Website Linkhttp://bhajanfoundation.org/bhajan-lal-scholarship/

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants who wish to apply for Bhajan Lal Scholarship must fulfill the following criteria:

  • must have a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline to environment.
  • must have an offer letter from a recognized university abroad or India
  • should be enrolling in MSc, MPhil, or Ph.D. program at a foreign university

The eligible fields of study for Bhajan Lal Scholarship include:

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Finance
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology, Water Resource Management, Sedimentation of Rivers, Water Waste, Ground Water, etc.
  • Geology and Soils such as Soil Quality, Weathering, etc.
  • Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Biogas, etc. Wildlife such as Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Observation, etc.Waste such as Solid Waste Management, Liquid Waste Management, Integrated Waste Management, etc.

Applicants looking forward to studying abroad and enroll in one of the above-mentioned fields of study or equivalent are eligible for the Bhajan Lal Scholarship.


Application Process

Applicants of Bhajan Lal Scholarships are required to complete a scholarship form. Applicants can apply either online or send the application form through the mail to scholarships@bhajanfoundation.org.

How to Apply:

  • Visit the BGIF website to complete the scholarship form online.
  • Fill in the details asked in the form such as-
    • Personal details
    • Academic qualification (last three qualifications)
    • Any previous scholarship or funding awarded
    • Test scores of GRE, TOEFL or IELTS
    • Work Experience or Projects Pursued
    • Proposed program
  • Fill some essay questions such as:
    • In your opinion, what is the biggest environmental challenge that India faces today? You can choose to focus on a specific incident/ situation or keep it general to an overarching challenge (Max 1000 words)
    • How do you think your course can help you address some of the environmental challenges that India is facing? (Max 500 words)
    • What are the belief systems or values that define you as an individual? How do you think these values will help you in your path to creating environmental impact? (Max 500 words)
  • Other additional details such as-
    • Involvement in Social Causes and Community Activities
    • Include reasons for poor grades, financial background, other mitigating factors, if relevant. (Max 500 words)
  • Details of two references (1 professional and 1 academic recommended)
  • Upload updated resume

In case an applicant is submitting the scholarship application through email, they are required to attach the Essay questions as a separate document within the same email.


Selection Process

The Bhajan Lal Scholars are selected based on two major criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Academic merit

Bhajan Lal Scholarships are awarded for a duration of 12-24 months and are reviewed every 6 months or end of each semester.


Grant Details

The Bhajan Global Impact Foundation provides financial help to students enrolling in MSc, MPhil or Ph.D. in environment related disciplines through the Bhajan Lal Scholarship.

  • The scholarship covers Partial/Full Payment towards:
    • Tuition fee
    • Living Expenses
    • Travel
    • Research
  • Amounts covered by the respective university would not be included
Basis of granting the awardMerit and Need
Number of ScholarshipsN/A
Separate Application NeededYes
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Award ValueFull or partial expenses while studying at a university in India or abroad
Citizenship EligibilityIndian
Study LevelMSc, MPhil or PhD
Contact Emailconnect@bhajanfoundation.org

The Bhajan Global Impact Foundation believes in protecting the environment and is inspired by the Bishnois, the community in Rajasthan famous for protecting the environment for 500 years. BGIF encourages and supports young minds to pursue research and higher studies in environment or a related field of study.

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