How UPES scholarships are helping learners achieve their career goals
UPES truly believes that students can achieve great things despite the odds against them; no one should be deprived of education due to financial limitations. Hence, the university offers four kinds of scholarships that students can avail subject to the eligibility criteria
When a scholarship is awarded to a student, a chain of change begins. The students receiving the scholarships go on to live fulfilling lives and create a positive impact in the society. There is a clear effect of financial aid on the retention, academic success, and graduation rates of students in higher education.
UPES truly believes that students can achieve great things despite the odds against them; no one should be deprived of education due to financial limitations. Hence, the university offers various scholarships, enabling more and more students to pursue their passions.
The scholarship programs are designed to ensure that economic circumstances do not prevent a student from being able to enrol at UPES. There are four kinds of scholarships that students can avail themselves of depending on the eligibility criteria.
1) Scholarship support for COVID warriors:
Honouring the selfless and dedicated services of COVID warriors such as teachers, health workers, doctors, paramedics, military, paramilitary and police personnel, and civic workers, UPES is offering scholarships to their wards. The financial aid can also be availed by the ward of the individual who lost his/her/their life and was the sole breadwinner of the family and left behind the said ward.
The scholarship is being launched for students into undergraduate and postgraduate during the academic year 2021-22, which shall be awarded for one year of the program only.
For details, please visit https://www.upes.ac.in/corona-warriors-scholarship-scheme
2) ‘Shakti’ scholarship for girl child:
Bridging the opportunity gap from classroom to the boardroom, UPES is providing a 20% scholarship for girl students for intake in undergraduate programs for the academic year 2021-22.
This scholarship will be offered for the first year on the tuition fee to all girl students taking admission in UPES in the year 2021 subject to a minimum of 70% marks in the 12th board exams.
For details, please visit https://upesforshakti.upes.ac.in/
3) Merit-based scholarship:
UPES offers up to 100% merit-based scholarships to eligible students in specific programs. These scholarships are allotted for the first semester in order of merit to eligible candidates. For details, please visit https://www.upes.ac.in/scholarships
4) Domicile scholarship:
UPES is one of the few universities providing attractive scholarships for Uttarakhand bonafide residents. It provides a 33% concession in the tuition fee of Uttarakhand state board toppers. For details, please visit https://www.upes.ac.in/aspiring-students
How UPES scholarships have benefitted students over the years
“I am a little shy but very ambitious. I want all my dreams to come true, and UPES, through its ‘Shakti’ scholarship is supporting me to do that and more. UPES was already popular in my family. The scholarship further reaffirmed my decision of coming here,” says Alisha Farheen, a student at the School of Health Sciences. “One day, when I narrate my story to someone, I would tell them how this scholarship changed my life forever,” she gleams.
Talking about the culture at UPES, Farheen adds, “Everyone in the university is exceptionally welcoming; faculty are a class apart. If I ever get stuck, whether in my assignments or while understanding a concept, my professors explain it till I completely understand it. UPES is not just about academics; it nurtures us to live a purposeful life – both professionally and personally. I am happy to be a part of such an institution.”
“My father was about to take an education loan for my under graduation. Just when hope seemed to recede, I learnt about the ‘Shakti’ scholarship UPES was offering. I am honoured to have received it. It has not only been an immense financial help for my family, but it has also provided me with the ease of mind to pursue engineering to the best of my abilities. I appreciate the financial support given to me to pursue my educational dreams,” says Tisha Goswami from UPES School of Engineering.
In 2016, after her father had a paralytic attack, life took a new turn for Aayushi Verma. “There was hardly any hope and I could barely see any light coming through. But as they say, good things happen when we least expect them. The same happened to me when I got a chance to study at UPES with a 100% scholarship. The scholarship covered hostel fees, uniforms, books, industrial visits and other expenses.”
Aayushi, a student of BBA Core, UPES School of Business, has done an internship with Bajaj Health Insurance, where she gained expertise in skills like human resource management and teamwork.
These are some of the several brilliant and confident students who have made the most out of the UPES scholarships. As an institution, UPES sees the scholarships as a partnership between the students, their families, and the university. The range of scholarships is designed to help passionate and meritorious students realise their study dreams and enhance their higher education experience.