Career Scholarship for Girls 2022: How to apply

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Internshala, a major recruitment and training platform, has announced its annual scholarship — the Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls (ICSG) 2022 which comprises an annual award of INR 25,000.

The reward is meant to recognise a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field — academics, sports, arts, or any other field. The scholarship will be awarded as an allowance for pursuing an internship or undertaking a project in the chosen field, payment towards a specialized training programme, special equipment, etc.

How to apply for Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls

Eligibility: Any girl of Indian nationality between the age group of 17 to 23 years (as of December 31, 2021) is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Last date to apply: January 15, 2022; the results for ICSG 2022 will be announced by 1st February.

Application form: Go to Internshala’s official blog and click on ‘Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls’; scroll down and fill up the form on the page along with your career objective.

1. An element of fighting against odds: These can be financial, societal, physical handicap, or anything that might have put obstacles in your path.

2. An element of achievement: You must have done remarkably well in your chosen field, be it academics, sports, music, or arts.

3. An element of purpose: The purpose for which you will use the scholarship amount.

4. An element of need: Everything else being the same, the scholarship would be awarded to someone who is in greater financial need.

Application process for the career scholarship

1. Online form: Submission of application.

2. Interview: A short-list for a telephonic interview would be announced and interviews would be conducted. You would be asked to furnish all the necessary documents and proofs before the interview.

3. Referee check: After the interview, your referee (provided in the form) would be contacted for verification, after which the final winner would be selected and announced.

Why was this scholarship for girls launched?

The inspiration for this scholarship lies in the sad coincidence that Nirbhaya’s struggle for life ended on the same day that Internshala celebrated its second anniversary (December 29, 2012).

Through ICSG, Internshala has been able to help girls who after fighting against the odds and overcoming hardships, are still pursuing their careers relentlessly.

Who won last year’s career scholarship?

The winner of ICSG-2021 was Sneha Shankar, a third-year BCom student from Bangalore, Karnataka. She lost her father at the age of 12 which left Sneha and her mother with no financial support.

Her hard work and perseverance have helped her in powering through various odds. Due to her academic excellence and persistence, she had received financial support from both school and college administration.

In order to supplement her finances further, she started tutoring students. This income helped her in pursuing her long-held dream of pursuing a career in chartered accountancy. Sneha used this scholarship amount to pay her college fees.