Scholarships

2017 NGBT Student Meeting Scholarships and Travel Awards

SGRF is offering meeting scholarships and travel awards to students and postdoctoral fellows for attending the 2017 NGBT meeting. Full-time students and postdoctoral fellows, not supported through their current grants or institution are eligible to apply for full/partial meeting scholarship that includes housing and meeting fee waiver. Multiple travel grants are also available to support students and postdoctoral fellows.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be evaluated as the basis for awarding the scholarships. As part of the registration process, students and postdoctoral fellows can request that they be considered for scholarship and/or training grant. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of Science evident in their abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the meeting. Only one application per abstract will be accepted. Only one award per lab may be allocated.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:
A full-time student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute in India or South Asia.
A Photo ID and/or letter from your institution will be required as part of the verification process.

Criteria for Abstract Review and Selection:
Organization of the abstract with a clear introduction to the problem, brief methodology and findings will be important. How well the abstract conveys the significance of the scientific question and how well the results are interpreted in the abstract will be used as criteria to select the winners.

Application Process:
If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should register for the 2017 NGBT meeting by the scholarship deadline (Jul 31st, 2017). Only applicants who register for the 2017 NGBT through the NGBT online registration portal will be considered for the scholarship. As part of the 2017 NGBT meeting registration process you be able to submit your abstract and request that you be considered for the scholarship. Applicants selected for the scholarship will be notified by Sep 15th, 2017 via email. We expect to award 50 full scholarships and 100 partial scholarships to support students wishing to attend the 2017 NGBT meeting.

For additional information on abstracts, go to 2017 NGBT conference


2016 NGBT Student Meeting Scholarships and Travel Awards

SGRF is offering meeting scholarships and travel awards to Students and Postdoctoral fellows attending the 2016 NGBT meeting. Full-time students and postdoctoral fellows, not supported through their current grants or institution are eligible to apply for full/partial meeting scholarship that includes housing and meeting fee waiver. Multiple travel grants are also available to support students and postdoctoral fellows.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. As part of the registration process students and postdoctoral fellow can request that they be considered for scholarship and training grant. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality the Science represented by their abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the meeting. Only one application per abstract will be accepted. Only one award per lab may be allocated.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be: A full-time student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute in India or South Asia. A Photo ID and/or letter from your institution will be required as part of the verification process

Criteria for Abstract Review and Selection:Organization of the abstract with a clear introduction to the problem, brief methodology and findings will be important. A well written abstract that conveys the significance of the scientific question and results conveyed by the abstract will be used to select the winners.

Application Process

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should register for the 2016 NGBT meeting by the scholarship deadline (Aug 22nd, 2016). Only applicants that register for the 2016 NGBT through the NGBT online registration portal will be considered for the scholarship. As part of the 2016 NGBT meeting registration process you be able to submit your abstract and request that you be considered for the scholarship. Applicants selected for the scholarship will be notified by Sep 5th, 2016 via email. We expect to award 50 full scholarships and 100 partial scholarships to support students wishing to attend the 2016 NGBT meeting.

SGRF supports student education through scholarships. Should you wish to support student or students , and would like to sponsor scholarships please contact us and we will be glad to work with you in instituting a scholarship or an endowment to provide scholarship(s) on an ongoing basis.


2014 SGRF Student Scholarships for AC&RI, Killikulam

Overview

Scholarship for Two students of Under Graduate

One specifically for girl students (Namagiriammal memorial Scholarship)

The second open to both genders (Seetharaman Seshagiri memorial Scholarship)

mount for Tuition and Boarding Expenses up Rs 60,000/- per year

Academic Eligibility Criteria

1. First year students pursuing B.Sc.(Agriculture), in the academic year 2014 -15 are eligible for scholarships.
2. The applicants should have passed their Higher Secondary/Pre-University/ Intermediate/ CBSE/ISC or equivalent board qualifying examination not earlier than 2013.
3. The applicants should have scored not less than 70% marks at the qualifying examination
4. The applicants admission to their professional degree courses/institutions should be on the basis of the open/general merit rank awarded to them at the state or national level entrance tests or through a counseling process conducted at the state level.
5. Student without any one of the parent will be given preference
6. The scholarship amount will be released only to the Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Vallanad – 628 252 or the Warden, Agricultural College Hostel, Killikulam, Vallanad – 628 252 either for the payment of tuition fee or mess dues.
7. The scholarship will be renewed every year on receipt of the academic performance and conduct and character of the student in the Hostel.

Financial Support for those who need it the most

1. The gross family income criteria is Rs. 2,00,000/- per year. Gross income refers to the income before deductions for taxes or other purposes.
2. In addition to gross family income, the education and occupation of parents as well as family members including elder brother(s) and sister(s), the family’s living conditions and the total expenses being incurred by the family on the application’s education will be taken into consideration for determining the financial eligibility of an applicant.
3. Applicants who are the first graduates of the family will be preferred over applicants who are the second or third child of the family taking up graduation.
4. Where parents of applicants are employees, a salary/pay slip from the employer is mandatory. The salary /pay slip should clearly show the family member’s gross monthly salary with full details of his/her basic salary and all allowances and deductions. The employer and the facilitator should certify the salary/pay slip. Submission of an Income certificate from a local or other government authority in lieu of a salary/pay slip is not acceptable.
5. Where parent(s)/guardian(s) are retirees/pensioners, a pension statement from the pension authority and/or from an authorized bank showing the gross monthly pension of the family member, inclusive of any supplementary allowances and before any deductions is required. Pensioners should also provide documents to show the official status or designation, gross salary drawn at the time of retirement and the name of the employing organization. If the parent/guardian has recently retired under a voluntary retirement scheme, reasons for retirement, and amount of lump sum benefits received on retirement should be disclosed.
6. Where parents(s)/guardian(s) are in business or self-employed, income certificate issued by any government authority or the income tax return should be submitted in support of the gross family income specified in the application. Specific details of the nature and size of the business or self-employment should also be provided.
7. Where parent(s)/guardian(s) are agriculturists or have farming or cultivation as their source of income, an income certificate from a recognized or competent authority should be submitted. Details of the nature and size of the land holding, crops grown, etc. wet or dry land irrigation should also be provided.
8. The candidate selected for SGRF should not have applied for/ availing financial assistance from any other sources of Private/government bodies.
9. In the event of discontinuation of study by the recipient, he/she has to repay the entire amount of fellowship from SGRF in one lump sum with 6 % interest immediately.

How to apply

1. Please complete the application form
2. A statement of purpose (SOP) - one page letter on your goals in pursuing the education at the AC&RI,KKM and how this scholarship will support your goals and objectives (can be written in Tamil or English, as needed). It can touch on personal details and any hardship you had to overcome to obtain admission to the agricultural college.
3. At least two letters of recommendation from the AC&RI Faculty.
4. A short letter of support from the Dean for the candidates scholarship application.
The scholarship will be awarded after a careful evaluation of the pool of application by a selection committee appointed by the SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF). The exact mode of disbursal of the funds will be worked out with the college. Applicant will be allowed to renew the scholarship subject to them to maintain a GPA of 7.0 out of 10 (70%). Should the applicant not qualify for renewal or has graduated from the college the scholarship will become available again for students to apply, subject to funding available at that time.
June 28th–Two Scholarships to support students from Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Vallanadu, Tirunelveli announced. Details of the scholarship and the application process will be announced in 45-60 days