INSPIRE Scholarship 2023 for Higher Education (SHE); click here to know

INSPIRE Scholarship 2023 for Higher Education (SHE) is a program launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its primary objective is to offer financial support to students who have successfully completed their Class 12 education and aspire to pursue studies in the fields of Basic and Natural Sciences.

Eligible students who are chosen for this scholarship will be granted a monthly financial award of INR 5,000 along with an annual mentorship grant of INR 20,000.

This Scholarship is open for online applications. The last date to apply is November 9, 2023. Apply through this link:

Eligibility Criteria for INSPIRE Scholarship;

*To meet the eligibility criteria, an applicant must satisfy the following conditions:
*Age Range: The applicant’s age must fall within the range of 17 to 22 years.
*Academic Pursuit: The applicant should be currently enrolled in an academic program pursuing a degree in one of the following fields within the Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc., B.S., and Int. M.Sc./M.S. levels:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Statistics, Geology, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Electronics, Botany, Biochemistry, Zoology, Anthropology, Microbiology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanic Sciences
*Academic Performance: The applicant must either: a. Have achieved a top 1% ranking in their Class 12 examination. b. Hold a rank within the top 10,000 in competitive exams such as JEE of IIT, AIPMT, or NEET.
*Recognized Achievements: Alternatively, the applicant can qualify if they are:

  1. A National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar.
  2. A Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholar.
  3. A medalist in an International Olympics.


  1. Applicants pursuing subjects outside of those listed are ineligible.
  2. Applicants studying through open universities or distance education programs do not qualify.
  3. Candidates who completed their Class 12 examination in the previous academic year are not considered for eligibility.

Benefits of the INSPIRE Scholarship 2023

Chosen scholars will be granted a monthly stipend of INR 5,000 for up to five years, or until they finish their course, depending on which comes first. Additionally, scholars have the opportunity to receive an annual mentorship grant of INR 20,000.

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