Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: A Complete Guide for Students

GIIS Curator
May 28, 2021
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GIIS Noida offers different types of scholarships to students. As an international school, we acknowledge the importance of supporting students with different abilities and talents to pursue their studies. The school does this by giving out scholarships that target different types of students. They are awarded based on a student's talent, merit, financial need, and skills. 

One such program is the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship. The school awards this scholarship to students who are excellent performers in academics and extracurricular activities. This MCM scholarship seeks to provide financial help to brilliant students from middle-income families. The aim is to ensure that parents across different social standings can afford quality education for their children. 

● Application procedure

It is not difficult to apply for this scholarship. It has a straightforward application process. You only need to visit our scholarship page and do the following:

● Select the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship from the list provided by the school. 

● Go through the scholarship details and ensure you understand what the program entails.

● If you satisfy the eligibility criteria outlined for the award, go ahead with the application process. 

● Fill the application form keenly and provide all the necessary information as requested per section. 

● Upload the appropriate documents needed to support your eligibility. They include report cards showing your academic performance of the last two years, family income documents, and a self-declaration form for the gross family income. 

Before submitting, ensure all the information given is authentic, precise, and error-free. 

If you are successful, you will receive notification within ten working days.

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● Eligibility criteria

Since the school offers the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship with the primary purpose of supporting needy and deserving students, the eligibility criteria are based on the student's gross family income. Depending on the financial ability of the student, the eligibility criteria are categorized as follows (For Academic  Year 2020-2021):

Category A - Gross family income of INR 8,00,000 or less get 20% off on tuition fee

Category B - Gross family income between INR 8,00,000 – 10,00,000  get 15% off on tuition fee

Category C - Gross family income of between INR 10,00,000 – 12,00,000  get 12% off on tuition fee

Category D - Gross family income of between INR 12,00,000 – 25,00,000  get 10% off on tuition fee

If your family's gross income falls between the specified ranges, then you are eligible and can qualify for the award. 

● Applicable grades

This prominent scholarship applies to students across all grades. Students from Nursery to Kindergarten 1-2 and those from Grade 1-12 can apply for the scholarship. This is because the scholarship considers all students' needs regardless of their age or grade and strives to support them. 

● Curricula

Every scholarship offered at Noida aligns itself with a specific curriculum depending on the grade of the target students. For this particular scholarship, the acceptable curriculum is the GMP and CBSE. Since the program covers Nursery and Kindergarten students, it accepts the GMP curricula. This is the Global Montessori Plus programme that offers the best teaching practices with modern methodologies for preschoolers. Students undertaking the program from Grades 1 to 12 will go through the rigorous and vibrant CBSE program that sharpens them academically and offers holistic learning.   

● Other requirements

Apart from the above eligibility criteria, the student must be an Indian citizen.

Their academic performance must be above the average. This means a student must score a minimum of 60% marks or its equivalent in tests and exams for the past two years. 

Prepare the family income or tax assessment documents of the previous two years as well as a self-declaration form for the student’s family's gross income. When submitting these documents, ensure they are up to date. The application should contain the required documents of the last two years. Do not submit additional documents. Be precise and accurate in your submission.  

● Dates

The scholarship's start date depends from year to year, keep watch on GIIS website. Note these dates to submit the application before the due date. Timely applications have higher chances of winning. If you submit your application way past the deadline, the school may not process it. 

● Tenure

The scholarship has a tenure of two years. If you happen to win the award, you will enjoy the scholarship benefits for two years. However, the continuation of the second year's scholarship will depend on how the student performs in the first year. To maintain the eligibility, a student has to maintain good scores.

● Significance of the scholarship

The financial value from this MCM scholarship will go a long way in offsetting the tuition fee. This will make it possible for the student to access quality education at affordable rates. 

Students will get a chance to enrol in one of the best international schools in the city. To qualify for the scholarship benefits, a student will have to take admission at the best school in Noida campus. However, even students who are not currently studying at GIIS Noida can apply for the scholarship - they win the scholarship and a chance to study at the school.

GIIS Noida is a prestigious school that will expose a student to a myriad of opportunities. The excellent resources and modern educational facilities will be an added advantage to a student’s academic journey. They will gain exposure to a global learning environment that will enrich their experiences as a student. 

The recognition that comes with the program will open up the future for the students who win the scholarship. It will advance opportunities for them to gain entry into excellent universities. Along with that, the scholarship will subject them to a holistic learning approach, which will push them to grow as all-round individuals. Winning the scholarship will push a student to become a responsible individual. 

If you are still facing doubts about the scholarship application or its process, please do get in touch with our admission counsellor to know about the school admission process. Do not allow your financial status to limit you. It is possible to study in good schools at a lesser cost if you win the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means Scholarship. 

If your child is an Indian citizen and is sure that your gross family income falls within the required range, think no further, take this vital step and submit an application before the due date. 

GIIS Curator

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