Students from lower-income families in India can save money on their university education through the College Board India Scholars Program in the following two ways-
Up to 90% off SAT exam registration fees
Scholarships at participating Indian universities, some of whom cover full tuition fee through graduation
Income-eligible students who are residents of India and are in Class XI or XII can apply for the following discount vouchers that will save them money on their SAT registration fees:
90% SAT registration discount: Annual family income less than ?8 lakh
50% SAT registration discount: Annual family income between ?8 lakh and ?15 lakh
Students apply for the discount voucher when they are registering for the SAT exam. And here’s some good news, the SAT discount is given to every eligible student who applies for the voucher.
Income-eligible students who reside in India and achieve a total SAT score of 1300 or more may qualify for a merit-cum-need scholarship at participating universities, the amount of which is based on the student’s annual family income.
Full tuition scholarship through graduation: Family income less than ?8 lakh
Students with an SAT score of 1300 or more earn the honor of being an SAT India Top Performer while the scholarship winners are honored with being a College Board India Scholar.
Students can apply for these scholarships when they apply for admission and universities will select the recipients from the applications of income-eligible students who meet all the other eligibility requirements.
Currently, there are 24 Indian universities participating in the College Board’s India Scholars Program, namely:
Azim Premji University
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
O.P. Jindal Global University
Sri Sri University
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
SRM University Delhi- NCR, Sonepat
NMIMS Deemed to be University
World University of Design
Shiv Nadar University
BML Munjal University
Vijay Bhoomi University
Jagdish Sheth School of Management
Symbiosis Skills and Professional University
TIET- Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Jagran Lakecity University