Do you know the eligibility criteria for a Dr. Abdul Kalam scholarship?

Scholarships are offered to support deserving and outstanding students to pursue education and realise their dreams. Each scholarship seeks to serve a unique purpose or meet a specific goal. Suitable candidates are those who align with the same goal. For this reason, applicants have to meet certain conditions and requirements to qualify for the award. The scholarship committee is responsible for setting up the eligibility criteria to help in the review and selection of suitable candidates. 

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship is one such program with unique criteria for scrutinising eligible candidates. The scholarship is offered by GIIS Kuala Lumpur and seeks to recognise young talents who are proficient in technology and digital space. It aims at giving opportunities to smart students with economic constraints to pursue their talents. It initiates programmes that help students to advance their technological skills. 

To qualify for the scholarship, you have to meet specific eligibility criteria depending on the category of your achievement. The table below outlines the criteria:

Categories

Eligibility Criteria

Category A

A student should be among the top 10 nationally at the Olympiad by STEM/SOF/Robotics Olympiad (or)

Be the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize winner at the annual National Children’s Science Congress competition

Category B

Be ranked among the top 20 nationally at the Olympiad by STEM/SOF/Robotics Olympiad (or)

Be a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize winner at the annual National Children’s Science Congress competition (or)

Be part of the top team at the ISRO Space Quiz or NSS-National Space Settlement

Category C

Appear among the top 30 nationally at the Olympiad by STEM/SOF/Robotics Olympiad (or)

Rank top 10 at competitions organised by IT giants (or)

Rank top 10 at the Robot Olympiad (or)

Be part of the top 2 teams at the ISRO Space Quiz or NSS

Category D

Rank top 40 nationally at the Olympiad by STEM/SOF/Robotics Olympiad (or)

Rank top 20 at competitions organised by IT giants (or)

Rank top 20 at the Robot Olympiad (or)

Be part of the top 3 teams at the ISRO Space Quiz or NSS (or)

Win innovation awards at the national or international levels (or)

Achievement at the CBSE/MOE science exhibition or the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)

 

Additional Requirements for eligibility

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Malaysia
  2. Must have shown incredible talent by representing at the national, regional or international forums under the following categories:
  • Written a thesis, paper, or published documents or have innovated a tool in the field of digital space like robotics
  • Show proof of the written papers, published documents, thesis, device or application.

GIIS Kuala Lumpur recognises the importance of helping deserving students and supporting them to advance their skills in the field of technology. Awarding them through this scholarship is the best way the school can show its support in recognising younger talent. However, getting the scholarship is not as it sounds. You have to prove that you are the best candidate for the award. To confirm your eligibility, ensure you meet all the requirements in the category that best fits you. It is the best strategy you can use to increase your chances of getting the scholarship.  

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