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Navodaya Students Aspiring for IITs, NITs to Get 150 More Samsung Star Scholarships



Following the success of the first edition of ‘Samsung Star Scholar’ program in 2016, Samsung is bringing in more cheer for engineering aspirants. The country’s biggest consumer electronics company, Samsung, is offering 150 fresh scholarships to engineering students this year, taking the total number of scholarships offered under the program to 300.


These scholarships of Rs 2 lakh a year are for students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools, who have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main to qualify for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or National Institute of Technology (NIT) this year.


Samsung India has a partnership with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti since 2013. Under the agreement, it runs Samsung Smart Class in 476 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools across the country.


The Samsung Star Scholar program was started in 2016, wherein 150 students were provided scholarships for their higher studies. These students will now get scholarship for their second year course.


Each selected student will get financial support of up to Rs 2 lakh, which will be provided every year for up to five years to the scholarship recipients to help cover a significant share of their educational expenses, including tuition, hostel and mess expenses.


Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, CSR, Samsung India, said the Company wants to nurture young bright minds of India by fostering outstanding academic excellence for students, especially from rural backgrounds.


“We seek to support them to get the recognition that they deserve and pursue their dreams to study at top colleges in the country,” he said.


The selection of 150 students for the ‘Samsung Star Scholar’ program will be based on the student’s ranking in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main for B. Tech/Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech).


Students can visit http://www.samsung.com/in/microsite/sapne-hue-bade/star-scholar to learn more about the ‘Samsung Star Scholar’ program, or to download an application for enrollment. The application period for the ‘Samsung Star Scholar’ program will remain open until August 31, 2017.


The ‘Samsung Star Scholar’ program is aligned with the Company’s ongoing effort to nurture deserving young talent by enabling them with quality education.


Since the first Samsung Smart Class was established in 2013, over 2.5 lakh students have benefitted from it. In addition, over 8,000 teachers have been trained on how to use interactive technology to teach.


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