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Ashoka University Announces the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Young India Fellows

100% of tuition and residence expenses covered for awardees; Class of 2024 will be the first to benefit

Ashoka University announced the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Young India Fellows. The Class of 2024 will be the first to benefit from this scholarship. In addition to the University’s need-based financial aid programme, around 10 Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates, covering 100% of their tuition and residence expenses.

The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships will be granted to admitted students who have consistently excelled in their academic, non-academic, and/or professional pursuits and have demonstrated leadership. Exceptional candidates will be identified through the holistic admissions process and will be invited to attend an additional scholarship interview after being admitted.

“The Young India Fellowship Programme and all the Young India Fellows have a very special and unique place within Ashoka University. Its uniqueness lies in the simple fact it was the first programme that Ashoka University offered — predating the formal establishment of the University. It is with the YIF that Ashoka University began its pursuit of excellence in the world of education and learning. In keeping with this pursuit, the YIF is instituting the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships which will recognize outstanding individuals who will become Young India Fellows every year. It is the hope that these scholarships will make Fellows aspire to do better than their best.”

Professor Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Chancellor and Professor of History, Ashoka University

The Young India Fellowship (YIF), Ashoka University’s flagship programme and the only fellowship of its kind in India, prepares 100 outstanding individuals to be effective leaders and change-makers in the twenty-first century. It is a one-year, fully residential multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma in Liberal Studies. Over 2100 alumni continue to make impact across government, civil society, development, academia, research, sports, performing arts, multilateral organizations, the corporate sector, and as entrepreneurs.

Applications for the YIF Class of 2023-24 are open until 20th March 2023. Click on any of the links below to learn more:

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