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Which Sports are Included in GIIS Sports Scholarship & What Students Can Apply for it?

Being involved with a sport improves your physical health and imparts many important lessons that you cannot learn in a classroom. Sports are no longer considered a recreational activity and have become an indispensable part of school curriculums.

GIIS deeply understands the role that sports play in students’ development and aims to provide the best coaches, necessary equipment, and dedicated time for them to practice and excel in different sports. GIIS offers the Global Sports Scholarship to encourage and groom students who are passionate about sports.

GIIS Sports Scholarship

Global Schools Foundation (GSF), the administrative board for GIIS Schools, contributes to the needs of all the deserving students through their various scholarship programs. On the same lines, it provides foundational support to young sportspersons by awarding them the GIIS Sports Scholarship. Along with financial support, the scholarship also recognizes players’ achievements at the national, international, and state levels and encourages them through proper mentorship as and when required.

Students from the following disciplines (individual or team) are considered for the GIIS Global Sports Scholarship:

●        Badminton

●        Table Tennis

●        Lawn Tennis

●        Chess

●        Athletics

●        Gymnastics

●        Swimming

●        Archery

●        Shooting

●        Boxing

●        Weightlifting

●        Cycling

●        Diving

●        Soccer

●        Volleyball

●        Basketball

●        Netball

●        Traditional Games (kho-kho & Kabaddi)

●        Martial Arts (Judo & Karate)

●        Wrestling

●        Hockey

●        Cricket

●        Rugby

●        Squash

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the GIIS sports scholarship, the student must fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • The applicant must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The student must be from a moderate-income family (with an annual family income less than INR 5 Lacs).
  • The student must have maintained a good academic performance for the last two years.
  • The student must be affiliated with a sports coach or a recognised sports academy.
  • Should have played consistently for two years and represented the state/country at the national or international level.
  • Must have strong future potential.
  • Must pass a skills test and interview round.
  • Be a member of the winner or runner-up team in individual events at the state or national level.
  • Must have displayed outstanding performance in the field of sport.
  • Must convince the board about their calibre during their personal interview round and why they must be offered the scholarship.

Apply for the Sports Scholarship

Based on the details provided above, if your sport falls under the accepted disciplines for the Global Sports Scholarship, then you can submit the application online using the following steps:

Step 1: Fill in all the necessary details in the application form

Step 2: Upload all the relevant documents, such as:

– Upload last two years’ academic records 

– Family income documents/tax assessment (ITR duly acknowledged by IT department) for the past two years

– Self-Declaration form for Gross Family Income

Step 3: Submit your application.

Step 4: If your application is accepted, you will be informed by email in the next ten working days.

Step 5: You have to give a scholarship assessment test.

Step 6: Appear for a one-on-one interview round if applicable.

Step 7: Selected candidates are announced, and scholarships are disbursed.

Scholarship Value

Based on your eligibility and other details, the sports scholarship is provided to students from Grade 1-12 for a period of three years. The scholarship value is divided into six categories:

CategoryEligibilityScholarship Value
Category AAwarded at International SportsSports Expenses: 100% coverage (Up to INR 6 lacs per year)Academic Expenses: 100% waiver on total fees
Category BRepresented at International SportsSports Expenses: 100% coverage (Up to INR 4 lacs per year)Academic Expenses: 100% waiver on total fees
Category CAwarded at National SportsSports Expenses: 100% coverage (Up to INR 2.25 lacs per year)Academic Expenses: 100% waiver on total fees
Category DRepresented at National SportsSports Expenses: 100% coverage (Up to INR 1.25 lacs per year)Academic Expenses: 100% waiver on total fees
Category EAwarded at State Level SportsSports Expenses: 90% coverage (Up to INR 75,000 per year)Academic Expenses: 90% waiver on total fees
Category FRepresented at State Level SportsSports Expenses: 90% coverage (Up to INR 25,000 per year)Academic Expenses: 90% waiver on total fees

With so many benefits being offered by the GIIS Global Sports Scholarship, students can build their sports career without compromising on the academics. The school will also ensure that you are provided with the best equipment and trainers who will help you in polishing your skills which are required to play at the highest level.

GIIS has branches all over the world, which also helps students in getting global experience. The sports scholarship rewards the hard work and skills of talented students and provides them with a platform to display their skills. It makes the sportsperson confident by taking care of their academics and giving them enough time to concentrate on the sport they are interested in.

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