Read about sports scholarship – Applicable Grades, Eligibility Criteria & Scholarship Value

The GIIS Global Sports Scholarship is one of the top scholarships offered at GIIS Noida. It strives to recognize, support and mentor talented young athletes at state, national and international levels.

Students are allowed to apply for sports scholarships across different disciplines. This list includes soccer, hockey, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, netball, basketball, volleyball, cycling, swimming, boxing, squash, rugby, cricket, weightlifting, wrestling, boxing, athletics, archery, martial arts, traditional games and more. 

Applicable Grades

The sports scholarship is open to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria differs between scholarship categories. Generally, applicants must have participated in a state, national, international or similarly reputable sports event to qualify. The category an applicant falls under determines the scholarship value awarded, which is explained in a later section.

  • Category A: Awarded at international sports events.
  • Category B: Represented in international sports.
  • Category C: Awarded at national sports event. 
  • Category D: Participated in national sports.
  • Category E: Awarded at state-level sports event.
  • Category F: Participated in state-level sports.

Applicants must be citizens of India and should come from moderate-income families (annual family income of less than INR 5 lacs). They must also exhibit excellent academic performance for the last two years and prove affiliation with a recognized sports body or coach. 

Scholarship Values

The GIIS sports scholarship has a three-year tenure and covers both sports and educational expenses 

  • Category A
    • 100% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 6 lacs per year.
    • 100% of educational fees.
  • Category B
    • 100% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 4 lacs per year.
    • 100% of educational fees.
  • Category C
    • 100% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 2.25 lacs per year.
    • 100% of educational fees.
  • Category D
    • 100% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 1.25 lacs per year.
    • 100% of educational fees.
  • Category E
    • 90% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 75,000 per year.
    • 90% of educational fees.
  • Category F
    • 90% of sports expenses, maximum of INR 25,000 per year.
    • 90% of educational fees.

Important points to remember

The sports scholarship committee is rigorous when it comes to the review and selection process. They do not process applications with incomplete documents, so ensure you submit all the relevant supporting documents listed in the form to prove your eligibility.

You will receive a notification within ten working days if the committee approves your application. This will be sent through email.

When you receive the notification, be sure to prepare for a skills assessment session and a one-on-one interview. The committee will disburse your awarded scholarship value after passing the selection process.   

Note that the scholarship does not cover uniform charges, transport expenses, and books. You have to cater to them from your own pocket.  Being a prestigious scholarship at GIIS Noida, many young sportspeople covet this award. As a student, you benefit from sports training and mentorship as well as access to quality education at one of the best international schools in the region.