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GE Foundation Scholarship 2016

Last date to apply

February 28, 2016

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About GE Scholarship

The GE Foundation Scholarship Program began in 1987 in Mexico, and since then it has been a strong pillar which provides support to outstanding students in higher education in fourteen countries around the world of which India is also the one.The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program is administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the GE Foundation.

About IIE

  • IIE is an international not-for-profit organisation established in 1919 and has been working into Indan higher education for the past 60 years. It established its office in New Delhi, India in 2005.
  • IIE currently administers 200 programs which benefit near about 20,000 men and women from 175 nations
  • The GE Foundation Scholarship 2016 Leaders Program is about developing Leadership,  Community Involvement and Global Connections for a new generation of students.

The Scholarship Includes:

  • Financial Support for the last 2 to 3 years of the program the candidate is enrolled to.
  • Access to funded participation in Leadership Development Seminar
  • Opportunities in community development or volunteer projects
  • Mentorship Opportunities with GE Business Leaders.

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GE Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region Students of selected Indian Universities
Class/ Age  2nd year undergraduate engineering students
  • Nationality: Citizen or permanent resident of India
  • Academic Qualification: Enrolled in second year undergraduate engineering programme.
    • Able to demonstrate high academic performance
    • Able to demonstrate leadership potential
  • Eligible Institutes & Courses: The candidate should be enrolled in one of the partner universities within the specific field of study as indicated below:

Partner University

Courses eligible for the scholarship

VIT University Vellore

  • Biomedical Engineering

Tezpur University Assam

  • Food Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

IIT Gandhinagar

  • Mechanical Engineering

BITS Pilani

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering

MIT, Manipal

  • Mechanical Engineering

GE Scholarship Reward

GE Foundation Scholarship 2016 Reward

  • Scholarship for 2 years: The successful candidates will be offered a scholarship of $2,000 (USD) per year for the 3rd and 4th years of their undergraduate engineering program.
  • Interact with GE Business Leaders: Candidates will be given a golden chance to interact with GE Business Leaders and to understand the R&D culture of a major engineering company
  • Participate in Seminar & Activities: Candidates can participate in the activities organised by GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders, including a specially designed leadership development seminar
  • Participation in community development projects

GE Scholarship Application form and Process

The applicants can apply for the scholarship Online only at the official website. 

>>Click here to Apply Online for GE Foundation 2016.

Details to be filled in the Online Application Form

  • Applicant Details: Candidates are required to fill their name, alternate valid e-mail I’d, Gender, Date of Birth, Address, City, State, Country, Postal Code and a valid phone number.
  • Education Information: Candidates have to furnish the name of the University, GPA of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester, college enrollment date, anticipation graduation date and  program length.
  • University Address/ Previous Education: Candidates are required to fill in the address of the university last attended and the previous education qualified.
  • Prizes or Awards/Activities/Volunteer & Professional Experience and Community Development Proposal.
    • Medium: Candidates are required to write an Essay in English.
    • The topic for the Essay:
      • What has influenced your decision to pursue your particular area of study?
      • What challenges and opportunities have you faced in pursuing this field of study?
      • How would this scholarship help you to achieve your goals and facilitate your growth as a leader in your chosen field?
      • Kindly Note: Candidates are required to write essay in a word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, and then copy and paste it.
  • Family Information/Financial Information
  • Supporting Documents

Required Documents

Candidates are required to upload the below mentioned documents; a soft copy needs to be scanned and uploaded in the space provided.

  • Completed Certification Page – signed and dated
  • A copy of High School Marks Certificate
  • One certified copy of engineering college transcript for semesters 1 and 2 – combined and scanned as 1 single file
  • Two Letters of Reference (from an Academic Supervisor and other Faculty Member) submitted electronically by your recommenders in the online system.Kindly Note: The letters of recommendation do not have to be sent in hard copy.


GE Scholarship Address

Email: gefslpindia@iie.org
Phone: +91 11 46631430

GE Scholarship Contact Details

Ms. Preetika Sachar
Institute of International Education (IIE) India
J-19, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi – 110016, India

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