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520 cultural talent scholarships for 10-14 year olds!

Scholarship: Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme

Sponsored by: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

Scheme for:
Outstanding students from recognized schools or belonging to families of practicing traditional performing artists, for receiving specialized in traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture and crafts, laying special emphasis on rare art forms, which are in the process of becoming extinct.

Age group: 10 to 14 years (as per the cut off eligibility dates)

Number of scholarships: 520 (125 may be reserved for children of families practicing traditional performing arts etc. and 20 for Specially Challenged children, subject to availability of funds). Talented students whose parent’s/ guardian’s total monthly income is less than Rs. 6000 pm will be preferred.

Duration of Scholarship: For two years at a time and is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first university degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years (whichever is earlier) subject to the awardee’s progress.

Selection procedure: Candidates will be short listed based by CCRT Central Selection Committee and short listed candidates will be informed by post only about the dates, timings and venue of the Interview/Test which may be conducted at Regional level during the months of May-July 2012.

The selected child will be placed for training by the parent/guardian either in a suitable institution in which facilities for academic studies as well as for training in the particular cultural field for which the child is awarded the scholarship, are available or he/she will be placed for training in the field concerned under an approved guru/teacher while being allowed to pursue the academic studies in a recognized school. The decision of the CCRT on the selection of the course of study and the guru/teacher will be final.

Scholarship amount: 
Rs. 300 per month: For students who undergo their specialized training at the station where they are pursuing their academic studies at the time of the award up to the completion of first university degree stage of education.
Rs. 400 per month: If the child is required to shift to a new station permanently for purpose of his/her specialized training and pursue his / her academic studies also on that station, only then the value of scholarship may be increased to Rs. 400 p.m.

The actual fee paid for the specialized training to the Institution or to the guru/teacher shall be reimbursed to the scholarship holder in addition to the value of scholarship indicated above, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000 per year.

For further details on training, progress report and other conditions under the scheme Click Here

How to apply: The completely filled application form alongwith the photographs, certificates, relevant documents and required number of specimens of the latest work (either original or photograph) with necessary recommendations from school/ institution and guru/teacher where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively to be submitted in the under mentioned address. Completed applications from children of families practicing traditional arts will be obtained through renowned Gurus/Institutions by the CCRT directly.
Gurus/Parents are requested to ensure that their wards possess minimum 04 years of training and certain level of standard in the field, while applying.

Application deadline: December 31, 2011.

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training,
15-A, Sector – 7,
Pappankalan, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110075

Telephone:(011) 25088638, 47151000

Fax: 91-11-25088637,

Email: ddsch.ccrt@nic.in,  dg.ccrt@nic.in

Website: www.ccrtindia.gov.in

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