Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2013-14
Objective of Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme: The object of the scheme is to provide facilities to outstanding talented children selected in the age group of 10 to 14 years (as per the cut off eligibility dates), studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional performing arts for getting specialized training in various cultural fields such as 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.
Total no. of Scholarships: 520 scholarships
Age Limit: Children whose date of birth is in between 01.07.1999 and 30.06.2003 (both days inclusive)
Value of Scholarships:
i) The value of scholarship will be Rs. 300/- (Rupees Three Hundred Only) per month for those children 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. However, where 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/- (Rupees Four Hundred Only ) per month.
ii) 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 under (i) above, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000/- (Rupees Nine Thousand only) per year.
All payments of scholarship shall be made to the parent/guardian of scholarship holders, who shall be responsible to pay the approved tuition fee to the Guru/teacher and send the duly stamped payment receipts.
Duration: The Scholarship awarded under the scheme will be initially 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 maintaining good progress. However, if the Half-Yearly Progress Reports are not submitted in time regularly, then the decision regarding discontinuation can be taken any time without prior notice, as and when required. Children not continuing academic education beyond Higher Secondary stage, but wishing to continue their training in the respective cultural fields in which scholarship has been awarded, on full time basis and without undertaking employment etc. shall continue to receive the scholarship till the age of 20 years or the completion of training course, whichever is earlier.
The payment of scholarship will start from the date which may be specified by the Centre or from the date on which the admission is obtained in the approved course in an Institution or with the approved guru, whichever is later. In the case of those studying with the guru, the date of commencement of studies with the guru will be date of commencement of the course.
How to Apply: Application for the scholarship should be submitted by the parents/guardians in the prescribed form in one field/subject only, after getting necessary recommendations from school/ institution and guru/teacher, where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively, directly to the CCRT, New Delhi.
The completely filled application form alongwith relevant documents and required number of specimens of the latest work (either original or photograph) must reach CCRT, New Delhi on or before December 31, 2012.
The shortlisted 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 2013.
For more information visit website.Centre for Cultural Resources and Training Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 15 A, Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi -110075 Phones : (011) 47151000, Extn. 337 & 338, Fax : 91-11-25088637 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com website : www.ccrtindia.gov.in