Times SPARK Read to Lead Scholarships, SPARK stands for Scholarship Programme for Awareness, Responsibility, and Knowledge. This is an endeavor to encourage school students of class IX to XII to develop a reading habit that helps them understand our society and environment so that they can go on to write the future.
The Times of India will carry ONE article per day across a range of fields like current affairs, science & technology, sports, politics, social issues, global developments, etc. Over a span of 3 months, these articles will provide multi-dimensional perspectives to help you get a deeper understanding of various interesting subjects. In the end, there would be an online test followed by an interview to assess your understanding & perspectives.
After the final assessment at the end of 3 months, up to 400 students will get an educational grant ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs. For the top 20, Bennett University will organize a special orientation program with its partner institutions – Cornell and Georgia Tech.
Students of class IX to XII can apply for this program in two different levels:
Level – I for students with birth date from 01.07.2001 to 30.06.2004
Level – II for students with birth date from 01.07.1998 to 30.06.2001
The program is free for all. No registration fee.
For Students: After the final assessment at the end of 3 months, up to 400 students will get an educational grant ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakhs. For the top 20, Bennett University will organize a special orientation program with its partner institutions – Cornell and Georgia Tech.
For Schools: The top 5 schools of each city based on the number of their students enrolled for the program, will get featured in The Times of India.
Registration start: 25-07-2017
Registration close: 31-08-2017
On Teachers Day, the articles will start in The Times of India (ONE article per day):05-09-2017
Online Test: Mid December 2017
Interviews: Early January 2018
Results declared: 26-01-2018
1. Only school students currently in grades between 9th-12th.
2. It’s a scholarship test which should be taken individually.
3. No need to upload any documents.
4. The last date of registration: 31st August 2017
5. You will get a confirmation email/SMS.
6. No change your details after registering. Since your email ID will become your user name.
7. Found any error, Email at email@example.com