Educational Sponsorship is the work of Philanthropists. They help you in need; they help you in achieving your goals, in completing that school so you can get the job of your choice. Or with the help from sponsor you can put time and efforts on sophisticated researches to help the human society. Sponsors could be individuals or small businesses or may be large corporate.
Help in any form towards education is called educational sponsorship. Governments worldwide give rebates on taxes if you sponsor for a child education, a college programme or research. There are many ways to sponsor donations (cash, books, food, and equipment), scholarships, fellowships, full freeship, study loan etc.
Every student sometime in academic career needs a sponsor and there are people and business houses to do this gladly.
There are many study programmes available with full scholarship or partial. In general meritorious students get access to these scholarships/sponsorship/fellowships on first priorities. Also there are available need based scholarships so as to help each one and everyone. For example International Mathematical Olympiad is rigorous test of mathematics to measure candidates’ abilities; programme is administered at different stages and top performer receives full scholarship to study in world’s best institutions, other achievers also get suitable reward and scholarships.
Educational Sponsorship through Corporate
Many corporations worldwide pay for students’ tuition fee. Tata Trust, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Wipro…. The list is truly long; you can make a book of it. All those top notch companies sponsor school students, college programmes, research initiatives and also offer need based scholarships. On the other hand to help learners they work with course creators so you can get through best of the learning material free or just for very nominal price.
Academia Industry Partnership for Educational Sponsorship
Institutions in order to build close relationship with industry so students can get access to practical learning in real time environment offers many study programmes that suits to current industrial needs. Students are encouraged to study one such programme, take internship and learn. Innumerable scholarships are offered in this category. SIA NOL Scholarship is one such programme for Under Graduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NSU) in the school of computing, Faculty of engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and industrial and system engineering. These programmes also help industry partners to hire eligible candidates directly from campus.
Foundation for Educational Sponsorship
Often large corporate sets up foundation with a purpose to offer Educational Sponsorship towards corporate social responsibility. Fund allocation is decision or members of Foundation, for example a foundation could be dedicated for education of blinds or may be for research in human health. Some organization may sponsor in multiple areas. Every year they declare how much will be spending on Education Sponsorship.
Educational Sponsorship through Employer
Both government and corporate offer paid leaves or leave without pay to eligible employees to pursue a course for certain duration. In general the candidate need to sign an agreement with employer stating that he / she will return to work after completion of coursework. Some employers also pay for tuition fees, full or partial.
Educational Sponsorship could be helpful to pursue a particular programme, to study in home country or to study abroad, special need education, and female education or to promote a study discipline or research for example STEM. Detailed notification of all these Educational Sponsorship is published periodically on year to year basis through press releases, news, institutes/academia websites and social media etc. So you can find your education sponsor to pursue your dream career we have given detailed information in Scholarship Section of this website.