College Board India Scholars Program 2018-19

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College Board - the non–profit organization that owns the SAT college entrance exam - invites applications for the College Board India Scholars Program 2018-19. The program gives an opportunity to top performers in SAT to get up to 100% tuition fee waiver. Additionally, students can also get an opportunity to take the SAT for free this year.

The academically talented but economically weaker students from India who score above a certain level in SAT will be designated as College Board India Scholars. The education of these College Board India Scholars will be co-funded by the College Board and India Alliance Members.

This scholarship is being offered by the College Board in association with the Alliance Members that include various prominent Indian universities.


Be a resident of India

Be a student  in Class 11 or Class 12 for session 2018–19

Have an annual household income of less than INR 600,000

Eligibility for full College tuition scholarship 

Be a resident of India 

Be a student  in Class 12 for session 2018–19

Have an annual household income of less than INR 400,000

Be a Top Performer in SAT exam (score of 1350 or more out of 1600)

Apply for admission to participating Indian universities 

Receive admission and enrol at a participating Indian university 



The top performers in SAT 2018 fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be designated as College Board India Scholars. These scholars will receive the following benefits:

Up to 100% tuition fee waiver for the duration of the expected time to complete the degree.

Up to INR 160,000 will be covered by the College Board and the rest will be covered by the Alliance members.

Students are eligible to receive the same amount each year until the completion of their degree in case of consistent academic performance.


You will need to upload the following along with your application: 

Passport-sized Photograph 

Family Income Proof 

Address Proof

Identity Proof

Class 10 or Class 11th Marksheet (latest)

Note: You must also upload the SAT confirmation email once you register for it on the College Board website 


The College Board India Scholars will be selected solely on the basis of performance in the SAT 2018.


  1. What is the SAT?
    A. The SAT is a globally available test accepted by all U.S. and many international colleges and universities. All Indian universities that are part of the College Board’s India Higher Education Global Alliance initiative will accept SAT as an entrance exam for students from India and around the world. The SAT is administered four times a year in India in the months of March, May, October, and December. The SAT makes it easier for students to show their best work and measures what students learn in school and what they need to succeed in college.
  2. What is College Board Scholars Program?
    A. Students who score 1350 or more out of a total score of 1600 on the SAT exam will be recognized by the College Board in April/May 2019 as College Board India Top Performers. Top performers from families with significant financial need (see eligibility criteria above) will be eligible to apply for a 100% college tuition scholarship at any of the participating Indian universities. Students need to be in Grade 12 when they take the SAT to qualify for the College Board Scholars program.
  3. Can I participate in the College Board Scholars Program if I take the SAT exam in Grade 11?
    A. Students of Class 11 can avail 100% SAT Fee Waiver, and they may use their SAT scores to apply at Indian Alliance member universities for admissions. However, to qualify for the College Board Scholars program, students need to take the SAT exam in Grade 12 for the 2018-2019 session.
    If any student took the SAT exam while in Grade 11, he/she will need to take the SAT exam again in Grade 12 to qualify for the College Board Scholars program.
  4. To which Indian colleges and universities can I apply for admission with scholarship using the SAT exam?
    A. Ahmedabad University, Ashoka University, Azim Premji University, Bennett University, BML Munjal University, FLAME University, Manav Rachna University, Manipal University, MS Ramaiah University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SVKM's NMIMS
  5. In which cities are the SAT exams administered?
    A. You can refer to the full list of test centers and exact location addresses when registering for the SAT exam on the College Board SAT registration website –, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kodaikanal, Kolkata, Lonavala, Lucknow, Madurai, Nagpur, Pune, Mohali, Mumbai, Mussoorie, Nashik, New Delhi, Noida, Goa, Ootacamund, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi Jharkhand, Sohna (Haryana), Surat, Suri, Trivandrum, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
  6. What is the amount of the SAT fee reduction voucher and what is the validity?
    A.The SAT fee reduction voucher is for a 100% discount for the SAT test in December 2018 and March 2019. The details will be mentioned in the electronic SAT fee reduction voucher that will be emailed to you after you request for the voucher and meet the eligibility criteria. You should redeem your SAT fee reduction voucher in 5 working days from receipt of the voucher. If there are less than 5 working days to registration deadline, then please redeem your voucher as soon as possible to avail of the 100% discount.
  7. Do I need to take the Essay option with the SAT exam?
    A.Indian universities that are part of the College Board's India Global Higher Education Alliance DO NOT require the essay for admissions. However, some colleges and universities in US and around the world may require the essay for their admission processes. If you plan to apply to colleges and universities in the US, please refer to their college admission websites for information on essay requirement.
  8. How long is the SAT test and what is tested in the exam?
    A.The SAT is three hours long, with an added 50 minutes for the essay (optional). The SAT consists of two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The Essay is an optional component of the SAT. The test focusses on skills and knowledge that the student learns in high schools and what they need to succeed in college. Visit to find out what kinds of questions you'll see on the SAT and what they measure. You can also watch videos for an overview of each test.
  9. How to prepare for SAT Exam?
    A.Visit – to get free, world-class, personalized practice curriculum – Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Student can also visit – to access a free official SAT practice app, full SAT practice tests, and same SAT questions. These free, world–class practice resources have been developed by Khan Academy and the College Board, makers of the SAT® test.




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