Organisation : Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited
Scholarship Name : Times SPARK READ TO LEAD Scholarship 2017
Applicable For : Students of class IX to XII
Application Deadline : 31st August 2017
Website : https://www.timesspark.com/#
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Times SPARK Scholarship
Times SPARK is a scholarship under our READ TO LEAD programme. SPARK stands for Scholarship Programme for Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge.
Related : Times Spark Read To Lead Scholarship 2017 Self Verification & Second Mock Test : www.scholarships.net.in/18840.html
This is an endeavour to encourage school students of class IX to XII to develop a reading habit that helps them understand about our society and environment, so that they can go on to write the future.
How does it work
The Times of India will carry engaging articles 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. At 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 2 lakhs. For the top 20, Bennett University will organize a special orientation program with its partner institutions – Cornell and Georgia Tech.
Terms & Conditions
Times SPARK is an initiative of and the sole property of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (“BCCL”).
Period of Contest: The Times SPARK initiative starts from 25th July 2017 till 1st Jan 2018.
Students of class IX to XII can apply for this programme in two different levels:
** Level – I for students with birthdate from 01.07.2001 to 30.06.2004
** Level – II for students with birthdate from 01.07.1998 to 30.06.2001
Participating in Times SPARK & Winners of scholarship:
** Participant can be defined as an individual/ student, the details of the student to be furnished during registration entries.
** All participant’s details will be verified through an SMS. Please make sure that you get your DND removed through your operator.
** The winners will be adjudged basis their score achieved in the online test combined with personal interviews of the shortlisted candidates. The selection of winners completely rests with Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd.
** The terms of engagement with the participants/winners will be defined Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd. at a future date.
There will be 4 stages of the contest:
** Registration for the scholarship test.
** Articles will be published in the TOI copy over a period of three months.
** Test will be conducted at the end based on the articles published.
** Personal interviews of the selected candidates by a jury
Rules and regulations
** Times SPARK will be hosted with the start and end dates as decided by BCCL.
** BCCL reserves the right to modify, cancel, discontinue or terminate Times SPARK at any time or to accept or reject any or all entries at their absolute discretion without giving any prior notice and without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
** Decision of BCCL will be final and binding on all participants and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
** Times SPARK may change the Terms and Conditions of participation at any time without prior notice. The amended Terms and Conditions of Entry will be effective immediately upon being posted on the website.
** Important changes to the Terms and Conditions may be highlighted on the website www.times-spark.com for your convenience; however, you acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to regularly visit the website to read any changes to the Terms and Conditions
** Participants hereby agree not to provide or make known his/her e-mail address to any other person for facilitating such person’s access and unauthorized use.
** Participant hereby agrees that all content herein is the sole property of BCCL and/or its Times SPARK partners.
** Participant hereby waives all rights to any claim against BCCL or its affiliates and Times SPARK partners for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution about such Information or Communications.
** Participant grants BCCL the right to authorize the downloading and printing of such Information or Communications, or any portion thereof, by other users for their use.
** Participant hereby agrees that BCCL may, in their sole discretion, terminate or suspend his/her access to all or part of Times SPARK for any reason, including without limitation breach of these Terms and Conditions (or any subsequent modifications hereof)