Chennai: The College Board, a US-based educational non-profit organisation, announced the launch of the College Board India Scholars Programme recently at its India Global Higher Education Alliance Forum.
A press release said the forum was a gathering of universities and secondary schools from across India and the world that focused on Indian university admissions and enrolment.
“Students who take the SAT and score highly will be recognised for their achievement, while low-income, high-achieving students can earn full-tuition scholarships to Indian member universities of the alliance,” the release added.
College Board’s vice president for International, Linda Liu said, “By accepting the SAT as an entrance exam, Alliance members will simplify the application process for students across India, and the associated fee reductions for testing and scholarships will make a high-quality undergraduate education a possibility for high-achieving, low-income students throughout India.”
The press release further said to ensure low-income students are able to sit for the SAT, the College Board has engaged Buddy4Study, a platform to distribute SAT fee reductions to low-income students across India.
“The reductions for year one of the programme will bring the test fees to zero rupees for students from families with annual household income less than Rs 6,00,000. To apply for a fee reduction, students should visit www.buddy4study.com/collegeboard,” the release added.
It further said top performers from households that earn less than Rs 4,00,000 per year may apply to be College Board India Scholars and earn full tuition scholarships to participating Alliance member universities in India.