Siemens, a company that focuses on electrification, automation and digitalization, has launched the 7th edition of Siemens Scholarship Program. Based on the German model of Dual Education, the program hones youth to become industry-ready technicians and engineers, and launch a sustainable career in engineering, R&D or manufacturing. With the Program, Siemens intends to promote technical education by leveraging its core competencies such as innovative technologies and know-how.
Under this initiative, Siemens will provide financial assistance to deserving meritorious students who lack the economic means. Siemens would also acquaint these bright minds with the dynamics of the industry, thereby leading to their holistic development. The scholarship program is available for students throughout the four years of graduation and 50 percent of scholarships is reserved for girls. As of 2019, 585 students from 65 government engineering colleges across 23 states in India have been part of the Siemens Scholarship Program.
Siemens Scholars who have graduated from this program have turned role models in their communities, motivating many towards taking up engineering as a career. The program develops employability skills and exposes the students to soft skills and the current requirements of the industry. Under its holistic development initiative, Siemens provides functional and technical trainings apart from financial support in the form of tuition fees and education allowances. The scholars have the benefit of a comprehensive development plan throughout the four years of graduation.
Keywords: Siemens, Scholarship Program, ARC Advisory Group