The Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme is implemented by Center for Cultural Resources and Training, under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. There are hundreds of art forms practiced in our country. Since the number of scholarships available are limited, only exceptionally talented and outstanding students need to apply. Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme aims to provide facilities to outstanding young children selected in the age group of 10 to 14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture and crafts laying special emphasis on rare art forms.
Cultural Talent Search Scholarship
- Traditional Arts forms, Dance, Music, Drama, Painting, Crafts
- 10-14 years
- Center for Cultural Resources and Training
- Childrens from 10-14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields
Nature of Cultural Talent Search Scholarship
Subject to availability of funds, the total number of fresh scholarships to be awarded every year will be 650, of which 100 scholarships exclusively reserved for Tribal Culture and 125 are reserved for children of families practicing traditional performing arts, etc. and 20 for Specially Challenged children. The remaining 375 scholarships will be treated as general scholarships.
Duration of Cultural Talent Search Scholarship
The scholarship awarded under the scheme is for two years at a time which is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first university degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years.
i) The value of scholarship will be Rs. 3600/- (Rupees Three Thousand Six Hundred Only) per year.
ii) The actual fee paid for the specialized training to the Institution or to the guru/teacher shall be reimbursed to the scholarship holder in addition to the value of scholarship indicated under (i) above, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000/- (Rupees Nine Thousand only) per year. All payments of scholarship shall be made to the parent/guardian of scholarship holders, who shall be responsible to pay the approved tuition fee to the guru/teacher and send the duly stamped payment receipts.
Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Application
Application for the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship should be submitted by the parents/guardians in the prescribed form in one field/subject only, after getting necessary recommendations from school/ institution and guru/teacher, where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively, directly to the CCRT, New Delhi before last date. Duly completed applications from children belonging to the families practicing traditional arts will be obtained through renowned Gurus/Institutions by the CCRT directly.
Application forms can be downloaded for the website www.ccrtindia.gov.in
The completely filled application form along with relevant documents and required number of specimens of the latest work (either original or photograph) must reach CCRT, New Delhi on or before the last date.
Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Selection
For the short listing of candidates to be called for Interview/Test, the CCRT will constitute a Central Selection Committee, whose decision shall be final. The short listed candidates will be informed by post only about the dates, timings and venue of the Interview/Test which may be conducted at Regional level during the months of May-August, of the respective year.