A scholarship is an award of financial support for students to help them progress further in their education. Scholarships are awarded based on several criteria such as academic merit, athletic skills and financial needs. Scholarships can be student-specific, career-specific or college-specific. A number of scholarships are available in both our country and abroad to support the education of a girl child. A greater detail of scholarships available in our country as well as abroad for girls is provided in this segment of scholarships for girls.