The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), an autonomous organization of Ministry of Culture is implementing the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship (CTSS) Scheme.
The Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme aims at providing facilities to outstanding young children to develop their talents in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture, crafts and literary activities. .
Children in the age group of 10 to 14 years studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional art forms are eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship is initially awarded for two years and is renewable up to age of 20 years, subject to the awardee maintaining good progress. The value of scholarship is Rs.3600/- per year for the scholarship holder, in addition to reimbursement of the actual tuition fee paid to the Guru/Teacher, up to ceiling of Rs. 9000/- per year.
650 new scholarships are awarded every year, of which 100 are reserved for Tribal Culture (ST candidates), 125 for the children of families practicing traditional arts, 20 for Divyaang (Differently Abled) children and (from 2016) 30 for the students applying in the field of Creative Writing/literary Arts.
For the complete details and application formats, click here.