Sikkim Govt selects 50 students for scholarship

Gangtok: Sikkim government has finalised the names of 50 students, all Class V toppers from various schools, for the purpose of funding their education under the 'Special Merit Scholarship Scheme, according to an official release here on Tuesday.

The students have been selected on the basis of their performance in Class V as well as the screening test conducted by the Human Resources Development Department (HRDD) last month, the release said.

Under the scholarship scheme, the state government will bear the entire expense of education of 10 best students in the public schools outside the state, it said.

The remaining 40 students will be given admission in the best public schools in the state itself and the expenses of their education will be borne by the state government.

The state government headed by the Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has launched the scholarship scheme to enable the students to take up their studies seriously and compete with the best of them in the state and outside.