Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Fueling Aspirations, Opening Doors to Education

Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 is an initiative of the H T Parekh Foundation that aims to help high-performing students from lesser privileged backgrounds overcome financial barriers and successfully pursue their education. This scholarship not only supports students facing economic crises but also aims to provide additional assistance such as mentorship and access to career counselling programs in the future. The scholarship fund is specifically dedicated to covering various academic expenses, including tuition fees, hostel fees, learning devices or aids, books, stationery, and more. 

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This article offers detailed information about the Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 in terms of its application process, eligibility, documentation, and other needful information. Read further to have a detailed understanding of this scholarship and its application process.

Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – An Overview

The H T Parekh Foundation was established in 2012 as the philanthropic arm of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (now merged with HDFC Bank), to commemorate its Founder Chairman Shri Hasmukh Thakordas Parekh’s significant contribution towards the development sector in India. The Foundation works in partnership with non-profit organisations across India in the focus areas of Education, Healthcare, Environment and Disability.

The table given below consists of the essential details about the scholarship program for a quick reference.

Detailed Overview of Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24

Particulars                Details
Name of the Scholarship               Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24
Provider Name                                               H T Parekh Foundation
Scholarship Type Merit and means based
Eligibility                                              
  • Indian students who are currently pursuing general or professional graduation courses are eligible. 
  • Students with disabilities having a disability level of more than 40% and a valid document can also apply. 
  • Must have obtained at least 70% marks (60% for students with disabilities) in the previous class or board exams.
  • Annual family income of the applicants should be below INR 6 lakh from all sources. 
Award Up to INR 1,00,000
Last Date to Apply* November 20, 2023
Application Mode Online through Buddy4Study portal
Academic Session 2023-2024

*The application deadline mentioned above is tentative and may change at the discretion of the scholarship provider. 

Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Key Dates

Now, with this brief piece of information, it is important to have knowledge of some other details. But before referring to them, the candidates are necessarily required to keep track of the important dates of application to this scholarship programme. The applications for  Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 are currently open. The last date to submit the application forms is November 20, 2023.

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Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Eligibility

Badhte Kadam Scholarship for General Graduation Students 2023-24

  • Open to students who have completed Class 12 and are currently pursuing general graduation courses such as BCom, BSc, BA, etc. from recognized colleges or universities in India.
  • Applicants must have scored at least 70% marks in their previous class or board exams.
  • The annual family income of applicants should not exceed INR 6 lakh from all sources.
  • Students from Pan-India are eligible to apply.

Note:

  • Preference will be given to girl students and existing Badhte Kadam scholars for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23.
  • Priority will be given to students experiencing crises, such as the loss of a parent/both parents or a terminal illness in the family.
  • Children of HDFC and Buddy4Study employees are ineligible.

Badhte Kadam Scholarship for Professional Graduation Students 2023-24

  • Open to students who have completed Class 12 and are currently pursuing professional graduation courses such as B.Tech., MBBS, B.Arch, Nursing, BA-LLB, Fashion, BBA, BCA, etc. from recognized colleges or universities in India.
  • Applicants must have scored at least 70% marks in their previous class or board exams.
  • The annual family income of applicants should not exceed INR 6 lakh from all sources.
  • Students from Pan-India are eligible to apply.

Note:

  • Preference will be given to girl students and existing Badhte Kadam scholars for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23.
  • Priority will be given to students experiencing crises, such as the loss of a parent/both parents or a terminal illness in the family.
  • Children of HDFC and Buddy4Study employees are ineligible.

Badhte Kadam Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023-24

  • Open for students with disabilities having a disability level of more than 40% and a valid disability certificate.
  • Students must be pursuing general or professional graduation courses from recognized colleges/universities in India.
  • Applicants must have obtained at least 60% marks in the previous class or board exams.
  • The annual family income of applicants should be below INR 6 lakh from all sources.
  • Students from Pan-India are eligible to apply.

Note:

  • Preference will be given to girl students and existing Badhte Kadam scholars for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23.
  • Priority will be given to students experiencing crises, such as the loss of a parent/both parents or a terminal illness in the family.
  • Children of HDFC and Buddy4Study employees are ineligible.

Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Award Details

For General Graduation Students 2023-24- INR 30,000

For Professional Graduation Students 2023-24- INR 1,00,000

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For Students with Disabilities 2023-24- INR 30,000 for general graduation | INR 1,00,000 for professional graduation 

Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply for the   Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 online by following the steps mentioned below –   

  • Visit the official scholarship page.
  • Read all the details carefully and Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective category of scholarship.
  • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and land on the ‘Application Form Page’.
    • If not registered – Register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile number/Gmail account.
  • You will now be redirected to the ‘Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24’ application form page.
  • Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to begin the application process.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’. 
  • If all the details filled in by the applicant are correctly showing on the preview screen, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

  Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Key Documents

  • Passport-size photograph
  • Marksheet of previous educational qualification
  • Disability Certificate (only for students with disabilities)
  • Government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN Card)
  • Current year admission proof (fee receipt/admission letter/institution identity card/bonafide certificate)
  • Applicant’s Bank Passbook or Cancelled Cheque (Information will also be captured in the application form)
  • Income Proof issued by Gram Panchayat/Ward Counsellor/Sarpanch/Income Proof issued by SDM/DM/CO/Tehsildar
  • Affidavit
  • Proof of family/personal crisis (if applicable)

 Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 – Selection Process

The selection of scholars for Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2023-24 is a multi-stage process where students are selected on the basis of their academic merit and socio-economic background. All the applications are reviewed & selected on a rolling basis. Details of the selection process are mentioned below:

  • Shortlisting of candidates based on academic merit and socio-economic background
  • Document verification
  • Telephonic interaction with the shortlisted candidates post document verification
  • Final selection by the scholarship provider

 Contact Details

In case one has any queries related to this scholarship programme, its eligibility, the application process, award details, or selection process, one is requested to connect through the email id given below – 

Email: badhtekadam@buddy4study.com

Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext: 270)

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