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COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship Program – Supporting students affected by COVID crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has devasted many families across the country. Furthermore, the second COVID wave has turned out to be even more deadly as the death toll continues to rise every day leaving many families in a state of crisis for a lifetime. In addition to this, its impact over the economy has led to job losses in large numbers. In both the scenarios, a large number of students are left vulnerable with very little or no financial support for their education. Thus, to support the education of such students, Buddy4Study India Foundation has announced its COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship program. This scholarship will not only offer financial support to students from Class 1 to Graduation level but also provide them necessary mentoring and guidance for their future preparedness. 

Who can avail benefits under the COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship? What is the amount of financial assistance offered? By when and how can students apply for it? What are the key documents required for its application? Get answers to all these questions in the article further. 

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – An Overview

In view of the current pandemic situation, Buddy4Study India Foundation has introduced this COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship to support the education of those students who have either lost their parent(s)/earning family member or are facing job/employment loss of an earning member during COVID pandemic. Under this scholarship, the students from Class 1 to Graduation will receive up to INR 30,000 per year and mentorship benefits. The table below provides a detailed overview about the scholarship program for your reference.  

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Detailed Overview

Particulars Details
Name of the Scholarship COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship Program
Provider Detail Buddy4Study India Foundation
Scholarship Type Need-cum-Crisis based
Eligibility Students from Class 1 to Graduation
Scholarship Award Up to INR 30,000 per year and mentorship benefits
Application Mode Online
Application Timeline* Between May and June

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

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Key Dates

Dates play a crucial part for any scholarship application, especially the application timeline. For COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship, the application window will open in the month of May and continue till June. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, you can submit your application latest by 30th June 2021

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

In order to avail benefits under the COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship, the students must fulfil the following eligibility conditions related to their academic qualification and crisis situation. 

  • Applicants should be Indian national only.
  • Open for students from Class 1 to Graduation.
  • They must be facing any of the below two crisis situations –
  • Loss of parent(s)/earning family member since January 2020, OR
  • Job/employment loss of earning family member during COVID pandemic
  • Students should be enrolled and continuing their education.

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Award Details

What benefits can students obtain under this scholarship? The answer to this question is covered in detail in this section. The amount of financial assistance offered to students under COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship varies on the basis of their current educational qualification. The table below provides a detailed overview of the scholarship award for different class categories –

Class Category Scholarship Award
For students below Class 8 INR 9,000
For students of Class 9 and 10 INR 12,000
For students of Class 11 and 12 INR 15,000
For students pursuing graduation INR 18,000 to 30,000

In addition to this, the students also get the following benefits –

  • 1-to-1 or 1-to-many online mentoring program from working professionals
  • Career counseling, learning and development classes for future preparedness

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Application Process

If you are eligible for COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship, you can apply for it online through the Buddy4Study portal. It is advised to students to apply for the scholarship before the deadline of June 30, 2020. Follow the simple steps given below to make a successful application –

Step 1: Visit the official scholarship page

Step 2: Read the scholarship information carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to proceed with the application. 

Step 3: Login to Buddy4Study using registered ID to land onto the ‘Online Application Form Page’. If not registered, please register using Email/Mobile/Facebook/Gmail account. 

Step 4: An application instruction page will open. Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to continue. 

Step 5: The application form will open. Fill in all required details in it 

Step 6: Upload all relevant documents and accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ 

Step 7: Click on the ‘Preview’ button to check if all the details filled are correctly showing or not. 

Step 8: If all the details in the preview are correct, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application.

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Key Documents Required

While applying for the COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship, the applicants are required to attach certain documents in support of their application. These documents are generally related to your identity proof, academic proof, crisis proof, etc. Given below is the list of documents that you must upload with your scholarship application – 

  • Passport size photograph of the applicant
  • Marksheet of previous educational qualification
  • A government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar card/voter identity card/driving license/PAN card)
  • Current year admission proof (fee receipt/admission letter/institution identity card/bonafide certificate)
  • Crisis document (Death certificate of parent(s) or proof of job loss)
  • Affidavit from a person who knows the family’s crisis (Can be a school teacher, doctor, head of school, college, or a government officer, etc.)
  • Bank account details of applicant or parent or guardian (in absence of parents)

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Selection Criteria

Mere fulfilment of eligibility criteria does not guarantee your selection for the scholarship. The selection of scholars for COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship will be made on need-cum-crisis basis. The selection process involves the following steps –

  • Shortlisting of applications based on socio-economic background, need-cum-crisis, and the answers given by the applicants in the form.
  • Document verification (Death certificate, job loss, etc.)
  • Telephonic interaction
  • Final decision by the selection committee

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship – Contact Details

In case, you have any query related to the COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship, its eligibility, application process or documents required, feel free to contact on the number/email mentioned below. 

Phone No. – 011-430-92248 (Ext – 180)

Email – ccss@buddy4study.com

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