Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants – Enabling Academic Dreams of EWS Students

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants is a dedicated scholarship for EWS category students who are appearing for medical/engineering entrance exams. Initiated by Buddy4Study India Foundation, this scholarship aims to offer financial support to Class 12 passed meritorious students who come from economically weaker sections of the society. It enables them to complete their professional (medical/engineering) programmes without the worry of any financial constraints. Under this scholarship, the selected students will receive financial assistance of INR 20,000.

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Who is eligible for Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants? When and how can students apply for this scholarship? How are the scholars selected? Read this article further to get detailed answers to all these questions. 


Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – An Overview

Introduced by Buddy4Study India Foundation, this scholarship supports the professional education of students who aspire to pursue higher education in medical/engineering streams. The students who have passed Class 12 examination and are appearing for a national/state level medical/engineering entrance examination can avail scholarship of INR 20,000 for their preparation. Furthermore, the table given below highlights the key details related to Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants – 

Detailed Overview of Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship 

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Name of the Scholarship  Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants
Provider Detail Buddy4Study India Foundation
Scholarship Type Merit-Cum-Means
Applicable For Students appearing for medical/engineering entrance exams
Scholarship Award INR 20,000
Application Timeline* Between November and June
Application Mode Online 

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

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Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Key Dates

Before heading on to know every significant detail related to ‘Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants’, the students must have a clear know-how about the scholarship application dates. The applications for this scholarship for the academic year 2020-21 have started in the month of November and will continue till June end. The last date to apply is 30th June 2021

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Each scholarship comes with a predefined set of eligibility conditions that students must fulfil to receive the benefits offered. These conditions are primarily based on a student’s academic qualification and family income. The key eligibility criteria to fulfil for Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants include –

  • This scholarship is open for Indian nationals only. 
  • Students must be appearing for national/state level medical/engineering entrance examinations.
  • They must have passed Class 12 board examination with a minimum of 55% marks. 
  • Candidates who are appearing for the board examination in 2021 are also eligible to apply. However, they will have to present the result sheet after their results are announced. 
  • The annual family income must be less than INR 3,00,000 (3 lakh) from all sources.

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Award Details

What is the amount of financial assistance being offered under this scholarship? How do the selected scholars get the scholarship amount? These are some common questions that come to the mind of the students related to any scholarship. The amount of scholarship that is being offered under this scholarship is INR 20,000. This amount of scholarship is directly transferred into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Application Process

What are the key steps to follow to apply for Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship? Can the application be made online or offline? The answers to all these questions are covered in this section. The key steps that you must follow to make a successful application for this scholarship include –

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Step 1: Visit the official webpage of the scholarship. 

Step 2: Read all the details carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button given under the ‘How can you apply?’ section. If you are already a registered user, you need to log in to start with the application process. If not registered, you need to register on the portal.

Step 3: A distinctive page of application instructions will open. Read the instructions carefully and click on the ‘Start Application’ button. 

Step 4: An application form will open. Fill in all required details in the application form. 

Step 5: Upload all supporting documents. 

Step 6: Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on the ‘Preview’ button. Check if all the fields filled in the application are correctly showing on the preview screen or not.

Step 7: If every detail in the preview is correct, you can click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Documents Required

While making a scholarship application, the students are required to upload certain documents in support of their application. These documents are generally related to one’s academic qualification, family income proof, identity proof and address proof. The key documents required for Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants include –

  • Photo identity proof
  • Address proof
  • Class 12 marksheet (self-attested copy)
  • Income certificate
  • Bank account details of the scholarship applicant (cancelled cheque/passbook copy)
  • The admission receipt to an Engineering/Medical programme will be required for the final selection round

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Selection Process

Mere fulfilment of eligibility conditions does not guarantee the selection for the scholarship. The selection of scholars for Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants is made based on student’s academic merit and financial need. It involves a multi-stage process that includes –

  • Initial screening of all the applications received based on financial need and academic background
  • Telephonic interview of shortlisted applicants 
  • Face-to-face interview for final selection (if required) 

Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship – Contact Details

If you have any query related to the Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical/Engineering Aspirants, feel free to contact through the following details. 

Email: info@buddy4study.com

Phone: 011-430-92248(Ext-114)

(Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)


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