HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Enabling Academic Dreams of COVID-Affected Students

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program is yet another distinctive scholarship program introduced by HDFC Bank to support students who are facing COVID-led crisis. It has been evident that the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected numerous families leaving many students with very little or almost no financial support to continue their education. Thus, HDFC Bank is offering financial assistance ranging from INR 15,000 to INR 75,000 to students who are studying in Class 1 to 12 to those pursuing UG, PG and diploma courses. 

Who can apply for the HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship? By when and how can students apply for it? What documents must be required for the application? What kind of financial assistance will be given under this scholarship? How will the scholars be selected? Get answers to all these questions in this article further. 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – An Overview

An initiative of HDFC Bank, this scholarship aims to support the children affected by COVID crisis to continue their education. Under this program, the students who have lost either or both of their parent(s)/earning member (s) or whose earning family members have lost their employment (or livelihood) during the pandemic will receive a one-time financial assistance ranging from INR 15,000 to INR 75,000 to continue their studies. The scholarship can be broadly categorised into two categories namely –

  • HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship In-School Program – For Class 1 to 12 students
  • HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Beyond School Program – For diploma, UG and PG students

The table given below gives a detailed overview about the scholarship program for your reference. 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s CCSS Program – Overview

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ScholarshipHDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program
Provider DetailHDFC Bank
Scholarship TypeCrisis-based
Scholarship CategoryIn-School Programme

Beyond School Programme

EligibilityClass 1 to 12, diploma, UG and PG students facing COVID-related crisis
Scholarship AwardINR 15,000 to INR 75,000
Application ModeOnline
Application Timeline*Between July and October

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

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HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Key Dates

The applications for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program for the academic year 2021-22 have started in the month of July and will continue till October. The last date to apply for this scholarship is October 31, 2021*.

*Subject to change 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Eligibility Criteria

Before heading on to apply for this scholarship, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria specified by the provider. These conditions are generally related to your academic qualification, family income and crisis situation. The key eligibility conditions for each scholarship category have been specified below –

For HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship In-School Program

1. Indian students who are currently studying in Class 1 to 12 are eligible.

2. Students who have been through any of the below two crisis situations –

  • Loss of either or both parent(s)/earning member(s) since January 2020, OR
  • Loss of an earning family member’s employment (or livelihood) during the pandemic

3. Annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 6,00,000 (6 lakh) from all sources.

4. Children of employees of HDFC Bank and Buddy4Study are not eligible.

For HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Beyond School Program

1. Indian students who are currently studying in a diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate (General and Professional) program are eligible.

2. Students who have been through any of the below two crisis situations –

  • Loss of either or both parent(s)/earning member(s) since January 2020, OR
  • Loss of an earning family member’s employment (or livelihood) during the pandemic

3. Annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 6,00,000 (6 lakh) from all sources.

4. Children of employees of HDFC Bank and Buddy4Study are not eligible.

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Award Details

The amount of scholarship awarded under the HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program varies based on your current academic qualification. It can be utilized only for academic expense purposes which includes tuition fees, hostel fees, food, internet, online learning device, books, stationery, etc. The table given below highlights the detailed scholarship amount for each class category. 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s CCSS Program – Scholarship Details

Class CategoryScholarship Amount
For students of Class 1 to 5INR 15,000
For students of Class 6 to 8INR 18,000
For students of Class 9 to 12INR 21,000
For diploma coursesINR 20,000
For undergraduate (general – BCom, BSc, BA, BCA, etc.) coursesINR 30,000
For postgraduate (MCom, MA, etc.) coursesINR 35,000
For undergraduate (professional – BTech, MBBS, LLB, BArch, Nursing) coursesINR 50,000
For postgraduate (MTech, MBA) coursesINR 55,000 to INR 75,000

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HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Application Process

If you find yourself eligible for the HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program, you can apply for it online through the Buddy4Study portal. The application process involves you to follow the simple steps given below –

Step 1: Visit the official scholarship page.

Step 2: Read all the details carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective scholarship. 

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: The application instruction page will open. Click on the ‘Start Application’ button. 

Step 5: Fill in all required details in the scholarship application form. 

Step 6: Upload all relevant documents. 

Step 7: Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and 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.

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HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Key Documents Required

While applying for this scholarship online, the applicants are required to upload certain documents in support of their application. These documents are generally related to your identity proof, academic qualification proof, income proof, and crisis proof. The key documents required for the HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program application include –

  • Marksheet of the previous educational degree (2019-20) (NOTE: In case, you don’t have a marksheet for the 2019-20 session, please upload the marksheet for 2018-19 session.)
  • 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) (2020-21)
  • Crisis document (Death certificate of parent(s) or proof of job loss) 
  • Reference of 2 persons who know 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)
  • Photograph of the applicant 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Selection Criteria

This is a crisis-based scholarship wherein the selection of scholars will be made on the basis of the crisis faced by them due to COVID-19 pandemic. The selection process for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program is divided into many stages. Details of different stages of selection process are given below – 

  • Initial shortlisting of candidates based on the proof of crisis and other eligibility criteria
  • Document verification of all applicants
  • Telephonic interaction of the shortlisted applicants

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship Program – Contact Details

In case, you have any query or issue related the scholarship, its eligibility, application process or documents required, feel free to call or write on the number/email given below – 

Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext: 116)

Email: hdfcbankecss@buddy4study.com