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HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship 2021-22 – A Step Towards Your Academic Dreams

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship 2021-22 is a distinctive scholarship programme offered by the HDFC Bank to support the meritorious and needy students coming from underprivileged sections of the society. Under this scholarship, the students from Class 6 to those pursuing UG and PG courses are provided with financial assistance of up to INR 75,000. The key objective of this HDFC scholarship is to support students who are unable to bear the cost of education and are at a risk of dropping out due to a personal/family crisis or any other financial problem. 

Who all are eligible to apply for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship? What is the application process? When is the last date to apply for this scholarship? What kind of financial assistance is being offered under this HDFC Scholarship? What documents are required to apply for this scholarship? How will the scholars be selected? Read this article further to get answers to all these questions. 

HDFC Scholarship – An Overview

The HDFC Bank has introduced its dedicated scholarship with the name of ‘HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship’ as part of its flagship programme – Education Crisis Scholarship (ECS). The scholarship is meant to support meritorious and needy students studying in Class 6 to UG/PG level. The programme comprises six different types of scholarships which are given after considering the applicant’s personal/family crisis (need-based) or any other financial problem (merit-cum-means based). The six scholarships include – 

  1. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)
  2. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)
  3. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)
  4. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Need Based)
  5. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Need Based)
  6. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Need Based)

Furthermore, the table below provides a detailed overview of this HDFC scholarship for your reference. 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship – Overview

Particulars Details
Name of the Scholarship HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship
Provider Detail HDFC Bank
Scholarship Type Merit-cum-Means based

Need based

Scholarship Category In School Programme

Beyond School Programme

Professional Education Programme 

Eligibility Students pursuing Class 6 to UG and PG course level studies
Scholarship Award Up to INR 75,000
Application Timeline* Between March and July
Application Mode Online through Buddy4Study portal

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

HDFC Scholarship – Key Dates

The applications for HDFC scholarship offered under the ECS programme usually open in the March and continue till July. For the year 2021, the last date to apply for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship is 31st July 2021. The students who find themselves eligible for this scholarship can apply for it before the last date of application. 

HDFC Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who wish to avail the benefits of this scholarship scheme must fulfill certain eligibility conditions. Find below the details of those conditions that determine who can apply for this HDFC scholarship.

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)

  • Open for Indian students who are currently studying in Class 6 to 12 in a private, government or government-aided school.
  • They must have passed the previous qualifying examination with at least 55% marks.
  • Annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 2.5 lakh (2,50,000).

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)

  • Open for Indian students who are pursuing non-professional courses like BA, BCom, MA, MCom, etc., at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level in recognized colleges or universities.
  • The students pursuing Diploma/Polytechnic courses after Class 10 or 12 can also apply.
  • They must have passed the previous qualifying examination with at least 55% marks.
  • Annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 2.5 lakh (2,50,000).

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based)

  • Open for Indian students who are pursuing professional courses like BBA, BTech, BCA, MBBS, MBA, MCA, MTech, etc., at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level in recognized colleges or universities in India.
  • They must have passed the previous qualifying examination with at least 55% marks.
  • Annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 2.5 lakh (2,50,000).

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Need Based)

  • Open for Indian students who are studying in Class 6 to 12 in private, government or government-aided schools.
  • They must be facing a personal or family crisis that has occurred during the past three years, due to which they are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out.

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Need Based)

  • Open for Indian students who are pursuing non-professional courses like BA, BCom, MA, MCom, etc., at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level in recognized colleges or universities.
  • The students pursuing Diploma/Polytechnic courses after Class 10 or 12 can also apply.
  • They must be facing a personal or family crisis that has occurred during the past three years, due to which they are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out.

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Need Based)

  • Open for Indian students pursuing professional courses like BBA, BTech, BCA, MBBS, MBA, MCA, MTech, etc., at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level in recognized colleges or universities.
  • They must be facing a personal or family crisis that has occurred during the past three years, due to which they are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out.

HDFC Scholarship – Award Details

The students who fulfil the set eligibility conditions and qualify the selection criteria are provided with a financial support of up to INR 75,000 for their further studies. The amount of scholarship may vary based on your current academic qualification. The table below provides a detailed insight about the amount of financial assistance given under each HDFC scholarship. 

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship – Award Details

S.No. Scholarship Name Scholarship Amount
1. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based) Up to INR 35,000
2. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based) Up to INR 45,000
3. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Merit-Cum-Means Based) Up to INR 75,000
4. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Need Based) Up to INR 35,000
5. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Beyond School Programme (Need Based) Up to INR 45,000
6. HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship Professional Education Programme (Need Based) Up to INR 75,000

HDFC Scholarship – Application Process

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the provider, you can apply for this HDFC scholarship online through the Buddy4Study portal. The key steps that you must follow to apply for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship include –

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. 

HDFC Scholarship – Key Documents Required

While applying for any of the merit-cum-means based or need based HDFC scholarships, the students are required to upload certain documents in support of their application. These documents are generally related to your academic qualification, identity proof, income proof/crisis proof and bank account details. The key documents required for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship include the following. 

For Merit-Cum-Means Based Scholarships

  • Passport size photograph
  • Last year’s marksheets (2019-20) (NOTE: In case, you don’t have a marksheet for 2019-20 session, please upload the marksheet of 2018-19 session.)
  • Identity proof (Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving License)
  • Current Year Admission Proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID Card/Bonafide Certificate) (2020-21)
  • Applicant Bank Passbook/Cancelled Cheque (Information will also be captured in the application form)
    • Income Proof (any of the three proofs given below)
    • Income Proof issued by Gram Panchayat/Ward Counsellor/Sarpanch
    • Income Proof issued by SDM/DM/CO/Tehsildar
    • Affidavit

For Need Based Scholarships

  • Passport size photograph
  • Last year’s marksheets (2019-20) (NOTE: In case, you don’t have a marksheet for 2019-20 session, please upload the marksheet of 2018-19 session.)
  • Identity proof (Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving License)
  • Current Year Admission Proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID Card/Bonafide Certificate) (2020-21)
  • Applicant Bank Passbook/Cancelled Cheque (Information will also be captured in the application form)
  • Proof of family/personal crisis*

*The documents required for different crisis cases include –

Crisis Documents
Death of earning family member Death Certificate
Job loss in the family Letter from the organization stating that the person has lost the job
Self-employment failure An affidavit from Notary stating your self-employment failure
Expenditure on medical treatment/critical illness Medical report/prescription from the doctor stating the illness
Covid-19 affected Covid-19 test report/any other document which proves that the person is affected by Covid-19
Natural disasters Document issued by the government authorities stating that the person is affected by a natural disaster

HDFC Scholarship – Selection Criteria

Mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not guarantee your selection for the scholarship. The students are also required to qualify different stages of the selection process. The selection for HDFC Bank Parivartan’s ECS Scholarship involves selection at the following stages – 

  • Stage 1: Shortlisting of applications on the basis of academic merit and financial need or personal/family crisis.
  • Stage 2: Telephonic round of interview of shortlisted candidates based on which the final selection will be made.

HDFC Scholarship – Contact Details

In case of any query or problem regarding the scholarship, the candidates can feel free to call or write on the number/email mentioned below.

Phone No. – 011-430-92248 (Ext: 116)

Email – hdfcbankecss@buddy4study.com

Shruti Pandey

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