Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Cultivating Excellence

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 is an initiative of Kotak Education Foundation (KEF),  the CSR implementing agency of Kotak Mahindra Group. This transformative scholarship program has been designed to provide invaluable financial assistance and support to deserving students who have completed their 10th grade from SSC/CBSE/ICSE boards within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). 

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Selected students will receive a scholarship of INR 3,500 per month throughout Class 11 and Class 12, totaling INR 73,500 for 21 months. They will also receive benefits through mentorship support, academic assistance, career guidance, and exposure visits to broaden their horizons and enhance their learning experiences.

This article offers detailed information about the Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 regarding its application process, eligibility, documentation, and other needful information. Read further to have a detailed understanding of this scholarship and its application process.

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – An Overview

About Kotak Education Foundation

The establishment of the Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) on January 14, 2007, marked a significant milestone in its mission to combat urban poverty by focusing on education and livelihood initiatives. KEF operates in economically disadvantaged areas of Mumbai, including the Deonar, Govandi Chembur, Kurla, and Dharavi slums. 

Its core objective is to empower children and young individuals from underprivileged families through a range of educational programs and vocational skills training initiatives. The ultimate goal is to equip them with employable skills and enable them to lead a life of dignity.

The table below summarizes the essential details about the scholarship program for quick reference.

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Detailed Overview of Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25

Particulars                Details
Name of the Scholarship               Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25
Provider Name                     Kotak Education Foundation
Scholarship Type Merit and means
Eligibility                                      Applicants must have obtained over 85% marks in their Class 10 board examination (SSC/CBSE/ICSE) in 2024. They must have secured admission in Class 11 at junior colleges/schools for Arts, Commerce or Science streams in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) for the academic year 2024-25. The annual family income of applicants must be INR 3,20,000 or below. Students must reside within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)
Award Scholarship of INR 3,500 per month along with mentorship support, academic assistance, career guidance, and exposure visits.
Last Date to Apply* June 15, 2024
Application Mode Online through Buddy4Study portal
Academic Session 2024-2025

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

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Key Dates

Now, with this brief information, it is important to know some other details. But before referring to them, the candidates must keep track of the important dates of application to this scholarship program. The applications for the Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 are currently open. The last date to submit the application forms is June 15, 2024.

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Eligibility

  • Applicants must have obtained over 85% marks in their Class 10 board examination (SSC/CBSE/ICSE) in 2024. 
  • They must have secured admission in Class 11 at junior colleges/schools for Arts, Commerce or Science streams in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) for the academic year 2024-25.
  • The annual family income of applicants must be INR 3,20,000 or below. 
  • Students must reside within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). 
  • Children of employees of Kotak Education Foundation and Buddy4Study are ineligible to apply for the Kotak Junior Scholarship.

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Award Details

Selected students will receive the following benefits:

  • Scholarship of INR 3,500 per month during Class 11 and Class 12, totaling INR 73,500 for 21 months.
  • Mentorship support to guide students through their educational journey.
  • Academic assistance to help students excel in their studies.
  • Career guidance to facilitate informed decisions about future prospects.
  • Exposure visits to broaden students’ horizons and enhance their learning experiences.

Note: 

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  • This scholarship amount will be paid on a quarterly/six-monthly basis. 
  • The scholarship fund is designated solely for academic expense purposes such as tuition fees, books, stationery, travel, and other related educational needs. 
  • The utilization of the fund can be further tailored based on the specific requirements of the Kotak Education Foundation.

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply for the  Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 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 ‘Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25’ 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.

 Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Key Documents

  • Income certificate (उत्पन्नाचा दाखला) from the collector’s office (Either Maharashtra or Indian Govt.) (mandatory)
  • Recent passport-size photograph (mandatory)
  • Aadhaar card of both the parents and student (mandatory)
  • PAN card of at least one earning parent/guardian
  • SSC (Class 10) mark sheet – e-copy allowed (mandatory)
  • School leaving certificate
  • If income tax is paid or an IT return is filed by any family member, then the latest copy of the IT return along with 26AS
  • Death certificate in the case of a single-parent
  • Student’s bank account (bank statement or first page of bank passbook) 

Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 – Selection Process

The selection of scholars for the Kotak Junior Scholarship 2024-25 will be made based on their academic merit and financial background. It involves a multi-stage process as detailed below – 

  • Shortlisting of candidates based on the eligibility criteria
  • Document verification
  • Telephonic interview of the shortlisted candidates’ post document verification 
  • Final selection of scholars

NOTE: The final selection and the awarding of scholarship will be at the discretion of Kotak Education Foundation.

Contact Details

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

Email: kotakjunior@buddy4study.com

Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext-325)

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