Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) – the CSR implementing agency of Kotak Mahindra Group, has launched the Kotak Junior Scholarship programme to support further education of Class 11+ meritorious students from economically disadvantaged sections across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Under the Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24, students enrolled in Class 11 at junior colleges/schools, specifically within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, will receive a financial assistance of INR 3,000 per month to continue their educational journey.
This article provides a deeper cognizance of this scholarship programme in terms of its application process, eligibility, documentation, and other needful information.
Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 – An Overview
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.
KEF’s scholarship program caters to meritorious students, offering not only financial assistance but also mentoring and coaching sessions. This comprehensive support aims to guide students who have completed their 10th grade to successfully complete their 12th grade and pursue higher education. Additionally, KEF extends its assistance to school dropouts, providing them with the necessary resources to transcend the poverty line through skill development and livelihood programs.
The table given below consists of the essential details about the scholarship program for your quick reference.
Detailed Overview of Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24
|Name of the Programme||Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24|
|Provider Detail||Kotak Education Foundation|
|Award||INR 3,000 per month|
|Last Date to Apply*||July 31, 2023|
*The application deadline mentioned above is tentative and may change at the discretion of the scholarship provider.
Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 – Key Dates
Now, with this brief piece of information, it is important to have knowledge of some other details. But before referring to them, the candidates are necessarily required to keep track of the important dates of application to this scholarship programme. The applications for Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 are currently open. The last date to submit the application forms is June 30, 2023.
Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 – Eligibility
- Applicants must have secured above 85% marks in Class 10 board examination (SSC/CBSE/ICSE) in 2023.
- Applicant’s annual family income must be Rs. 3,20,000/- or less
- Applicants must have secured admission in Class 11 at junior colleges/schools in Mumbai for Arts, Commerce and Science Streams, in Mumbai Metropolitan Region* for academic year 2023-24.
- Children of employees of Kotak Education Foundation and Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply for Kotak Junior Scholarship.
Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 – Award Details
Scholarship of INR 3,000 per month
- This scholarship amount will be paid on quarterly/six monthly basis.
- The scholarship fund is designated solely for academic expenses 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 2023-24 – Application Process
Eligible candidates can apply for the Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 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 using a registered ID to land on the ‘Online Application Form Page’.
- If not registered – Register with your Email/Mobile Number/Gmail account.
- You will now be redirected to the ‘Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24’ 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 2023-24 – Key Documents
Candidates applying for this scholarship program need to upload the following documents while applying:
- Income certificate (उत्पन्नाचा दाखला) from 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) marksheet – 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 2023-24 – Selection Process
The selection of scholars for the Kotak Junior Scholarship 2023-24 will be made on the basis of 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.
In case the applicants have any queries related to this scholarship programme, its eligibility, the application process, award details, or selection process, they are requested to connect through the contact details given below –
Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext-325)