Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Giving Wings to Your Dreams

Kotak Kanya Scholarship is a collaborative CSR project of Kotak Mahindra Group companies which is being implemented with Kotak Education Foundation. This initiative on Education and Livelihood aims to financially support meritorious girl students from underprivileged sections of the society to enable them to pursue their higher education after passing out of Class 12. Under this scholarship, selected girl students will receive scholarship of up to INR 1 lakh* per year to pursue professional graduation (degree) courses. 

Who can apply for this scholarship? When is the last date to apply for Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021? What steps must be followed to apply for this scholarship? What are the essential documents required for its application? What kind of financial assistance is being offered? How will the scholars be selected? The answers to all these questions are covered in this article. Read further to get in-depth information about the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021. 

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Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – An Overview

The Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 is meant for those meritorious girl students who aspire to pursue professional graduation courses or professional courses pursued along with a graduation course from institutes of repute (NAAC/NBA/UGC accredited) after Class 12. The selected scholars under this scholarship will receive scholarships to pay their academic expenses till the completion of their graduation (degree). 

The professional graduation (degree) courses include Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Designing, Specialised Commerce, Finance and Computer courses or professional courses pursued alongside graduation like CA, CS, CFA, CWA, LLB. The table given below highlights a detailed overview of the scholarship for your reference. 

Detailed Overview of Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021

Name of the ScholarshipKotak Kanya Scholarship 2021
Provider DetailCollaborative CSR Project of Kotak Mahindra Group companies, implemented by Kotak Education Foundation
Scholarship TypeMerit-cum-Means
EligibilityGirl students pursuing professional graduation courses after Class 12
Scholarship AmountUp to INR 1 lakh* per year

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Application ModeOnline through Buddy4Study portal
Application Timeline#Between August and November

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

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Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Key Dates

Dates play a crucial role when it comes to any scholarship application. Before heading on to know more about the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021, you must keep note of its important dates. The applications for this scholarship have started in the month of August and will continue till November. The last date to apply for this scholarship is November 15, 2021. Girl students who find themselves eligible for this scholarship can apply for it before its deadline passes away. 

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

To avail benefits under this scholarship, the applicants are required to fulfil the following eligibility conditions – 

  • Open for girl students across India.
  • Meritorious girl students who have secured admission to first year graduation programme from institutes of repute (NAAC/NBA/UGC accredited) for professional academic pursuits such as professional graduate courses like Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Designing, Specialised Commerce, Finance and Computer courses or professional courses pursued alongside graduation like CA, CS, CFA, CWA, LLB.  
  • Applicants must have scored 75% or more marks or equivalent CGPA in standard 12th board examinations.
  • Applicant’s annual family income must be Rs. 3 lakh (Rupees three lakh) or less.
  • Children of employees of Kotak Mahindra Group, Kotak Education Foundation & Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply for Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021.

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Award Details

The scholars selected under the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 will receive scholarship of up to INR 1 lakh* per year till completion of their professional graduation courses/degrees. The scholarship amount can be utilised only to cover academic expenses, including tuition fees, hostel fees (applicable only for on-campus hostel), internet, laptop, books, stationery. 

*Disclaimer: Terms and Conditions apply. Scholarship selection and amount is based on fulfilment of the eligibility criteria and will be at discretion of the Kotak Education Foundation.  

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Application Process

The applications for the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 can be made online through Buddy4Study portal. Upon finding yourself eligible, the applicants can apply for this scholarship by following the simple steps given below –

Step 1: Visit the scholarship page of Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021. 

Step 2: Read all the details carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button under the ‘How can you apply?’ section to proceed. 

Step 3: Login to Buddy4Study using registered ID to land onto the ‘Online Application Form Page’. If not registered, please register using an Email/Mobile/Facebook/Gmail account.

Step 4: A separate application instruction page will open. Read the instructions carefully and click on the ‘Start Application’ button. 

Step 5: Fill in all the required details in the application form and upload all relevant documents. 

Step 6: Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on the ‘Preview’ button to check if all the details filled are correctly showing or not. 

Step 7: If all the details in the preview are correct, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application.

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Documents Required

While applying for the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021, the applicants need to attach a certain set of documents in support of their application. These documents are generally related to identity proof, academic qualification, income proof and bank details. The key documents that one must prepare before applying for this scholarship include –

  • Mark sheet of previous qualifying examination (Class 12)
  • Current academic year fee receipt/bonafide letter/ID card
  • Admission letter/offer letter
  • Income proof of parents/guardians
  • Aadhaar card
  • Bank details and documents
  • Passport size photograph

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Selection Criteria

Mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not guarantee your selection for the scholarship. The selection of scholars for Kotak Kanya Scholarship will be made on the basis of the academic merit and financial background of the applicants. It involves a multi-stage process as detailed below – 

  • Initial shortlisting of applicants based on their academic merit, financial background and personal challenges (crisis, orphan, single parent child, disability, etc.)
  • Top performing (girl) students will appear for two (2) rounds of interviews
  • The final selection and the awarding of scholarship will be at the sole discretion of the Kotak Education Foundation

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – About Kotak Mahindra Group

Established in 1985, Kotak Mahindra Group is one of India’s leading financial services conglomerates. In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. (KMFL), the Group’s flagship company, received banking license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), becoming the first non-banking finance company in India to convert into a bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (KMBL).

Kotak Mahindra Group (Group) offers a wide range of financial services that encompass every sphere of life. From commercial banking, to stock broking, mutual funds, life and general insurance and investment banking, the Group caters to the diverse financial needs of individuals and the corporate sector. The premise of Kotak Mahindra Group’s business model is concentrated India, diversified financial services. The bold vision that underscores the Group’s growth is an inclusive one, with a host of products and services designed to address the needs of the unbanked and insufficiently banked. As on 30th June, 2021, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd has a national footprint of 1,612 branches and 2,591 ATMs, and branches in GIFT City and DIFC (Dubai). For more information, please visit the Company’s website at https://www.kotak.com

The following Kotak Mahindra Group Companies are collaboratively funding their CSR Project on Education & Livelihood – Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021, which is being implemented with Kotak Education Foundation

  • Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited (KMAMC) 
  • Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited (KMCCL)
  • Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited (KMIL)
  • Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited (KMPL)
  • Kotak Mahindra Trustee Company Limited (KMTCL) 
  • Kotak Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited (KIDFL) 
  • Kotak Securities Limited (KSL)

Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Kotak Education Foundation 

Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) was established on 14th January, 2007 with a mission to address urban poverty through education & livelihood initiatives. KEF works in the impoverished areas of Mumbai – slums of Deonar, Govandi Chembur, Kurla, Dharavi, etc to empower children and youth from the underprivileged families through various education and vocational skills training initiatives to make them employable and lead a life with dignity. KEF’s scholarship for meritorious students includes financial assistance, mentoring and coaching sessions to assist the 10th pass, complete 12th and graduation. Further, school dropouts are provided support to rise above the poverty line through skilling and livelihood programmes. KEF is working with 140 plus schools, serving over 1,500 teachers and about one lakh students.

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Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 – Contact Details

If you have any query related to the scholarship, its eligibility, application process, selection criteria, and documents required, feel free to reach out through contact details given below –

Email: kotakscholarship@buddy4study.com

Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext: 262)