Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 – Empowering Next-Generation Dental Professionals

The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme is a CSR initiative launched by Haleon India, makers of Sensodyne in partnership with Buddy4Study (B4S) and Indian Dental Association (IDA). The programme offers financial support to meritorious, underprivileged students pan India who are pursuing 4-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses in government and Government aided colleges. 

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This article offers detailed information about this scholarship programme in terms of its application process, eligibility, documentation, and other needful information. Read further to have a detailed understanding of this scholarship and its application process.

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24  – An Overview

The HT Parekh Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), a leading provider of housing finance in India. The foundation is dedicated to promoting education, research, and social welfare in India. It has been instrumental in empowering students through its scholarship programs.

The table given below consists of the essential details about the scholarship program for a quick reference.

Detailed Overview of Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 

Particulars                Details
Name of the Scholarship               Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 
Provider Detail                                                HT Parekh Foundation
Scholarship Type Merit and means based
Eligibility                                               Open for students pursuing their first year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme from government and government-funded colleges only, applicants must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education to qualify for the first round of criteria, and annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources..
Award Scholarship INR 4,20,000 for 4 years (INR 1,05,000 per year)
Last Date to Apply* October 31, 2023
Application Mode Online through Buddy4Study portal
Academic Session 2023-2024

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

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 Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24  are currently open. The last date to submit the application forms is October 31, 2023

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  • Open for students pursuing their first year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme from government and government-funded colleges only. 
  • Applicants must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education to qualify for the first round of criteria.
  • Annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources. 
  • Students from pan-India are eligible to apply.

Please Note: 

  • After selection, the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholars must maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year to continue availing the Scholarship renewal.
  • Children or family members of employees of Haleon, IDA, Give India & Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Award Details

Each shortlisted Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholar will receive INR 4,20,000 (INR 1,05,000 per year) for 4 years of BDS course to support their academic and living expenses incurred.

Please Note: The scholarship can be utilized only for academic expenses such as tuition fees, hostel fees, food, internet, mobile, laptop, books, stationery, online learning, etc.

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 – Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply for the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 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 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 ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 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.

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 – Key Documents

  • Marksheet of the previous class/semester
  • Government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN card)
  • Current year admission proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID card/ Bonafide Certificate)
  • Family income proof (Government-issued documents – tax return, income certificate from local administration, EWS (Economic Weaker Section) certificate)
  • Bank account details of the applicant or parent
  • Photograph of the applicant

Please Note: Second year onwards, the Scholars need to submit an academic grade report of the last exam passed and a character certificate from their college.  

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Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24 – Selection Process

The selection of scholars for the ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24’ will be made based on their academic merit and financial background. It involves a multi-stage process as detailed below –

  • Initial shortlisting of applicants based on their academic merit (60%) and annual family income (less than INR 8,00,000) provided during the application process.
  • Document verification of the shortlisted candidates.
  • Telephonic interview with the shortlisted candidates by IDA and Buddy4study.
  • Final list of selected candidates will be prepared by Buddy4study and IDA.

Contact Details

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


Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext: 301)


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