Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – Transforming lives of future dental professionals

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative of HALEON India (erstwhile GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) focused towards providing financial support to underprivileged and meritorious Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students across India. Under this scholarship programme, 100 deserving students will be selected who are pursuing their first year of BDS course in government colleges or government-funded colleges. Every selected student will be provided with the financial assistance of INR 1,05,000 per year, for 4 years, to support their academic and living expenses incurred towards their BDS programme.

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 This article will help you in having a deeper cognizance of 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 – An Overview

HALEON India (erstwhile GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) is a global leader in the consumer healthcare sector, with brands trusted by millions of consumers. It has introduced the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme in partnership with Indian Dental Association (IDA) (official knowledge partner), Goodera (technology partner) and Buddy4Study (implementation partner) to ensure that students achieve their goals of pursuing professional dental education without any financial hindrances.

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The table given below consists of the essential details about the scholarship programme for your quick reference.

Detailed Overview of Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme

Particulars                Details
Name of the Scholarship               Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme
Provider Detail                                                HALEON India (erstwhile GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) 
Eligibility                                              
  • Open for students pursuing their first-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme
  • Applicant must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education. 
  • Annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources. 
  • Students from pan-India can apply
Award INR 1,05,000 per year for 4 years of BDS Course
Last Date to Apply* September 15, 2022
Application Mode Online
Academic Session 2022-2023

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

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – 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 are currently open. The last date to submit the application forms is September 15, 2022.

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – Eligibility

  • Open for students pursuing their first-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme only from government and government-funded colleges. 
  • Applicant must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education. (NOTE: Successful applicant has to maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year to continue availing the benefits for their 4 years course.)
  • Annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources. 
  • Children or family members of employees of HALEON India (erstwhile GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare), IDA, Goodera & Buddy4Study are not eligible.
  • Students from pan-India can apply.

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – Award Details

The students selected under Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme will receive INR 1,05,000 per year for 4 years of BDS Course.

NOTE: The scholarship amount 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 – Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply for the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 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 ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme’  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 – Key Documents

  • Marksheet of the previous class/semester
  • Photo identity proof (Aadhaar Card/voter id card/driving license/PAN card)
  • Current year admission proof (fee receipt/admission letter/institution ID card/ bonafide certificate)
  • Family income proof (Government-issued documents such as tax return, income certificate from local administration, EWS (Economic Weaker Section) certificate)
  • Bank account details of the applicant or parent
  • Photograph of the applicant

Note: From the second year onwards, scholar needs to submit character certificate from College.  

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – Selection Process

The selection of scholars for the ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme’ 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 and financial background details provided during the application process.
  • Telephonic interview with the shortlisted candidates by IDA and Buddy4study. 
  • Document verification of the shortlisted candidates
  • Final list of selected candidates will be prepared by Buddy4study and IDA based on merit and financial need. 

Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme – Contact Details

In case you have any queries related to this scholarship programme, its eligibility, the application process, award details, or selection process, you are requested to connect through the contact details given below:

Email: gskidaschorlarship@buddy4study.com

Phone:  011-430-92248(Ext-301) 

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