Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22

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About the Program


Reliance Foundation Scholarships are a pioneering initiative aimed at nurturing India’s technology leaders of tomorrow. Reliance Foundation will identify and support 100 of India’s brightest first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing degree programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Computing and Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering

Up to 60 undergraduate students will receive a grant of up to INR 4 Lakh each, while up to 40 postgraduate students will be awarded up to INR 6 Lakh each for the duration of their degree. 

Reliance Foundation Scholars will also gain valuable opportunities to interact with leading global experts, apply for mentoring and internships, volunteering opportunities, a strong alumni network and will join a vibrant community of scholars who will be at the forefront of leading India’s journey in technological innovation. 

About Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Ltd., has always worked with the single focus of building a more equitable nation. With the vision of empowering the most marginalised sections of our society, Reliance Foundation collaborates with social impact organisations and private and government stakeholders, creating lasting impact across India. With committed programmes, Reliance Foundation aims to create replicable and scalable models of development accessible to all.

  • Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22

    The following are the eligibility criteria to apply for the Reliance Foundation Scholarships: 

    • Open for Indian nationals only.
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in the first year of undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in the following subjects: 
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Computer Sciences
      • Mathematics & Computing and 
      • Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering. 
    • Applicants must fulfil the following academic criteria - 
      • For Undergraduate Scholarships: Applicants who secured a rank of 1-35,000 in the JEE Main (Paper 1) Examination can apply.
      • For Postgraduate Scholarships: Applicants who secured a score of 550-1,000 in the GATE examination, OR applicants who have not attempted GATE and have scored 7.5 or above in their undergraduate CGPA (or % normalised to CGPA) can apply.
    • Applicants from all institutes in India are eligible, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

    NOTE: There is no entry fee to apply for the Reliance Foundation Scholarships. Fill out the eligibility questionnaire to learn more.


    For Undergraduate students: Up to INR 4,00,000 over the duration of the degree
    For Postgraduate students: Up to INR 6,00,000 over the duration of the degree

    Scholars will also benefit from a strong development programme that will nurture their skills to innovate for social good, including expert interactions, industry exposure and volunteering opportunities.


    Applicants are required to upload the following documents at the time of application:

    • Passport photograph
    • Address Proof (for address ticked as preferred physical correspondence address)
    • Current Resume
    • Marksheet of 10th Class Board Examination
    • Marksheet of 12th Class Board Examination
    • Marksheet of JEE Main Entrance Examination (for Undergraduate students) OR Marksheet of GATE Entrance Examination (for Postgraduate students, if applicable)
    • Official transcript/ Marksheet of your undergraduate degree (for Postgraduate students)
    • Bonafide Student Certificate of current college/institution of enrollment, or Student ID Card
    • 2 Reference Letters: 1 academic and 1 character


    If Applicable: 

    • Experience certificate/ letter/s from work experience/ internships 
    • Official Disability Certificate 
    • Family Income Proof (Students with household income of 10 lakhs or less)
    How can you apply?
    • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
    • Login to Buddy4Study using a registered ID to land onto the ‘Online Application Form Page’.
      • If not registered on Buddy4Study - Register with your Email/Mobile Number/Gmail account. 
    • You will now be redirected to the ‘Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22’ official page.
    • Fill the online Eligibility Questionnaire. 
    • If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be sent an email invitation with log-in information to apply through Reliance Foundation’s application portal.
    • Log in to the application portal using the username and password received on email.
    • Fill the scholarship application form and upload necessary documents. 
    • Submit the application.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the selection process for the Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22?

    The Reliance Foundation Scholarships will identify and select the best and brightest students in India through a rigorous and competitive selection process. We welcome applicants from all socio-economic backgrounds. Scholarships will be granted on the basis of merit. 

    The selection of scholars for Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22 involves a multi-stage process as detailed below. 

    • Initial shortlisting of applicants based on -
      • Their personal information, academic and extra-curricular details
      • Two Reference Letters: One that attests to academic capabilities and one that attests to character and leadership traits
      • Two Essays: personal statement and statement of purpose
    • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview after which the final selection will be made.
  • By when can a student submit the reference letters?

    The last date to submit the reference letters is February 23, 2022.

  • When will the scholars be announced for Reliance Foundation Scholarships?

    The selection of scholars will be announced in June 2022.

  • What values must scholars embody to get selected for the Reliance Foundation Scholarships 2021-22?

    The Reliance Foundation Scholarships is looking for scholars who possess the following values:

    • Excellence: Reliance Foundation scholars are those who are committed to excellence, in spirit and action, in everything they pursue, both academic and non-academic. These are scholars who have a mindset of giving their best, seeking new and better ways to approach challenges and continually work to improve themselves. 
    • Leadership Potential: Reliance Foundation scholars have the potential and ambition to become the next generation of leaders of not just India but leaders of tomorrow all over the world.
    • Integrity: Reliance Foundation scholars strive to be honest and forthright. They take accountability and responsibility for their actions, decisions, and behaviours.
    • Community Commitment: Reliance Foundation scholars show a moral force of character and instinct to lead in their communities for the advancement of society. They are scholars who have a commitment to work for social good and give back to society.
    • Growth Mindset: Reliance Foundation scholars dream big and have an ever-evolving spirit. They possess a love of learning and continually strive to develop and improve themselves and support others to do the same.
    • Courage: Reliance Foundation scholars are resilient, patient, and tenacious. They are scholars who embrace challenges with passion and conviction as opportunities to grow.
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