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Saksham Scholarship Program for Drivers’ Children

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‘Saksham Scholarship Program for Drivers’ Children’ is an initiative of Mahindra Finance to provide financial assistance to the children of drivers’ community to support them in continuing their education. Mahindra Finance believes in empowering the academic and career goals of children of drivers by removing the financial barrier. Under this scholarship, students from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana who are studying in Class 1 to 12, graduation and postgraduation level will be provided with a one-time (fixed) financial assistance of up to INR 20,000 to cover their academic expenses. 

Mahindra Finance, a part of the Mahindra Group, is one of India’s leading non-banking finance companies operating in rural and semi-urban India. The company has introduced this scholarship program as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Flagship program “Swabhimaan” with an objective to financially support underprivileged children/wards of drivers’ community in continuing their education.

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  • Saksham Scholarship Program for Class 9-12 Students 2022-23
    Deadline31-Oct-2022
    Eligibility
    • Open for students from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana.
    • Applicants must be studying in Class 9 to 12.
    • Applicants must have secured 60% and above marks in their previous class.
    • One of the parents should be a driver (all light motor vehicles and small commercial vehicles such as Taxi, Jeep, Car & delivery vans such as Pickup, magic, school van, etc.) and should hold a valid driving license
    • Annual family income of the applicants from all sources should not be more than INR 4,00,000.
    • Children or family members of Mahindra Finance & Buddy4Study are not eligible.

    NOTE: Scholarships will be awarded to a maximum of two students per family.

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    Benefits:

    For Class 9 and 10 - INR 8,000 for 1 year | For Class 11 and 12 - INR 10,000 for 1 year

  • Saksham Scholarship Program for Graduate Students 2022-23
    Deadline31-Oct-2022
    Eligibility
    • Open for students from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana.
    • Applicants must be studying in any year of their graduation (both general and professional), ITI, Diploma, or Polytechnic courses.
    • Applicants must have secured 60% and above marks in their previous class.
    • One of the parents should be a driver (all light motor vehicles and small commercial vehicles such as Taxi, Jeep, Car & delivery vans such as Pickup, magic, school van, etc.) and should hold a valid driving license
    • Annual family income of the applicants from all sources should not be more than INR 4,00,000.
    • Children or family members of Mahindra Finance & Buddy4Study are not eligible.

    NOTE: Scholarships will be awarded to a maximum of two students per family.

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    Benefits:

    INR 15,000 for 1 year

  • Saksham Scholarship Program for Class 1-8 Students 2022-23
    Deadline31-Oct-2022
    Eligibility
    • Open for students from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana.
    • Applicants must be studying in Class 1 to 8.
    • One of the parents should be a driver (all light motor vehicles and small commercial vehicles such as Taxi, Jeep, Car & delivery vans such as Pickup, magic, school van etc) and should hold a valid driving license.
    • Annual family income of the applicants from all sources should not be more than INR 4,00,000.
    • Children or family members of Mahindra Finance & Buddy4Study are not eligible.

    NOTE: Scholarships will be awarded to a maximum of two students per family.

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    Benefits:

    INR 5,000 for 1 year

  • Saksham Scholarship Program for Postgraduate Students 2022-23
    Deadline31-Oct-2022
    Eligibility
    • Open for students from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana.
    • Applicants must be studying in any year of their postgraduation courses (both general and professional).
    • Applicants must have secured 60% and above marks in their previous class.
    • One of the parents should be a driver (all light motor vehicles and small commercial vehicles such as Taxi, Jeep, Car & delivery vans such as Pickup, magic, school van etc) and should hold a valid driving license
    • Annual family income of the applicants from all sources should not be more than INR 4,00,000.
    • Children or family members of Mahindra Finance & Buddy4Study are not eligible.
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    Benefits:

    INR 20,000 for 1 year

Contact

In case of any queries, please reach out to:

011-430-92248 (Ext- 302) (Monday to Friday - 10:00AM to 6PM)mahindrascholarship@buddy4study.com

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Saksham Scholarship?

    Saksham Scholarship is a CSR initiative by Mahindra Finance. Under this initiative, scholarships will be provided to children of drivers (all light motor vehicles and small commercial vehicles such as Taxi, Jeep, Car & delivery vans such as Pickup, magic, school van, etc.) whose annual family income is less than INR 4 lakh. There will be a due diligence and selection process for awarding these scholarships.

  • Is my child eligible for this scholarship?

    Please refer to the eligibility criteria mentioned above. 

  • Do I have to make any payments?

    No! You do not have to make any payment at all for participating in this scholarship program.

  • What is the selection process for this scholarship program?

    The selection of scholars for the Saksham Scholarship Program for Drivers’ Children 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
    • Telephonic interview (from Class 11 onwards) of shortlisted candidates followed by document verification
    • Final interview with the scholarship selection committee for final selection
  • How will I receive the scholarship amount?

    The scholarship will be transferred on an annual basis to the scholar’s bank account. 

  • My father is a cab driver. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

    Yes, you can apply for the scholarship.

  • I am currently studying in the 2nd year of my undergraduate program. Can I apply for this scholarship?

    Yes, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • What if I am unable to fill the form myself, face any other difficulty in applying, or need more information about the scholarship?

    In case, you face any difficulty in applying or need any other information, you can call us at 011-430-92248 (Ext- 302) or send us an email at mahindrascholarship@buddy4study.com.

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