Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24

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About the Program


Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24 is an initiative of Swami Dayanand Education Foundation (SDEF) to provide financial assistance to students pursuing professional courses, including engineering, medical, architecture, etc., and other undergraduate programs at government or private institutions in India. The objective of SDEF is to support exceptionally talented students facing financial constraints, enabling them to pursue and complete their college education. Selected candidates will receive up to INR 50,000 per annum or up to INR 2 lakh over the duration of their degree to continue their higher studies.

About SDEF

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation, initiated by Mr. Ashutosh Garg and its founder trustees in 2015, was founded with a noble mission to offer scholarships to college students in India and the United States. Since its establishment, the foundation has been dedicated to making a quality college education attainable and within reach for all deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

  • Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be pursuing professional courses including Engineering, Medical, Architecture, etc. and other undergraduate courses in Government or private Institutes in India
    • have secured 65% or above marks in Class 12
    • have an annual income of less than INR 6 lakhs 
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    The candidate will receive up to INR 50,000 per annum to continue their higher studies.

  • Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24
    • Students must be enrolled in professional courses such as engineering, medical, architecture, etc., or other undergraduate programs offered by government or private educational institutions in India.
    • Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence by achieving a minimum CGPA of 7.5 or securing 75% or higher marks in their Class 12 examinations.

    • The annual family income of the applicants must not exceed INR 6 lakh.

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    Below is the scholarship fund allocation for various categories of students and courses, including JEE/NEET rank holders, professional degree programs, and general degree courses:

    For JEE/NEET Rank Holders:

    • Ranks 1-500: INR 2 lakh for four years
    • Ranks 501-1500: INR 1.6 lakh for four years
    • Ranks 1501-3000: INR 1.2 lakh for four years

    For Professional Degree Courses: INR 80,000 for four years

    For General Degree Courses: INR 10,000 per annum

    NOTE: The scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the bank accounts of the respective educational institutions.


In case of any queries, please reach out to:

(+91) -120-4146823 (Monday to Friday - 10:00AM to 06:00 PM (IST))

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the selection process for this scholarship program?

    The selection of scholars for the 'Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24' will be made based on their academic merit and financial background. 

    NOTE: Among the 300 available seats, 50% of seats are reserved for female candidates.

  • Is this scholarship renewable for subsequent years of studies? If yes, how can a student apply for renewal?

    Yes. This scholarship can be renewed for subsequent years of studies (up to 4 years). To renew the scholarship, students should visit the official website of Swami Dayanand Education Foundation and click on the  ‘Apply for Renewal’ button.

  • I am currently in my second year of the B.Tech. program. Am I eligible to apply for this scholarship?

    Yes, you can apply for this scholarship, provided you fulfill all the other eligibility conditions.


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