Mumbai: A total of 5,000 undergraduate scholarships for the academic year 2023-24 are up for grabs under the Reliance Foundation Scholarships programme.
Applications one of the largest, inclusive and diverse scholarship initiatives for higher education will be open until October 15.
All first-year undergraduate students can apply for the scholarships across all branches of study.
The programme selects students based on a merit-cum-means criteria for undergraduate college education, so that they can continue studies without financial burden, become successful professionals and realise their dreams.
Selection will be based on performance in an aptitude test, Class 12 marks, household income and other eligibility criteria.
Selected scholars will be awarded a grant of up to Rs 2 lakh for the entire course of study. The scholars will also be a part of an enabling support system that equips them with skills for holistic development and a vibrant alumni network.
The programme encourages applications from girls and students with disabilities.
“India has the world’s largest youth population, and our young people have immense potential to take the nation to new heights. At Reliance Foundation, we work to provide opportunity and access to quality education. We are strongly committed to helping young people fulfil their aspirations and enable them to contribute to India’s growth,” said Reliance Foundation CEO Jagannatha Kumar.
On the occasion of Reliance’s Founder Chairman Dhirubhai Ambani’s 90th birth anniversary in December 2022, Reliance Foundation Founder & Chairperson Nita Ambani announced a commitment to support 50,000 students with scholarships over the next 10 years as part of her vision to empower youth for a better tomorrow.
Since 1996, through Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarships and Reliance Foundation Scholarships, Reliance has supported undergraduate scholarships for more than 18,000 young people, over half of them being women and nearly 2,800 people with disabilities.
For the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships 2022-23, 51% of 5,000 selected students were women and 97 scholars with disabilities. They were from 1,630 educational institutions pursuing full time graduation courses from all streams of study.