MakeMy Trip Foundation Scholarship for students who lost parents during Covid

Searching for details of the Padhte Raho, Badhte Raho scholarship offered to school students who have lost one or both parents during the pandemic? This article provides complete information about this scholarship that is offered to students from the school level to the postgraduate level by MakeMyTrip Foundation. Details of who can apply, how to apply, and the required documents as supporting proof of eligibility are provided.


Most of you will be familiar with the travel portal MakeMyTrip and possibly even book a flight or travel package with them. Did you know they also have a charitable unit? Established in 2015, the MakeMyTrip Foundation has undertaken many programs as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), not only improving the state of tourism destinations but also providing funds and other support for welfare projects, including for underprivileged groups of society. One of its funding schemes is the 'Padhte Raho, Badhte Raho' scholarship program which helps students who lost one or both parents during the Covid pandemic to continue and complete their education.

About the MakeMyTrip Foundation Scholarship

The 'Padhte Raho, Badhte Raho' scholarship is for school students, and students studying at the graduate or postgraduate level.

In shortlisting the eligible recipients, those whose parent(s) were working in the hospitality or tourism sector will be given preference. The money disbursed through the scholarship program can be used strictly for academic-related expenses, such as the course fee, expenses for books, fees for hostel accommodation and mess, online education related to the course, etc.

Scholarship amount: This is from Rs. 24,000/- up to Rs. 50,000/-. It will cover academic expenses for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years. The amounts specific to the academic level are-
  • Rs. 24,000/- for students studying in Classes 1 to 8.
  • Rs.30,000/- for students studying in Classes 9 to 12.
  • Rs. 50,000/- for students who are in a graduate or postgraduate course.

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship application is open only for Indian nationals. The other criteria are as follows-
  1. A student who has lost one or both parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. A student who is studying in Class 1 to Class 12,?or in a graduate or postgraduate program in India. The student should be enrolled in the academic year 2021-22 and 2022-23.
  3. The student's family's annual income should not exceed Rs. 6,00,000 from all sources of income.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted online after registration through the link provided at-

The list of documents required to be uploaded during the online application procedure is-
  1. Photo of the applicant.

  2. A government-issued identity proof, such as the Aadhar Card, Voter ID card or PAN card or Driving license.
  3. Proof of admission to the current academic year, such as the fee receipt or the admission letter or the institution identity card or a bonafide certificate.
  4. The death certificate of the parent(s) – this is the 'crisis document' proof.
  5. A letter of reference of a person(s) who knows the family's crisis. This individual can be the school Principal, a teacher of the school/college where the student is studying, a Government Officer, a physician, etc
  6. If the deceased parent(s) were in the tourism or the hospitality sector, a bonafide declaration by the employer of the deceased parent(s).
  7. Details of the Bank account of the applicant (or of the parent).

It is advisable to carefully preview the application through the feature provided for this, and make the necessary corrections in errors if any, before the final submission.

The last date to submit applications is 20th Feb. 2022.

Contact information

Address of the Foundation- 19th Floor, Tower B, Building 5, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24 Gurugram, Haryana – 122002.

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Author: K Mohan14 Mar 2022 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

It is good and appropriate reach out from the famous travel portal which facilitates our travel requirements and we thought they end up with that service. But there seems to be corporate social responsibility with this famed organization which wants to give scholarships to the students who lost their parents during the COVID period. It is really challenging for the small children to study further when the parents are lost. The COVID has put the students in peril. While the govt came forward to help in certain cases and some philanthropists gave temporary help, this beginning made by MakeMyTrip will surely help deserving students to carry forward their academic ambitions and to structure a career of their choice. I am sure that those children who are availing this scholarships would be more committed than ever and make the portal much happier by doing well in life.

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