KEF Kotak Kanya scholarships for underprivileged girls for college studies 2022-23

Looking for college scholarships for girls from poor families for MBBS or Engineering courses? Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) is offering Kotak Kanya Scholarships for girls to study medicine, engineering, and other graduate and professional courses in India. This article provides complete information on the scholarship amount, duration, eligibility criteria, and the online application procedure.

Kotak Education Foundation (KEF), which is a project of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the reputed Kotak Mahindra Group, offers a special scholarship for girls from families with a low income. Known as the Kotak Kanya Scholarship, it is offered on merit to girls who are keen to take up an undergraduate course after Class 12. Applications are ongoing for the 2022 KEF Kotak Kanya Scholarships.

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About Kotak Kanya Scholarship

Scholarship Amount and mode of payment: The scholarship amount is up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per year. This can be used for any aspect of the academic studies of the course, such as stationery, books, a laptop, fees for on-campus hostel accommodation, tuition fees, etc. The scholarship amount will be transferred each year to the student's bank account, and, if the student is a minor at the time of selection, to the bank account of the parent or the guardian. Once the minor student reaches the age of 18 years, the scholarship amount will then be transferred directly into her account.

Duration of the scholarship: The scholarship will be provided right through the graduation/professional course which is pursued alongside graduation. That is, it will be renewed each year till the completion of the course. However, the student at no time should drop out from the regular academic sessions and should not have any disciplinary issues. It is essential, too, to meet the required cut-off marks for renewal of scholarship as decided by the Kotak Education Foundation.

It should also be ensured that, at the start of every semester of the course, the relevant documents are uploaded on the online page that tracks the student's performance. These include the mark sheets of each exam of that semester, the fee structure and fee receipt to indicate that she has progressed to the next academic year, and any other documents as may be required.

What is covered by the scholarship: The Kotak Kanya Scholarship provides complete funding for all aspects of academic studies till the graduate Degree course is completed. The course should be from any institute that is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)/National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It can be an MBBS course or one in law or architecture or engineering, etc. The selected students will also receive the required mentoring throughout their academic years, right from Class 10 onwards.

Kotak Kanya Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Who can apply: Only girl students from any part of India can apply. The student should have obtained at least 85% or more (or equivalent CGPA) in the Class 12 exam from a recognized Board and secured admission to the first year of a Graduate course from a reputed institute accredited by NAAC/NIRF.

Family income: The annual family income of the student should be Rs. 3,20,000/- or less.

Note that children of those employed by the Kotak Mahindra Group or the Kotak Education Foundation and by Buddy4Study are not permitted to apply for this scholarship.

How to apply online for Kotak Kanya Scholarships

The application should be submitted in online mode at the official website of the Kotak Education Foundation- Scroll down and you will see the link to the page of the Kotak Kanya Scholarship.

First, though, the applicant should register with a valid email ID. During the online application, you are required to upload various documents. Once the application details are all filled in, you can check it out through the preview button and if everything is correct, then submit it.

The documents that should be uploaded are-
  1. A passport size photo

  2. Aadhar Card

  3. The Class 12 mark sheet

  4. The fee structure for the academic year 2022-23

  5. A Bonafide student certificate/letter from the college where admission has been secured

  6. The document indicating the college seat allocation

  7. A document indicating the income proof of the applicant's parents/guardians

  8. The ITR of parents for the financial year 2021-22, if available

  9. The Bank passbook

  10. The Disability certificate, if applicable

  11. The death certificate of the parent if the applicant is a child of a single parent or is an orphan

Selection process

The selection of scholars is based entirely on the academic merit and financial background of the applicant. The applicants who are shortlisted based on it will appear for interviews across two rounds, and the final selection will be as per what is decided by the officials of the Kotak Education Foundation.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2022.

Contact information

Kotak Education Foundation
Ujagar Compound,
Off Sion-Trombay Road, opp. Deonar Bus Depot,
Deonar, Mumbai-400088.
Ph: +91-11-430-92248 (Ext: 262)

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