Unlocking Opportunities: Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25

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Introduction to the Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25

The Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 is a transformative initiative by the Kotak Education Foundation (KEF), the CSR implementing arm of the Kotak Mahindra Group. This scholarship aims to provide invaluable financial assistance and support to deserving students who have successfully completed their 10th grade from SSC, CBSE, or ICSE boards within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Kotak Junior Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Secured over 85% marks in their class 10 board examination (SSC/CBSE/ICSE) in 2024.
  • Secured admission in class 11 at junior colleges/schools for arts, commerce, or science streams within the MMR for the academic year 2024-25.
  • Annual family income of INR 3,20,000 or below.
  • Reside within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
  • Children of employees of Kotak Education Foundation and Buddy4Study are ineligible to apply.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Selected students will receive a scholarship of INR 3,500 per month during class 11 and class 12, totaling INR 73,500 for 21 months. In addition to the financial support, the scholarship offers:

  • Mentorship support to guide students through their educational journey.
  • Academic assistance to help students excel in their studies.
  • Career guidance to facilitate informed decisions about future prospects.
  • Exposure visits to broaden students’ horizons and enhance their learning experiences.

The scholarship funds are designated solely for academic expenses such as tuition fees, books, stationery, travel, and other related educational needs. The amount will be disbursed on a quarterly or six-monthly basis, as deemed fit by the Kotak Education Foundation.

Application Process and Deadline

Applicants must submit their applications by June 30, 2024. This opportunity is a stepping stone for students in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to achieve their educational goals without financial constraints.

The Kotak Junior Scholarship Program 2024-25 is more than just financial aid; it’s a comprehensive support system designed to nurture young minds and equip them with the tools to succeed in their academic and professional lives.