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Organisation : Buddy4Study India Foundation
Scholarship Name : COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship Program 2021
Applicable For : Students from Class 1 to Graduation
Last Date : 30.06.2021
Website : https://www.buddy4study.com/page/covid-crisis-support-scholarship-program

Buddy4Study COVID Crisis Support Scholarship

COVID Crisis Support Scholarship program is an initiative of Buddy4Study India Foundation to support children who are left vulnerable and with very little or no financial support for their further education owing to a COVID-led crisis (family or financial) in their family.

About the Program

Since early 2020, COVID has devastated many families in India. With 2.38 lakh deaths (till 8th May 2021) due to COVID-19, India is going through the biggest disaster of the century where lakhs of families are devastated and facing a crisis for the lifetime.

Further, increasing job losses and unemployment has made it difficult for many families to support education of their children.

COVID Crisis Support Scholarship program will provide such affected students with scholarships so that they can continue their education without any hindrance. The beneficiaries will also be provided with mentoring and guidance.

Eligibility

** Applicants should be Indian nationals only
** Open for students from Class 1 to Graduation
** Students who have been through any of the below two crisis situations

i. Students who lost their parent(s) since January 2020, OR
ii. Students whose earning family member lost their job/employment during COVID pandemic
** Students should be enrolled and continuing their education

Benefits

Up to INR 30,000 per year and mentorship benefits

How Can You Apply?

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship
** Click on the Apply Now button below
** Login to Buddy4Study using registered ID. This will navigate the students to the ‘Online Application Form” page

** If not already registered on Buddy4Study – register using the email id/mobile phone number/Facebook/Gmail account
** Once logged in, the students will then be redirected to the “COVID Crisis Support Scholarship” application form page

** Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to begin the application process
** Fill in the required details in the online scholarship application form
** Upload the required documents

** Click the ‘Accept’ button for terms and conditions. Students must ensure that they have read the terms and conditions before accepting it.

** Click the ‘Preview’ button. If all the details filled in by the applicant are displaying correctly on the preview screen, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

Documents

** Marksheet of the previous educational degree
** A government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar card/voter identity card/driving license/PAN card)

** Current year admission proof (fee receipt/admission letter/institution identity card/bonafide certificate)
** Crisis document (Death certificate of parent(s) or proof of job loss)

** Affidavit from a person who knows the family’s crisis (Can be a school teacher, doctor, head of school, college, or a government officer, etc.)
** Bank account details of applicant or parent or guardian (in absence of parents)
** Passport size photograph

Selection Criteria

The scholar selection is a multi-layered process based on
** Socio-economic background
** Need cum crisis
** Subjective answers about life situation and support requirements
** Document verification (Death certificate, Job loss etc)
** Telephonic interaction
** Final decision by a selection committee.

Benefits

Detailed benefits provided to selected scholars are as below
** INR 9,000 for students below Class 8
** INR 12,000 for Class 9 & 10 students
** INR 15,000 for Class 11 & 12 students
** INR 18,000 to 30,000 for students pursuing graduation

Additional benefits :
** 1-to-1 or 1-to-many online mentoring program from working professionals
** Career counseling, learning and development classes for future preparedness & readiness

FAQs

1. Will scholarship support be given for subsequent years of studies?
Yes. Based on the following criteria, scholars will be considered for their subsequent year scholarships.

** No dropout (from regular academic sessions)
** Academic performance- Beneficiary to continue their studies in the next class

** Students should submit receipts of education related expenses incurred during the past academic year (tuition fees, hostel, mess fees, books, etc.)
** Final decision to be taken by a selection committee based on student’s need as well as the availability of resources

2. If selected for this program, how will I receive the scholarship fund?
The scholarship will be transferred on annual basis to scholars’ bank accounts. The scholars will also need to meet renewal scholarship eligibility criteria and upload the following documents in the online scholar tracking system.

** Fee receipts of the new year that they have progressed in next academic year
** Academic grade report that they have passed the last exam

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