- Over 750 scholarships to be awarded to meritorious students from economically disadvantaged sections
Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) – the CSR implementing agency of Kotak Mahindra Group, announced the launch of the Kotak Junior Scholarship programme to support further education of Class 11+ meritorious students from economically disadvantaged section across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
With this programme, KEF aims to create a strong support system at the grass-root level beyond financial aid to the overall education and development for the future youth of the country.
This programme, spanning an initial term of 2 years for Class 11 + students from SSC, CBSE, and ICSE board, involves robust engagement activities beyond financial support such as one-to-one mentoring, career guidance sessions, entrance exam preparation support, exposure visits, and home visits.
Jayasree Ramesh, Executive Committee Member (EC), Head of Education Programme and Scholarship, Kotak Education Foundation said, “At Kotak Education Foundation, a deep-rooted focus on empowerment through education has been a key priority for us over the past 16 years. KEF has a legacy and expertise in offering scholarships for students from underserved communities. With the Kotak Junior Scholarship, we are focused towards a concrete student engagement plan to develop strong and qualified professionals, thereby helping their families rise above poverty.”
Eligibility criteria for the Kotak Junior Scholarship are; scored more than 85 per cent in the SSC/CBSE/ICSE Examination and secured admission for Class 11 in Colleges in Mumbai, family income is less than Rs.3,20,000/- per annum and student should be within MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region).