There are several Scholarship programs launched by both the Union and different state governments to help the eligible students for their further studies. Several private companies/ corporate sectors also have begun different Scholarship programs for such students.


Similarly, the Kotak Education Foundation, under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project of Education & Livelihood of Kotak Group Companies, has implemented the ‘Kotak Shiksha Nidhi’ – financial assistance to students, who have lost primary earning member of the family due to COVID-19, for the continuation of education.


Details about Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship

Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship eligibility

Students studying in schools and colleges across India falling under any of the below categories:

  • Loss of both parents due to COVID-19
  • Loss of one of the parents due to COVID-19
  • Loss of the primary earning member of the family (other than parent) due to COVID-19
  • Applicants must be school or college going students from 1st standard up to Diploma or Graduation (ages 6 years to 22 years).

Selection criteria for Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship

  • The selection of eligible students for Kotak Shiksha Nidhi and the extent of assistance under Kotak Shiksha Nidhi (financial assistance for school and college fees payment) will be at the discretion of Kotak Education Foundation.
  • Kotak Education Foundation will review the Kotak Shiksha Nidhi applications based on proofs of continuation of education, related expenses from school/junior college/college as may be the case, and valid proof of the loss of parent/parents/primary earning member of the family (other than parent) due to COVID-19.

Benefits of Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship

  • Includes Indian national students studying in schools and colleges in India.
  • Includes school & college fees, library deposit, stationery and other continuation of education relevant expenses payable to school/college, hostel lodging & boarding expenses
  • Excludes International boards such as IGCSE, IB, etc.

How to apply for Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship?

  • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and you will be redirected to the ‘Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Application Form Page’.
  • If not registered on Buddy4Study – Register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile/Facebook/Gmail account.
  • Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to begin the application process.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions and click on ‘Preview’.
  • You need to review your details seen on the screen for correctness, thereafter, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship Deadline: Mar 31, 2022

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