HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2021-22 Application: Check Eligibility, Important Dates

HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2021-22 Application: HDFC Limited is a housing finance company. It offers scholarships to students across the country from class 9th to General and Professional Undergraduate courses. HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2021-22 Application process is active for 2021-22 and interested students can submit their applications till 15th February 2022.The scholarship is offered to provide financial benefits to the students for their studies.

HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2021-22 Application

The entire application process is online and no offline applications forms are available. Candidates have to apply through the Buddy4study portal, a trusted platform that provides information about the different scholarships offered in the country. Interested students should apply before the deadline issued by the concerned authority. Scholarships of amount upto 1 lakh are offered under this scheme.

The scholarship is mainly focused to provide financial benefits to the students whose families has been affected by the pandemic and are on the verge of discontinuing their studies. Along with the financial assistance, beneficiaries are offered other benefits such as counselling on wellness & mental health, career. Mentorship. With the scholarship amount, students can meet their academic expenses, and expenditures on data recharges, stationary, books, online learning devices etc.

Students who are eligible and want to collect more information about HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship you can check the details provided in this article.  

HDFC  Badhte Kadam  Scholarship 2021-22

HDFC बढ़ते कदम Scholarship: A Brief

ScholarshipHDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship
Concerned AuthorityHDFC Limited
Application statusActive  
Last date of application submission15th February 2022
Mode of applicationOnline
BeneficiaryClass 9th to UG (General and Professional Course) students
BenefitCash Award  

Scholarship Timeline   

Activities   Dates
Commencement of application formActive
Last date of application submission15th February 2022
Publication of resultTo be announced soon

Types of Scholarship

Under this scholarship program, three types of scholarships are offered based on the qualification of the candidates. HDFC Limited’s Badhe Kadam Scholarship is offered for the given three courses. Also check the amount of benefit offered to the students under the given types of the scholarship.

Types of ScholarshipScholarship Amount
For Class 9 to 12 Students Rs. 15000/- (for Rural Students)
Rs.20000/- (for Urban Students) 
For General UG CoursesRs.40000/-
For Professional UG Courses Rs.100000/-

The scholarship amount will be sent directly to the bank account of the student/parent/ guardian

Benefits under the scheme

The following are the benefits that are offered under this scholarship scheme-

  • Cash award of up to Rs.100000/- to the beneficiaries.
  • Career counselling to students of Class 9th to 12th.
  • Counselling on Mental Health Wellness
  • Final year UG students who are looking for jobs are provided with placement success programs.
  • Personality development and skill development-based webinars to help students excel in their careers.

Eligibility Conditions   

Check eligibility Criteria for all the three categories of HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarships given below-

  • Citizenship- Only Indian citizens can apply for the Scheme.
  • Family Income Level- The annual income of the family from all the sources should not be more than 6 lakhs.
  • Special Conditions-
    Students who have lost their parents or earing member of the family
    – Students of the families that have lost their livelihood due to the Covid.
  • Students whose parents are employed under HDFC Limited and Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification-
    – For 9th to 12th Standard-
    Applicant must be enrolled in class IX-XII in a recognised school across India.  
    For UG General Course- Candidates should be studying in UG general courses such as BA/ B.Com./ B.Sc. etc in a recognised university/ institution across India.
    For UG Professional Courses- Candidate must be enrolled in any of the professional UG course such as B.Tech/ B.Arch/ MBBS/ LLB etc in a recognised institution.

How to apply for HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship Online?

To get benefit of the scheme, eligible students have to submit an online application. The application links are available on Buddy4Study portal and for all the three categories separate apply links has been provided. However, the application process is common for all the applicants. The steps to submit online application for the scholarship program are as follows-

  • Visit the HDFC Badhet Kadam Scholarship application portal i.e.,
  • Search for the scholarship option on the homepage and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.  
  • Now, scroll down the page and click on Apply Now button given against the scholarship type you have to apply for.
  • Login to the account using your mobile no., email ID or Google Account.
  • Those who are not registered, have to register themselves before logging in by clicking “Register” tab. Registration can be done using any of the said options.  
  • Now, applicants will be redirected to the application form page.
  • Hit the “Start Application” button to start the application submission process.
  • Enter the application details carefully in the application form.  
  • Applicants have to upload all the required documents in the prescribed format.
  • Agree to and accept the “Terms & Conditions”.
  • Click on Preview button.
  • Cross the details filled in the form and make correction, if required.
  • Click on “Submit” button.
  • Application form will be submitted. Save the application details for further references.  

Application Fee

The application process is completely free. Candidates do not have to pay any kind of fee or processing charges for application.

Documents Required

  • Marksheet/ Certificate of the previous class.  
  • Id card issued by government (PAN card/ Aadhaar card/voter Id/driving license/PAN card)
  • Admission proof of current year
  • Crises document
  • Reference of two people having knowledge about the family crises  
  • Bank Account details
  • Photograph

Selection Process

Selection of students/ scholars for this scholarship scheme is done on the basis of various stages. No exam or any kind of scholarship test is conducted for the selection of candidates. The selection authority reviews the application, analyse the needs of the applicants and make selection on a rolling basis. During the selection process, the major focus is on the applicants who have been affected by the pandemic.

Some of the details of the selection process are as follows-   

  • The screening of scholars is made on the basis of eligibility criteria and proof of crises submitted by them.
  • Telephonic conversations with the selected candidates.
  • Verification of documents
  • Final selection

Quick Links

HDFC Badhte Kadam Scholarship 2021 Application Link

HDFC Bank Parivartan’s COVID Crisis Support Scholarship

Ishan Uday Scholarship 2021 for NER

Contact Details

Phone No.- 011-430-92248 (Ext- 270)

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