Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme, Application, Eligibility, Procedure, Dates

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme: The Scholarship Programme is an initiative by Colgate-Palmolive (India). The scholarship is aimed at providing financial aid to students with meritorious academic background. The scholarship is for the students in Class 10th and 12th, seeking Higher Education. Also, there are a few more special scholarship programs for sportspersons and socially active students.

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship
Keep India Smiling Scholarship

Application for the scholarship has been initiated for the year 2020-2021 and the last date to apply has been extended to February. The students, who haven’t applied for the scholarship yet, can apply after reading this article.

The Scholarship program of Colgate offers:

  • Financial support
  • Mentorship
  • Career Mentoring

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship – Overview

Scholarship Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship
Scholarship forClass 11th/ Graduates/ Undergraduates/ Diploma/ Engineering/ Other Vocational course program
Scholarship byColgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.
Scholarship PeriodApril to February
NationalityIndian nationals
Scholarship TypeAnnual
Benefit AmountINR 20,000-75,000
Age limit25 years
Last date to applyFebruary 28, 2021
Official Scholarship Portalcolgatecares.co.in

How to apply for the scholarship? What are the eligibility requirements of the scholarships? What is the Benefit amount of the scholarship?

This article will guide you through the important know-hows of the scholarship and everything essential about the application, eligibility, procedure, and important dates related to the scholarship.

Keep India Smiling Scholarship

The Keep India Smiling Scholarship is strictly restricted to the students who are Below Poverty line or belong to the weaker section of society. For students, who cannot afford their education but are meritorious enough to deserve it. The exam is conducted by Buddy4study under the Flagship of Colgate, partnered with an NGO called Sikshadaan. The results will be announced on the official website of Colgate.

Here, we have enlisted all the scholarship programmes with their respective description. For the year 2020-2021, the scholarship programme has been announced for seven categories:

  • For 11th Standard
  • For Vocational Courses (1 Year Programme)
  • For Diploma/ Graduation Courses (3 Year Programme)
  • For Engineering/ BDS courses (4 Year Programme)
  • For Individuals Helping others
  • For Sportspersons

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme (Class 11)

The students who want to claim this scholarship will get a benefit amount of INR 20,000 per year for two years. Below we have mentioned the major eligibility details and the documents you will need.

Documents RequiredEligibility
Marksheet of Class 10th
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt
Disability Certificate (if required)
The student must have qualified Class 10 in 2020 with 75% marks
He/ She should be enrolled in Class11 under any acknowledged school of India
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum

Scholarship Programme for 1-year Vocational Course

The candidates who want to claim this scholarship can access benefit amount of INR 20,000 for one year. Eligibility criteria and important documents required have been mentioned below:

Documents RequiredEligibility
Marksheet of Class 12th
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt
Disability Certificate (if required)
The student must have qualified Class 12th in 2020 with 60% marks
He/ She should be enrolled in a vocational course program under any acknowledged institution of India
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum

Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for 3-Year Diploma/ Graduation Courses

Students claiming this scholarship can get benefits of INR 30,000 annually for a three-year program. The Eligibility criteria for this scholarship are:

Documents RequiredEligibility
Marksheet of Class 12th
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt
Disability Certificate (if required)
The student must have qualified Class 12th in 2020 with 60% marks
He/ She should be enrolled in a 3-year degree program (Diploma/ Graduation) under any acknowledged institution of India
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum

Scholarship Programme for BDS courses

Scholarship for the BDS Programme includes the benefit amount of INR 30,000 annually for four years.

Documents RequiredEligibility
Marksheet of Class 12th
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt
Disability Certificate (if required)
Result of an Entrance Exam (if seeking admission)
The student must have qualified Class 12th in 2020 with 60% marks
He/ She should be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Dental Surgery under any acknowledged institution of India
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum

Scholarship Programme for Engineering courses

The candidates who are interested in applying for this scholarship can avail benefit amount of INR 30,000 annually for four years of Engineering Programme.

Documents RequiredEligibility
Marksheet of Class 12th
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt
Disability Certificate (if required)
Result of an Entrance Exam (if seeking admission)
The student must have qualified Class 12th in 2020 with 60% marks
He/ She should be enrolled in a UG degree program in Engineering under any acknowledged institution of India
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum

Foundational grant for Individuals Helping others

This Keep India Smiling Scholarship is awarded to the candidates who are active in their social participation in society and are paying some kind of service to society. The scholarship for such individuals includes the benefit amount of INR 75,000 annually for two years.

Documents RequiredEligibility
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Certificate of Disability (if required)
The candidate should be actively engaged in activities like:
Teaching underprivileged children
Training the underprivileged children in Sports
He/ She should belong to a moderate-income group or an Economically weaker Family

Scholarship Programme for Sportspersons

This Keep India Smiling Scholarship is for the Sportsperson representing the state or the country at various levels. Aspirant of this scholarship can access benefit amount of INR 75,000 annually for 3 years.

Documents RequiredEligibility
Photograph
Identity proof
Proof of Income
Proof of Age/ Marksheet of10th standard
Affiliation proof with an acknowledged sports Academy/ Federation/ Body or a Coach
Highest performance achievement certificate (scanned)
He/ She should have represented state/ country at the state or International/ National level in the past 2-3 years
Should have gained affiliation from an acknowledged sports institution or any Coach
Age Limit: 9-16 years (as calculated on 30 June 2020)
He/ She should possess a national ranking not more than 500 and state ranking, not more than 100.
Family income should not be more than INR 5lakh/ annum.

Important Points

  • To be considered for selection, candidates need to produce a Bonafide Certificate/ Admission letter/ College ID/ Fee Receipt if you have already been admitted to the course program
  • If you’re someone who is looking for admission in a course program, in that case, you need to present the Result of an Entrance Exam.
  • Aadhar card/ Pan Card/ Voter ID card/ Driving license can be produced as an Identity proof
  • BPL Certificate/ Food Security Certificate/ Income Certificate/ Income Certificate issued by any competent governing body can be used as a proof of Income.

Keep India Smiling Scholarship Dates

Before the students are ready for application, they should know the important dates for the exam to bag the scholarship on time. Here, we have enlisted some of the important dates regarding the Keep India Smiling Scholarship Programme

Application Form Available3rd April, 2020
Last Date to Apply28th February 2021
Scholarship availabilityMay-June

Keep India Smiling Scholarship Application Procedure

Visit the official website of Buddy4study and click on the interested course programme you want to apply for

STEP 1: Go to the official website of Colgate. Scroll down and click on the ‘Apply Now‘ icon at the bottom of the page.

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STEP 2: As you click on the icon, you will be redirected to the page of the implementation partner. Here, you will see a list of scholarship, click on your desired scholarship.

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STEP 3: A drop down will appear with all the essential details of the scholarship. Click on the ‘Apply Now‘ icon at the end of the information.

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STEP 4: A pop menu like shown below will appear offering the other desired login modes. Click on ‘Register

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STEP 5: As you click on ‘Register’, you will be redirected to the next page. Fill in your Name, Email ID. Verify your email, fill other essential details and click on the ‘Register’ tab.

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STEP 6: After this, you will receive an OTP on your given mobile No. Fill in the OTP. Click on ‘Verify OTP‘.

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STEP 7: You will see a pop up showing that you’ve been logged in and you can now continue with your registration form.

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Other Useful Links

Aikyashree Scholarship Application 
Mahadbt 2021 Scholarship Online Application
National Scholarship Portal
Digital Gujarat Scholarship

FAQs

When will the Keep India Smiling Foundation Application form be out?

Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship has already been out and students can apply before the last date which is 28 Feb 2021.

What is the last date to apply for Colgate Scholarship?

The last date to apply for the scholarship is 28 Feb, 2021

How can I apply for the Keep India Smiling Scholarship?

Interested students can apply for the scholarship through the official website of scholarship which is colgatecares.co.in

Can 2nd year student apply for Keep India Smiling Scholarship?

Yes

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