Reliance Foundation on Wednesday announced that it will award up to 5,000 merit-cum-means undergraduate scholarships of up to Rs 2 lakh and up to 100 merit-based postgraduate scholarships of up to Rs 6 lakh on the 90th birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder – Chairman of Reliance Industries.
The scholarships will be awarded in the ongoing academic year, i.e., 2022-23. Applications are open till February 14, 2023.
“My father-in-law Shri Dhirubhai Ambani was a big believer in the power and potential of our youth. Mukesh and I continue to believe that with the right support, this generation will script the most glorious next chapter of India’s growth story, through knowledge, innovation and leadership,” said Nita Ambani, Founder – Chairperson, Reliance Foundation in a statement.
This year, the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships aim to support up to 5,000 meritorious students based on a merit-cum-means criteria for undergraduate college education, empowering them to continue their studies without financial burden.
Students with a household income of under Rs 15 lakh who are enrolled in the first year of their undergraduate studies pursuing any subject stream of their choice can apply. The programme will also aim to encourage applications by girls and specially-abled students, the company said.
Students pursuing education in the fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics & Computing, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable & New Energy, Material Science & Engineering and Life Sciences will be selected on the basis of merit for the postgraduate scholarship program.
Students enrolled in the first year of their postgraduate studies can apply. In addition to providing a generous grant, the Reliance Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships will provide a holistic development programme, consisting of expert interactions, industry exposure and volunteering opportunities, the company said.