Kotak Kanya Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Kotak Mahindra Foundation
Eligibility Female students pursuing professional courses
Region India
Rewards Up to INR 1,00,000
Last Date of Application December 31, 2021

Kotak Kanya scholarship is synergetic with the project of the Mahindra group, which the Kotak education foundation implements. Girl students can apply for this scholarship, and it offers financial support to underprivileged students. Therefore, those belonging to the backward section and pursuing higher professional education after 12th grade can apply to the scholarship. The last date to apply for the scholarship is December 31st, 2021.

Girl students who have obtained admission to the first-year program in professional graduate courses like architecture, medicine, designing, engineering, specialized commerce, finance and computer courses, CA, CS, CFA, CWA and LLB can apply for the scholarship.

Note: The last date to apply for the Kotak Kanya Scholarship for 2022 remains unchanged concerning the official website. Meanwhile, the applicants can look through and get more insight into the given scholarship.

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Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are willing to pursue higher studies can apply for this Scholarship. It is exclusively available to female students. The eligibility criteria for the Kotak Kanya scholarship are as follows:

  • The scholarship is open for girls.
  • She must be an Indian student.
  • She must have cleared the 12th std examination with 75% or an identical CGPA.
  • Girl scholars those who have affixed admission to the first year convocation program in professional graduate courses like architecture, medicine, designing, engineering, specialized commerce, finance and computer courses, and other courses pursued alongside graduation like CA, CS, CFA, CWA, LLB can apply for this scholarship.
  • The annual income of the girl's family should not exceed INR 3 lakhs.
  • Children of Kotak Mahindra group employees, Kotak education foundation, Buddy4study are not permitted to apply for the Kotak Kanya scholarship.

Renewal Criteria

The scholarship will be functioning until a girl student's professional graduation degree is completed with the normal graduation. Although, the candidates should fulfil the renewal criteria for re-application. The renewal criteria of the Kotak Kanya Scholarship are as follows:

  • The candidates should not dropout
  • They should not get any penal issues
  • Educational performance should always be more than 6 Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent to 70%
  • The renewal will always be based on the behaviour of the girl child, and it is also the sole discretion of the Kotak group.


The organization provides INR 1,00,000 as the Kotak Kanya Scholarship reward. The benefits after availing of the scholarships are as follows:

  • Scholarships of up to INR 1 lakh per year will be rewarded to the selected students until their professional graduation course/degree is completed.
  • The students can utilize the scholarship amount to shield the academic expenses, tuition fees, hostel fees (only on-campus hostel), books, stationery, internet, and laptop.

How to Apply?

Candidates can apply online to the Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021. However, those applying for the first time should register themselves before the application process. The stepwise process is as follows:

Step 1: The candidates should visit the official website.

Step 2: Click on the apply now button given on the official site.

Step 3: Register on the portal with a valid mobile number, Email ID, Facebook or Gmail. 

Step 4: After registering, the candidates click on the start application button. 

Step 5: The candidates should fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

Step 6: They should accept the terms and conditions and click preview.

Step 7: If all the details mentioned are correct on the preview screen, the candidates should click on the submit button to complete the application process.

Essential Documents

While applying for the Kotak Kanya scholarship, the students have to attach certain documents along with the application. The documents are generally related to identity proof, educational qualification, income proof, etc. The main documents required for applying for this scholarship are as follows:

  • Marksheets of Class XII
  • Fee receipt/ bonafide letter/ ID card
  • Admission letter
  • Income proof
  • Aadhaar card
  • Bank details
  • Passport size photo

Selection Criteria

Basic fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not assure the availability of the Kotak Kanya Scholarship. The committee will select the scholars based on their academic merits and financial background. It involves various steps listed below:

  • The applicant's nomination is based on their academic year, financial background, and personal challenges (crisis, orphan, solo parent, disability, etc.).
  • The outstanding female students will appear for two rounds of interviews.
  • The terminal selection and awarding of the scholarship will be the sole preference of the Kotak educational foundation.

Contact Details

If the candidate has any queries related to the Kotak Kanya Scholarship, they can feel free to reach out through the details given below:

Contact Details
E-mail [email protected]
Phone +91-11-430-92248(Ext: 262)

For more details, visit our Scholarships 2022 Directory.

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