Five thousand first-year undergraduate students from 27 states and four Union Territories will be awarded the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for 2022-23. Selected scholars will receive a grant of up to Rs. 2 lakh and an opportunity to be part of an enabling alumni network.
"By enabling access to education, the Reliance Foundation Scholarships hope to give wings to the dreams of young people. This is a diverse group of scholars, as they come from varying disciplines of study, from nearly all the states of India, and with equal representation of girls and boys. We congratulate every selected scholar, and we are confident that they will build a strong future for themselves while contributing to India's progress," said Mr. Jagannatha Kumar, CEO of Reliance Foundation.
The Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a merit-cum-means basis to students in any stream of study. This year, the selected scholars are from streams including Engineering/Technology, Science, Medicine, Commerce, Arts, Business/Management, Computer Applications, Law, Education, Hospitality, Architecture, and other professional degrees. The 5,000 scholars for the 2022-23 cycle, of whom 51% are girls, were selected from nearly 40,000 applicants studying at over 4,984 educational institutions through a rigorous selection process that involved an aptitude test, Class 12 marks, and other eligibility criteria. Reflecting the program's inherent diversity, this round saw the selection of 99 students with disabilities for the award of scholarships.
In December, the Reliance Foundation announced that it would award 50,000 scholarships over the next 10 years. The awarding of this round of scholarships continues Reliance's legacy of facilitating access to education for all and nurturing talented students towards building India's future. Since 1996, the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarships have been awarded to nearly 13,000 undergraduate scholars on a merit-cum-means basis, of whom 2,720 were people with disabilities.
Selected scholars will receive direct communication about their selection and further details. Applicants can also visit www.reliancefoundation.org to know the outcome of their applications. The announcement of the selected Reliance Foundation Postgraduate Scholars for 2022-23 is expected in July. The call for applications for the next round of Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships (2023-24) will be made in the coming months.
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