Applications for the Loan Scholarship will be open every year from December/January onwards.
To be eligible for the Loan Scholarship, an applicant must:
Yes, you may apply even if you do not have confirmed admission from the universities you have applied to.
The scholarship is offered at a simple interest of 2% per annum. However, if students repaid the loan within the specified time period (between the end of 3rd and 7thyear), the Trustees may waive the interest.
The amount awarded as the loan scholarship ranges between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000/-. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount.
Yes, the selected scholars may also be recommended for a gift scholarship based on their overseas academic performance and partial travel assistance from our allied Trusts as may be decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can be for a maximum amount of Rs.7,50,000/- and the travel grant can be a maximum of Rs.50,000/-.
We do not insist on any collateral but applicants must have a guarantor. This is mandatory.
The application forms are available online on our web site.
Yes, Candidates have to create a login ID and password to be able to apply. Please note that you may create only one Login ID using your email ID. You may directly complete the application form online in one visit or more than one visit but you must remember to save the draft before you exit each time. You may preview the application before submitting it.
Statement of Purpose (SoP): The most important point to note is that the Statement of Purpose is NOT a Personal Statement, which means that candidates must avoid biographical references. The SoP, specifically addressed to the “Trustees of the J N Tata Endowment”, an academic document and should ideally address the following questions, while written in candidates’ own words, between 500 and 800.
Yes, candidates are required to mention the recommender’s details in the specific column provided for it in the application form. The LOR should be mailed from recommender’s official email I.D. and not from personal email I.D.Recommender may be a Professor of the college or university where the candidate is studying OR the Employer, in case the applicant is / was working. The LOR should be specifically addressed to “The Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment”, should be mailed to email@example.com in the following format:-
Candidates are advised to stay as close as possible to the above structure of SoP. Candidates guilty of plagiarism will be found out and summarily disqualified.
Yes, we need a LoR which can be written by a Professor of the college or university where the candidate is studying OR the Employer, in case the candidate is / was working. The LoR should be addressed to “The Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment”.LoR has to be submitted online by the recommender the instruction for candidates & recommenders are available with application form.
Only the SoP and LoR. All scanned copies of the required documents are must be submitted at the time of the interview.
Yes, you can update the status with the Endowment through email.
Candidates who are selected for the next level are intimated over email between March and June. All the Awards will be announced together by the first week of July by email.
The interviews are held between April and June.
The candidates are not reimbursed for their travel and accommodation for the scholarship interviews. Candidates also have an option to take the interview through Skype by providing their skype ID and recent photograph.
The Endowment can be contacted via:Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +91-22-6665 7681 / 7198 / 7774 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. We are closed on all bank and public holidays.