Tata Scholarship 2024: Process, Application Form, Last Date & Eligibility

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Studying abroad is a dream many students have, but only a few get the right funding opportunity to really make it happen.

The Tata Trust offers a series of scholarships for meritorious Indian students aspiring to pursue their education abroad.

The Tata scholarship 2024 has more than 10 scholarships to choose from. 

The full list of the Tata Trust scholarships are:

  1. Tata Cornell Scholarship
  2. Tata Trusts Medical and Healthcare Scholarships
  3. Tata Trusts Professional Enhancement Grant/Travel Scholarship
  4. JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships
  5. Tata Trusts Means Grant for School, Maharashtra
  6. Tata Trusts Means Grant for College
  7. Tata Trusts Women Scholarship for Neuroscience
  8. Tata Trusts Scholarship for Speech Therapy
  9. Tata Education Trust Scholarship for B.Ed. and D.Ed.
  10. Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship
  11. Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students

We’ve organised all these Tata scholarships by the order of their popularity.

In this guide, you’ll get to know details about the key eligibility criteria, grant amounts, and important dates pertaining to these scholarships.

1. Tata Cornell Scholarship

Tata Cornell Scholarship

The Tata Cornell Scholarship is awarded to 20 very best Indian scholars each year to fund their undergraduate studies at Cornell University. 

The Tata Education and Development Trust- an arm of the Tata Group, under the legacy of Jamsetji Tata, formed an endowment of $25 million to offer financial assistance to meritorious Indian students needing financial aid. All Indian candidates who apply for the courses at Cornell University, and fill out the need-based financial aid form will be considered for this grant.

What Does The Tata Cornell Scholarship Cover?

The Tata Cornell Scholarship will cover an amount up to the full tuition fees based on the candidate’s financial needs. Funding will be provided for the number of semesters required for a student to complete an undergraduate degree. It is applicable for all undergraduate courses except the five-year architecture program as the scholarship only funds up to eight semesters.

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates must have an Indian citizenship
  • All candidates must have obtained admission to a four-year undergraduate program at Cornell University.
  • All candidates should have attended a secondary school in India.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 or an overall IELTS band score of 7.0 is necessary.
  • Candidates have to demonstrate that they are eligible for a need-based financial grant.
  • For more, please check the official page of the Tata Cornell Scholarship

Documents to be provided at the time of application:

Forms required to be filled at the time of application:

  • Cornell University Tata Scholarship Application 
  • Need-based Financial Aid Form International Students
  • College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile
  • For specific admission requirements, please check the official page of the Tata Cornell Scholarship.

2. Tata Trusts Medical And Healthcare Scholarships

Tata Trusts Medical And Healthcare Scholarships

Tata Trust Medical and Healthcare Scholarship is available to students who want to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in any healthcare or medical science courses. 

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates pursuing bachelor’s programmes should have completed their first-year degree.
  • Candidates in the first year of a master’s degree can also apply.
  • Candidates should have obtained the required cut-off percentage or CGPA in their stream.
  • They should be studying in an institution recognised by the government.
  • For more, please check the official website of the Tata Trusts Individual Grants Programme 

What Does The Tata Trusts Medical And Healthcare Scholarship Cover?

The Tata Trust Medical and Healthcare Scholarship partially covers the tuition fees and other academic fees of the selected candidates.

Note:

The candidates receiving stipends or availing benefits from any other scholarship are not eligible to apply for the Tata trust medical and healthcare scholarship. 

3. J.N. Tata Loan Endowment Scholarship

J.N. Tata Loan Endowment Scholarship

Established in 1982, the Jamsetjee Nusserwanjee Tata Endowment For The Higher Education Of Indians provides financial assistance to Indian students who wish to pursue their Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral/Research studies abroad (in any stream) by providing loans at low-interest rates. The scholarship is given for studies in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender, or community. 

JN Tata Loan Scholarship Amount

The amount of the loan can range between  ₹ 1,00,000/- and  ₹ 10,00,000/- depending on the academic performance of the candidate in the course for which they are awarded the scholarship. 

Partial travel assistance (a maximum of  ₹ 50,000/-) may also be recommended along with a ‘gift award’ ranging between  ₹ 2,00,000/- and  ₹ 7,50,000. The gift award is decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts and will be considered only for those who provide relevant academic proof such as a transcript and a progress report. 

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should be Indians, not older than 45 years as on June 30, 2024, and graduates of a recognised Indian University with at least 60% marks on average in their undergraduate or postgraduate studies. If the undergraduate degree is not from a recognised University in India, candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who did not get selected in the previous year/earlier for the loan scholarship and candidates who could not avail of the loan scholarship when they were selected are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are at the end of the 1st year and entering the second year of their overseas studies (Fall 2024 – Spring 2023) are also eligible to apply. This is applicable only if the minimum duration of the course is 2 years and there is at least one full academic year remaining to complete at the time of award of the loan scholarship, normally by July of any calendar year.
  • J N Tata scholars who have fully repaid their existing loan scholarship amount are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates in the final year of their degree courses and those awaiting results are eligible to apply. Candidates may apply even if they do not have the admission/offer letters at the time of making the application, from the Universities to which they have applied for the academic year 2024-2025. However, they must update their application status with the Endowment once they secured admission by sending an appropriate email to [email protected].
  • Candidates going abroad for seminars, conferences, training, workshops, paper presentation, undergraduate studies, and any post-graduate degree/diploma/certificates through Distance learning or online medium are not eligible to apply.
  • The course to which candidates are admitted must be recognized as a Graduate Program (post-graduate in Indian terminology).
  • For more, please check the official website of the JN Tata Loan Endowment.

Selection Process

The selection for the JN Tata Loan Scholarship 2024 is highly competitive. There is a rigorous selection process. Apart from consistent academic performance, participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is encouraged. For candidates applying overseas, a good GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS score is extremely important. The statement of purpose also carries considerable weightage in the selection process. 

After the initial screening of applications, some candidates are shortlisted to undergo an online test, which will be based on the lines of Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). This will be followed by an interview, the final step in the selection process. 

The final selection decision is based on the following criteria:

  1. Performance at the interview
  2. Score of the online test
  3. Score based on academic results, GRE/GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL scores, Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, research work, statement of purpose, and work experience.

The Awards are announced together latest by the first week of July by mail. The Trustees’ decision on the award of scholarships is final.

4. Tata Trusts Professional Enhancement Grant 

(Update: This grant is no longer active as of Nov, 2024. Please check at the time of reading.)

Tata Trusts Professional Enhancement Grant

The Tata Trusts Professional Enhancement Grant is a travel grant for working professionals who wish to enhance their professional skills through training, workshops (except presentations and conferences), and observership programs abroad. Over 50 scholars benefit from this grant every year. 

What Does The Tata Trusts Professional Enhancement Grant Cover?

The grant covers airfare, visa application charges, accommodation (in rare cases), registration charges, and more. The scholarship will be received in the form of a travel grant. 

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates should be Indian citizens
  • They should be open to traveling abroad to enhance their professional skills
  • For more, please check the official website of the Tata Trusts Individual Grants Programme 

How To Register?

Interested candidates may forward their request to [email protected] along with a Resume and Invite Letter from the organisers.

5. Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship

(Update: This grant is no longer active as of Nov, 2022. Please check at the time of reading.)

Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship

The Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust offers scholarships to Indian women graduates of reputed universities wishing to pursue their higher studies abroad. It is a merit-based overseas masters scholarship program only for Indian women. The scholarship has a rigorous selection procedure. Each year, up to 10 women benefit from this scholarship. 

Fields of study

The fields of study included in this scholarship are:

  • Social work
  • Social science
  • Education- Teacher’s training programmes
  • Education and welfare of children with special needs
  • Public health- community health services, reproductive health, epidemiology
  • Child health- development and nutrition
  • Law- specialising in issues pertaining to women and children 
  • Gender studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Welfare of women and children
  • Research and study of social norms in communities
  • Community Development, Rural Development, Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Sustainable Development- with a focus on women and children’s issues
  • To know the full list of topics, visit the official website of the Tata Trusts Individual Grants Programme 

Scholarship Amount

A gift scholarship amount towards the tuition fee, approximately between Rupees three and six lakhs per selected student is awarded depending on the shortlisted candidate’s performance in the interview. Candidates later also have to show a ‘proof of fund’.

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • An Indian woman graduated from a reputed university with a consistent and remarkable academic record. 
  • Must have applied for admission to a reputed university or institution in the United States, UK, or Europe for the year 2024-25. 
  • A work experience of two years is preferred. 
  • To know more, visit the official website of the Tata Trusts Individual Grants Programme 

While applying for the Tata Scholarships, one should pay extra attention to all the deadlines, eligibility criteria, and keep the required documents prepared in advance.

On the basis of popularity, we’ve tried covering a majority of the Tata Scholarships 2024. For further information on the Tata Trusts Scholarships that are not covered under this article, you can check out the official website of the Tata Trusts Education Grants and the Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students.

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