Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) - the CSR implementing agency of Kotak Mahindra Group, announced the launch of the Kotak Junior Scholarship programme to support further education of Class 11+ meritorious students from economically disadvantaged section across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. With this programme, KEF aims to create a strong support system at the grass-root level beyond financial aid to the overall education and development for the future youth of the country.
This programme, spanning an initial term of 2 years for Class 11 + students from SSC, CBSE, and ICSE board, involves robust engagement activities beyond financial support such as one-to-one mentoring, career guidance sessions, entrance exam preparation support, exposure visits, and home visits.
KEF’s scholarship wing has been supporting students for over a decade, providing scholarship and financial assistance to over 3600 scholars till date. Over 800 alumni are successful white-collar professionals working in leading companies and other esteemed institutions.
Jayasree Ramesh, Executive Committee Member (EC), Head of Education Programme and Scholarship, Kotak Education Foundation said, “At Kotak Education Foundation, a deep-rooted focus on empowerment through education has been a key priority for us over the past 16 years. KEF has a legacy and expertise in offering scholarships for students from underserved communities. With the Kotak Junior Scholarship, we are focused towards a concrete student engagement plan to develop strong and qualified professionals, thereby helping their families rise above poverty.”
Eligibility criteria for the Kotak Junior Scholarship are as follows:
- Scored more than 85% in the SSC/CBSE/ICSE Examination and secured admission for Class 11 in Colleges in Mumbai
- Family income is less than Rs.3,20,000/- per annum
- Within MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region)
Kotak Karma is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) identity of Kotak Mahindra Group.
Kotak Education Foundation
Kotak Education Foundation aims to support children and youth from underprivileged families through different education-based interventions, namely School Education, Scholarship, and Vocational Education so they can rise above the poverty line and lead a life of dignity through sustainable process. Registered in 2007, KEF has partnered and supported about 200 schools in Mumbai and nearby suburbs and has impacted about 1 lakh plus students, around 1,000 school Leaders, 10,000 teachers and about 30,000 plus school parents. KEF has succeeded in supporting students coming from Low income families to become Engineers, Doctors and Financial Professionals. Currently, KEF is working across Mumbai, Nashik, Palghar, Thane and Pune for school education and vocational Education projects and has a presence across India for its scholarship Project and Financial aid to students impacted negatively by COVID.
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